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Posted by on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Buongiorno La Scuola, I am going to start with some good news today.  As you may know, we had a visit from the MYP-IB visiting team last week and we received the good news this morning, much sooner than anticipated, that we are an authorized MYP school! We are now the first PYP-MYP school in San Francisco. I am very grateful to our middle school team that worked extremely hard to make this happen and to our Middle School Director, Doug Lowney, who drove this process for the last three... Read More
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Posted by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Our First Grade Verdi collaborated with La Scuola "Antonio Raimondi" of Lima, Peru, to create this amazing book to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gianni Rodari and his life as a teacher, writer, journalist, and author of hundreds of fables, nursery rhymes and songs for children and adults. Teachers Elena Bianchi and Eleonora Stroud used the Collaboration unit to share Italian culture between the two schools. The project - called Il Libro delle Favole Oltreoceano or The Book of Stories from... Read More
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Posted by on Saturday, May 16, 2020
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Posted by on Friday, May 15, 2020
Saba Mazzola is using her creativity to spread joy to other kids through her love of art. The 6-year-old Kindergarten Arancioni student is creating custom art designs to raise money to purchase art supplies for other children.   "In my art class, we learn how to draw and then my mom told me that there are kids who want to do the class but they don't have art materials to do the class so I had the idea to help,” Saba said. “My mom told me she would get my drawing printed and we made postcards... Read More
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Posted by on Thursday, May 14, 2020
Ciao La Scuola Community, I hope this finds you well. I want to share some news for the week with you.  I would like to start by telling you that we continue to be in conversations with schools around the world and our COVID 19 task force continues to meet so that we can make plans for our reopening next year. While we don’t have all the answers now, know that we are drafting plans and as soon as we have more information from government officials, we will be sharing that with you. Know that... Read More
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Posted by on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Using just six notes, recently Maestro Carlo Dean worked with kindergartners to compose their own songs at home and then have them performed by their parents and siblings. Bravissimo!
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Posted by on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Our incredible educators - Elisa B., Nora B., Alice M., Federica L., Valentina I. and Chiara F. - virtually hosted more than 800 teachers from Italy to share online learning experiences from teaching kids up to six years old. They are doing amazing work in our community and still finding ways to support fellow educators around the world! Grazie Mille Percorsi formativi 0-6.   Watch the Recording
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Posted by on Monday, May 11, 2020
Grade 7/8 students in the Humanities research group has been writing and recording their thoughts, observations and experiences during Shelter in Place. These are their stories: Postcards From Quarantine.
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Posted by on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
We have good news! In June, we will be welcoming Wladymir Paiva to La Scuola as our Director of Auxiliary Programs. Wladymir will be responsible for our Summer Program in addition to K-8 Extended Care and Enrichment Programs. He brings over 12 years of experience overseeing auxiliary, enrichment and athletic programs at Lycée Français de San Francisco and most recently as Academic Technology Coordinator at the French American International School (FAIS). In Wladymir’s words, he is “thrilled to... Read More
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Posted by on Friday, May 1, 2020
Buonasera La Scuola, Happy Friday to you! Thank you so much for participating last night at our community meeting.  Over 150 people were present and we truly appreciate the time you dedicated to spending some time with us and asking questions. We hope that we were able to answer most of them, and as you know we don’t have the answers to all of them but keep them coming, we are here for you, and we are eager to hear what’s on your mind. You can watch the full recording here. As you heard... Read More