Historic Occasion: Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visits La Scuola
In September, on the first day of school in Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his ministers fanned out all over Italy to open the school day to reinforce his commitment to education reform in Italy.
On Monday, September 22, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made a very important stop during his brief visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley — he went to school at La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco!
Accompanied by Italian Ambassador to U.S. H.D. Claudio Bisogniero and SF Italian Consul General Mauro Battocchi, Prime Minister Renzi visited San Francisco’s La Scuola International School on Monday, September 22, 2014, to speak at the dedication ceremony of La Scuola’s new K-8 San Francisco Campus. He visited with the children and teachers as he toured their classrooms and playground and joined them in eating their daily “family lunch”.
La Scuola began 14 years ago as a playgroup for Italian-Americans wishing to connect to their heritage. Today, La Scuola is a thriving Reggio Emilia-inspired school with 140 students on two campuses, and is one of San Francisco’s best language immersion programs. It is also one of only two Reggio-Emilia schools in the US at present, as well as San Francisco’s only IB-PYP candidate school.