World Languages Elementary Specialty Programs

World Languages Elementary Specialty Programs

World languages instruction in French or Spanish is available in five elementary schools strategically located throughout the school division. Student in grades 1-5 receive 45 minutes of instruction at least once each week. 

The program model, called content-related world languages instruction, is a research-based model that focuses on the reinforcement and integration of the key academic concepts included in the Standards of Learning for social studies, math, science, and language arts as is possible and linguistically appropriate in French or Spanish.

All students of these schools develop some communication skills in the target language and a much deeper understanding of the many cultures represented by the French and Spanish languages. The five goals of the National and State Foreign Language Standards are: communication, cultures, comparisons, connections, and communities which are the foundation of the program instruction integrated into the cross-disciplinary curriculum.

The early learning of any world language serves as a strong foundation for the future study of all other languages.

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities.  Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation

Program Locations (French)

Lake Ridge Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Rigot

Telephone: 703-494-9153

Email: [email protected]

Visit Lake Ridge Elementary School website

Information Meeting

November 1, 2023, 6 p.m. at Lake Ridge ES

January 23, 2024, 6 p.m. at Lake Ridge ES

Attendance Areas

Antietam ES, Belmont ES, Kilby ES, Lake Ridge ES, Occoquan ES, Old Bridge ES, Penn ES, Rockledge ES, Springwoods ES, Vaughan ES, and Westridge ES

Signal Hill Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Worthington

Telephone: 703-530-7541

Email: [email protected] 

Visit Signal Hill Elementary School website

Information Meeting


Attendance Areas

Bennett ES, Coles ES, Marshall ES, Signal Hill ES, The Nokesville School



Program Locations (Spanish)

Enterprise Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Medina

Telephone: 703-590-1558

Email: [email protected]

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Information Meeting

October 26, 2023, 6 p.m. at Enterprise ES

New Date January 24, 2024 at 6:00 pm in the School Library.

Attendance Areas

Bel Air ES, Dale City ES, Enterprise ES, Fitzgerald ES, Jenkins ES, Kerrydale ES, King ES, Kyle Wilson ES, McAuliffe ES, Minnieville ES, Montclair ES, Neabsco ES, and Rosa Parks ES

River Oaks Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Lucas

Telephone: 703-441-0050

Email: [email protected]

Visit River Oaks Elementary School website

Information Meeting

October 18, 2023, 5:30 p.m. in River Oaks ES Library

New Date: January 24, 2024, 5 p.m. in River Oaks ES Cafeteria (Enter through Door 9)

Attendance Areas

Ashland ES, Covington-Harper ES, Dumfries ES, Featherstone ES, Henderson ES, Leesylvania ES, Marumsco Hills ES, Pattie ES, Potomac View ES, River Oaks ES, Swans Creek ES, Triangle ES, and Williams ES

Tyler Elementary School

Coordinator: Ms. Martinez

Telephone: 703-754-7181

Email: [email protected]

Visit Tyler Elementary School

Information Meeting

November 14, 2023, 6 p.m. at Tyler ES

January 9, 2024, 6 p.m. at Tyler ES

Attendance Area

Alvey ES, Bristow Run ES, Buckland Mills ES, Cedar Point ES, Chris Yung ES, Ellis ES, Glenkirk ES, Gravely ES, Haymarket ES, Innovation ES, Loch Lomond ES, Mountain View ES, Mullen ES, Piney Branch ES, Sinclair ES, Sudley ES, T. Clay Wood ES, Tyler ES, Victory ES, West Gate ES, and Yorkshire ES.