Escuela St. Margaret is a member of the International Spanish Academy (ISA). Students enrolled in our Spanish Bilingual program will receive the foundation to become functionally bilingual by the end of Grade 12, if they continue in the program.
The Alberta Education Program of Studies is taught in all courses. Students in kindergarten to Grade 6 study 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. Subjects taught in Spanish immersion are Spanish Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Music and Art.
Students in Grade 7-9 receive 35% of their instruction in Spanish and 65% in English. Subjects taught in Spanish immersion are Spanish Language Arts, Mathematics and additional courses as determined by the school.
Students in Grade 10-12 receive a total of 25 credits in Spanish. Subjects taught in Spanish are Spanish Language Arts 10, 20 and 30, Mathematics 10 and Turismo 20.
The Spanish bilingual program allows students to gain insight into the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Students receive a certificate of recognition from the government of Spain at the end of Grades 6, 9 and 12.
Previous Spanish experience is not required to enrol and parents do not need to know the language. Students typically enter the program in kindergarten or Grade 1. Students wishing to enter the program for the first time at any other grade level must take a language proficiency assessment.