Classes at your own convenience
For students who are unable to attend our regular classes or prefer more personalized instruction, we can offer courses tailored specifically to individuals or a small group (up to three people).


Our experienced teachers will work with students to develop a study plan that suits their needs, creating a custom-made study plan.

Students have the flexibility to adjust their calendar of classes to their personal schedule and needs, skipping a week if busy travelling or with work, or changing the day/time of their class if they find an agreement with the teacher.

Available for both adults and children.


Adults: Class length must be at least 1 hour. It can be longer, if you wish, however, we do not suggest more than two hours per lesson.

Kids and Teens: class length can be either 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. Length can be decided case by case, depending on the age and goals of the student. Contact us for more details on Kids and Teens private classes rates and schedule.


Please note that:

  • We require a 24-hour cancellation or rescheduling policy to avoid charging you for the canceled or rescheduled class.
  • 6 months after your payment, any unused hours will expire, and you will not be allowed a refund.
  • Lessons will be held via Zoom or in person in our school (725 Greenwich Street, Suite 202, 94133 San Francisco)
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ONLINE 1 hour for one student:
ONLINE 1 hour for two students:
ONLINE1 hour for three students
ONLINE 1 hour for one student (currently enrolled in a group)
IN PERSON 1 hour for one student:
IN PERSON 1 hour for two students:
IN PERSON 1 hour for three students
IN PERSON 1 hour for one student (currently enrolled in a group)
A 10% discount will be applied when you buy a 10 hours package

Let our students speak for us!

Truly a gem of a school
Erin Yu
"SFIIS runs a fantastic org and program - truly a gem of a school. The staff are warm and wonderfully efficient. I've done both in-person and online classes, and plan to continue for as long as I can. They cover all levels of Italian proficiency, with an engaging mix of private lessons, themed classes (e.g. Italian for Travelers), and regular Term classes. If you can, I highly recommend going in person for at least some lessons - they have a wonderful office in sunny North Beach."
Cannot recommend this online foreign language program for toddlers enough!
Andrea DiSandro
"First and foremost, let me sing praises for the incredible teacher, Francesca. She possesses a remarkable talent for not only teaching but captivating young minds. Her ability to blend learning and play seamlessly is nothing short of amazing. [...] What's truly heartwarming is witnessing my daughter's enthusiasm for her weekly class. [...] As a family that values multilingualism, I can confidently say that this virtual program stands head and shoulders above the rest. [...] I am beyond impressed and immensely grateful for the positive impact this program has had on our family. If you're seeking a top-tier virtual language learning experience for your little one, look no further. This program is truly amazing, and I wholeheartedly endorse it to any parent seeking to enrich their child's linguistic abilities.
Beginners 1 experience
Jeffrey Jordan
"I just completed my first course with Istituto Italiano Scuola and was quite impressed. It was both rigorous and fun in balance, inspiring me to learn and take my Italian further than ever before. I'll be back for the next level course."
Leslie Hughes
“What I like most about participating in a literature class with the Istituto is having classmates with whom to discuss our books. I like hearing their opinions and responding to them. Reading is a great pleasure of mine, but sharing a book makes reading an adventure. With a teacher guiding us we improve our language skills and become more self-confident expressing ourselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity!”
The best way to maintain and improve my language skills
Dennis Abbe
“I have been taking classes at the SFIIS for years because, short of a long stay in Italy, it is the best way to maintain and improve my language skills. But more than that, I enjoy being with the other students and my instructor(s), many of whom are now good friends. In my class we read classic and contemporary Italian literature, and our instructor keeps us up to date on Italian culture and even politics. The experience on Zoom is almost as good as the in-person classes; Barbara is amazing in her use of the tools to run a lively, efficient, and fun class.”
I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes
Dede Heitman
“The SFIIS school offers the best, well rounded Italian languages classes in the Bay Area. With native speakers as teachers, the classes provide a comprehensive, natural and fun way of learning. Everyone feels welcome, no matter the level. The teachers are encouraging, entertaining and enthusiastic about their language and culture. As a bonus, I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes. Please join our Italian language learning community!”
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