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Type of School

Preschool - 8th Grade

History

Established in 2002

Grades

Enrolling Preschool through 8th Grade in 2019-2020

Locations 2019-2020

 Dogpatch Campus - Preschool: 728 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 | 415-558-9006 | Email

 Alamo Square Campus K-4: 735 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 | 415-551-0000 | Email

 Mission Campus (5-8): 3250 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | 415-551-0000 | Email

Inside La Scuola

300 Students

250 Families

 55 Staff/Faculty

 18-24 Maximum Student Class Size

Faculty to Student Ratio

Preschool 1:7 in PK2/Piccoli and PK3/Grandi, 1:8 in PK4/Grandissimi

K-8 1:12 (max)

Spazio Gioco Playgroup: 2 Adults with 12 students

Italian Language Spoken in Class

 Preschool: approximately 10% English – 90% Italian

 Grades K-1: approximately 20% English – 80% Italian

 Grade 2: approximately 30% English – 70% Italian

 Grades 3-5: approximately 50% English – 50% Italian

 Grades 6-8: approximately 70% English – 30% Italian

    Language percentages do not include specialist subjects.


    Children are not required to speak Italian to enroll in preschool, Kindergarten or 1st Grade. Students applying to 2nd through 8th grade are evaluated for language proficiency as part of the admissions process.

    Parent Service Hours

    Spazio Gioco: 10 hours per family
    Preschool: 20 hours per family
    Elementary School: 40 hours per family

      Accreditation and Memberships

      La Scuola is a member of various associations including

       Authorized International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) World School

      "Scuola Parificata": La Scuola is fully accredited as "Scuola Parificata" for Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School by the Italian Department of Education (MIUR) and the Italian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

       Council of International Schools (CIS)

       National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

       California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

       Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

       Association for the Advancement of International Education

       North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)

       Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (BADA)

       Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative

       CalChamber

       CAL-ISBOA

       The California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS)

       NAYEC and the Innovative Teacher Project (ITP)

        Licensing

        La Scuola is a licensed childcare center and elementary school under Title 22 rules and regulations. Our facility, program, and staff have been formally inspected and approved by the State of California Licensing Agency.

        La Scuola has been a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit since its founding in 2002. Tax ID: 56-2293184