Registration Information

New Mexico International School’s registration process begins each year in February and ends in April with our lottery.  

We are always accepting applications to be added to our wait list.  You can do this by coming to our school and speaking with our registrar.  If you would like more information about our registration process please click here.  Registration information is updated each February for the upcoming 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