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Middle School (6-8)

La Scuola is enrolling 6th & 7th grade students into the Middle School Program in 2019-2020. La Scuola is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School. Building on a solid foundation of the IB - Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP), we are a candidate school for the IB - Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP).

Italian Language is not required to enter La Scuola in 6th grade


Our students build critical thinking skills, creative acumen, and a global perspective through the rigor of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, a progressive pedagogy, and bi-lingual education. We believe La Scuola's middle school program provides students with a strong foundation for success in high school, college and life. Beyond academics, students become independent learners, proficient in life skills such as collaboration, research and communication. 

At La Scuola we educate the whole child, academically, physically and emotionally. Please join us for our Middle School Information Morning on November 30, and for one of our K-8 tours this fall.

If you missed our tours and events, please email La Scuola Admissions to arrange a private tour.

Middle School Fast Facts

Meet the Faculty

Head of School: Valentina Imbeni, PhD
Middle School Director & IB Coordinator: Douglas Lowney
Lower School Director: Sally Peterson
Dean of Students: Adam Zappa


Enrolling PreK - 8th Grade in 2019-2020

Middle Years Programme IB-MYP Curriculum in 2019-2020

La Scuola Middle School has two language options:

Program 1) Italian Language Immersion Program

Our language immersion program is for students who have grade-level literacy and communication skills in Italian. Students in the language immersion program study language and literature in both languages and Spanish as a third language. Students in this program become fully literate in Italian and English, and develop reading, writing and conversational skills in Spanish.

Program 2) Italian Language Learners Program

The Italian Language Learners program is for students who are completely new to Italian or are at a beginning to intermediate level of Italian. Students in this program have an enriched Italian as a second language experience that is fully integrated into the International Baccalaureate Program.

Technology in 6th and 7thGrade

  • Computer Science / Programming / Code.org / Scratch
  • One-to-One Chromebook Program
  • Robotics
  • Digital Atelier / Digital Media / Tinkering Atelier

Travel Programs

6th Grade Outdoor Education Overnight Trip
7th Grade National Park Trip
8th Grade Italy Trip

Application Process for Middle School

  • Complete an Online Inquiry Form
  • Register for a Middle School Tour (Dates TBD)
  • Email Admissions to arrange a shadow day for middle school applicants
  • Apply to La Scuola by February 1, 2020
  • Attend a shadow day after application has been received (current 5th graders applying to 6th and current 6th graders applying to 7th grade)
  • Take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Middle School applicants are required to take the ISEE. Students in San Francisco can take the exam at the following location:
  1. Location and Time TBD

To register for the ISEE, please visit http://www.iseetest.org or call 800-446-0320. Please have scores sent directly to La Scuola International School. The school code is 571047.

If you missed our tours and events, please email La Scuola Admissions to arrange a private tour.

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