In addition to our English-track program, Frank D. Parent School offers Spanish Immersion, in which students receive education in both English and Spanish. Language Immersion allows children to learn in innovative and effective ways by immersing them in two languages and cultures.
At Frank D. Parent, Spanish Immersion begins in Kindergarten (and Transitional Kindergarten) with 90% of classroom instruction provided in Spanish. This gives children the opportunity to learn a second language the same way we learn our native language–by living it! Research shows that early dual-language acquisition leads to improvements in learning throughout life.
Families are not required to speak Spanish at home to participate in our programs. Language Immersion is designed for children who do not speak the Target Language at home, though native speakers are also welcome. To help students thrive, we encourage parents to:
- Read at least 10 min daily to your child, in any language (Children who have comfort with reading are better able to learn a wide variety of other skills.)
- Show interest in your child's school work
- Expose your family to the Target Language outside the classroom (e.g., by watching teacher-recommended videos with your child, or listening to music)
All families are welcome to apply to Frank D. Parent's Spanish Immersion program. Families residing within Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) boundaries may apply directly to Frank D. Parent School, and receive priority in enrollment. We also welcome motivated students from other school districts, and provide guidance on district-transfer protocols.
For more information, please contact Principal Margaret Nayfeld.