Partial Immersion Program at PHES

  • Partial immersion is a means of acquiring a world language through content matter instruction. In the program, students develop communicative and academic proficiency in the target language while succeeding academically in all subject areas at levels comparable to those they would have reached if they had been schooled only in English.

    Beginning in 5 year-old Kindergarten, PHES elementary students in the partial-immersion program spend half the day studying the regular grade level curriculum and standards in classes conducted in Spanish, the target language. The other half of the day is conducted in English. Mathematics and science are taught in the target language, and English/language arts and social studies are taught in English.

    At the middle-school level, the students take two courses in the target language: a language arts course and a project-based course that explores real-world problems and cultural practices. Languages offered in our partial immersion program include French, Spanish, Chinese, and German. 

    Our 2020-2021 partial immersion schools will be:

    • Centerville Elementary (Spanish, grades 5K-5)
    • Deerfield Elementary (German, grades 5K-5)
    • Gilbert Elementary (Spanish, grades 5K-5)
    • Meadow Glen Elementary (Mandarin Chinese, grades 5K-5) 
    • Midway Elementary (French, grades 5K-5)
    • Pleasant Hill Elementary (Spanish, grades 5K-5)
    • Red Bank Elementary (Spanish, grades 5k-5)


    Please visit the World Languages microsite for information on how to register your child in the Partial-Immersion program.

    Partial Immersion Information on Lexington One:

    World Languages microsite:

    Immersion Updates Blog:

    WL/Dual Language Immersion social media:

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