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 Scuola d’Infanzia for ages 2 to 5, 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 Kids Concert took place on December 8th 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: the Sports Day. This year the Sports Day will be on May 27 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 four memorable races: corsa dei fagioli, corsa di calcio, corsa delle spugne, corsa alla moda. Everyone will enjoy an unforgettable day full of fun.

In the summer it has become a tradition for us to offer Vacanze in Italiano a two-week 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 ages 3-5 & 6-11, July 10-14

  • July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Description

July 10-14, 2017

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

Age groups: 3-5  & 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 aged 3-5 are introduced to basic Italian through song, dance, and stories.  Cooking is one of our many themes, where the children create their own recipe book, aprons, and chef hats. 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.

Older students aged 6-11, are given the opportunity to advance their vocabulary through various games, songs, and fun outdoor activities. Teenagers are usually more exposed to the culture, being involved in researched topics relating to Italy, its music, art and traditions.

Note: Before and after care is also available.

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

 

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Regular price one weekshow details + $270.00 (CAD)  

Vacanze in Italiano for ages 3-5 & 6-11, July 17-21

  • July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Description

July 17-21, 2017

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

Age groups: 3-5  & 6 - 11 years

Description:

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

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

Our goal is to fully immerse our students into the Italian language and culture, in order to help them develop their communication skills.

Children aged 3-5 are introduced to basic Italian through song, dance, and stories.  Cooking is one of our many themes, where the children create their own recipe book, aprons, and chef hats. 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.

Older students aged 6-11, are given the opportunity to advance their vocabulary through various games, songs, and fun outdoor activities.

Note: We do offer before and after care at an extra cost.

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

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two days of attendance. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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ICC member price for 1 weekshow details + $230.00 (CAD)  

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

  • September 25, 2017 - May 21, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description

Sept.25, 2017 - May 21, 2018

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

Workbook is included.

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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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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 Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  

Italian School for ages 6-11 at Our Lady of Sorrows

  • September 26, 2017 - May 22, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description

September 26, 2017 - May 22, 2018

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

Workbook is included.

Annual membership can be purchased for $ 25.00

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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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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 for ages 3-5 & 6-11 at Holy Cross (Burnaby)

  • September 27, 2017 - May 23, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description

September 27, 2017 - May 23, 2018

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

Workbook is included.

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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

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 ages 6-11 at St.Francis of Assisi (Vancouver)

  • September 27, 2017 - May 23, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description

September 27, 2017 - May 23, 2018

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

Workbook is included.

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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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

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 Additional Childshow details + $240.00 (CAD)  

Italian Saturday Morning School for ages 6-11 at Il Centro

  • September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Workbook is included.

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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

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 Saturday Morning School for ages 3-5 at Il Centro

  • September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 12:00 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.

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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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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 Saturday Morning School for ages 12-16 at Il Centro

  • September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 12:00 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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

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 Saturday Afternoon School for ages 6-11 at Il Centro

  • September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Description

September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018

Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

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

Italian Saturday Afternoon School for ages 12-16 at Il Centro

  • September 30, 2017 - May 12, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Description

September 30 - May 12, 2017

Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 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 only.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all refunds or credits. 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.

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Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

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 for Toddlers Course

  • October 3, 2017 - December 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Description

 October 3 - December 5, 2017

Tuesday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

 

Held  in the Kids’ Corner in the Library, this class has been created upon request as a replica of our successful Saturday morning “Filastrocche della Nonna” drop-in class. The little ones accompanied by their parents or grandparents get together for one hour to revive Italian traditional children songs and stories, while having lots of fun.

Note: Parental/guardian presence is required for the whole class.

 

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