Santa Lucia is coming!

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The holidays are upon us, and with them come some lovely Italian traditions including the feast of Santa Lucia. Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy) is the patron saint of Syracuse (Sicily). Like Santa Claus – or “Babbo Natale” as he is known in Italy – children …

Notes from the Atelier: Bringing the Past to Life

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As a parent with a newly enrolled child at La Scuola, I’ve wholeheartedly embraced the concept and ideals of student-led project-based learning, but admittedly have struggled to fully understand exactly how that translates into a real-world education. These recent Notes from the Atelier are an …

What is an IB Education? A Parent’s Recap

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The words International Baccalaureate held little meaning for me a year ago and I’ve been trying to get my head wrapped around them ever since. What exactly is an IB curriculum and what makes it unique? After attending last week’s educational series event at La …