The School was founded in 1973 on the initiative of Ambassador Pietro Vinci in response to the needs of the Italian community in Moscow, allocating some rooms in the Italian Embassy in Moscow to teaching. All teachers at the school are either native Italian speakers or have high level certificates in Italian, so all classes are taught in Italian.
From January 23 to 30, STOUH students will attend classes in a variety of subjects: Italian language and literature, Latin, geography, history, art history, music, natural sciences and mathematics. Over the course of the week, the students will have the opportunity to practice the language with students and teachers, to deepen their acquaintance with the Italian language and culture, as well as to learn Italian from highly qualified specialists in the language.
Collaboration with the teachers from the Italian school began in the summer of 2022, when Maria Yurievna Desiatova [ru], professor at the Department of Romance and Germanic Philology organized a study session in Moscow on the Italian language and Italian culture in collaboration with STOUH’s International Projects Department. Two teachers from Italo Calvino School took part in the internship and taught several classes on Italian original music and several classes on the history of Italian art.