St. Anthony Catholic School


Spanish Immersion Language Curriculum 

We are honored to be working in partnership with Boston College and the TWIN-CS (Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools) program.   
 
Since 2010, St Anthony Catholic School has adopted a “full-language” model, teaching students in both Spanish (90%) and English (10%) beginning with Kindergarten – First Grade and then expanding into the 5th grade.   

 

This year, St. Anthony School joined a national consortium under the sponsorship of Boston College making it possible for the school to access the resources of the Roche Center for Catholic Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. 
 
For this summers the leadership and a four of our Spanish Immersion teachers from the school will travel to Boston, Massachusetts for a week of intensive training in dual-language instruction. 
 
This year 2017-2018 the school has expanded our Immersion Program to include a Spanish Literacy Program for our students in grades 6-8. Our 6-8 graders have also been part of the Faces and Our Cultures Exchange Program with schools in Guatemala which offers our students an opportunity to bring a student from Guatemala to Des Moines and in turn spend 2-4 weeks in Guatemala during the summer.
 
For more information about the sponsorship consortium through Boston College you can click the link below.
 

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St. Anthony School Spanish Immersion Classes

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on December 12, 2017

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For more information on this special program and opportunity for your children, please contact the school office at 243-1874