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About IIS
Feb 14, 2023

Learn about our school story and mission

Getting to know Istituto Italiano Scuola

Istituto Italiano Scuola was founded in 1998 with the mission of teaching the language and promote the culture of Italy in Northern California and beyond. 

As a non-profit organization, 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.  

Therefore, we promote the Italian language and culture with the broadest range of language courses, from beginner to proficiency, along with special events and workshops. 

High-quality education with social and cultural gatherings creates a truly immersive environment that ensures the learning of the Italian language and a brief experience of the Italian lifestyle.  

We truly want our students to experience the essence of the Italian culture, learning from our experienced instructors, who are native Italian speakers and hold a degree from Italian universities.  

We envision a world where performance and entertainment are combined so people experience joyful moments within their busy lives. 

“The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
Sydney J. Harris