The Montessori School
of North Miami will offer their students the opportunity to pursue
a Dual Language
Educational Program in English/Spanish. This program was created
to expand multicultural education and increase opportunities
for students to become bi-literate.
The mission of our school is to teach understanding and respect
for racial, cultural and linguistic diversity. This is accomplished
through a Dual Language Educational Program for all students
which emphasize the acquisition of a second language, high academic
standards, cooperation with others and the appreciation of each
What is Dual
Dual language education integrates
language minority and language majority students for academic
instruction that is presented separately through two languages.
For both groups of students, one of the languages is their native
language and one is a second language (although for some students
it may be their third or fourth language).
Dual language is defined as being a "strong" form of
bilingual education, because the goal is for students to leave
the program both bilingual and bicultural.
All Dual Language Educational programs must have the following
four critical components:
What are the goals of our program?