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Countryside Spanish Immersion Program

Coming to Edina Kindergarten in Fall 2022!
Countryside Spanish Immersion Program

Enrollment open for incoming kindergarteners
Two sections of Kindergarten at Edina Community Center Fall 2022
Program moves to Countryside Elementary in 2023

  • Classrooms combine English speakers and native Spanish speakers learning both languages together
  • Language arts, math, science and social students will be taught in Spanish.
  • Program offers same Edina Excellence, including: art, phy ed, music and media (language dependent on staffing)
  • Interventions, IEP support based on need and assessment
  • Transportation available
  • Grab and Go Breakfast; Lunch in Normandale Cafeteria
  • Recess in Early Learning courtyard and/or Normandale playground

Studies show students in two-way language programs demonstrate faster acquisition of languages, support one another in their learning, and higher academic achievement by Gr. 5. Concepts in two languages are learned more deeply and are better retained.

INFORMATION NIGHT!



Monday, Dec. 20
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • In-person at the Countryside Gym
  • Virtually on Google Meet.
    Link Below.

The new Countryside Spanish Immersion Program is an Edina Choice Program that begins in kindergarten. Families should indicate preference to enroll their kindergartener by selecting Countryside Spanish Immersion Program in the online Preference Form. Families should indicate their primary home language as we are working to build a program with both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers. Enrollment in choice programs is determined by lottery. Confirmation letters will be mailed by Jan. 12.


Visit edinaschools.org/Kindergarten for Preference and Enrollment forms.

Spanish Immersion
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