New Horizons Elementary School is proud to be the first elementary school in Palm Beach County to be recognized as an International Spanish Academy Dual Language School. Students enrolled in New Horizons’ International Spanish Academy receive instruction in two languages, English and Spanish. The goal for students participating in the program is to exit New Horizons fully bilingual, biliterate and bicultural.
Not only are students immersed in language, but also culture. New Horizons recruits teachers from Spanish-speaking countries all over the world and benefits from a unique partnership with the Education Consulate within the Ministry of Spain that allows the school to recruit teachers directly from Spain.
Families interested in having their children participate in this unique and successful program do not need to worry about living within the school’s assigned boundary. Access to the International Spanish Academy is open to all students via the Choice School Lottery Application. More information can be found at www.palmbeachschools.org.
New Horizons is also excited to offer a Dual Language Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class for the first time. Registration in this fee-based program can be completed in the school’s main office daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students in this program will experience a similar dual language immersion program as the older students in the International Spanish Academy. Special preference will be given to applicants whose sibling is already enrolled in the International Spanish Academy. Otherwise, students will be accepted in the program in the order they apply on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit https://nhes.palmbeachschools.org.