All children at Castle Island socialize, learn academics, and develop as members of their classroom community - in both English and Spanish!
Parents choose Castle Island for their children because they value language learning. Children enroll with a variety of backgrounds: some with language dominance in English, and some language dominance in Spanish.
Our Bilingual Model
English and Spanish are spoken and taught simultaneously throughout the day and across the curriculum, including most special enrichment classes.
Our model is one language-one teacher. Each classroom is guided by two teachers. One presents individualized lessons in English and the other in Spanish.
Each child's lessons are are presented one-on-one with hands-on materials by either a Spanish-speaking or English-speaking teacher. This way, the child can access concrete understanding in acquiring language as well as learning academics.