SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - ACADEMIA BILINGÜE (PK-6)

801 Oakland Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 
Phone: 616-819-2947 | Fax: 616-819-3630

Breakfast 8:35 a.m.
Start Time 9:10 a.m. 
Dismissal 4:06 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 12:20 p.m.


SOUTHWEST Middle High SCHOOL - ACADEMIA BILINGÜE (7-12)

327 Rumsey Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-3220 | Fax: 616-819-3223

Breakfast 8:35 a.m.
Start Time 9:00 a.m. 
Dismissal 3:46 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:45 a.m.


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EXCEL AT SOUTHWEST SCHOOLS - ACADEMIA BILINGÜE

Southwest Schools - Academia Bilingüe offers a proven dual immersion experience in English and Spanish to help students become bilingual and bicultural.

Consider Southwest Elementary School - Academia Bilingüe for your child if:

  • You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve. 
  • You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.
  • You want your child to have opportunities for bilingual literacy instruction.
  • You need a school for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
  • You value an education that focuses on strong character values.

DUAL IMMERSION

The two-way immersion program, also known as dual immersion, serves students whose primary language is English and students whose primary language is Spanish in the same classroom. Students at Southwest Schools - Academia Bilingüe become bilingual and bicultural. Research shows that bilingual people are positioned well for a successful future with more opportunities at the college level and in the workplace, better performance on standardized tests, and are more competitive in an increasingly global economy.

RIGOROUS ACADEMICS

Southwest Schools - Academia Bilingüe staff are working hard to ensure that students are meeting and exceeding their goals. As a result, the number of students reading at or above grade level has increased over the past 3 years. Students are developing the important skills they need to be college and career ready!

COMMITTED PARENTS

The parents at Southwest Schools - Academia Bilingüe are committed to partnering with school staff to build a positive, collaborative learning environment. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved by school staff. The result is a collaborative partnership that benefits all students.

GREAT TEACHERS

The teachers at Southwest Schools - Academia Bilingüe are caring and dedicated. They believe in their students and have an environment of high expectations. The highly qualified bilingual staff are trained to meet the needs of all learners.

SAFE AND SECURE

Students participate in a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Students are recognized for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The number of students being recognized for good behavior at monthly PBIS celebrations has consistently increased, while referrals to the office for behavior issues have steadily decreased.

CONTACT US

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Carlos de la Barrera
Elementary Principal
Email: delabarreraC@grps.org


Robert Hurd
Acting Middle High School Principal
Email: hurdr@grps.org


Julian Ramirez Torres
Middle High School Assistant Principal
Email: ramireztorresj@grps.org


Juan Francisco Parraguez Gomez
Dean of Students

Email: parraguezgomezj@grps.org