Oaklawn Language Academy offers a two-way immersion magnet program in which students from different language backgrounds receive academic instruction in two target languages with native English and Spanish speakers.


Benefits of a Dual Language Program

  • Develop strong thinking skills, improve listening, memory and logic and enhance mental flexibility and creativity.
  • Cultivate a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for other languages and cultures.
  • Increase reading comprehension and other language skills.
  • Prepare students for the future with greater career opportunities.


Your child is a good candidate for the dual language program if he or she:

  • Is developmentally on target in his or her native language.
  • Expresses an interest in different people, places, and things.
  • Wants to become fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Family fully supports the learning of a second language.

Goals of the program

  • Our goal at Oaklawn is to promote high academic achievement in all subjects and proficiency in both languages, while enhancing the levels of cultural awareness and sensitivity of our students.
  • To develop capable scholars who respect and value others’ points of view, ethnic, national and cultural differences.
  • To promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural proficiency through global and diverse learning.


Oaklawn Model for Spanish Immersion

Kindergarten:100% Spanish

Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: 50/50*

Grade 6, 7, 8: 50/50*

*Core subjects