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Pronunciation: /ˈskwɔla/

Translation of scuola in English:

nome femminile


fare scuola

(insegnare) to teach (school)
(avere seguaci) to gain a following


scuola alberghiera

  • hotel-management school

scuola di amministrazione aziendale

scuola di applicazione

  • school of applied military sciences

scuola d'arte

  • school of performing arts

scuola di ballo

  • dancing school

scuola per corrispondenza

scuola di danza

scuola domenicale

scuola elementare

  • primary o elementary school, grade school (American English)

scuola di giornalismo

  • school of journalism

scuola guida

scuola dell'infanzia

scuola per infermieri

scuola interpreti

  • school of interpreting

scuola laica

  • nondenominational (private) school

scuola di lingue

  • school of languages, language school

scuola magistrale

  • = formerly, high school specializing in education

scuola materna

scuola media inferiore

  • = three years post elementary course, middle school (British English) junior high school (American English)

scuola media superiore

  • = course of studies following middle school/junior high school and preceding university

scuola dell'obbligo

scuola parificata

  • = officially recognized school

scuola di pilotaggio

scuola primaria

scuola privata

scuola professionale

scuola pubblica

scuola secondaria

scuola per segretarie d'azienda

  • secretarial college

scuola serale

scuola speciale

scuola sperimentale

  • experimental school

scuola statale

, scuola di stato

scuola superiore

scuola di volo

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Cultural Note: Scuola

The Italian school system comprises, after the optional scuola dell'infanzia or scuola materna (infant school), three broad bands: the scuola primaria or scuola elementare (primary school), which is split into 5 classes, from class 1 to class 5; the scuola media or scuola secondaria di primo grado (middle school or lower secondary school), which lasts three years, from class 1 to class 3; and the scuola superiore (secondary school), which lasts five years, from class 1 to class 5. The first two bands are the same for everybody, while the third can be at various types of liceo (high school), of which the technical ones are called istituti tecnici, or istituti professionali (professional institutes) which train students for work and are run by the regions. The Italian school system is moving towards extending compulsory education to 18 years old (see also Liceo).

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