Kids Classes







Girotondo Giallo

AGES 2-3

Girotondo Rosso

AGES 4-5

Girotondo Blu

AGES 6-8

Girotondo Viola



This year-round kids’ program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children from 2-3 / 4-5 / 6-8 / 9+. In Girotondo (“Circle”) an experienced instructor provides opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play and activities: games, songs, dances, story telling, and film (Disney movies in Italian). Participation in multiple arts and crafts projects also reinforces the children’s Italian language skills.

Children are placed in groups (max. 7 children) according to age.

15-1-hour classes, $640 (Schedule)



AGES 2-4
13582367_10210146055518625_713025652_o (1)Giardino dei Bambini is a morning drop-off playgroup at CI for kids ages 2-4. Children may join in on the fun every Monday and Friday, from 9-11 am or 9-12 pm on an as needed basis. Experienced instructors provide multiple opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play, while learning important socialization skills. The program offers language learning through games, activities, songs, dance, theater, and hands-on creativity (art projects.)
Lastly, La Merenda (snack time) allows children the opportunity to converse on food routines in Italiano.

Note: Space is limited. 24-hour advance reservation is required.

2 hours, $75 / 3 hours, $90 (Schedule)



AGES 3-7

20464771_10213986331723130_1377054356_oChildren love crafts;  in an artistic/linguistic environment, children tend to be more focused, learn quicker and gain excellent developmental benefits, including increased self-confidence, enhanced creativity and awareness of their abilities. Children thrive greatly in a relaxed environment allows them to explore their creativity while learning Italian!

Saturday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

90-min, $45 (Enroll HERE)


Workshop: Pasqua (Easter)                                                  March 24th, 2018

Workshop: Cantiamo! (Let’s sing!)                                     April 7th, 2018

Workshop: Dipingiamo insieme (Painting)                     April 28th, 2018

Workshop: Cantiamo! (Let’s sing!)                                     May 12th, 2018

Workshop: Dipingiamo insieme (Painting)                    May 26th, 2018

Workshop: Estate (Summer)                                                June  9th, 2018


(Enroll HERE)




IMBUTOPrivate and semi-private classes in Italian. Please inquire.
Collina Italiana offers Italian tutoring in- and off-site: beginner, intermediate and advance level. Children learn, practice, and improve Italian language through age-appropriate activities in a positive, and playful environment.

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Collina Italiana is continuing its work with American children and teens, enrolled at Italian school or in Italian programs, who desire homework help in Italiano in all subjects. CI’s goal is to successfully reinforce a student’s bi-lingual education.



All requests for full refunds (minus a non-refundable deposit of $40) must be submitted to Collina Italiana by mail, email or fax and received by CI prior to the first day of class. Pro-rated refunds are allowed after the first class but no refund is given after the second class or for missed classes. There is a $20 fee for mid-semester class changes. Refunds are issued by check or credit card. The fee for Private/Semi-private lessons/Workshops/Events is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.

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