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Dual Language Immersion Program

St. Philomene School is pleased to offer Dual Language Immersion for the 2023-2024 school year for Transitional Kindergarten through Fifth grade in both English and Spanish.

An additional grade will be added yearly, ie, 2024-2025 Sixth grade will be Dual Language Immersion and so on.

In Dual Language Immersion, students spend half of the day learning their core curriculum in English and half of the day learning their core curriculum in Spanish. By being taught not just language fundamentals but academic subjects, students gain both languages.

In addition, by learning two languages (English and Spanish) at an early age, studies show that our students are more likely to master both languages. The benefits of Dual Language Immersion are for both native English and Spanish speakers alike. Dual Language Immersion prepares students for the 21st century world.

Not only is St. Philomene School the only Catholic Elementary School in the Diocese of Sacramento to offer Spanish Dual Language Immersion, we are also one of the few Catholic Schools offering this highly regarded program across the country.

Would you like your child to:

  • Be a bilingual speaker?
  • Learn our curriculum while developing bilingual skills?
  • Read and write in both English and Spanish?
  • Develop greater understanding of both cultures?

Benefits of Dual Language Immersion

  • Language proficiency in both English and Spanish
  • Improved communication ability
  • Enhanced listening skills
  • Exceed performance standards of solo language learners
  • Increased problem solving skills
  • Greater cultural appreciation
  • More prepared for global culture and market

Dual Language Immersion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do Dual Language Immersion students meet academic standards?

Immersion students attain the same level of competence not only in language skill but in standard subjects as well. Furthermore, Immersion students develop the critical thinking needed to exceed standards much earlier than their peers.

Dual Language Immersion Research