Existing Immersion Programs

Currently, there are 13 dual language public elementary schools in DC.


Oyster Adams Bilingual DCPS (Spanish)

Cleveland DCSP (Spanish)

Marie Reed DCPS (Spanish)

Bancroft DCPS (Spanish)

Powell Bilingual DCPS (Spanish)

Bruce Monroe at Park View DCPS (Spanish)

Tyler DCPS (Spanish)

Washington Yu Ying PCS (Mandarin)

Mundo Verde PCS (Spanish)

LAMBS PCS (Spanish)

Elsie Whitlow Stokes PCS (French and Spanish)

DC Bilingual PCS (Spanish)

Sela PCS (Hebrew)

A new dual language program at Houston Elementary DCPS (Spanish) is currently being planned and will open in August 2016.


At the middle and high school level, currently DC has three dual language programs:

DC International PCS (Spanish, Mandarin and French)

Columbia Heights Education Campus DCPS (Spanish)

Oyster-Adams Bilingual Middle School (Spanish)

A new dual language program at MacFarland DCPS is currently being planned and will open in August 2016.


Two further elementary/early childhood DC schools have interesting language models:

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS (Spanish)

Briya PCS (Spanish)


Dear Families, educators, and partners,

In 2020 we announced that the DC Language Immersion Project would close its doors due to lack of resources. However, before completely dissolving the organization, we recently asked a group of local and national educators if they - individually or collectively - would be interested in continuing the work of advocating for multilingual education in the District of Columbia. We are pleased to announce that a few individuals responded yes and volunteered to forge a plan to continue this vital work.

So, we are not closing our doors but we are entering a six-to-twelve-month period of dormancy as we determine the best path forward for the DC Immersion Project.  Thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned for updates.

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