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Type of School

Preschool - 8th Grade


Established in 2002


Enrolling Preschool through 8th Grade in 2019-2020


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

 K-8: 735 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 | 415-551-0000 | Email

    Inside La Scuola

     275 Students

    220 Families

     55 Staff/Faculty

     18-24 Maximum Student Class Size

     All lead teachers are Italian or have native-like fluency

      Faculty to Student Ratio

      Preschool 1:7 in 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.


        Preschool Tuition 2018-2019 (including meal fee)

        5-Day AM: $26,100
        5-Day Full Day (until 5:30 pm): $32,200

        K-8 Tuition 2018-2019 (including meal fee)

        Grades K-5: $30,900

        Grades 6-8: $32,900

        K-8 After School Program until 6 pm (optional)
        5 days:    $5,200
        3 days:    $3,700
        2 days:    $2,600

        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



           The California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS)

           NAYEC and the Innovative Teacher Project (ITP)


            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