Castle Bridge is a dual-language school. Students learn English and Spanish. The ultimate goal is for all to become fluent in both languages. Kids will be able to have conversations, read, and write in both languages. All subjects are taught in both languages. We have read-alouds in both languages, as well as Math, Science, and Writing. During our Community and School sings we alternate between songs in English and Spanish. As an additional support, the afterschool is an arts enrichment program completely taught in Spanish. This will provide our Castle Bridge community the opportunity to be bilingual and participate in our surrounding community.
Our school day is divided into 50 percent of the day in English and 50 percent in Spanish. We follow the roller coaster model throughout the day. This means that the day will begin in one language and before outside time we will switch to the second language. On the following morning we begin with the language spoken during the afternoon and before outside time change again. Both languages are provided equal space to be developed. Students will be able to have rich experiences in both languages and they will be supported according to their needs.