Dual Language Program

Lake Washington School District has developed a dual language Spanish-English program at Einstein Elementary School. The program serves students from Kindergarten through fifth grade.

The dual language program has instruction in two languages. In general, in grades K-1 the language division is 80% Spanish and 20% English and in grades 2-5 the language division is 50% Spanish and 50% English. Each dual language class is composed of around 50% native Spanish speakers and 50% English speakers. Language learning happens through content instruction and interaction between students. Subjects such as math, science, English language arts and social studies, are taught to all students in Spanish and/or English.

Incoming kindergarten students for 2024-25 who reside within the Einstein attendance area will have preference for enrollment in the program for 2024-25 if they apply for the program within the Choice School application window. Because most students remain in the program through grade 5, there may be limited number spaces for new first through fifth grade students next year. If more students in grades K-5 apply than there are spaces, students will be selected for these spaces using the choice school lottery and wait list process.