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Spanish Bilingual

Program Description

The Spanish Bilingual program provides students with opportunities to acquire and maintain language skills in Spanish and English.

Schools offering the Spanish Bilingual program also have an opportunity to work towards International Spanish Academy (ISA) status, a designation provided by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. This designation is awarded to schools that meet the requirements set out by the Ministry, giving them access to ISA resources and opening up international post-secondary opportunities for students.

In order to qualify for the International Spanish Academy designation a school must graduate a cohort of students through a complete Spanish-English bilingual program, meaning some schools offering Spanish Bilingual may not yet have the designation.

Education and programming for students in the Spanish Bilingual program is the same at all Spanish Bilingual schools, regardless of whether or not they have the ISA designation.


  • Develop language and literacy skills in Spanish and English, and use both to communicate
  • Learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries  


  • Proficiency in English and Spanish
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Improved skills in the student’s first language
  • Knowledge and appreciation of different cultures
  • International language certification opportunities


  • To register in Kindergarten or Grade 1, no previous knowledge of Spanish is required.
  • Students entering the program after Grade 1 are considered on an individual basis.

For more information about eligibility, contact a school offering Spanish Bilingual.

Alberta curriculum

All programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Spanish Bilingual will receive the same high-quality education available in all of our programs.


  • Kindergarten to Grade 6 - Some yellow busing options are available.
  • Grade 7 to 12 - Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred method of transportation.

For more information about busing, contact the school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.


Elementary 2024–25

Junior High 2024–25

Senior High 2024–25