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Dual Language Immersion

Dual Language Immersion

English/Spanish Program

We are currently in our eighth year of the Dual Language Immersion classes. Our team of Dual Language teachers has invested countless hours expanding this program. It is exciting to enter their classrooms and experience their eager students speaking, writing and reading in Spanish!

We invite you to tour our classes in preparation for enrollment of Kinder age students. The goal of the program, which will continue throughout their education in elementary school, is to have students become fully bilingual and literate in both English and Spanish. A student must reach his/her fifth birthday by September 1 to enter Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.

Next year, we will offer Dual Immersion classes in TK through 5th grade. If your child has attended a Spanish Dual Language program and is transferring to our area for grades 1, 2, 3 or 4, please contact us for information at (626) 471-2300.

Children in Dual Language Immersion Acquire:

  • Language proficiency in English and Spanish
  • High academic achievement in two languages
  • Positive self-esteem, cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Greater capacity for abstract thought


  • Children will be bilingual and bi-literate
  • High academic achievement
  • Increased job opportunities in a global society
  • Promotes critical and creative thinking
  • Opportunities for high school advanced placement

What it Looks Like:

  • 2 classes of TK, 4 classes of Kinder, 3 classes of Grade 1, 2 classes of Grade 2, 2 classes of Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 4/5, and Grade 5 at Monroe Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Each class has Spanish speakers and English speakers
  • Monroe’s dual immersion academy will continue through 5th grade

Please contact Office Manager Minerva Gamez in the main office at Monroe (626) 471-2300 to schedule a tour. 

Our Principal, Dr. Lily Jarvis is available to answer questions at (626) 471-2300 or please contact her by email at 

En Español: Sra Martha Moncada (626) 471-2383, correo electrónico