SELA’s Elementary School and Middle School offers Language & Academic Excellence (from Grades Kindergarten to 8th Grade)

SELA’s Open Enrollment Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year and Summer Camp opens January 2024.

Our program stands out with a challenging curriculum that exceeds MA Common Core standards. Designed for English-speaking children, it includes a unique Spanish and Mandarin immersion component.

Program Highlights:

  • Challenging Curriculum: Our curriculum goes beyond the MA Common Core, providing a rigorous academic experience with a special emphasis on Spanish and Mandarin immersion for English-speaking students.
  • Multilingual Instruction: Each day, students engage in classes taught in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. This unique approach fosters language proficiency and a global perspective.
  • Small Class Sizes: We prioritize personalized attention with small class sizes, averaging 13 students per class. This allows for individualized support and a close-knit learning environment.
  • Highly Credentialed Teachers: Our dedicated teachers hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, with many possessing advanced subject area degrees. Their expertise ensures a high-quality learning experience.
  • Language Fluency: By the time students graduate from 8th grade, they will be fluent in Spanish, proficient in Mandarin, and performing at or above grade level in English.

Benefits of Full Immersion Curriculum:

  • Develop Critical Thinking Skills: Students learn to draw upon their prior knowledge and experiences to solve problems, fostering critical thinking skills.
  • Communication and Social Skills: Through clear articulation of ideas and collaboration on tasks, students develop effective communication and social skills. They learn to negotiate, share ideas, and evaluate contributions.
  • Real-World Transferable Skills: Our immersive curriculum helps students apply their learning to the real world, gaining problem-solving abilities and critical analysis skills, preparing them for a constantly changing environment.

Subjects Covered During the School Day:

Elementary students experience a comprehensive array of subjects, including:

  • Spanish (Literature, Grammar, and Conversation)
  • Chinese Mandarin (Vocabulary, Literature, and Conversation)
  • English (Literature, Writing, and Grammar)
  • US and World History
  • Geography
  • Math
  • Science
  • Lunch & Recess
  • Specialist Subjects on a Daily Basis:

In addition to core subjects, students also engage in specialist subjects on a daily, rotating basis, including:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education

At SELA, we provide a well-rounded education that prepares students for academic success and fosters a love for lifelong learning.