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Los Angeles-area Catholic school thriving after Mandarin immersion added

May 7, 2022

The article below says All Souls is the only Catholic elementary school in the country offering a dual-language immersion program featuring Spanish and Mandarin. That’s indeed true. There are however two other Mandarin immersion Catholic schools, St. Michael’s Catholic Acadamy in Flushing, New York and Maryknoll School in Honolulu.

Dual language immersion program brings beloved Alhambra Catholic school back to life

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (KABC) – An Alhambra elementary school that was closed for two years for a lack of students has come roaring back to life by offering a unique way of teaching.

All Souls World Language Catholic School is the only Catholic elementary school in the country to offer a dual-language immersion program featuring Spanish and Mandarin Chinese for all of its students.

Now, 12 years after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles shut the school down – and 10 years after it reopened as a language immersion experiment with just 20 students, All Souls has a waiting list and draws TK through 8th grade students from 65 different zip codes.

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