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Spanish Immersion Starting Fall 2022!

Spanish Immersion Now Enrolling for Fall 2022We are excited to share that Christina School District will offer two-way Spanish Immersion as a part of our Dual Language Immersion Program in Fall 2022. The Spanish Immersion Program will be offered at Oberle Elementary School in Bear, Delaware beginning with kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year, with a full K-5 Spanish Immersion Program anticipated by Fall 2028.   

In a two-way Spanish Immersion model, classrooms are a mix of English-speaking students and Spanish-speaking students. Students learn both languages during the school day together in the classroom with Spanish-speaking and English-speaking instructors. The program is also open to students who speak languages other than English or Spanish.

“We are so excited to provide another unique program for our students and families,'' said Dr. Deirdra Joyner, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, ”Immersion education gives students the opportunity to learn a second language during instruction time with the benefits of gaining high academic growth.”

We’re Accepting Applications!

School Choice for the Spanish Immersion Program at Oberle Elementary is open to students entering Kindergarten. Applications will be accepted until the first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year.  All students who select the Spanish Immersion Program must complete a Choice application whether they reside inside or outside of the feeder pattern for Oberle Elementary. To apply for the Spanish Immersion Program:

  1. Complete the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options (Choice) Application
  2. Select “Oberle Elementary School”  from the school drop-down menu, and then 
  3. Select “Spanish Immersion”

How Can I Learn More?

A Virtual Information Session will be announced in the coming weeks and more information will be posted as soon as it is available on the District website, Facebook page, and in the District newsletter. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list, please complete this form: 

Additional information and resources about this new program are also available on our Spanish Immersion Program webpage: