At WMS, we value our multicultural and multilingual community. We believe it is essential to provide an inclusive learning environment that meets the needs of our students and families. The Dual Language Program supports students in becoming bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish with a focus on empowering languages as assets.
Partial 50/50 Dual Language Model
Our model offers Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to enroll in a partial 50/50 dual language program. This includes core curriculum in English (Math, Science, English, and Elective courses) and two classes in Spanish (Spanish Literacy and Spanish Social Studies class).
In addition, students will have the following opportunities:
Seal of Biliteracy Track
English Language Development Class
Community and Cultural Events
Why Dual Language?
There are many benefits! Bilingual students achieve improved English reading and critical thinking skills. Studies show that on average, dual language students outperform their peers in English-reading skills by a full school year’s worth of learning by the end of middle school!
Dual language students also tend to have higher test scores, report to be happier in school, have better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems.
Learning a new language can be challenging, but also rewarding and proven to make a difference in the long term.