Cristina Sandza-Donovan, Barbieri School, Framingham, MA
Marleny Perdomo, Key Elementary School, Arlington, VA


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Barbieri Program Features

Program Model: Differentiated. In Grades K-3, students are separated by language for part of the day and receive instruction in their native language. After Grade 3, students are integrated all day and follow a 50/50 model.

Languages: Spanish and English

Language of Initial Literacy Instruction: All students are taught in their native language.


Student Background Within the Dual Language Program

Linguistic Profile: 64% of students are native Spanish speakers, and 36% are native English speakers.

Ethnic Profile: Most students (about 71%) are of Hispanic origin. Fourteen percent are white, and about 14% are from other backgrounds.

Percent of students in the program qualifying for free/reduced price lunch: Approximately 50%.