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R.H. Dana Elementary School

Language and Science Academy

Our comprehensive Spanish  language immersion and inquiry –based environmental  science approach fosters curiosity and real-world problem solving in two languages and from multiple perspectives.

One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way.” Franck Smith


Why Dual Language Immersion?

  • Research shows that childhood is the ideal time to learn a new language and to become completely bilingual.
  • The “additive bilingual” immersion setting allows students to learn two languages simultaneously without losing one to learn another.
  • The mental discipline of learning a second-language system increases intellectual flexibility and
  • translates into higher achievement in all subject areas.
  • Ongoing exposure to a second language offers a higher cognitive advantage to the student.
  • Knowledge of more than one language