Fall, MindBloom will offer full Spanish and Mandarin immersion language after
school classes at Takoma EC for all PK3, PK4, K, and 1-2 grade students and at
Amidon-Bowen ES, for all PK3, PK4, and K students for the 2017-2018 school
Classes will be taught on site at both schools on the following schedules:
Takoma EC: Spanish Only Monday through Fridays beginning August 28, 2017 and
throughout the 2017-2018 school year, 2 hours a day from 3:30pm until 5:30pm (children may depart early from class if they need to);
Amidon-Bowen ES: Spanish and Mandarin Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the
2017-2018 school year, beginning September 5th, 2 hours per day from 3:45pm until 5:45pm (children may depart early from class if they need to). For parents who have paid for August 2017, you have been refunded and we ask that parents who are beginning to now register to please not choose any of the August dates listed for Amidon-Bowen ES.
Both schools have at least two options
for registration on the drop down menus below.
classes for both schools will be added in late Fall 2017 and will run from
January 2018 through the end of the school year.
families register, we will receive confirmation of the registration and reach
out to families to note the children’s names and verify which days they will be
During classes, students will be taught a choice of Spanish or Mandarin Chinese
languages and culture by lively and enthusiastic native-speaking teachers.
The primary mediums that will be used to teach are Art, Music, Reading,
classes will be taught in 100% Spanish or Mandarin to acclimate children to the
language more consistently and to encourage them to feel comfortable enough
with the language to begin using it. Based on the success of our day school
summer camp programs, we recognize that constant exposure and consistency is key
when teaching young children world languages and parents should not be
surprised if they begin to hear their children use Spanish or Mandarin
vocabulary and phrases only after a couple of classes!
After school language classes at Takoma EC and Amidon-Bowen ES will meet on
time during pre-scheduled times, except for instances of MindBloom staff
emergencies, inclement weather, or school closures. In the event of class
cancellations for any of these events, families will receive a full refund for
unused classes. However, in the event children do not attend the language
classes for other reasons or arrive late for the classes, we will not be able
to provide pro-rations, refunds, or rescheduled classes, due to our staff
MindBloom staff is solely responsible for delivering high-quality world language curriculum at partner schools and is not responsible for providing snacks, outdoor activities, or hygiene/toileting assistance to children while providing services.
To register for Spanish or Mandarin after school classes, please locate your
school below and click on the appropriate drop down menu for all available
choices to add to the cart:
Amidon-Bowen Monthly Spanish/Mandarin Fall 2017-Pick 1 Language