We're a school for the whole family

Italiano per bambini? Sì, sì!

We think learning Italian should be fun for everyone. Our children’s classes are a wonderful place to start your child’s Italian education and feed their curiosity.

Why Kids Love Learning Here

Learning another language is not only fun but did you know it’s also good for your brain and can give you learning skills that will help throughout your life? Research shows learning a second language at an early age can boost problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask. Children proficient in other languages also show signs of enhanced creativity and mental flexibility. 

At Collina Italiana, we are making learning fun through stories, games, activities and conversation. We create a lot of art as well as reading stories, singing and dancing. We focus on hands-on activities to keep kids engaged and excited about learning. They especially love learning the stories of our traditions and heritage. By the end of class, they can even tell you how a Margherita pizza came to be! 

Which is best for your child?

Private & Semi-Private

For the students who have a busy schedule and are looking  for a customized curriculum.

Group Classes

Learning together is always fun! That’s why we offer a variety of group class levels for children of all ages.


We offer a wide variety of workshops like yoga, music, arts and crafts and more—all taught in Italian! It’s the perfect way for kids to learn while having a great time.

Summer Camp

Open up a world of learning, friends and fun—all in Italian. We know how hectic summers can be so we offer flexible options for all families.

Feel free to contact us anytime here. Below you’ll find our most frequently asked questions.


Accordion Content

Your teacher will email you the material they covered in class, so you will always know what’s going on even if you were not there.

If you pay the course in full ($430/course), we are happy to offer you a private make-up class for $45/h, instead of $70/h.

You might be able attend a different group class to make up the lesson you missed.

Collina Italiana does not prorate any class for group courses.

Our classes are always very small. For language classes, max class size is 8 students, but most classes average around 4 – 6.

The best of the best, of course. All our instructors are experienced tutors and Italian mother tongue. They were born and raised in the ‘Bel Paese’ of Italy.

You can find descriptions of each level under Adult -> Classes.

Please take our online placement test! You can find it on our home page.

If you have further questions, we are happy to help you figure it out! Just give us a quick call at (212).427.7770 or send us an email info@collinaitaliana.com.

Also, if you start a class and realize on the first day, you’re in the wrong level, we will help you transfer to a different class, free of charge. However, there is a $20 fee for mid-semester class changes.

GROUP CLASSES: All requests for full refunds must be submitted to Collina Italiana by email and received by CI prior to the first day of class. Prorated refunds (minus a non-refundable deposit of $40) are allowed after the first class but no refund is given after the second class. There is a $20 fee for mid-semester class changes. Please take into consideration that CI does not prorate any fee for missed classes: you can schedule a 1-1hour private lesson for $45 as a make-up class.

PRIVATE CLASSES and EVENTS/WORKSHOPS: The fee is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.