crossing borders has been so valuable to our family. At first my wife and I were skeptical as neither of us speak Spanish at all, but we stuck with it and the results have been incredible. Our oldest has been there for the past 3 years and is currently in the brand new kindergarten program. He is now not only conversationally fluent in Spanish, but he is reading and writing in both English and Spanish as well. This new kinder program gave us a 2nd chance to enter the HISD dual language program lottery again this year, and we were lucky enough to land a spot. Now I can say with confidence that all of my children will come out of elementary school fluent in Spanish. Our middle child has been there a little over a year and has recently begun to talk and sing with his older brother in Spanish periodically at home. His vocabulary in both languages is expanding at about the same rate. Our youngest will be there in the Fall as soon as she is old enough for the program.
The teachers and administration are experienced, patient, kind, and responsive. Anytime my wife and I have had any questions or apprehensions someone is always available to help and explain. Their language immersion method seems intimidating at first and it does take time for non-native speaking children to pick up a new language, but if you stick with it, trust the teachers, and encourage your little ones, the sky is the limit.