Language Immersion (Chinese and Spanish)

Every school in our District offers the state's premier language immersion program. Beginning in Kindergarten, students acquire second language fluency through immersion. Families may elect enrollment in either Chinese or Spanish immersion.

Chinese Immersion

  • Excelsior Elementary
  • Scenic Heights Elementary
  • Minnetonka Middle School East
  • Minnetonka Middle School West
  • Minnetonka High School

Spanish Immersion

  • Clear Springs Elementary
  • Deephaven Elementary
  • Groveland Elementary
  • Minnewashta Elementary
  • Minnetonka Middle School East
  • Minnetonka Middle School West
  • Minnetonka High School

Minnetonka High School students who have been enrolled in immersion since Kindergarten and first grade enroll in Advanced Placement Chinese or Spanish Language and Culture during their freshman year of high school. Advanced literature and other courses continue language fluency development through high school. Students who continue in the program through 12th grade will have the option of taking the *HSK (Chinese) or *DELE (Spanish) international proficiency exams, apply for a Minnesota bilingual diploma, and/or complete the International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma.

*HSK administered by the Ministry of Education in China. DELE administered by the Ministry of Education in Spain.


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