International School of Arizona expands classes, programs

Posted 3/23/21

The International School of Arizona — a French and Spanish language immersion curriculum catered to preschool through eighth grade — is expanding its programs and classes for the upcoming summer and school year.

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International School of Arizona expands classes, programs

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The International School of Arizona — a French and Spanish language immersion curriculum catered to preschool through eighth grade — is expanding its programs and classes for the upcoming summer and school year.

The school is expanding in three ways:

  • Adding new pre-kindergarten classes in both French and Spanish, for students 18 months to two years old, expanding its preschool offerings and pipeline into immersion learning.
  • Resumption of in-person summer camps with French and Spanish emphasis. The school did not provide summer camps last year due to the pandemic, but had in-person learning the entire school year.
  • Hiring four new middle school teachers to execute the school’s curriculum in both languages, including in math and science.

“We are very pleased to be able to expand upon the incredible foreign language immersion programs we’re offering at International School of Arizona,” said John Walter, Interim Head of School at ISA, in a prepared statement.

“These new programs and faculty members will help create an even more robust learning experience in both French and Spanish for our students.”

See information on the preschool and summer camp programs on the school’s website, according to a press release.

The summer camp sessions will run from June 1 to July 2, and will include several different themes:

  • The Great Outdoors,
  • Superhero Week,
  • Tiny Travelers,
  • Jr. Olympics, and
  • Music Mayhem.
  • The Early Childhood camp will be open for children 2 to 6 years old, and the Lower School camp will be open for children 7 to 12 years old.

The International School of Arizona has language immersion programs that begin at 18 months and continue through eighth grade, the release said of the fully accredited Spanish and French language immersion programs for children to achieve bilingualism through play, routine and the study of math, science, social studies, music and art.

Students who learn through language immersion programs graduate an average of two or three years ahead of their peers, and they are also statistically proven to have higher test scores, stronger literacy skills, enhanced cognitive abilities and better employability later in life, noted the release.

The International School of Arizona is said to  provide a unique immersion curriculum along with lower tuition than many other private schools in the area.

For over 22 years, the International School of Arizona has dedicated itself to providing children with the gift of a second language through structured learning and immersion play.

ISA provides a progressive, international education and advanced multilingual academic program in a safe, diverse, and nurturing environment with an innovative and individualized learning approach.

Students are geared for prestigious college preparatory high schools, the release added.

For more information, go to isaz.org.

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