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Dual Immersion

Dual Immersion

College Park & Costa Mesa: Mandarin

Mandarin Immersion Program Flier - English, Mandarin and Spanish

Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of more than 800 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world. There are multiple educational and career benefits that multilingual students accrue, including:

  • Academic Achievement: Students attain high levels of academic achievement in both languages due to increased cognitive skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Bilingualism & Biliteracy: Students acquire strategic thinking, listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English and Mandarin.
  • Sociocultural Competence: Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.

Whittier & Ensign: Spanish

Spanish Immersion Program Flier - English and Spanish

The Spanish Dual Immersion Program emphasizes and fosters the acquisition of English and Spanish. Our Program prepares students to succeed in a global economy by giving students the skills that the future demands. There are multiple educational and career benefits that multilingual students accrue, including:

  • Academic Achievement: Students attain high levels of academic achievement in both languages due to increased cognitive skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Bilingualism & Biliteracy: Students acquire strategic thinking, listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English and Spanish.
  • Sociocultural Competence: Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.

Applying to Dual Immersions Programs:

The application process is currently for incoming Kindergarten students.  Students in other grades must contact the school office directly.

  • The application window for the 2024-2025 school year will begin on February 9.
  • The priority application window is February 9 - April 15.  If applications meet or exceed capacity, a lottery process will be used to select students.
  • The late application window opens on April 16.  If classroom space is available, any available space will be filled based upon the order that the applications were received during the late application window.
  • Current College Park/Whittier siblings must apply for the program.
  • Current College Park/Whittier preschool students must apply for the program.
  • Parents receive notification of acceptance after May 1.

Contact Us


College Park Elementary
2380 Notre Dame Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-424-7960

Whittier Elementary
1800 Whittier Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 515-6990