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Spanish Bilingual Program (K-12)

​The Spanish Bilingual Program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the basic skills for speaking, reading, writing, listening and communicating in both English and Spanish at a young age. It is a program in which Spanish and English are used as the languages of instruction, beginning in Kindergarten or Grade 1 and continuing to Grade 12.


Students entering kindergarten or Grade 1.

Designations for 2016-17. Designations are subject to change.

  • Dalhousie K-5; Senator Patrick Burns 6-9; William Aberhart 10-12
  • Collingwood K-5; Senator Patrick Burns 6-9; William Aberhart 10-12
  • Eugene Coste K-3; Westgate K-4; Bishop Pinkham 6-8; Robert Warren 5-9; William Aberhart 10-12
  • Canyon Meadows K-4; Robert Warren 5-9; Dr. E.P. Scarlett 10; William Aberhart 11-12
  • W.O. Mitchell School K-3 (5 in the future); Senator Patrick Burns 6-9; William Aberhart 10-12

Benefits of Learning Spanish

  • Expands the intellect
  • Teaches responsible citizenship
  • Develops enhanced feelings of self-esteem and pride in having acquired an additional language
  • Strengthens English literacy skills
  • Encourages the joy of lifelong learning
  • Promotes exploration, understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and contributes to multilingualism and multiculturalism
  • Allows students to compete internationally
  • Provides students with more choices for advanced education and career options
  • Broadens students' cultural life through access to literature, art, music and theatre in another language

Benefits of Spanish Bilingual Program

  • Dedicated parents result in a high retention rate of students.
  • In elementary, a 50/50 split in instructional time between English and Spanish allows students to build fluency in both languages. Children learn to understand and respond appropriately in Spanish in a range of everyday situations.
  • Students may take the DELE, which is the Spanish language credentialing exam.

Subjects taught in Spanish

  • Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 6*
    Spanish Language Arts; Mathematics; Health/Physical Education; Optional Subject
  • Grades 7, 8 and 9*
    Spanish Language Arts, Mathematics; Optional Course
  • Grades 10, 11 and 12*
    Spanish Language Arts; Mathematics or Complimentary Course



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