New Students

New/Interested NMIS Parents


    We are accepting students for the following grades for the current 19-20 school year.  If you are interested or would like more information after looking at around on our website, please contact our Registrar at 505-503-7670 or for more information.

    • 5th grade
    • 6th grade  

    We have wait lists for the following classes and are accepting applications if you would like to add your child to the wait list:

    • Kindergarten
    • 1st grade
    • 2nd grade
    • 3rd grade
    • 4th grade

    If you are interested in your child attending for the 2020-2021 school year we are holding the following information sessions for prospective parents.  Attendance at an information session is required to participate in our enrollment lottery.  Lottery applications and sign-ups for school tours will take place at the information sessions.  Please note: These are adult only sessions and child care is not provided.  If you would like to attend please call our Registrar at 505-503-7670 or click here to sign  up for one of these sessions.  In the meantime, please take a look around our website to learn more about NMIS and bring your questions to be answered at the information session.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6 to 8pm
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 9 to 11am
    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 6 to 8pm

    Language immersion is at the heart of the NMIS program.

    Starting our program in kindergarten is ideal to increase the likelihood of becoming multilingual.  The goal is to replicate the language learning process we all underwent as we learned our first language as toddlers. 

     Much language research suggests that the “ideal” time to learn a second language peaks about age 5-6, while other research says students 8-9 years of age may still succeed in an immersion program. However, all children learning a second language early in life have a much higher probability to speak that language with a native-like accent.  In fact, by age 7, the ability to make certain phonemes of a language starts to diminish in our brains and continues to do so as we age. For this reason, we encourage registration in our program only in kindergarten and early first grade.


    Instructional time in each language

    Spanish English Arabic
    K 90% 10% NA
    1st 80% 20% NA
    2nd 70% 30% NA
    3rd 60% 40% NA
    4th 40% 50-55% 5-10%
    5th 40% 50-55% 5-10%

    Is a bilingual immerison school a good fit for you child? 

    To get started, select the grade your child will be moving into.  If your child can read the reading sample NMIS may be a good fit!

    Studies shows that entering Kindergarten at any point in the school year works well for most children.
    First Grade

    Studies shows that entering Frist Grade at during the first half of the school year works well for most children. 

    Here is the reading sample if you are interested in your child entering past the fist half of the school year:

    Las abejas son pequeñas, pero hacen un trabajo enorme.

    Second Grade

    Ven y viaja alrededor del mundo para buscar amigos y conocer nuevos lugares.

    Third Grade

    Nacida en 1907, Frida Kahlo una artista mexicana, siempre fue una persona fuerte e independiente.

    Fourth Grade

    El agua subterránea representa una fracción importante de la masa de agua presente en los continentes, bajo la superficie de la tierra, tanto en el suelo como en el subsuelo.

    Fifth Grade

    Arrecifes antiguos enterrados dentro de secciones estratigráficas son de gran interés para los geólogos porque proporcionan información paleo-ambiental sobre la ubicación del lugar en la historia de la tierra.

    Sixth Grade

    7215 Montgomery Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (505) 503-7670