Scuola Marco Polo, an Italian language school for children in the Main Line area of Philadelphia, is accepting enrollment for the next school year, which begins in October.
Since its founding in 2002, Scuola Marco Polo’s mission has been to teach the Italian language to children ages 3 to 11, following a philosophy that children learn best when they experience interactive fun and creativity. About 30 children were enrolled during the last school year.
Classroom activities include dance, singing, games and music, plus cooking methods and theater techniques such as classic comedy and drama.
The goal is to enrich students’ Italian vocabulary and their ability to express some daily activities in Italian as well as understand simple to complex Italian phrases in the context of specific situations, according to Agnese Abate, school coordinator and president.
Scuola Marco Polo offers Saturday classes, an after-school program, soccer camp and a summer camp. Outdoor classes are held at Skunk Hollow Park, 600 Darby-Paoli Road, Villanova.
The school has been headquartered at the the History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Ave. in Philadelphia, but has embarked on a $300,000 fundraising campaign to purchase a home of its own so it can expand curriculum and offer adult classes.
To learn more about enrollment and tuition, visit the school website at www.scuolamarcololo.org; or contact the school at 267-221-7605 or firstname.lastname@example.org