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K-5
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Redwood City, CA
Students enrolled: 579
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3150 Granger Way
Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 482-5999
(650) 482-5984
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April 17, 2014
We love the community of families at this school. The student population is a diverse mix of socioeconomic backgrounds. We felt it was important to expose our child to this environment rather than shelter him in some of the private schools we visited. We chose Adelante over our home school which is a good public k-8 due to the immersion opportunity it offers. We were nervous about the immersion program and how it works. It was rocky at first but in our second year it is proving to be great! Like any school there is room for improvement. I wish there was more parent participation, it is always the same group of volunteers, but I have heard that goes for all schools, there are those who can/will volunteer and those who won't/don't. Our child has done very well academically and feel that we made the right choice for our family.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My son has gone to this school from 1st grade to 5th grade, and year after year he's had just the best, most dedicated teachers. They are all so passionate and hard working. Since Spanish is his second language he always needs a little extra help and every year the teachers stay late with him (and others) who need a little help. I am just so grateful to the wonderful teachers and administrators, and glad we have this school in our community.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I couldn't be happier with Adelante. Community is tight and cooperative and the staff are engaged and motivated. My kids are bi-literate and happy to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We have been extremely pleased with Adelante. Great teachers, helpful staff and involved parents make this school great. Our kids are getting a robust education while learning a second language, something that has been shown to a multitude of cognitive benefits.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
My two children go to Adelante and it has been a positive experience for both of them. I feel they are getting a top notch education in a wonderfully enriching environment. The PTO is extremely active making Adelante not your typical public school. I would highly recommend this school for anyone looking for a high caliber bilingual education.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
My daughter graduated from Adelante and it was a great experience being there from kindergarten.know my other daughter is in 3rd grade at Adelante and so far it's the best.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
I graduated from this school also and I don't have any negative comments awesome school

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2011
I have graduated from Adelante, and must I say, it was such a great experience. For the record, Adelante has won two California distinguished awards and do compare to north star. The difference is we are an all inclusive school, and north star is a school for "smart people" who test in. I wonder why their grades are better than all the other schools! If you want your child to have a great education and become culturally aware, send them to Adelante.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2011
My daughter is in first grade. I'm so glad i that i did this choice. She is in love with the school, the techers....she loves to read, math, dance. I drop her at 8 and at 6 when i go pick her up she doesn't to leave until everybody left.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
My son will be completing the first grade, and has loved his past two years at Adelante. As parents, we have loved being part of a bilingual program, and seeing our son learn a second language and appreciate another culture. We have seen an amazing amount of parent participation for events and everyday classroom activities, and have taken advantage of the opportunities to assist in the class weekly. The principal is excellent, and is present at all events, always with a smile. I would highly recommend this school for anyone wishing to have their children be a part of a strong program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I love this school because parents have an opportunity to be involved with their student's learning experience. They are also always looking for ways to raise money to provide the students with programs and activiites.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
They promote togetherness. The kids seem to really take a liking to each other and it brings together at an early age Spanish first speakers and English first speakers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love EVERYTHING about this school!! The parents, teachers and principal!!! And PTO!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Adelante is a wonderful school. It has a high level of parent involvement and the teachers are great. The fact that my child gets to learn a second language is the icing on the cake.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
I consider my daughter to be getting the best education in Redwood City because while the staff and school are incredible in their own right, she's now bilingual and biliterate, in English and Spanish.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Our children are learning so much at Adelante. They learn Spanish so quickly...it's just amazing. The teachers are wonderful and really care about the children and their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Adelante has a wonderful community of teachers and parents that work together to bring a rich academic and cultural experience to the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
A great community school, with a wonderful staff and principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Such a wonderful community and so awesome to watch my child learn Spanish which will benefit him in a myriad of ways for his lifetime!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Adelante is a wonderful, multi-cultural experience for K-6th graders. The unique and frankly, rare trait of this school is how involved the students and parents are in the day-to-day classroom activities. The excitement is contagious, and moves from the classroom to the home with every family. That's the best description of Adelante: A Family.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
The teachers are very passionate about what they do

