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Posted by Author: Valentina Imbeni, Head of School on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
On February 21st, over 70 educators from around California visited our campus to participate in our Innovative Teacher Project Roundtable, and learn how our teachers use technology in the classroom with different age groups. It was a wonderful day and a very successful educational event. We are very proud of our team of faculty and staff! Heather Morado, Director of the ITP, said that this was the best roundtable she had attended. Other educators in attendance said that they were inspired,...
Posted by Author: La Scuola Parent on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The holidays are upon us, and with them come some lovely Italian traditions including the feast of Santa Lucia. Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy) is the patron saint of Syracuse (Sicily). Like Santa Claus – or “Babbo Natale” as he is known in Italy – children write letters to her with requests for gifts they would like to receive and on the night of December 12th, she is said to bring gifts to good children and coal to bad ones. As a courtesy, children leave a cup of coffee for Lucia, a carrot for...
Posted by Author: La Scuola Parent on Thursday, January 22, 2015
As a parent with a newly enrolled child at La Scuola, I’ve wholeheartedly embraced the concept and ideals of student-led project-based learning, but admittedly have struggled to fully understand exactly how that translates into a real-world education. These recent Notes from the Atelier are an excellent example of how a project begins, develops and manifests into the kind of thoughtful observation, inquiry and hands-on problem-solving that creates independent thinkers.  
Posted by Author: Natasha Tuck on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The words International Baccalaureate held little meaning for me a year ago and I’ve been trying to get my head wrapped around them ever since. What exactly is an IB curriculum and what makes it unique? After attending last week’s educational series event at La Scuola, I left with a deeper understanding and a new appreciation for the IB curriculum. Laura Munaro (Grade 1-3 Teacher & PYP Coordinator, La Scuola) and Simon Clark (Assistant Head & PYP Coordinator, Shu Ren) presented “What...
Posted by Author: Natasha Tuck on Monday, November 3, 2014