La Scuola Sites New Campus in the Mission

Jan 21, 2022 516

BY: Rebekah Moan

According to Head of School Valentina Imbeni, PhD., Italian-immersion La Scuola is delighted with its new campus in the Mission, but would’ve preferred to have stayed in Dogpatch, where its pre-kindergarten program is located. Established in 2002, La Scuola is a co-educational day school with 300 preschool through eighth grade students split between two campuses: the preschool on 20th Street, the rest in the Mission.  

“To be perfectly honest, we looked at pretty much every single available warehouse and building in the Dogpatch,” said Imbeni. “We love the neighborhood.” The school’s long-term goal is to have two classes per grade up to eighth grade. To accommodate the increased population La Scuola needed more space. Unable to identify a suitable property in Potrero Hill or Dogpatch, La Scuola looked elsewhere. 

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