Italian Classes for Children & Youth

The Italian School offers separate levels of classes for children and youth based on age, maturity level and knowledge of Italian. Our objective is to inspire a strong passion for our language, culture and traditions.

Classes are held at Il Centro on Saturday morning or afternoon and on weekdays at our Outreach locations throughout the Lower Mainland.

A detailed overview of our Italian Classes for Children and Youth 2017-2018 School Year is available.

Every Tuesday morning  little ones can enjoy the Italian for Toddlers class, a specialized program for children aged 18 to 36 months. We also offer a 2.5 to 5 years old program, which is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.

In addition to the Italian classes, our weekly activities entertain our students, who, while having tons of fun, experience a full language immersion.

One of the most important events we are proud to organize every year  is the School Christmas Concert. This year the Children Concert took place on December 10th and it was highly appreciated by parents and the attending audience.

In March 2014 we hosted our second annual Spring Break Camp. In collaboration with The Vancouver Opera we offered a pilot project where children aged 6-9 worked alongside two teaching artists, to create and perform an original, one act opera. The five-day Italian full-immersion program, whose pinnacles were pasta and pizza cooking by the children, was a real success, fully enjoyed by our students and highly appreciated by their parents.   

Believing in the old saying: “Mens sana in corpore sano”, which literally translates to “Healthy spirit in healthy body”, we celebrate this harmonious communion with a special spring event: Sports Day. This year Sports Day will be on May 26 at Il Centro. During the event, all of our students, symbolically dressed in the colors of the Italian flag, are going to take part in memorable races and games, such as corsa dei fagioli, corsa di calcio, corsa delle spugne, corsa alla moda, etc. Everyone will enjoy an unforgettable day full of fun.

In the summer it has become a tradition for us to offer Vacanze in Italiano an Italian full immersion program for children. Cooking, theater,  art and craft classes are just some of the highlights awaiting the little ones to enjoy.

To stay updated with our events, please check our School Calendar.

To register, scroll down the page an pick your class!

Upcoming Children & Youth Classes

Vacanze in Italiano for 6-11 years old, July 16-20

  • July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Description

July 16 - 20, 2018

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Age group: 6 - 11 years

Description:

“Vacanze in Italiano” is back this summer at Il Centro, for three exciting weeks in July!

 The program includes cooking, art, craft, music, sport, outdoor activities, games, and, of course, tons of fun.

The main focus of our students is the continuous development of the Italian language and culture, through our full immersion program.

Children are given the opportunity to advance their vocabulary through various games, songs, and fun outdoor activities. The treats prepared by the children belong to the traditional Italian cuisine: biscotti, pasta, bread, crostatine and pizza, which they enjoy for lunch on Friday.

 

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is available on line.

***Refund Policy: Membership Fees are non-refundable.
No refunds after the first class. An administration fee of $10.00 will apply to all credits, $25.00 to all refunds.
No refunds prior 2 working days before the starting of the course.

 

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price for 1 weekshow details + $280.00 (CAD)   Expired
ICC member price for 1 weekshow details + $250.00 (CAD)   Expired

Italian School on Saturday morning for 12-16 years old at Il Centro

  • September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Description

September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm.

Workbook is included.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price First Childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price First Childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  

Italian School on Saturday morning for 6-11 years old at Il Centro

  • September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
Learn More & Register

Description

September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  

Italian School on Saturday morning for 3-5 years old at Il Centro

  • September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
Learn More & Register

Description

September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2018

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm.

This program provides a fun and nurturing environment, along with academic preparation. Our program is a blend of play, free exploring  and teacher-led activities for learning  Italian language in the most funny and natural way.

Please be advised that for better managing the kids and providing a customized program, this class is actually split in two. One for kids 3 to 4 years old, another for kids 4 to 5 years old.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  

Italian School on Saturday afternoon for 6-11 years old at Il Centro

  • September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn More & Register

Description

September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019

Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
ICC Member price one childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  
Regular price one childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  

Italian School on Saturday afternoon for 12-16 years old at Il Centro

  • September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn More & Register

Description

September 15, 2018 - June 15, 2019

Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Workbook is included.

 

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
ICC Member price one childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  
Regular price one childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  

Italian School for 3-5 & 6-11 years old at St. Helen’s (Burnaby)

  • September 17, 2018 - May 27, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn More & Register

Description

September 17, 2018 - May 27, 2019

Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Annual membership can be purchased for $25.00

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  

Italian School for 3-5 & 6-11 years old at Holy Cross (Burnaby)

  • September 19, 2018 - May 15, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn More & Register

Description

September 19, 2018 - May 15, 2019

Monday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Annual membership can be purchased for $25.00.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one childshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one childshow details + $350.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)