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IB and Reggio Emilia Approach
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 14

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CitySan Francisco Bay Area
CurriculumsIB and Reggio Emilia Approach
Languages of instructionEnglish and Italian
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Italian
Native English and Italian teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Italian)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: $38,790
to: $41,000
This school has more than one campus in San Francisco Bay Area:
Mission Campus: Ages 5 to 14

Address: 3250 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Dogpatch Preschool Campus: Ages 3 to 5

Address: 728 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Silicon Valley Campus: Ages 3 to 7

Address: 2086 Clarke Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

324

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40+

Most common nationality

United States

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Italian speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Italian

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is used intentionally, depending on age / grade. From research to media production, robotics, and programming, to google classroom and a one-to-one chromebook program in middle school.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies by grade, it starts at 10 minutes in 1st grade and continues in 10 minutes increments per grade

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants are invited for a visit and short evaluation

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

January 15th, but we would consider mid-year applications depending on space available

Students can join after academic year begins

We consider applications outside of our enrollment cycle on a case-by-case basis

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

SSAT

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have academic and social emotional support team on staff

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

At La Scuola the pedagogical process is child centered and differentiated

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

Preschool: between 8.15am and 8:45am depending on the grade
K-8 : 8.30am

School finish time

Preschool: between 12.45pm to 5.30pm depending on the grade; and whether it is half day or full day
Elementary: 3.00pm to 3.30pm depending on grade

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Culinary arts, soccer, circus arts, photography, theater, tinkering, Capoeira, hip hop, chess, toyology, Bricks4kids STEM program, DJ beat making, yoga, African drumming; Comic, Piano, Harp

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Middle School Athletics program

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, soccer pitch, basketball courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

Library, science labs

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

La Scuola International School is the only Reggio Emilia inspired, International Baccalaureate and Italian language immersion school in the world. Its mission is to inspire brave learners to shape the future. That’s why, every day, it’s the students at La Scuola who ask the provocative questions and lead their learning across languages, across cultures, and across subjects.

Teaching approach of the school

La Scuola offers an inquiry based immersive Italian language curriculum for Preschool-8th grade students. With Inquiry as the leading tool of its education, students foster critical and creative thinking skills, confidence, collaboration and empathy.

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