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Spanish Immersion Program

The schools and communities of MMMUSD are excited to embark on a journey of learning and discovery. Next year incoming Kindergarten students in Underhill, Jericho, Richmond and Bolton will have the opportunity to participate in our first year of Spanish partial immersive learning. Our immersion program classroom(s) are located at Jericho Elementary School in Jericho, VT.

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Incoming Parent Information Slideshow (for 18-19 school year)

Here's a link to the 2018-2019 enrollment survey for incoming Kindergarten families. If you are interested please fill out this survey to help guide our planning.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Is your program fully immersive?


In grades K -2, 100% of instruction occurs in Spanish.

In grade 3, instruction occurs 80% in Spanish and 20% in English.

As the students become increasingly bilingual, the instruction in the Spanish language decreases and instruction in English increases.

Grade 4 - 60% Spanish 40% English

 Grade 5 - 50% Spanish 50% English

How do I enroll my student?

Currently we are looking only for incoming Kindergarten students from Jericho, Underhill, Bolton or Richmond. The enrollment process is as follows:

  • Families will follow guidelines outlined in MMMUSD School Choice process
  • Placement notification will come by March


Selection will be done through a lottery system. There are three slots for each school community (UID, UCS, JES, RES, and SMS) and two "at large" slots.

All unused slots will go back into the lottery for that school community or the total group submissions. If the interest for this pilot class significantly exceeds the capacity of one classroom, we will examine configuration and work to accommodate as many families as we can. 

*Tuition opportunities will only be available should there be zero students on the waitlist.

Will there be transportation?


We will do our best to figure out options for families once we know enrollment and routes. For more information visit Busing Options

Can we try it out and withdraw if we're not sure?

Throughout our research one thing was very consistent and that was the need for long-term commitment to the program. The impact of an immersion program takes years to build and thus a commitment to being in the program long-term is important for potential students.

Additional Resources

For more information please contact Michael Berry Michael.Berry@cesuvt.org or by calling (802) 434-2128