New Horizons Elementary School in Wellington has the unique distinction of being recognized by the education consulate within the Embassy of Spain as one of only three elementary International Spanish Academies in Palm Beach County schools.
As an International Spanish Academy, students are exposed to the language, literacy and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Spanish-speaking teachers from Spain are recruited to teach at New Horizons and to enrich students enrolled in this unique choice program.
This year, New Horizons is proud to have three visiting teachers from Spain. Laura Aguilar is a visiting teacher from Tarragona, which is located near Barcelona. She is joining the staff as a Spanish teacher offering Spanish lessons to all New Horizons students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Adoración Garcia is another visiting teacher from Spain. Her hometown, Albacete, is located in the southern region of Spain. She will be teaching third grade this year. Music teacher Neus Sastre is one of New Horizon’s returning teachers from Spain. She is originally from Barcelona and will be providing music lessons to students in all grades.
This unique program serves as a truly multicultural experience for both students and teachers and offers all involved an opportunity to learn. New Horizons is proud to be the new home of these visiting teachers and looks forward to students emerging as bilingual, biliterate and bicultural citizens of the world.
For more information on the International Spanish Academy Choice Program at New Horizons, visit www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms.