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Dual Language Immersion Pathways

Dual Language Immersion Program Pathways 2020-2021

Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese

Seattle Public Schools is committed to offering a K-12 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) pathway for Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin DLI students. A student entering a DLI program within an International School at the elementary level would be able to continue in that DLI program into the middle school and high school pathways, guaranteed (if they select that school).

Non-DLI students, with the right amount of language proficiency, may be able to join the DLI pathway in the upper elementary grades, or at the middle or high school level.

Northwest DLI Pathway

  • Languages: Spanish & Japanese
  • High school: Lincoln High School (grades 9-12)
  • Middle School: Hamilton International Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • Elementary:
    • John Stanford International Elementary School (grades K-5)
    • McDonald International Elementary School (grades K-5)

Southeast DLI Pathway

  • Languages: Spanish & Mandarin
  • High school: Rainier Beach High School (grades 9-12)
    • SPS and the SPS School Board are currently reviewing this pathway. Possible changes could take place in 2020-2021.
  • Middle School: Mercer International Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • Elementary:
    • Beacon Hill International Elementary School (grades K-5)
    • Dearborn Park International Elementary School (grades K-5)

Southwest DLI Pathway

  • Language: Spanish
  • High school: Chief Sealth International High School (grades 9-12)
  • Middle School: Denny International Middle School (grades 6-8)
  • Elementary: Concord International Elementary School (grades K-5)