La Scuola International School

5.0 Preschool 728 20th St Central Waterfront San Francisco Unclaimed

Italian immersion preschool with a unique approach that combines the IB-PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program) curriculum with Reggio Emilia inspired pedagogy. Children develop the academic, emotional and social skills to succeed at all levels of education as well as a lifelong love of learning.

  • Age Range

    2 yr - 5 yr

  • Potty Training

    Not Required

  • Monthly Price

  • Hours

    7:45 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Calendar

    School Year

  • Schedules

    Full Time, Part Time

Program Details

  • Children do not need to speak Italian to enroll at La Scuola.
  • 2-3 year old classes do not require potty training.
  • Approximately 90% Italian and 10% English spoken in the preschool.
  • La Scuola is San Francisco's only authorized IB-PYP World School.
  • A family-style hot lunch is provided and made with local, organic ingredients.
  • Teacher to student ratio: 1:6 to 1:8 (preschool) and 1:11 (K-8).
  • Students may continue on to K-8 at La Scuola's Alamo Square campus.

Enrollment Instructions

Licensing & Safety

La Scuola International School is a licensed daycare center.

Parent Reviews


Our son started preschool at La Scuola just a few months ago, and loves it so far: he has made a couple of great friends, enjoys music class and spending his day in the garden, and has his language skills have blossomed. Our favorite aspects of the school are: their excellent, joyful teachers; the lovely outdoor space; fresh and tasty food; and a strong, supportive community. Regarding the Ita... More


amazing experience for our daughter.


We're in our 6th year at La Scuola - 4 pre-K years and now into elementary. It's really a special institution to be part of. My daughter has always believed that adults want to hear what she has to say...her ideas, her insights, her creativity. They work with the children to draw out whatever the natural expression of the child is - for some it's through art, others in the garden, o... More


My daughter has been at La Scuola for nearly 8 years. She has attended the pre-school, the elementary school and is now at the new middle school. Last year, we tried something different. We went to Italy for the year for a cultural experience. Simply stated, La Scuola totally prepared my daughter for her Italian 4th grade experience abroad. She had very few language issues due to La Scuola... More


Ava loves La Scuola!


My daughter has been going to La Scuola since she was just a little under 2. We started with the Spazio Giocco program (a mommy/daddy & me class, 2x/week, ~2 hrs/day). Neither my wife nor I are Italian, but what really drew us to the school: - we wanted to immerse our daughter in another language - Reggio Emilia based curriculum - the gregarious and loving nature of the faculty The Sp... More

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