NEW YORK CITY LaGuardia High School students share the enthusiasm and love for the study of Italian language.
AP Italian students express their enthusiasm for AP Italian language & culture studies. In June 2019, the Italian Language Foundation (ILF) intervened during a temporary crisis at the highly regarded Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School’s LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Department in New York City. The Department sought to remove Italian language from the roster of language classes for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. Historically, student enrollment in Italian at LaGuardia High School has been among the highest in the United States. With the strong support of the ILF and parents of students studying Italian at LaGuardia High School, the AP Italian program and Italian classes at Levels I, II, and III were reinstated, after being summarily removed from the roster of language classes at the school. The Italian Language Foundation is proactive in situations where the Italian language or culture is undermined or disregarded.