K-12 Spanish Immersion Pathway

Spanish Immersion is an educational model where students learn to speak Spanish as a second language during their elementary experience. Students in Spanish Immersion at District 833 attend Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School (NFSI) for grades K-5, Woodbury Middle School for grades 6-8 and Woodbury High School for grades 9-12. The immersion program follows the same curriculum as other District 833 schools and shares similar learning outcomes. The difference is that classroom instruction is delivered in Spanish. Classroom teachers are fluent in Spanish and are licensed teachers. 

Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary students

Kindergarten Enrollment

District 833 families have the opportunity to choose to enter a lottery to attend Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Information regarding Spanish Immersion, the enrollment window, Parent Information Night, and the process for admission will be included in all kindergarten information packets. Families already participating in the K-12 Spanish Immersion pathway receive sibling preference for incoming kindergarten students.

A lottery to admit students into remaining kindergarten spots will be conducted by district administration each year in February.

Middle School and High School Enrollment

Current immersion families are automatically enrolled in the middle school and high school pathway which are currently housed at Woodbury Middle School and Woodbury High School. Non-immersion students fluent in Spanish may enter at any time, depending on space, and will be given a fluency and proficiency test for placement recommendations.