Cleveland, Ohio Mandarin immersion charter opening Fall 2016
Public language immersion school set for August opening
A bilingual dream five years in the making is about to become reality for Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) founding director Meran Rogers.
Rogers’s new foreign language immersion school will open its doors on August 3, welcoming approximately 100 kindergarten and first-grade students to the former St. Vincent de Paul parish at 13400 Lorain Avenue. For its first iteration, the school will occupy only the ground and first floors of the 30,000-square-foot facility. Administrators expect classes to expand to the building’s second floor in coming years as GALA adds additional grade levels, up to eighth grade.
Fresh Water first reported on plans for the tuition-free, public charter school in October 2014. The effort has come a long way since then and the school has been hosting monthly open houses since February to show off its new digs and champion an educational model based around Spanish and Mandarin programming. This month’s open house events are scheduled for Thursday, June 9 at 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m.
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