Spanish Immersion Program
Our SI program allows parents to have their elementary students taught from a Christian worldview in an entirely Spanish-language environment! MCS Spanish Immersion students will develop strong English language skills as well, with time spent in learning in English gradually increasing from 3rd grade up through graduation in 6th grade.
Why Immersion at MCS?
Spanish Immersion fits both Muskegon Christian’s mission and purpose: Commitment to excellent academics that go beyond state standards; inclusion of every student in Christian education as enrollment reaches capacity; engagement of students and staff in God’s global society; and the practice of sound fiscal decision-making that advances the objectives of MCS.
Spanish Immersion builds a bridge to another culture. As part of their curriculum, SI students experience cultural celebrations of Spanish speaking countries such as Las Posadas and Día de Los Reyes (Three Kings Day). These experiences increase cultural awareness and sensitivity in our students.
“At the heart of intercultural learning is learning how to hear…Loving the stranger is not about putting up with the inferior ways of others; it involves realizing that I am a stranger too”. – D. Smith, Learning from the Stranger
Learning a second language is proven to give students:
- Increased cognitive and social skills and cultural understanding.
- Improved native language ability.
- A head start in language requirements for high school and college
- Increased job opportunities for many careers in which knowing another language is a real asset.
Michigan Seal of Biliteracy
The Spanish immersion program at MCS can set students up for the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy. This is an award offered to high school graduates for being proficient in English and another world language. More information can be found here.