Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School

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Give the Gift of a Bilingual Education

Children who learn multiple languages at an early age benefit from increased cognition, a more creative and flexible brain, stronger communication skills and greater empathy. Being bilingual can also make life, travel, and work easier and more fun. All of these advantages make enrolling your child in our tuition-free charter school a simple choice.

Spanish Immersion at Arco Iris

Our highly effective immersion model, taught by Spanish speaking certified teachers, develops nimble bilingual and biliterate learners. Our youngest students, whose brains are primed to absorb the sounds, structures and patterns of a new language, begin with 80% of their school day taught in Spanish. As they grow through our program, Spanish exposure decreases to 65% in 5th grade, making way for both English and Spanish skills to solidify. 

Our true multicultural setting fosters a warm and inviting environment to practice language skills. Arco Iris teachers hail from many countries around the world and bring with them their unique dialects, customs and traditions. The diversity of cultures and languages present in our school makes our community stronger and encourages students to take risks while feeling supported.

Whole Child Learning 

In addition to the gift of bilingualism, students at Arco Iris benefit from a holistic approach to learning that develops the whole child. Our students thrive with:

  • A rigorous academic program aligned with Oregon state standards
  • Singapore Math
  • Daily 30 minute PE classes
  • Safe campus with a library, gymnasium and outdoor play area
  • Field trips
  • Community celebrations and events
  • Before & after school care

Our greatest asset is our community of learners that embraces, values and celebrates multiculturalism. K-5 students at Arco Iris gain broad exposure to cultures and diverse people, rich language learning, and cultural experiences that embrace diversity in the most authentic way possible. 

Are you ready to give your child the gift of a bilingual education? Visit our enrollment page to learn more about the process or get in touch with us.  

About Arco Iris

Arco Iris Spanish Immersion is a small tuition-free public charter school providing a rich, immersive Spanish language experience and robust academics in a true multicultural setting. Centrally located off 217, between SW Portland and Tigard, we serve K-5 students in the greater Beaverton area to become bilingual and biliterate leaders of the future. We’re enrolling for Fall 2024-25.