The Italian Language and Culture program offers elementary and junior high students enrolled in the program the opportunity to study Italian in addition to their regular program of study.
Students will develop Italian language and communication skills and participate in various cultural activities.
Students in kindergarten will study Italian for approximately 45 minutes per week while students in Grade 1 to 6 will have approximately 150 minutes per week.
Italian Language Classes
St. Maria Goretti School has a special focus on the Italian language. Students take Italian language classes from Kindergarten to grade 6.
In Division 2 students will have a choice between French or Italian language class. We are very fortunate to have exceptional teachers coordinating our Italian and French programs. We have teachers and staff that speak Italian and French and are able to help students in both languages.
We are not an Italian immersion school, meaning we do not provide instruction to students in all subjects in Italian language. New students can register at any grade. If the new student speaks ”some Italian” that is great, if not, we will teach you.
The Carnevale is a special celebration event at our school. This school-wide annual activity has become a cherished tradition that students, parents and our community anticipates with excitement each year.
Every year we have special activities that focus strongly on our cultural diversity and highlight the Italian and French Cultures. This is a great complement to our Italian Language and Culture programs and supports our French as a Second Language program.
We encourage parents, staff and students to come and participate. Our well-organized parent volunteers help us with this annual event. Students like to see their parents in the school and share the excitement.
Mask projects and the mask parade are fun for students and staff alike. We all dress up and participate. Please read more about the Carnevale in the newsletters.