We have a high image of the child
We believe children are competent, creative, intelligent and strong.
Our students are confident critical thinkers, creators, collaborators, communicators and problem solvers.
Inquiry builds confidence
A different point of view
Examining objects and ideas from different perspectives is part of everyday learning.
Learning in 2 Languages (or more)
The research is compelling: better executive function, divergent thinking, global-mindedness.
Learning is most powerful when it's interesting, engaging and relevant.
Curiosity and Wonder
Hands-on Environmental Science
Our garden is a sanctuary where students connect with nature, grow food and learn about the life sciences.
Our vibrant and diverse international community inspires critical thinking, creative expression and fosters a lifelong passion for learning.
Driven by their own imagination
Our teachers are facilitators
Teachers are co-creators of knowledge within a warm and nurturing environment.
We don't just tell them...
Our students inquire, they hypothesize, test, discuss and test again. We believe this is how they learn, understand and remember.
Music develops the learning brain
Every child learns to play several instruments, to read and write music.
The only Digital Atelier in the US
A space where technology, art, literacy and science meet.
Art and the "100 languages"
The Reggio Emilia Atelier is a workshop where students experience a large variety of materials within a trans-disciplinary curriculum.
Technology has its place
We use it as a creative tool, for research, coding and collaboration.
Nothing without joy! Niente senza gioia!
We believe that children who imagine, create and explore in a beautiful environment become lovers of learning for life.
We educate the whole child - intellectually, physically and emotionally - in a joyful and happy environment.
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Our hearts and prayers go out to La Scuola's Goldman family, who recently lost their husband and father Bill Goldman. Bill was a beloved member of the La Scuola community and will be incredibly missed. Please keep Serra, George, and sweet Marie in your thoughts. William Sachs Goldman Feb. 10, 1979 to Jul. 13, 2017 William Sachs Goldman passed away on Thursday in Sonoma County, California. A proud father, dedicated husband, accomplished professor and historian, and passionate philanthropist, he was 38 years old. The son of Susan Sachs Goldman and the late Richard Walter Goldman, Bill was born and raised in Washington D.C. where he attended the Sidwell Friends School. He earned a B.A. in History from Yale University where he was a member of the Yale Glee Club and a photographer for the Yale Daily News. He received his master's degree and doctorate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2012, he was an assistant professor of international studies at the University of San Francisco, where he specialized in early modern Spanish history. Bill loved sharing his knowledge not only with his students but also with family and friends - on trips, at dinner parties, and wherever he could find an audience. He had previously taught at Stanford University and was a former research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. He cared deeply about giving to his community and was active in a variety of philanthropic endeavors. In 2012, he and his siblings founded the Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation to help underserved children and communities gain access to education, health, and financial resources. He was treasurer of the International Board of Directors of the New Israel Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering civil rights and democracy in Israel. He served as president of the board of directors for the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, a family foundation that supports economic security, education, Jewish life, and the arts in the Bay Area. He also was a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight West, flying 13 missions since 2013 to transport critically ill adults and children to receive medical treatment. He was passionate about flying, political discourse, gourmet food, a good Manhattan, long bike rides, the Washington Redskins, and the San Francisco Giants, but his greatest love was his family. He is survived by his wife, Serra Falk Goldman, and their two children, George Richard Goldman and Marie Aliena Goldman. He is also survived by his mother, Susan Sachs Goldman; his brother Daniel Sachs Goldman and sister-in-law Corinne Goldman; his sister Alice Goldman Reiter and brother-in-law Benjamin Reiter; his brother-in-law Harry Falk IV and wife Rochelle Falk; and his brother-in-law Taylor Falk and his wife, Rachel Falk. Bill was a beloved uncle to 10 nieces and nephews. He was a staunchly loyal and devoted friend. He was a dedicated leader, teacher, mentor, and advocate for the disadvantaged. The past few days have been a moving reminder of the many people whose lives Bill touched with his kindness, humor, and intellect. The family encourages memorial donations be made to his children's school, La Scuola International School, or the New Israel Fund.