Percorso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini

The “Percorso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini” focuses on bringing children closer to the Italian language and culture through narration, reading, and writing. We will present stories, activities, games, and songs aimed at developing each child’s language competency and confidence. For the older children, topics will also include history, geography, and the sciences, with points of reflection on Italian culture and traditions. 

Il “Percorso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini” ha l'obiettivo di avvicinare i bambini alla lingua e cultura italiana attraverso la narrazione, lettura e scrittura. Presenteremo storie, attività, giochi, canzoni ed esercizi che mirano a sviluppare le competenze e abilità linguistiche del bambino. Per i più grandi gli argomenti riguarderanno anche Storia, Geografia e Scienze con spunti di riflessione su aspetti relativi a tradizioni della nostra cultura.

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Our school co-directors include CCI-NC President Dr. Valentina Cecchi, and community member Sara Pasquali. The Italian Weekend School for Children is taught by certified, professional Italian teachers.

Updated Information:

In-Person Courses:


Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 in-person classes will be held on Sundays from 3-5pm! See below for the details on both semesters.


Dates:     September 19 - December 19, 2021

                 (No classes Nov. 28)

Fall Tuition:     $280

Location:     Salice America

                       2123 Crown Centre Drive

                       Charlotte, NC 28227


Dates:      January 9 - May 22, 2022

                  (No classes April 10 and 17)

Spring Tuition:     $320

Location:     Salice America

                       2123 Crown Centre Drive

                       Charlotte, NC 28227

Discounted rate of $570 if both Fall and Spring registration are completed at the same time.

Class Groups:

  • Gli Scoiattoli (3 and 4 years old)

  • I Ricci (K-2nd grade)

  • I Panda (3rd-5th grade)

  • I Leoni (6th-8th grade)

**The number of class groups and the ages of the children within them may change depending on the number of students and their level of Italian proficiency. It is likely that within the individual groups there will be subgroups (advanced and beginner).**


Follow the links below to learn more about our program.

The Scuola Team

Our Classes

Programs and Special Projects

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Location: Salice America, Inc., 2123 Crown Centre Drive, Charlotte, NC 28227

(Special Thank You to Corporate Rosso Sponsor Salice America for providing the space, free of charge.)

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

  • Parents will have to complete a student health screener prior to every class for every child in attendance

  • No parents will be allowed inside the building--drop-off and pickup must occur outside

  • Face masks will be required for the entire class

  • Temperatures will be checked prior to entrance. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home

  • Children will be kept spaced from each other while in the classroom

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and in the classrooms and will be required to be used prior to entry

  • In the event in-person classes must stop due to COVID-19, online classes will begin in their place

  • Classes will move outdoors whenever possible

Questions? Please email

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