Spanish Immersion Program
Catawba County Schools is proud to offer a Spanish Dual Language Immersion program at three area schools: St. Stephens Elementary, Sherrills Ford Elementary, and Startown Elementary, beginning in Kindergarten.
Language immersion programs are an exciting option for parents who want their children to have the advantages of a rigorous academic program while also learning two languages – English and a target language. We are proud to offer Spanish Immersion at three of our elementary schools.
In a Spanish immersion program, Spanish is not taught as a subject; Spanish is the language in which instruction is delivered.
Sherrills Ford Elementary
90% Spanish | 10% English
St. Stephens Elementary
50% Spanish | 50% English
*Please note: At this time, we are only accepting students into our kindergarten programs unless your student is transferring from another similar Spanish Immersion Program, and will be considered on an individual basis, and we have an opening in the grade level in which you are interested. Please contact the school directly if you are interested in the first, second, third or fourth-grade programs.
Application Period is open between February 28 at 8 AM and March 14 at 12:00 PM
Director, Director of ESL and Dual Language/Immersion
International Newcomer Center
2110 Main Avenue SE
Hickory, NC 28602
2022-23 KEY APPLICATION DATES
Monday, February 28, at 8 AM
Spanish Immersion Application Period Begins online (click here to apply)
Monday, March 14, at 12 PM
Spanish Immersion Applications Acceptance Ends
Tuesday, March 15
Acceptance/Waitlist Letters are Mailed Out
Wednesday, March 23, at 3:30 PM
Deadline to Accept Position