• (708) 867-5822 x127


The Italian Department's goal is for our students to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Italian language and to grow a greater understanding of the Italian culture. 

We feel very fortunate to be here at Union Ridge and to be apart of this wonderful Italian Program. Our foreign language program has many benefits and our goal is for our students to demonstrate growth in all areas. Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of second language learning; students not only grow  in their linguistic abilities but also  grow cognitively and creatively.

1st grade learning seasons and colors in Italian. 


Student of the week, Mia Grzeskiewicz, with Grigio our Italian Husky! 



Italian Department 

  • Signorina Marchiafava
  • [email protected]
  • 708-867-5822
  • (Tuesday-Friday)
  • Signora Orrico
  • [email protected]
  • 708-867-5822
  • (Mondays & Tuesdays)