Kids & Teens programs

Empower your kids to shape their future

Our online children's classes are designed to introduce them to Italian sounds and everyday vocabulary.
These classes promote an engaging learning experience centered around a child's daily life, incorporating songs, movements, arts and crafts, and storytelling.
Our passionate teachers are dedicated to creating a positive, engaging, and fun online environment to facilitate your child's learning journey.

Summer Programs
Kids 2-10 years old - Musica
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

In these classes, kids will be immersed in Italian sounds through music. 

Classes are open to kids from age 2 to age 10, who are approaching Italian for the first time as well as those who are growing up in an Italian-speaking family.

The activities, and consequent contacts and interactions, can promote child and parent bonding.

One parent or caregiver must attend class with the child.

 

Classes can be purchased individually or as an entire set.

For more information email us at italianschool@sfiis.org.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
July 9 o Aug 27 (9 WKS)
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$140/course
4 classes (send email to let us know the dates)
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$65/course
July 9
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
July 16
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
July 23
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
July 30
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 6
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 13
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 20
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 27
T 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
Kids 2-10 years old - Lettura
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

In these classes, kids will be immersed in Italian vocabulary through reading. 

Classes are open to kids from age 2 to age 10, who are approaching Italian for the first time as well as those who are growing up in an Italian-speaking family.

 

The activities, and consequent contacts and interactions, can promote child and parent bonding.

One parent or caregiver must attend class with the child.

 

Classes can be purchased individually or as an entire set.

For more information email us at italianschool@sfiis.org.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
July 10 to Aug 28 (9 WKS)
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$140/course
4 classes (send email to let us know the dates)
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$65/course
July 10
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
July 17
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
July 24
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
July 31
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 7
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 14
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 21
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
August 28
W 4:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$25/course
Kids 2-10 years old - Arte
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

In these classes, kids will be immersed in Italian through arts and crafts activities. 

Classes are open to kids from age 2 to age 10, who are approaching Italian for the first time as well as those who are growing up in an Italian-speaking family.

The activities, and consequent contacts and interactions, can promote child and parent bonding.

One parent or caregiver must attend class with the child.

 

Classes can be purchased individually or as an entire set.

For more information email us at italianschool@sfiis.org.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
July 11 to Aug 29 (9 WKS)
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$170/course
4 classes (send email to let us know the dates)
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$85/course
July 11
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
July 18
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
July 25
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 1
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 8
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 15
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 22
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 29
TH 3:00 - 3:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
Kids 10-16 -Lettura
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

In these classes, kids and teens will be immersed in Italian vocabulary through reading activities guided by our teacher. 

Classes are open to kids and teens from age 10 to age 16, who are approaching Italian for the first time as well as those who are growing up in an Italian-speaking family.

Classes can be purchased individually or as an entire set.

For more information email us at italianschool@sfiis.org.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
July 11 to Aug 29 (9 WKS)
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$170/course
4 classes (send email to let us know the dates)
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$85/course
July 11
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
July 18
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
July 25
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 1
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 8
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 15
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 22
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
August 29
TH 4:00 - 4:45 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$30/course
AP Tutoring
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Our AP tutoring classes are thought to provide an extra layer of support to students preparing for their exam.

In our condensed course they will revise essential vocabulary and grammar and practice with the exam format and content. 

Our devoted instructors work passionately to deliver top-notch classes in a fun and engaging way. Classes are taught in Italian as much as possible. 

 

7 lessons, once a week, on Mondays from 3.30 pm PST for 1 hour.

Course plan: 6 regular classes and final simulation.

The course is meant for students preparing to take the AP Italian Exam. 

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Aug 26 to Oct 14 (7 WKS)
M 3.30 - 4:30 pm PST
Teacher: Francesca (ONLINE)
$370/course
Spazio Italiano - Children IN PERSON Programs
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Spazio Italiano is an Italian language center for children and their families located in San Francisco (North Beach).

Spazio Italiano offers full Italian immersion programs for kids, 9 months to 16 years of age, as well as parent participation in an intimate, well-designed space.

 

For more information and to register to their IN PERSON programs, check their website, write an email to info@spazioitalianosf.com or call +1 415 573 9542.

PRICE
Prices are listed next to each group.

A 10$ nonrefundable registration fee will be automatically added at checkout.

Books are not included in the enrollment price.


DISCOUNTS

BRING A FRIEND: If you enroll with a friend (new to IIS), you both get a 10% discount

ENROLL IN 2 GROUPS: if you enroll in 2 groups, you will get a 15% discount on the second group's enrollment

PRIVATE CLASSES: if you are enrolled in a group, you can purchase private classes with a 10% discount

BULK REGISTRATION: if you enroll in 2 or more Terms at the same time, you will not pay the $10 registration fee and will get an additional 10% discount

To get these discounts, send an email to italianschool@sfiis.org
DURATION
Various number of weeks, depending on the level and age. Check the specific group age for more information.

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."
IL MIO POSTO FELICE!!!!
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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