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All staff photo from professional development day

Our faculty and staff are the heart of La Scuola, creating inspiring learning experiences for our students every day.  Representing over 14 countries including Italy, Peru, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Syria, India, Brazil, Ghana, Albania, Chile, Brazil, Turkmenistan and El Salvador, 45% of our team is of international origin with over 17 languages spoken.  

La Scuola attracts talented individuals from around the globe who are drawn to the unique blend of International Baccalaureate, Reggio Emilia and Language Immersion philosophies.  Together nearly half of our team (48%) holds advanced degrees in their area of specialization and each contributes a distinct perspective to our students, families and colleagues. 

La Scuola is the first IB-PYP, IB-MYP-authorized, Reggio Emilia, Italian Immersion in the world! Founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, La Scuola has grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving international community of over 300 families from preschool through Grade 8.

We commit to being innovative and open to the changes in education that will allow our students to thrive in the 21st century. In addition, thanks to the close interaction with peers and teachers from all over the world, we are developing our students' cross-cultural awareness.

We're always looking for talented individuals to join our growing team of faculty and staff. If you don't see a role that fits your experience and would like to send us your resume to review, please email us at Grazie Mille!

Current Openings

Preschool - San Francisco
Preschool-Grade 1 - Silicon Valley
Kindergarten-Grade 8 - San Francisco

Interested in an internship?

Please email to learn more!

Preschool kitchen staff
Teacher assisting student with project using hot glue
Garden and Environmental Science Teacher
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What Our Teachers Say...
Teacher Margarita

"La Scuola is a place that has made me grow in so many aspects of my life. Working as a teacher at La Scuola, means for me being a researcher with the children and together, discovering something new every day. It is a great learning experience. I enjoy the inquiry process, and offering to my students' new provocations in reference to the education, trying to generate different spaces that respect the integral development of the children, making the school a place where the students are always looking forward to going to. We are open-minded and believe in the one hundred languages of Malaguzzi, we value different ways of thinking and communicate through our Reggio inspiration."

- Margarita - Preschool Teacher, 7 years at La Scuola

Employment Sponsorship

La Scuola offers teacher’s exchange visas for international educators with a relevant BA in their country of origin AND a MINIMUM of two years of continuous teaching experience. Sponsorship is offered to spouses and children, as well. J-1 visa holders may be eligible for a tax exemption on their salary during the first year of employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, 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. If you feel you may have been discriminated against on the basis of sex or would like more information, please contact Dani Sollberger, Director of Administration, at or 415-558-9006 or by mail at 728 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.