Admission at Escuela Bilingue Internacional
My husband and I have been eyeing EBI for our 4 year old son - we love the philosophy of raising a “Global Citizen” and him learning Spanish. He currently is in another language immersion school (that is my native language). I love his current school because not only is it teaching him my native language, but he is also learning so much about my culture. My hope was that he could remain in this school until Kindergarten, and I was hoping to apply to EBI for his Kindergarten year. For some reason or another I (wrongly) assumed he would be able to just get in.
From my understanding, he wouldn’t be able to get into 1st grade at EBI because he would go in with no understanding of Spanish. The last year he would be able to start would be Kindergarten. But I also was informed during the virtual tour that the class is smaller and since most of the preschool kids move to Kindergarten, there may be only few openings. I wanted to see for those that are in EBI, is that your understanding, as well? I’m a bit saddened to take my son out of his current school so he can do his last year of preschool at EBI to ensure he can get in.
On another note, aside from the number of students, is it difficult to get into?
Thanks in advance to an anxious mom!