We are just wrapping up our 4 year at Adams Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul, MN. All the teachers at Adams are outstanding. The St. Paul school district places unpractical demands on them, but they persist and do a great job of teaching the kids. The Spanish language is the icing on the cake here. The education is excellent! This year Adams received new principals. Heidi Bernal is the head principal. Nancy Veverka. These 2 ladies are exceptional. This year has been the most delightful year we have had at Adams. It all starts at the top. And this team makes an excellent crown to the school. Our family lives outside of the district. That means we put extra effort in having our kids educated at Adams. We drive them to school and pick them up every day, rain or shine, or even snow. My 3rd grader LOVES to read in English AND Spanish. Right now she's reading "Little Women". If you want to give your child the gift of a 2nd language, Adams is the place to be. I'd do it all over again!
Awesome immersion education - kids are already bilingual (1st grade) and having a great time. We love 1st grade teacher Sra. Kelly Caspar!
I love that my children are learning SPanish at such a young age, and as kids adopted from Latin America, I am grateful that they see more teachers and kids that look like them!
Our children are now bi-lingual and bi-cultural thanks to this school and the wonderful teachers and staff.
My grandchildren are well on their way to becoming bi-lingual thanks to Adams.
We wanted to continue the bilingual piece of our child's cognitive development to help him become a global citizen. We are pleased with his increasing vocabulary and willingness to speak in Spanish more and more.
The school is dedicated and passionate about its mission to teach Spanish. What better gift can you give your children than the ability to speak and learn in another language? I thank the teachers and staff for all they do and all the doors that they are opening up for the children who attend Adams!
It has been a gift - to give our kids the ability to communicate in another language and receive a high quality education in the process. It will open so many opportunities for them, and help them connect with others around the world!
The curriculum is well worth it, but requires work to be effective. It is challenging to kids to study in another language. The teachers are a diverse, as is the student body, and the openess to trying something different is refreshing. The intern program is great. Having native speakers come from different Spanish speaking countries adds to the authenticity of the cuuriculum and goals of the school.
Adams is an awesome school. The teachers and staff are excellent. Plus it gives our children a leg up by teaching them a very useful skill, speaking Spanish. Being Billingual is a very necessary skill needed in this day and age. Thanks to all the staff for being so dedicated.
My daughter is well on her way to being functionally bilingual - what a bonus in our public education system! Beyond that, Adams is a warm, welcoming place that delivers high quality education.
This school has a long history of academic success in Saint Paul. A large number of students who emerge from Adams Spanish Immersion go on to continue their immersion studies at the junior and senior high programs. There are also many many students who go on to use their Spanish in their higher education and professional careers. The teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable about language learning as well as academic content and standards for students are high.
Great teachers, great staff, great community of families plus our kids are speaking Spanish!
Intern program is great -- it helps the kids to be speaking Spanish with natives!
The language immersion is a built in enrichment opportunity for my kids. I think the teachers are great and we have a principle that keeps the school running like a well oiled machine.
Adams is a wonderful school! It has extremely dedicated teachers, a principal who keeps the place humming beautifully, and students who are engaged and happy. My daughter said she'd give up her summer vacation if she could keep going to school because she loves it so much. How does a parent top that?
Judy, the principal, is one of the best leaders of the staff we've had. All the teachers are professional and care very much about the kids.
The gift of being bilingual will benefit our children for their whole lives.
My children have awesome teachers and are learning loads of spanish!!!
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