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La Scuola : K-8 Program

A co-educational preschool-8th grade with campuses in the Dogpatch (early education) and Alamo Square (K-8) neighborhoods of San Francisco.

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About La Scuola

La Scuola is an accredited and authorized IB PYP World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. Building on our strong Reggio Emilia roots, our K-8 programs incorporates the best of constructivist learning by combining the IB-PYP with the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

At La Scuola, children are the protagonists of their own journey towards learning which encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, cooperation and autonomy.

Key Differentiators of La Scuola

 International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme

 Reggio Emilia Approach

 Language Immersion

Why La Scuola?

 La Scuola educates the whole child - intellectually, physically and emotionally - in a joyful and happy environment.

 Inquiry is the leading pedagogical tool of our transdisciplinary education, thereby fostering critical and creative thinking skills, confidence, integrity, collaboration and empathy.

 Language acquisition is a cornerstone of a La Scuola education. Bilinguals have better cognitive and verbal skills, as well as higher executive function.

 Our students develop a life-long love of learning and become world citizens who care about their local and global communities.

 Children are surrounded by warm and nurturing teachers in an aesthetically beautiful environment, steeped in the Reggio-Emilia philosophy.

 Children graduating from La Scuola have the cognitive, creative and social skills necessary for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.


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