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Saratoga Springs, NY gets a Mandarin immersion school

March 22, 2015

Learning to view the world in two languages

The Chinese immersion summer program provides a preview of what the G.L.O.B.E. School’s classes will look like. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS >> Confucius once said, “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.” Local educator Margaret Sharkey has taught children all over the world, and now her lifelong dream has come true as she helps open the bilingual G.L.O.B.E. School in Saratoga this fall. There, academically gifted elementary students can learn in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

G.L.O.B.E. stands for Globaissance Learning Oasis for Building Engagement; Globaissance is Sharkey’s portmanteau word for Global Renaissance. The school will develop global perspectives and renaissance thinking in its children through an arts-infused, multidisciplinary approach to inquiry-based learning. All that translates into teaching kids to become bright, active global citizens.

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