Elementary & Middle School

In addition to learning the Italian language, elementary and middle school students also learn about geography, history, art and literature and general “usi e costumi”, based on their preference.

Italian School NJ offers the following classes for elementary & middle school (for all levels):

  • SCOIATTOLI: 6-8 years old (Kindergarten – 1st grade)
  • FARFALLE: 8-10 years old (2nd – 4th grade)
  • FRINGUELLI: 10-13 years old (5th – 7th grade)

Please note that placement in a different level and age group can be made based upon individual skill levels.

For elementary and middle school students that are approaching Italian as beginners, introducing basic communication skills will be our main focus. Introductory grammar, and eventually writing and reading in Italian, will follow as the students progress through our “theme-based” curriculum.

classes start again in feb. For elementary and middle school students that already know Italian, we have developed a curriculum very similar to the one that a student of the same age has in any native Italian school for reading, writing and grammar.

Our students will learn about geography, history, art and literature and general “usi e costumi”, based on their preference. We have created an interactive way of presenting these topics through slide shows and student essays. We have also prepared forms to help them in preparing their essays on the various skill-level appropriate topics. The students will learn new things about Italy every lesson!

Classroom learning will be reinforced through parent participation and FUN homework assignments.

Classes for elementary and middle school level meet once a week for 14 weeks in the Fall, starting the first week of October, and 14 weeks in the Spring, starting right after the Fall semester, generally in mid-February or beginning of March.

Private and Semi-Private lessons can be arranged on an individual basis at the convenience of the student.

Online registration forms are available on the schedule & registration page.


Weekday classes are held at our new location:
49 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 200 
East Hanover, NJ (intersection of Route 10) conveniently located near Interstate 287

Saturday classes are held at:
Chatham Day School
700 Shunpike Road Chatham Township, NJ

Group Class for Elementary and Middle School Students:

  • Scoiattoli, Farfalle, Fringuelli – Beginners & Intermediate – Saturday 10:15 – 12:45 PM
  • Scoiattoli, Farfalle, Fringuelli – Bilingual – Saturday 12:15 – 2:45 PM

Please note that Saturday programs are 2.5 hour long and will incorporate 30 minutes in the gym, where the kids will be taught soccer and other sports by Vincenzo Bernardo from Morris Elite Soccer Club. All in Italian!


If none of the scheduled classes are convenient, you many request an alternate time by using the Request a class / tutoring form to specifiy your preferences. Classes can start any time once we receive 4 applications for the same time and day.

It may be possible to join on-going classes based on space availability and teacher’s approval.

Students’ placement in classes other then beginners may be based on the completion of an entrance test.

Italian School NJ offers the following discount opportunities.

Full Year Registration Program
** Sign up for the fall & spring semester together to receive a 10% discount on both semesters.

Sibling & Family Member Discount Program
** Italian School NJ offers a 10% discount for a second family member registered and a 15% discount for 3 or more family members registered

Referral Program
Spread the word about Italian School NJ and you will be rewarded.
Refer a friend or family member: if they sign up for classes or lessons, you will receive a 10% discount on the cost of your next semester or receive your next private lesson FREE!!

Gift Certificate Program
Give the gift of Italian to those that you love and you will save. Purchase your gift certificate today.
Purchase a gift certificate for classes or private lessons and receive a 10% discount on the cost of the semester or lessons or receive one private lesson FREE!!
For gift certificate information, please e-mail: info@ItalianSchoolNJ.com

Please note that only one discount can be applied.