Dual Language Immersion


Dual Language Immersion Program

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, he hears in his head. If you talk to a man in his own language, he hears in his heart."  Nelson Mandela

Russell Elementary School is proud to implement a strand program of Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion.  Starting August 2019, we have two Kindergarten, two first grade, two second grade, and two third grades. This unique model will provide instruction and support for students in learning both languages. Students will split their day between instruction in Spanish and English. Our plan is to grow this program each year through Grade 5. Our hope is to instill cultural competence and enhance communication among our students and community. Our vision and mission is to develop and honor the greatness in everyone and help every child to become a versatile, well-rounded, successful member of society. Our Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion program will help students to become bi-lingual and bi-literate in an ever changing world.

You can read the following article by clicking on the attachment below:
"What Parents Want to Know About Foreign Language Immersion Programs" by Tara Fortune and Diane Tedick