Since 2009, our organization, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has developed an original model that is unique in the world in order to make a quality bilingual education accessible and affordable for all.
How can one learn a language and become bilingual without attending an international school full-time? Speaking the language at home and vacationing in the country where the language is spoken with grandparents and cousins are certainly pillars of a bilingual education, but this is not enough to master the written language and its cultural references, nor does it shape a plural identity. How, then, can we teach a language and its cultures when students are already attending school full-time, with homework, and a justifiable desire to partake in leisure activities and play with other neighborhood children?
At the center of our absolutely unique approach is a tripartite model of part-time school, which places the child at the heart of the system rather than asking the child to adapt to the academic institution.