Parkside Elementary School
2104 S 247th StreetDes Moines, WA 98198

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Dual Language Parnter School

Parkside is a partner to our dual language school, Midway Elementary.  

Want your student to learn Spanish? Parkside students can request enrollment in the Midway Elementary with transportation provided. 

Students in dual language receive 50% of their instruction in English and 50% in Spanish and are taught by qualified bilingual teachers. The program includes students who are native speakers of English, Spanish, Vietnamese and many other languages.

Elementary students learn reading and writing in both languages, math in English, science and health in Spanish and social studies in English and Spanish.

Program Goals and Benefits:

  • Bilingualism/Biliteracy
  • High levels of academic achievement
  • Cross-cultural respect & appreciation
  • Bilingual people have greater economic opportunities
  • Respect and education around other cultures and languages
  • Students benefit most when enrolled for six years or more.

How to Enroll in the Dual Language Program

If you live in the service area of a partner school and want to participate in the dual language program, follow these steps:

  • Complete the online enrollment process.
  • Submit this Dual Language Request form.
  • You will be placed on a waitlist.
  • If space is available, your dual language partner school will contact you.
  • Transportation to the dual language school will be provided.

If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s school or the Language Learning Department at 206-631-3035.