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I have been at this school now with my two sons for five years. I sent my kids to Adelante to learn Spanish -- we speak English at home. Both my husband and I know some Spanish, but we're not fluent. It's incredible to see the boys reading and speaking in Spanish. Last year for back to school night, my youngest in Kindergarten, gave us the entire tour of his classroom in Spanish. I have loved all the teachers we have had there. It's a beautiful campus in the hills surrounded by trees. The parent involvement is astounding. We think it's important to learn a second language so that our children understand that there is more than one way to think and relate to the world. I would highly recommend this school to any family in our district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I am so pleased to have my child at this awesome school! My daughters teachers have been wonderful and I hear good things about all the other teachers, too. In addition to kids getting the added value of bilingual and bi-literate education, the focus at the school on creating one community pays off in establishing really good relationships between the children. Parent involvement contributes a lot to this school: in the classroom providing opportunities for kids to get more individual attention; putting on enriching events like science night, spelling bee, etc.; and raising money to bring PE, dance, science and other programs to the school. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Adelante is a great school - it has a staff of dedicated and loving teachers who create a great environment for learning. Pupils learn in a spanish immersion process - we love that learning a new language occurs when the brain is still so plastic. It is a very diverse school - this adds to the richness of the school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
My daughter just started Kindergarten, but loves it, and loves her teacher. Teachers and staff are very professional and caring. Looking forward to the years ahead.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I'm impresses of how much my daughter is eager to learn. Second week of school she knew the alphabet in Spanish and she genuinely enjoys learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Great teacher for my kindergartner

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
the teachers are great and there is a good parental support system

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
It has an amazing community and staff!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Great community! Many enrichment activities!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Good teachers, good spirit, small size, bi-lengual education!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Adelante School offers children the wonderful opportunity to learn two languages at the same time. Students learn reading, math, science, sports, technology and social skills, in both English and Spanish. We believe it expands their minds. It's a magical place that encourages a love of learning. From the Directora (principal) , to the dedicated teachers to the parents and the students - it's a happy, nurturing environment. We feel lucky to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Directora, maestras and maestros work well with students and parents or grandparents to get the students what they need. Being a bilingual school through 6th grade is a huge plus for me. Both of my grandchildren are bilingual and I want them to learn in both languages as long as possible. Every teacher is top notch and very accessible which is great for me, I am very involved in their education.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2010
I have two children in 2nd and 3rd grade, and although I've had great experience with the educational development the've had, this year I am a bit dissappointed in one of the teachers and feel she hasn't made an effort to encourage my son to improve in his reading. Not that both don't do great, just don't see much guidance and willingness to encourage from the teacher's part in my point of view. However, my daughter's teacher is excellent. She challenges the students, but acknowledges their success, provides guidance and keeps parents informed. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I have a first grader at Adelante and her progress in reading and writing in Spanish and English is amazing. This is a great school with excellent teachers and a wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
This school is nestled in the foothills of Redwood City and feels like a world all its' own. My child is learning Spanish and learning that the world is full of other cultures and celebrates differences of people. I love that this school is such an enriching experience for him, and I am learning Spanish right along with him. It makes school a bit more challenging but I already see the results. What a great opportunity for us to go here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Great diversity, impressive immersion, hard working staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
My children are mastering two languages and learning to value many cultures while having challenging and fun experiences in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Adelante is a great school and my son is having the best education in two languages.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My child is learning two languages in a positive and diverse environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Our kids learning all the important curriculum plus they are bilingual and bicultural

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Students work together in Spanish and English - it's so fantastic to see!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Fantastic dual immersion Spanish/English for kids K-6

