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La Scuola International School

La Scuola International School

3250 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

+1 415 551 0000



La Scuola International School
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private, non-profit
Head of School Valentina Imbeni
Language of Instruction English, Italian and Spanish
Co-ed Age Range 2-14 years
Number of pupils 410
Authorised IB Programmes IBMYP, IBPYP
MYP Coordinator Yarrow Ulehman
PYP Coordinator Leticia O'Sullivan
Associations IB

San Francisco's only International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle School Programme, and the only Reggio Emilia inspired IB PYP and MYP, and Italian Language immersion school in the world! At La Scuola International School we've been inspiring brave learners to shape the future for more than 20 years.

It's the students at La Scuola who ask the challenging questions... they lead and embrace their own ability to learn across languages, cultures, and subject areas. Because when children are open to the world and protagonists in their own education, there's no limit to their ability to learn, find beauty in life, and discover extraordinary answers. We believe children are innately curious. The challenging questions they ask ignite a process of arriving at answers with peers and teachers, not an opportunity for us to tell them the answer.

Our role as a community is to nurture the child intellectually, physically, emotionally, and to always do so with joy. Children learn meaningful experiences and exploration of the world, and doing so in a beautiful environment leads to a love of learning for life.

  • The International Baccalaureate framework provides a rigorous and globally minded curriculum that prepares students for academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning.
  • We offer an inquiry based, immersive Italian language curriculum for Preschool - Grade 8 students. Students learn in multiple languages - Spanish is introduced as a third language in Grade 4 up through Middle School - extending the students' ability to thrive in a multicultural world.
  • With inquiry as the leading tool of our education, students foster critical and creative thinking skills, confidence, collaboration, and empathy.
  • The Reggio Emilia-inspired approach puts students at the center of their learning process by nurturing collaboration and inquiry, while immersing students in a warm, beautiful, and joyful environment.
  • In our diverse, multicultural and multilingual school - 34 languages spoken by La Scuola families - students grow in a community that balances academic rigor with creativity and real-life tools like cultural awareness and global citizenship.
  • La Scuola students attend and thrive at selective boarding, and local private, parochial, and public high schools in the Bay Area and abroad.
  • La Scuola is also recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Scuola Paritaria.

Children do not need to speak Italian to attend La Scuola!

Nothing Without Joy!

Niente Senza Gioia!

!Nada Sin Alegria!