World Languages Elementary Specialty Programs

World languages instruction in French or Spanish is available in five 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.

Program Locations (French)

Lake Ridge Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms.  Rigot

Telephone: 703-494-9153 


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Information Meeting

11/17/2021 @ 7:00 p.m. (in-person)

1/12/2022 @ 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Attendance Areas 

Antietam ES, Belmont ES, Kilby ES, Occoquan ES, Old Bridge ES, Rockledge ES, Springwoods ES, Vaughan ES, and Westridge ES

Signal Hill Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Kwakye

Telephone: 703-530-7541


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Information Meeting


Attendance Areas

Bennett ES, Coles ES, Marshall ES, Penn ES, and Yorkshire ES



Program Locations (Spanish)

Enterprise Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Espinoza

Telephone: 703-590-1558


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Information Meeting


Attendance Areas

Bel Air ES, Dale City ES, Fitzgerald ES, Kerrydale ES, King ES, Kyle Wilson ES, McAuliffe ES, Minnieville ES, Neabsco ES, and Rosa Parks ES

River Oaks Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Lucas

Telephone: 703-441-0050


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Information Meeting

10/19/2021 @ 4:30 p.m. (Zoom, Join)

1/5/2022 @ 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Attendance Areas

Ashland ES, Dumfries ES, Featherstone ES, Henderson ES, Leesylvania ES, Marumsco Hills ES, Montclair ES, Pattie ES, Potomac View ES, Swans Creek ES, Triangle ES, and Williams ES

Tyler Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Martinez

Telephone: 703-754-7181


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Information Meeting

11/16/2021 @ 5:00 p.m. (Zoom, Join)

1/18/2022 @ 5:00 p.m. (Zoom, Join)

Attendance Area

Alvey ES, Bristow Run ES, Buckland Mills ES, Cedar Point ES, Glenkirk ES, Gravely ES, Haymarket ES, Loch Lomond ES, Mountain View ES, Nokesville School, Piney Branch ES, and T. Clay Wood ES.