The ¡HOLA! CREW
The Benefits of an Arts-infused Dual Language Program
Each classroom will be filled with students who are emergent bilinguals learning Spanish and English from each other.
Cognitive benefits include mental flexibility, increased creativity, expansion of critical thinking, and mental shifting. Numerous studies also support that a bilingual brain and an Arts curriculum may delay dementia and the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Academic benefits of an Arts-infused dual language curriculum enhance the marketbility of any student regardless of their chosen secondary path. The ability to listen, speak, read, and write in two languages is a key goal of our school-wide language model.
• Social Emotional Benefits •
The experience of Spanish immersion and the Arts (Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Art, and Digital Art) build strong communication skills and support the foundation for cultural awareness and respect for diversity.