Collina Italiana

1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603 | New York, NY

About Collina Italiana

Collina Italiana is an Italian Language and Cultural Center on the Upper East Side.

For almost fifteen years, CI has been offering fun and engaging programs where children of all ages can learn the language in a playful and nurturing environment.

Programs include: Afterschool classes, morning drop-off sessions, workshops and Summer camp.


Girotondo AGES 3-12

This year-round kids' program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children ages 2-3 (Girotondo Giallo) / 4-5 (Girotondo Rosso) / 6-8 (Girotondo Blu) / 9-12 (Girotondo Viola).
In Girontondo ("Circle") an experienced instructor provides opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play and activities: games, songs, dances, and storytelling. Reading and writing for 5 year old kids and older.
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 and level of knowledge.

Giardino dei bambini

Giardino dei bambini AGES 2-4

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: 9-11am OR 9-12pm.
Experienced instructors work with kids to learn Italian through play, while learning important socialization skills.
The program offers language learning through games, songs, dance, cartoons and hands-on creativity (art projects).
Note: Space is limited. 24-hour advance reservation is required.

Private and semiprivate classes

Private and semiprivate classes All Ages

Collina Italiana offers Italian private and semiprivate classes both on- and off-site for children all ages. Programs are customized according to the age, needs, and goals of the student. The schedule is very flexible, according to the teachers availability. Inquire about rates and packages.

Italian workshops: 2019/2020

Italian workshops: 2019/2020 Ages 3-7

Art&craft, music, songs, dance, games, and a lot of FUN the Italian way!
Children gather together for an Italian full immersion experience!
Workshops are fun, educational and the best way to socialize with other kids in Italian.
The theme is different every Saturday, new activities are experienced during each event.
Schedule: Saturdays, 3:30 – 5:00pm
NOTE: Registration will close 1 week prior to the event

Italian Summer in the City '19

Italian Summer in the City '19 Kids 3-5 & 6-8 yo

Collina Italiana (CI) is pleased to announce its Italian Summer in the City on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
It is a weekly basis mini-camp, very flexible (minimum 2 days per session).
The program is designed for 3-8 year old kids (and parents) who want to absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy.
Have fun Italian style: learn and practice Italian, meet new friends, and enjoy a unique summer in the city.
Discover Italy through activities, games and projects, focusing on Italian Culture and Traditions!

The program includes:

Giochiamo in Italiano: learn Italian through play – music, theater, and games.
Arte Insieme: be creative – make art and speak Italian. Cinema Italiano: study Italian through animated movies and cartoons.
Le Uscite: outings to museums to discover Italian art.
Il Tavolo in Italiano: snack and lunch time in Italiano.

Flexible and fun! Inquire about our 2 or 3 days/week options: 3 or 6 hours/day!

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