The Empower Difference
Innovative Spanish Immersion.
Home Away from Home.
Empower Language Academy has a proven track record in providing a strong bilingual education for TK-Grade 6 students.
We stand out from other schools when it comes to how we serve our students. Here are a few things that set us apart:
- Two-way immersion – Our student population is half native English speakers and half native Spanish speakers, so students get exposed to both languages in the classroom, on the playground, and throughout the day. This strengthens their skills and results in high academic achievement.
- Focused on wellbeing- We are focused on student wellbeing in all that we do. We have a well-rounded and balanced school day with academic, physical, and mental health in mind.
- Project-based learning – Our innovative model includes project-based learning and hands-on learning where student engagement increases because they have the opportunity to find solutions to real world problems and challenges.
- Home away from home – We are a small school who support each other. We are proud that our school feels more like a family where each child and their family is known by name.
- Before and after school care – We support our students and their families in a variety of ways. We proudly provide no-cost before and after school care through partnerships with our staff and the YMCA held right here on our campus.
There are still spots available for the 2022-2023 school year!
Our Mission and Vision
Our caring school community provides students from all backgrounds with an educational experience that honors multilingualism, critical thinking, and fitness. Our students will explore and question in a writing-centered, creative, and collaborative learning environment.
We will empower a generation of creative thinkers and effective communicators who lead healthy and fit lifestyles.
Our tuition-free, public, multicultural school is rich with empathy and appreciation for every student and their journey. We use innovation in learning, fitness, and technology together to produce globally productive citizens who are well-rounded and prepared. We honor multilingualism at our two-way Spanish immersion school. Native English speakers and native Spanish speakers thrive in small classes with a tight-knit K-6 community of staff, students, and families.
We are proud that our students routinely have the highest test results in our area in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.
80% of parents desire their children to learn a second language.
Studies show that knowledge of a second language results in increased pay and job opportunities and promotes multicultural awareness and respect for diversity. Empower uses an 80/20 model of Spanish to English for the kindergarten and first grade levels with more English added each year so students will develop linguistically and academically in both languages. Fourth through sixth grades have a 50/50 split of English and Spanish instruction.
Our Spanish Immersion program provides excellent benefits to students with both English and Spanish language backgrounds.
An immersion education strengthens primary language skills for Spanish speakers and makes it easier to learn English. The goal for all students is to help them be fully proficient and bilingual. Bilingualism is highly sought after in today’s job market. Knowledge of multiple languages results in increased pay and job opportunities. We see that bilingualism grows student capacity for empathy and respect for the world’s cultures, as well as critical thinking skills. Strengthening literacy skills in a student’s native language greatly enhances the ability to learn English as well.
CrossFit Kids is a fun and safe fitness program that addresses several areas of fitness.
Not only do we holistically support academic growth and development via dual language learning, we also highly value fitness. Our students work on skills like agility, speed, flexibility, strength, and balance while learning fundamentals like throwing balls and mastering handstands. Our warm ups, workouts and closing games are all equally fun, making every class engaging.
Young brains are prime for absorbing knowledge, and every child has an inherent desire to communicate.
Our holistic Spanish immersion is a positive and nurturing two-way environment, elevating native Spanish speakers and native English speakers equally. We prepare our students to compete in a multilingual world via classes taught in Spanish and English, including standards-based and writing-centered curriculum. Studies show that bilingual students often outperform monolingual students in a variety of areas.
Studies show that putting our learning into writing results in a deeper understanding of the concept being taught.
Students write daily across content areas to become powerful communicators with assignments including real-life audiences and purposes, making it authentic.
We provide support for social and emotional learning, a focus on physical and mental health, and a variety of fun and interesting activities for our students.
Having a sense of camaraderie is important for young learners. At Empower, we cheer each other on, which helps students build a sense of community that will help them achieve their fitness and academic goals. Empower Language Academy students learn about core values like integrity, responsibility, and respect through classroom and school-wide activities. Our school community feels like family.