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 ages 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 course, $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, Tuesday, Thursday, 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)




Children love crafts; painting is a great outlet for that. Combine painting and Italian together in one class, and that’s an unbeatable combination! 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.

Registration is now open. Please inquire about our monthly schedule and introductory rates.

1 hour, $45 (Schedule)




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 lessons is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.

What’s New?

  • NEW! Italian Movie Nights at Collina Italiana!

    ITALIAN MOVIE NIGHTS @ COLLINA ITALIANA   Italian movies while enjoying some wine and snacks. Italian cinema is mostly known for its Neo-Realism period (embodied in the masterpieces by Vittorio …Read More »
  • Fall Session 2017 for Adults

    Fall Session 2017 for Adults Grammar and Conversation: 10-2-hour classes, $480   Note: Language classes may be started in mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please …Read More »
  • INTENSIVE COURSES: Fall Session 2017

    Fall Session 2017: September 1st – December 24th NOTE: Language classes may be started in mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please inquire (212) 427-7770 or email for more information. …Read More »
  • ITALIAN SUMMER Mini Camp 2017

    Summer Camp #1: June 13 – July 13 Summer Camp #2: August 15 – August 31   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE (Please find below the options we will be offering …Read More »

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