Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is a San Francisco non-profit that promotes Italian language and culture in the Bay Area via special events, workshops and Italian language courses.
From the very first class, we provide students with the optimal environment to learn Italian, using an immersion method that is both effective and fun.
Instructors are all native Italian speakers and hold degrees from Italian universities, fully immersing students in Italian language and culture.
IIS is the only Italian school in San Francisco affiliated with the Italian Cultural Institute, the arm of the Italian government dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture abroad.
Life is more beautiful without subtitles
The Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is an outpost of Italian language and culture in downtown San Francisco. As the only school affiliated with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, our mission is to provide the highest quality language instruction in the Bay Area. We offer over 30 Italian language classes and workshops each term. Find the best class for you and Register now.
The Istituto Italiano Scuola and the Italian Cultural Institute welcome you into our new home just steps away from Opera House. The school is now conveniently located at 601 Van Ness at Opera Plaza. We are ready to bring a bit of Italy to the new neighborhood and to create a beautiful and inviting place for you to continue your studies.