12May 2017

Scuola Italiana di Portland announces the appointment of Alessandra Gardino Montgomery as board president and Robert Morse, Sally Hudson, and Melissa Egizio Slechta as new board directors. Departing president and founding member, Grazia Solazzi, has been named Founder and Board President Emeritus for her significant role in establishing and leading the organization since its formation […]

12Apr 2017

Throughout Portland, kindergarten programs abound.  However, there is none quite like the new Scuola Italiana Kindergarten program which is slated to open next fall.  This unique program offers both Italian and English language instruction by fusing Italian language and culture together with the necessary English language kindergarten skills to create well rounded, world citizens equipped […]

16Mar 2017

Registration is officially open for spring term adult classes.  The term begins the week of April 3rd and classes are held through June 17th.  Adult classes offer two-hour, weekly lessons in Italian language and culture with native and native-fluent instructors. Class sizes are currently capped at twelve students per class making for an ideal environment […]

08Mar 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Italian School of Portland will officially open the doors on its new, Italian language kindergarten program.  It is the first such program in the state of Oregon.  Classes will be held at the school’s NW Portland location, 1542 NW 14th Ave, which also houses the preschool and playgroup programs. The […]

08Mar 2017

We’re hiring a part-time Program Coordinator.  Italian language skills are helpful, but not required to apply for this position.  To apply, please email resume and references to info@scuola.us. PURPOSE:  This position supervises administrative staff and oversees management of daily school operations.  Works closely with administrative staff, teachers, and board members to ensure that programs are […]

15Aug 2016

Please join Italian teacher, Pina Di Rosa, and author, Tonya Russo Hamilton for a fun, interactive day camp.  The camp celebrates the tomato harvest, farm-to-table, and art in Italian culture. The camp is September 24, 2016 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Friendly House in the Pearl and is for children ages 8 to […]

01Dec 2015

Season’s Greetings, As lovers of Italian language and culture, we knew you’d be excited to hear about our December giveaway. To kickoff  this season of giving and #GivingTuesday, we are giving away one full term of language lessons for an adult student. The prize is valued at $285. Contribute $100 or more to support Italian […]

01Dec 2015

From the Board of Directors

December 1, 2015

Dear Friends of Scuola Italiana, For nearly ten years, Scuola Italiana di Portland has had the tremendous pleasure of sharing Italian language and culture with hundreds of individuals and families in Portland metro. While the names and faces have changed over time, one thing has always remained constant – our mission-focused approach. The board and […]

18Aug 2015

Portland, OREGON August 17, 2015 – When adult students register for a class at Scuola Italiana di Portland this fall, they may notice that it costs less to enroll. Thanks to a growing adult language program, the board of directors has reduced the registration fee making classes more affordable than ever before. The new school […]