In 1995, Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.), as proposed by the Italian Consulate General in Boston, was formed as a non-profit educational and professional organization, for the promotion of Italian language and culture in the public and private schools of New England.
Our Mission is to assist communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. CASIT offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Italian language and cultural programs with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum.
Check Out Our All New Library Index!
We recently went through and catalogued all of the incredible textbooks, workbooks, CD's, novels and more found in our on-site physical library. You can now peruse our entire collection (11 bookcases) broken down across 11 pages on in the Resources section of this site.
Italian Book Club
Next meeting, Thursday, June 9th, 7pm. CASIT, Wakefield
The CASIT Italian Book club is dedicated to the fiction and non- fiction works of Italian-American writers who focus on Italian- America issues, themes, and History, as well as to authentic Italian works available in CASIT’s library.
This month's reading will be your own choice of the following:
1. The Story of the Lost Child
By Elena Ferrante (In English)
2. Esco a fare due passi
By Fabio Volo (In Italian)
IMPARIAMO L’ITALIANO! The Education Committee, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of Boston, CENTRO ATTIVITA SCOLASTICHE ITALIANE (C.A.S.IT), is pleased to invite those who wish to learn the beautiful Italian language to enroll in a new adult education program. You may choose to take Level 1 for beginners or Level 2 for more experienced speakers of Italian. Both classes run for 10 sessions. Italian instructors will prepare you for travel to Italy and/or simply enjoying speaking and writing in the beautiful Italian language.
Italian Level 1 starts on Wednesday April 6 and is conducted in the evening from 6:30 -8:00 PM. Level 2 will start on Tuesday evening April 19, 6:30 -8:00 PM. Day classes and private lessons can also be arranged.
Classes are taught by professional educators of Italian heritage and will be held at:
37 Water St., Wakefield MA, Unit 4.
Italian laboratories for children of age 4 to 10 at CASIT. Children will “discover” the beauty of the Italian language with a non-traditional teaching approach. Theme-based laboratories, such as music, theater, art, dance, and poetry blended in “active learning”, will foster a yearning for deeper “discovery” of the Italian language.
Start date: Saturday March 12th 2016 through Saturday May 7th 2016 Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA
Event Coordinator: Gisella Di Paola, firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at
Phone # 617-833-9661 or 617- 939- 4216
Innovative Italian Summer Camp / Workshop
Date: July 5th - July 8th, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Early drop-off and early/late pick-up options available)
Location: Eliot K-8 Innovation School 16 Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
C.A.S.IT. Inc. (Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane), in cooperation with the Eliot Innovation School and the Office of the Education Director of the Italian Consulate is proud to sponsor its third Full Immersion Italian Summer Camp for students ages 4-10.
The camp is a great opportunity for students to be exposed early to a foreign language and get them excited about language learning. Learning a foreign language provides many benefits: from experiencing new cultures to gaining the skills needed to succeed in today’s world. The camp will be full of fun activities that will prove to be a blast for all children!
The Development of Language Skills
& Teaching Materials
Click here or on the thumbnail to see our gallery from this event.
2016 Carnevale Video Slideshow
2015 C.A.S.IT. Casino Night
With attendance topping last year’s event, guests were a buzz throughout the evening. Colleagues and friends reunited while CASIT also welcomed many new friends. Light-hearted Black Jack to Roulette “gaming” served as the backdrop and all that is “Italian” was carefully woven into every detail of the evening. The food, the ambiance, the music, and the spoken language...all CASIT, all Italian…all to benefit children.
Special thanks to the generosity of JLC-Tech LLC, Capone Iron Corporation, Ray Tomasi, Wilmington Sons of Italy Lodge, Hanover Wine & Spirits, Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, Roome & Guarracino LLC, Patriot Iron Corp, Eagle Bank, Wolf Meadow Farms, Lily Pasta, Giangregorio Bros. Green Cross Pharmacy, Rossi & Associates, Suzanne Ianella, Boston Metrology, Inc., Arco Welding Supply Co., Inc., Cappuccio Construction Co., Inc., Rucci Bardaro Falzone PC, Pasciuto Properties, Aizoon USA Inc.., Our Lady’s Academy, Mclane Middleton, St. John School, St. Mary’s School, Spinelli’s Function Facility, P&H Business Support Solutions, LLC., and so many others.
Gratitude to C.A.S.IT from Winchester High School
This video is a token of Winchester's immense gratitude to C.A.S.IT (Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane) and the help that they provide for the Winchester Public School system. Specifically for the Italian program.
2015 MaFLA Conference
The Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, through the Consulate General of Italy of Boston, provides partial incentive funds for Italian Instruction in New England elementary, middle and high schools. CASIT, an “ente gestore” (managing entity) for the Italian Ministry, receives and administers the grants and funds. If your school/district is interested in starting or continuing an Italian program, please contact our office or download the Enrollment Form and follow the instructions for grant requests. Learn mores