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Curriculum + Approach 

La Scuola provides children with an excellent basis for further academic achievement and offers a unique combination of traditional interdisciplinary subjects and inquiry-based learning within its program:

 La Scuola is an authorized school for the International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme.

 Reggio Emilia-inspiredinquiry-based learning approach fosters critical and creative thinking skills.

 Language and cultural immersion in Italian.

Our approach provides children with an excellent basis for further academic achievements, and for becoming global citizens of the future.

Language Immersion

Language Immersion is a cornerstone of a La Scuola education. Below is Dr. Jim Cummins’ presentation about Bilingual Education.



Immersion Model: Montreal Model

 Preschool: approximately 100% Italian

 Grades K-2: approximately 20% English – 80% Italian

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

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

 Preschool 1:6 or 1:8 Teacher to Child ratio

*Language percentages do not include specialist subjects.
Children are not required to speak Italian to enroll in preschool, Kindergarten or 1st Grade.