Sylvia Mendez Kinder experience for native Spanish speakers?

Hi SM parents,

I was wondering if anyone has any feedback/insights on the experiences of Kindergarteners who are native Spanish speakers?  We are considering SM but wonder if our daughter, a native speaker, will find her Spanish enriched?  Or will she merely tread water as the non-Spanish speakers get up to speed?  The school seems very appealing - they have to truly thread a needle (sounds like they do a pretty decent job) between non-speakers and native speakers.

Any thoughts welcomed...many thanks!

P.S.: I am setting aside the "will we get in" questions for now...!

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The teachers have to differentiate instruction, and Spanish language ability is one factor among many that affects how well a child will perform. In my experience at a public immersion school in Oakland, socioeconomic status is more indicative of how well a child will perform than home language. Assuming your child does not already read, she will be learning alongside all the other children, and she may or may not excel. Young children learn to speak languages so much more quickly than adults that it's not as much of an issue as you might imagine.