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World Language Programs at Seattle Public Schools

Art, music, drama and games guide the curriculum for our Mandarin, French, and Spanish classes. We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in these languages from kindergarten through middle school grades. Since our focus is on oral proficiency, classes are conducted entirely in the target language so that students are fully engaged in the language and culture they are studying. Classes are held on site at your children’s school. Please view registration schedule for your child’s school offerings.  We also offer after school Spanish immersion programs at our facility on Queen Anne.  For more information, please email.  

Our teachers are dynamic and creative, and love sharing their native languages and cultures with children!
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General Information

This program is for families at Adams, Cascadia, Catherine Blaine K-8, Coe, John Hay, Lawton, Queen Anne Elementary Schools in Seattle who would like to sign up for extra-curricular world language classes at their schools or at our center on Queen Anne, La Casita Feliz.


Chinese (Mandarin), French and Spanish.

Class Size

Our focus is on oral proficiency, so class sizes are small. We limit all classes to 12 students per class in order to give students plenty of time to practice expressing themselves in their target language.


Classes meet two, three or five times per week either before or after school in coordination with the regular school day schedule. No language classes are held on regular school closures (holidays, snow days, etc.).

Session Length

Fall Session: 15 weeks/30 or 45 classes October – February Spring Session: 15 weeks/30 or 45 classes February – June


Once you have registered, you will receive information by email regarding all class details before the session starts. All communication about the class (class location, schedule, lesson plans, periodic program information, etc.) will be done by email. If you do not have access to email, please contact Jessica Pierard at 206-282-0162.

Tuition Amount (“earlybird” rate by January 31, 2017)

15 week sessions of two times per week, 50-60 minute classes $350 (“Earlybird Rate” by January 11, 2017) or $365 regular rate (after January 11).

15 week sessions of three times per week, 50-60 minute classes $515 (“Earlybird Rate” before January 11, 2017); $525 regular rate.

Family Discount

If you are enrolling more than one student from the same family, there is a 10% discount on tuition for all siblings after the first one registers at the published tuition rate. Use “Continue Shopping” button to register another student.


Payment can be made online with major credit cards. Please follow instructions in the registration and payment page. If you need to pay by check or set up a payment plan, please contact us at

spring Registration Deadline

January 31, 2017


Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please contact Jessica Pierard at for further information.

Would you like to start a world language program in your school? Send us an email and we will help you get started!


Las Palomas and Las Aguilas This action packed Spanish immersion program is designed for students of intermediate and higher proficiency levels.

  • Los Palomas is for K-2nd graders Monday – Thursday 2:30 –4:00pm.        This class requires Intermediate or above Spanish oral proficiency. Students who have completed Los Pajaritos class at La Casita or an AOP level in our school programs or equivalent, and meet the grade requirement (K-2nd) qualify.
  • Las Aguilas is for 3rd 5th graders Monday – Thursday 4:00-5:30pm.            This class requires Intermediate or above Spanish oral proficiency. Students who have completed Novice High in our school programs or equivalent, and meet the grade requirement (3rd-5th) qualify.

Each month is guided by the music, dance and art of a Spanish speaking country, and each day has a special theme.  Choose 1 to 4 afternoons per week.