Schools and programs
InItaliano has each year provided support to the schools by donating books and resources, by participating in school initiatives and enrolment campaigns.
The school has two Italian teachers who teach reading, music, songs, maths in two languages. This means that the children are all exposed to the Italian language and that they participate in cultural events or commemorations (i.e. Carnevale italiano or Festa della Repubblica).
PS242 Principal Denise Desjardin receives the Italian flag from Italy's Consul General Genuardi and the consular team.
Celebrating carnevale in Venetian masks!
Broooklyn-based public school PS112 launched its Italian bilingual program in 2015. Since then, the program has expanded by adding a class each year.
The goal of this program is "to raise awareness of Italian culture and encourage diversity, while simultaneously providing instruction in both English and Italian".
Principal Louise Verdemare (on the right) discusses the challenges and the accomplishments of the Italian program.
Diversity and multiculturalism are the core focus of PS132 of Williamsburg (Brooklyn), which provides an early immersion program in Italian. Contact the school's principal by clicking on the left link.