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Spanish Immersion

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Bailey’s Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program

In the two-way Spanish Immersion program, students are taught for part of the school day in English and the other in Spanish. While the curriculum follows the Fairfax County Public Schools Program of Studies, students learn math, science, and health in Spanish. Language Arts and social studies are taught in English.

Students who participate in this program come from one of two language backgrounds: half of the students in the class come from families whose native language is English, and the other half from families whose native language is Spanish.

At Bailey's, students enrolled in the Spanish Immersion program participate in all aspects of Bailey's many offerings in the arts and sciences, including the CETA program (Changing Education Through the Arts). In addition, our Spanish Immersion students participate in a wide variety of cultural activities including the Smithsonian's Bridging the Americas program, pen pals, and "parrandas" (holiday singing).

Application Process

Admission to Bailey's Spanish Immersion program is done by lottery. Students entering Kindergarten and 1st grade are eligible to register for the lottery. The process for registering differs according to whether the applicant is an in-boundary or out-of-boundary student.

Application to the Spanish Immersion program for the 2015-16 school year is now closed.

First-grade lottery results for the 2015-16 school year will be mailed to applicants after March 23, 2015.

Kindergarten lottery results for the 2015-16 school year will be mailed to applicants after May 22, 2015.

Within Bailey's Boundaries

To apply for the Spanish Immersion program lottery, in-boundary families must complete an online application while on the Bailey's Elementary campus. Applications submitted after the registration closing date will be added to the end of the generated wait lists according to the date received.

1st grade registration will be open until February 13, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Kindergarten registration will be open until May 8, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Outside Bailey's Boundaries

In order to be considered for the Spanish Immersion lottery, out-of-boundary families must indicate their interest on the Magnet Application. See the Magnet Program overview page for more information.

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