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 2018-2019 School Year is available.

Two specialized programs for children aged 18 to 36 months: Italian for Toddlers class on Tuesday morning or Filastrocche on Saturday.

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 will take place on December 16th 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 June 15 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 Calendar.

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


*Please be aware that our Calendar of Events has the wrong starting date for this program.

Upcoming Children & Youth Classes

Italian classes for children for 2.5 to 5 year old

  • September 4, 2018 - July 27, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
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September 4, 2018 - June 27, 2019

Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.


Held three times a week, this class was designed to enhance Italian language acquisition at an early age within a more articulated curriculum which includes stories, singing, and playing. Italian full immersion will be our main focus.

***Please note that prices are per month.

By registering to this class, you authorize the ICCS to charge your credit card on the first day of the month for the amount of your tuition fee.

A two week notice is required in case of withdrawal. 

Please be advised that on line registration is required only at the time of enrollment. Further payments for the remaining months of the year will be automatically charged to your credit card.

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