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Adams Magnet Elementary School5
Posted May 29, 2012
- a parent
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!
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.