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Middle School (6-8)

La Scuola is enrolling 6th and 7th grade students into the Middle School Program in 2018-2019. Building on a solid foundation of the IB - Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP), we are taking the next step in our growth by implementing the IB - Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP).

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 night on January 18, 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

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


Enrolling PreK - 7th Grade in 2018-2019

6th Grade Curriculum in 2017-2018

  • Mathematics & Sciences
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Language and Literature)
  • Language Acquisition (Italian)
  • Arts (Art, Music & Drama)
  • Spanish (3rd Language)
  • Garden Program / Environmental Science
  • Physical and Health Education

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 have 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.

Please see Learning Outcomes for Language and Math.

Technology in 6th Grade

  • 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 6th and 7thGrade

  • Complete an Online Inquiry Form
  • Register for the Middle School Information Night on January 18 (parents and guardians)
  • Register for a K-8 tour
  • Email Admissions to arrange a shadow day for and 6th and 7th grade applicants
  • Apply to La Scuola by February 1, 2018
  • 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). Applicants for Grade 6 are required to take the ISEE. Students in San Francisco can take the exam on Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:30 AM PST at the following location:
  1. Marin Preparatory Day School, 117 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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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