Our Mission & Goals:
La Scuola’s mission is to nurture each child’s innate ability to learn through a unique combination of curricula and approach: the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) curriculum framework and Reggio Emilia inspired pedagogy, both of which are inquiry-based Constructivist learning approaches. Our goal is to give children the gift of a life long passion for learning, and international and global mindset, the gift of bilingualism and to prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
These goals apply equally to children and adults at our school:
To experience Italian language and culture daily.
To experience joy and discovery daily.
To be active and engaged in learning and exploration.
To learn to be kind and to make fulfilling choices.
To be flexible and responsive to individual children’s/families’ changing needs.
To establish open and collaborative relationships
To respect one another and our school environment
To create a sense of community and belonging, of friendship, collaboration and kinship.
In our 13th year as a preschool and our 4th year as an elementary school, we are excited to grow one grade per year until 8th grade, and to expand to a two classes per grade school. We hope to find more faculty and staff that will share our enthusiasm about our programs and our vibrant international community with a focus on critical thinking, creative expression and intellectual development.
La Scuola teaches reading, writing, language, math, history, art and science in both Italian and English. Class sizes remain small (18-22) to to meet the needs of children with varied levels of Italian language proficiency.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.