Grades 5 and 6 At Empower
A student-focused approach to upper elementary grades
Small Class Sizes. Individualized Learning.
Empower Language Academy has announced plans for grades 5 and 6 for the 2022-23 school year that will offer small class sizes with dedicated teachers for each grade level. A focus on individualized learning at the higher grades combines with our culture of multilingualism and multiculturalism to provide a strong educational foundation for all students before they enter middle school.
We aim to offer a choice for families to decide the best environment for their students. Unlike most school options in San Diego, we offer a TK-6 experience, allowing our sixth graders to remain in an elementary school setting. This gives them a chance to be leaders and role models instead of what can be a more intimidating experience at a larger middle school.
Studies show that there are benefits to housing sixth grade in an elementary school environment including:
- Fewer behavioral problems than sixth graders in a middle school environment.
- Higher average test scores than sixth graders in a middle school environment.
- The ability to be the oldest in a school building instead of the youngest, leading to leadership opportunities.
- Small class sizes, and a tight knit school community compared to large middle schools.
New to Spanish Immersion?
Students entering fifth or sixth who haven’t had a Spanish immersion background will find a welcoming environment to transition into our programming. Math is taught in English and our approach builds skills in both English and Spanish so students can join us without a strong foundation in Spanish and get a deeper language experience that will give them essential skills.