Spanish Immersion Learning

Gage offers a 90:10 immersion model for students in two sections of Kindergarten and two sections of 1st grade. This program will be filled as part of the district-wide options in Rochester Public Schools Kindergarten registration process. The Spanish Immersion program offers instruction during the day primarily in Spanish. Classroom teachers will instruct in Spanish for reading, math, social studies, and science subject areas, while special area classes will be conducted in English. 

Teachers are licensed elementary teachers proficient in both Spanish and English. This program covers the same curriculum and holds the same standards for success as our traditional kindergarten and 1st grade programs.

What is a District-Wide School or Program?

District-wide schools/programs are schools or programs located within the Rochester Public School District that may deliver the curriculum in a different manner than neighborhood schools. District-wide schools and programs are tuition free to students. Transportation is provided to eligible students that are enrolled in a district-wide school or program.

Students are automatically assigned to their neighborhood school when enrolling at Rochester Public Schools. In order to learn about a family’s interest in attending a district-wide school/program, students must apply to attend a district-wide school. At particular grade levels there may be a waiting pool due to a greater demand of students applying than the number of spots available.

Looking for more information?

To learn more about Gage Spanish Immersion or arrange a tour, please call (507) 328-3400.

To apply, you must fill out and submit an application to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. There are three ways in which you can do this. 

  1. Complete the form online.

  2. Print the Paper Application and mail it or drop it off at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Edison Administration Building, Second Floor, 615 7th Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55902.

  3. Fill out the form in person at the Edison Administration Building.


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