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, Catharine Blaine K-8, Coe, Decatur, Gatewood, John Hay, John Stanford, Queen Anne and Whittier 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 one to three 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

Semester schedule:  Fall 15 weeks/30 or 45 classes October – February.   Spring Session is 15 weeks/30 or 45 classes February – June.

Trimester schedule (Cascadia & Decatur only) – Fall, Winter and Spring are all 10 week sessions.


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.


For classes on the semester schedule the earlybird rates are honored for students registered by January 31, 2018.  For classes on the trimester schedule the earlybird rate is applied to those registered by March 4, 2018.  Please see registration/schedule page for the tuition information for specific classes.

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


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 (K-2nd grade) and Las Aguilas (3rd – 5th grade) This action packed Spanish immersion program is designed for students of intermediate and higher proficiency levels.

  • Schedule: Las Palomas and Las Aguilas 1 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:45 –4:15pm. Wednesdays 1:30-3:00pm.
  • Las Aguilas 2 Monday – Thursday 4:30 – 6pm
  • 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.  Monday – Music & Movement, Tuesday Art, Wednesday Science and Thursday Game Day.
  • Walking school bus.  We offer a walking school bus from John Hay and Queen Anne Elementary to our center.  If your child will need this, please sign up when you register.