Dual language Program. The school uses a program called Touch Spanish developed by Gabriela Wilcox, co-founder Pebblecreek Montessori. Touch Spanish provides a complete, well organized, almost instantaneous hands on Spanish program that kids truly enjoy . Touch Spanish is used nationally around the United States, and in several countries abroad. Children in lower and upper elementary are expected to write essays and present their research projects in Spanish. Previous topics presented include global topics such as Africa and poverty. WeRead More ...
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600 Old Custer Rd
Sue Dendinger (Director), Gabriela Wilcox - Co Founder Spanish Lead
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Dual Language Immersion
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