La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi

La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi is an Italian international school in Manhattan, New York City, serving Pre-Kindergarten through high school/liceo. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs established the school in 1977.[1] The Italian government accredits the school,[2] and the New York State Association of Independent Schools accredited the school in 2006.[1] It is the sole bilingual English-Italian day school in North America.;[3][4] The Italian government finances some of the school's expenses.[2] As of 2015 the school has about 300 students.[5]

The school has its main campus in Carnegie Hill,[5] occupying a former residence at 12 East 96th Street. Robert L. Livingston built the house, while architect Ogden Codman, Jr. designed it.[6] The school also occupies a facility on E. 67th St.[5]

The school holds an annual benefit dinner.[7]

In 2015 the Marconi school purchased a 14 story, 102,000-square-foot (9,500 m2) building, a former medical research facility of Mount Sinai Medical Systems in West Midtown, for $55 million. The school will renovate it and make it the new school building. It is scheduled to open in 2016. The building on 12 East 96th Street is, as of 2015, on sale for $30 million.[5]

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Coordinates: 40°47′15″N 73°57′18″W / 40.78750°N 73.95500°W / 40.78750; -73.95500


  1. 1 2 "History and Accreditation" (Archive). La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi. Retrieved on May 2, 2015. "12 East 96th Street, New York, NY 10128"
  2. 1 2 "POETS' GROUP PRESERVES LINK TO SICILY." The New York Times. November 30, 1984. Retrieved on June 24, 2015.
  3. "About la scuola." La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi. Retrieved on May 2, 2015.
  4. "Piccoli italiani crescono con la Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi". La Voce di New York. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Clarke, Catherine. "Italian private school drops $55M on new NYC cultural and education center " (Archive). New York Daily News. Friday September 11, 2015. Retrieved on February 25, 2016.
  6. Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes/7 East 96th Street; A French-Style 1913 Town House, in Limestone." The New York Times. September 17, 2000. Retrieved on June 24, 2015.
  7. Cunningham, Bill. "EVENING HOURS; Breaking Winter's Spell." The New York Times. March 16, 2003. Retrieved on June 24, 2015.

Further reading

An interview with the school chairperson Steve Acunto:

External links

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