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.