As an International Spanish Academy, Escuela John Paul 1 School is pleased to provide Spanish Bilingual Programming from Kindergarten through to Grade 6.
The general goals of an International Spanish Academy are:
- To deliver a quality English-Spanish bilingual education program which will promote high academic standards for its students and provide them with the values of multicultural education.
- To foster international relations and understanding between cultures, while preparing students to achieve oral and written competence in both languages for interpersonal communication as well as for academic purposes.
- To promote high academic standards in the teaching and learning of both Spanish and English in all projects and programs offered by an ISA.
- To develop systems for the recognition of Spanish language proficiency for ISA students as recognized by The Ministry and the Department.
Children in Spanish Bilingual programming follow the Alberta Provincial Curriculum and spend 50% of their day learning in English, and 50% of their day learning in Spanish.