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La Scuola International School


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Type of School

Preschool - 8th Grade
Independent, Co-Ed, Day School


Established in 2002


Enrolling Preschool through 8th Grade

Locations 2020-2021

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

 Alamo Square Campus K-2: 735 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 | 415-551-0000 | Email

 Mission Campus (3-8): 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)

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, 1st Grade and Middle School. Students applying to 2nd through 5th 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



 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