Kids Classes


Girotondo Giallo: Ages 2-3 – Playgroup

Girotondo Rosso: Ages 4-5 – Playgroup and Preliteracy

Girotondo Blu: Ages 6-8 – Reading and Writing

Girotondo Viola: Ages 9+ – Reading and Writing

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 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

Adobe Spark (2)

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, and/or Thursday, 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. 48-hour advance reservation is required.

  • 2 hours, $80   OR   10-2-hour classes, $750
  • 3 hours, $95    OR   10-3-hour classes, $900



AGES 3-7


Saturday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  • 90-min, $45

(Enroll HERE)

NOTE: Registration will close 1 week prior to the event.



IMBUTOItalian Private and semi-private classes. Please inquire.
Collina Italiana offers Italian tutoring on- and off-site: beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

Children learn, practice, and improve Italian language through age-appropriate activities in a positive, and playful environment. Classes are customized according to the kids’ skills/needs.

Click here for options and fee.



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. Please take in consideration that CI does not prorate classes for group courses. One hour make-up private class is offered: $45/h (instead of $90/h). The fee for Private lessons is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.

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