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    We are currently accepting students for the following grades.  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 nmis.registrar@gmail.com 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

    Want to know if our Bilingual Immersion program is a good fit for your child?  Click on the grade for your child below.

    If you are interested in your child attending for the 2020-2021 school year please check back February of next year.

    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%

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    ​GOVERNING COUNCIL

    The governance of NMIS is vested in the Governing Council (GC). The purpose of the GC is to govern NMIS in accordance with the terms of its charter, in compliance with the NM Charter Schools Act. Roles of the GC include assisting in developing educational and operational rules and policies, implementation of the annual budget, and overseeing Parent-Led Committees with the goal of attaining the goals and objectives set out by the NMIS charter approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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