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Everybody from the principal, office staff, teachers, lunch people are friendly and genuinely care about the school and the children. There is a lot of parent participation. It's a great place for my daughter to go to school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
It's barely October and already my kinder--who didn't know any Spanish when he started--is speaking Spanish in full sentences. Better: he loves school and is so proud of everything he's learning. The school is a great community of teachers, parents and administrators (the principal already knows many of the kinders' names and says good morning to them). The parents are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The students are given the opportunity to learn more than just a second language but about many Spanish speaking cultures around the world which broadens their view of the world.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2009
Adelante is a wonderful Spanish immersion magnet school. Adelante parents are thrilled our kids are either learning a new language or are preserving their native one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
I love Adelante because of the wonderful diverse community of people that have shown our children how to respect each other and their surroundings. The teachers, staff and principal are all wonderful people, who we can all follow in their footsteps. I love that my daughters are going to Adelante and they love it too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Adelante teaches kids in two languages at once. It is like a miracle. The students play and learn together, not divided by race. We are a community who cares about each other. The teachers really want to teach, and the principal supports that goal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Adelante because it's a Spanish Immersion school which gives our children the opportunity to learn the language the appropriate way. That is very important to me because our children will grow to be confident and multilingual on top of the other great academic programs they are learning. I love the Adelante community and the positive opportunities that our children are experiencing and learning at Adelante!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
I am extremely happy with the education my 3 children are receiving at Adelante. Although, we are an English speaking family, my children not only speak, read, and, write in both Spanish and English ... they THINK in both languages. Our principal, Linda Montes, is a great leader. If I had to choose one adjective to describe her, I'd say 'well-rounded.' Highly educated, but still very much in touch with the classroom and the students. Our teachers are dedicated, and our warm school community offers experiences with people from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I highly recommend Adelante!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
My daughter is a gifted student and she's in 2nd grade. The principal (Linda Montes) and her teachers in Kinder and First grade were totally committed in a differentiated curriculum for her. Adelante offers enrichment activities, e.g. Chess, Knitting, arts&crafts, Science club, baile folklorico, hip hop, sports in after school hours. This has been a fantastic school! My son is in Kinder and he's already reading in both languages and writing sentences in Spanish!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
We liked Adelante School so much that we have enrolled all 3 of our children there! We are an English-only speaking household, but our children have learned to speak Spanish with impeccable accents. Our oldest child has just graduated from the 8th grade and tested (along with most of the class) 'beyond high school' on the Aprenda standardized test. Adelante has a sheltered, family feel. Parents are extremely involved, and are seen on site every day helping in the classrooms or office. The teaching staff is professional, caring, and nurturing. Dr. Linda Montes is an excellent principal with years of administrative and teaching experience in the elementary and university level. I enthusiastically recommend Adelante School for anyone who wants their children to learn to speak, read, and write in two languages and gain a multi-cultural awareness and perspective!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 21, 2006
I believe that this school promotes a great idea! Many individuals in California speak Spanish and many Spanish speakers are not taught Spanish correctly. What a great idea! In looking at the statewide ranking, this school does a lot better than many other public schools in Redwood City.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
Let's face it, bilingual people are the future of our state and its economy. Kids who are learning both English and Spanish will be those who gain an edge on everyone else. The academic program of dual immersion really helps kids prepare for the real world of the future, and Adelante does a good job of making sure kids are ready for that world. Some of friends' kids are now doing really well in high school after attending Adelante. While the extracurricular activities are a little lacking, they have great potential. Adelante's had a district champion boys basketball and girls soccer team and has a very good possibility of putting together a very good boys soccer team. Art and music are highly valued. Parents are always welcome if you talk to your child's teacher first and can be seen all over school during the school week.

- submitted by a teacher
November 19, 2005
If you are an English-speaking household and want your children bi- or multi-lingual, I can recommend the elementry school. Extras (sports, music) are lacking, as they are throughout the district. Parent invlovemnet could be higher--the participation in our drive was less than 1/3 of families, though we did raise $40K to supplement art, PE and music.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
The test scores do not, in the least bit, reflect the quality of this school. My daughter finished Kindergarten last year her progression with Spanish is impressive. The parents and school communicate very well and keep all others informed. There's a lot of school pride and spirit! Parents play a huge role in this school's (their child's) success and on the safe environment, having a lot of hands on activities, of which many are coordinated by the parent groups. I highly recommend Adelante to English speaking children who are advanced and may need a challenge as they enter Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2005
Adelante Elementary school offers a wonderful opportunity for children to learn in 2 languages: Spanish and English. All of the academic subjects are taught, but predominantly in Spanish for the first years and gradually the amount of English increases until it is about 50% of each in the 4th and 5th grades. This is the best time for children to learn a foreign language as they can do so with no accent. The teacers are very caring and capable. The academics are top-notch and there are volunteers who do 'Art in Action' with the students. There is a music program for students in grades 2-4 followed by instrumental music in 5th grade. Parental involvement is high. There are several culturally interesting celebrations for the school community during the year. Parents volunteer to help at these events and often cook to raise school funds.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2004
The scores for this school do it no justice at all. I have watched my son grow academically while acquiring biliteracy in both Spanish and English. Nine of the teachers and administrators at this school as well as the principal at the local high school all have their children enrolled at Adelante. The spirit on this beautifully situated campus, is superb. I, at first was concerned about the API scores as well, but now, four years later feel so blessed and thankful that we chose Adelante Spanish Immersion school in Redwood City!

- submitted by a parent
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Adelante Spanish Immersion School
3150 Granger Way, Redwood City, CA  94061
(650) 482-5999
Last modified Adelante Spanish Immersion School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Adelante Spanish Immersion School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top