How It Works
We emphasize building a community of learners. Students work in partners called Bilingual Pairs, are prompted to practice speaking, interacting, and collaborating before engaging individually, and are always seeking connections between how their languages interact in their brains.
Starting in 4-year-old kindergarten, students engage with their teachers and classmates in an environment where Spanish is the modeled instructional language and the mode of communication between the teacher and students and between the students. Students attend Monday to Thursday full days with their bilingual teacher and a full-time bilingual teaching assistant. All foundational lessons are conducted in Spanish to build early learning skills in Spanish literacy and numeracy, social-emotional wellbeing, and community culture.
Families will notice a significant commitment to learning Science in Spanish from 4K-10th grade. Our program intends to prepare bilingual students in the STEM areas so that they can enter into local, national, and international Health Care, Science, Technology, and Engineering Careers with the academic and cultural uses of the language they will need in Spanish to compete with local and international candidates for similar positions.