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IB and Reggio Emilia Approach
Ages 2 to 14

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CitySan Francisco Bay Area
CurriculumsIB and Reggio Emilia Approach
Languages of instructionEnglish and Italian
Age RangeAges 2 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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $41,300
to: $41,150
This school has more than one campus in San Francisco Bay Area:
San Francisco Mission Campus: Ages 5 to 14

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

San Francisco Dogpatch Campus: Ages 2 to 5

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

Silicon Valley Campus: Ages 2 to 7

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

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

United States

Native English and Italian speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Italian


Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish -- beginner and advanced, starting at Grade 4 and up.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


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

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


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


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants are invited for a visit and short evaluation

Waiting list


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

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


School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


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; Robotics; Comics

Sports activities included

Middle School Athletics program

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, science labs

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, soccer pitch, basketball courts

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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