World Languages Elementary Specialty Programs


World languages instruction in French or Spanish is available in six elementary schools strategically located throughout the School Division. Student in grades 1–5 receive 45 minutes of instruction at least once each week. Transfers will be accepted only for current kindergarten students entering first grade in September. Acceptance will be based on a space available basis.

The program model, called content-related world languages instruction, is a research-based model that focuses on the reinforcement and integration of the key academic concepts included in the Standards of Learning for social studies, math, science, and language arts as is possible and linguistically appropriate in French or Spanish.

All students of these schools develop some communication skills in the target language and a much deeper understanding of the many cultures represented by the French and Spanish languages. The five goals of the National and State Foreign Language Standards are: communication, cultures, comparisons, connections, and communities which are the foundation of the program instruction integrated into the cross-disciplinary curriculum.

The early learning of any world language serves as a strong foundation for the future study of all other languages. For general information, call 703.791.7400.

Schools Offering World Languages

SPANISH

Enterprise Elementary School
13900 Lindendale Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193
703.590.1558

Rising first grade students at the following schools are eligible to apply for transfer to the World Languages program at Enterprise Elementary: Bel Air, Dale City, Fitzgerald, Kerrydale, King, Kyle Wilson, McAuliffe, Minnieville, Neabsco and Rosa Parks.

  • Enterprise Elementary School Flyer

River Oaks Elementary School
16950 McGuffeys Trail
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703.441.0050

Rising first grade students at the following schools are eligible to apply for transfer to the World Languages program at River Oaks Elementary: Ashland, Dumfries, Featherstone, Henderson, Leesylvania, Marumsco Hills, Montclair, Pattie, Potomac View, Swans Creek, Triangle and Williams.

  • River Oaks Elementary School Flyer


Tyler Elementary School

14500 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, VA 20155
703.754.7181

Rising first grade students at the following schools are eligible to apply for transfer to the World Languages program at Tyler Elementary: Alvey, Bristow Run, Buckland Mills, Cedar Point, Glenkirk, Gravely, Haymarket, Mountain View, Nokesville School, Piney Branch and T. Clay Wood.

  • Tyler Elementary School Flyer

 

FRENCH

Lake Ridge Elementary School
11970 Hedges Run Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703.494.9153

Rising first grade students at the following schools are eligible to apply for transfer to the World Languages program at Lake Ridge Elementary: Antietam, Belmont, Kilby, Occoquan, Old Bridge, Rockledge, Springwoods, Vaughan and Westridge.

  • Lake Ridge Elementary School Flyer


Signal Hill Elementary School

9553 Birmingham School
Manassas, VA 20111
703.530.7541

Rising first grade students at the following schools are eligible to apply for transfer to the World Languages program at Signal Hill Elementary: Bennett, Coles, Marshall, Penn and Yorkshire.

  • Signal Hill Elementary School Flyer



Transportation


Students living within the boundaries of the specialty program school may ride their regular bus to school.

Transportation services for students who reside outside the boundaries of the specialty program school will be provided via a network of express bus stops. Transportation requests, including the selection of a specific express stop, must be returned to the school with the specialty program application.

The transportation request process must be repeated for every year the student is enrolled in the specialty program.

Parents have the responsibility to provide transportation to and from express bus stops.



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