Eagle Heights has an incredible sense of community amongst the teachers, staff, students, parents and our Interns.
Our amazingly strong parent community knows that the best practice Immersion for students is an Immersion environment with NATIVE Spanish speakers. As such, we raise funds and administer a very in depth and intensive program that brings in 16-18 Native Spanish speaking interns from various countries across the globe!!!
These interns assist the teachers in the classroom; they provide extensive cultural learnings for the students; they assist in nuances in the spanish language that exists across countries so that our students are prepared for whatever they face.
Ultimately these students return home as amazing ambassadors of our community and the United States in general.
Our school changes lives!!!
Some of the best and most committed we have worked with. They do everything a regular teacher does AND has to adjust and translate into Spanish without the assistance of parents in the classroom unless the parent is fluent in spanish.
Our school support many volunteer oppportunities for the students. Such as the Polar Plunge and special olympics which inspired students to do more and create a kindness movement that has spread across the city.
Kindergarten students spend the year with a grade 6 buddy that helps them get to class, get on the bus and provides a friendly face amongst all the new!
As a family we were dedicated to Spanish immersion in selecting a school for our children. The 2011-12 school year is the first year both the lower and upper campus are in the same building. This building is an old middle school building. It now houses both Eagle Heights Spanish k-6 as well as Oak Point Elem. k-6. It is my feeling this was a great mistake. I believe there is a lack of connection due to the vast number of students. It lacks the intimacy an elementary school should have. The parent community is great, teachers are good but the overall feeling can leave kids feeling quite anonymous during these early nuturing years.
I taught at EHSI as a teacher and changed districts because of my commute. The school has a strong sense of community and impressive academic outcomes in the target language. It is amazing to have 6 year olds speaking to you exclusively in Spanish! The talented teachers and staff work are really dedicated to the immersion model which results in high student achievement. The principal is a dynamic leader and really cares about each child, as do all the staff.
As a native spanigh speaker and with four children two of them attending Eagle Height Spanish Immersion and two older attending a different district I'm highly impressed with the quality of education my children are receiving at EHSI. Every person involved in helping the children with this program is focus in the success of their experience attending it and the academics. The spanish being taught is excellent. It is a great school and it is a priviledge to be part of it.