The Brandywine School District is proud to offer a Spanish Language Immersion Program in the 2019-2020 school year at three elementary schools: Claymont, Lancashire, and Maple Lane Elementary Schools. This program will provide some of our youngest learners with an exciting opportunity to learn and engage in two languages and cultures - English and Spanish - during the school day.
Each school year, a new cohort of kindergarten students begins its Spanish Immersion journey. Immersion classes follow the same curriculum in all content areas (reading, writing, math, science, and social studies) as all other classrooms and use many of the same materials. Two teachers instruct students in this program - one for half the day in English, and the other for half the day in Spanish. In the Spanish-speaking classroom, the teacher speaks entirely in Spanish and use a range of strategies including pictures, songs, games, body language, facial expressions, and more.
As students progress from grade to grade, they will have a pathway toward advanced-level proficiency in Spanish. By ninth grade, immersion students will be prepared to take the AP Spanish exam and then participate in dual-enrollment or dual-credit classes with local universities, possibly earning college credits while still in high school.
To learn more, please take a look at our informational brochure.
To enroll your incoming kindergarten student in this exciting program, please contact Claymont, Lancashire, or Maple Lane Elementary School. Children must be five years old by August 31 in order to enroll in kindergarten. Parent information meetings have been scheduled at all three elementary schools where Spanish Immersion is offered. Click here to see meeting dates.
Spanish Immersion Program Contacts
Executive Director of Elementary Education
Principal, Claymont Elementary School
Principal, Lancashire Elementary School
Principal, Maple Lane Elementary School