About Us

Why Study Italian at IIS?

Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is a San Francisco non-profit that promotes Italian language and culture throughout the Bay Area via special events, workshops and Italian language courses.

We are committed to providing a stimulating and engaging environment in which to learn Italian, while simultaneously exposing students to the rich diversity of Italian culture and tradition. IIS instructors are all native Italian speakers and hold degrees from Italian universities.

With just 5-12 students per Italian language class, each course maximizes student-teacher interaction and personal attention. IIS attracts a diverse group of students, representing a wide variety of ages, ethnicities, and native countries. A remarkably high percentage of these students returns to IIS each term.

The Istituto Italiano Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.