Patrick Henry is a California Distinguished School serving a diverse population of approximately 800 students. Nestled in the Heartwell Park area of east Long Beach, this family orientated school community works together to ensure all children succeed. A dedicated team of professionals provides children a balanced literacy program, critical thinking skills, character value development and the importance of multi-cultural perspectives. Henry is home to three unique academic programs: Two-Way Spanish Immersion, STARS, and Special Education. Several enrichment programs also work to support and motivate all students for academic success in our diverse society.
The Two-way English Spanish Immersion Program gives native English and Spanish – speaking children the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural by the end of the 5th grade by learning in English and Spanish. Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Education Programs are designed to serve speakers of other languages and English speakers within the same classroom. The students are purposely mixed in teh same educational enviroment to provide communicative and academic language development through an interactive and cross-cultural setting. Progam participation begins in Kindergarten and continues through fifth grade.