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Namaste Charter School Dual Language Bilteracy Program

Listing Last Update: February 10, 2020

Location

3737 S. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60609
www.namastecharterschool.org

Primary Contact

Rocio Tovar

(773) 715-9558

rtovar@namastecharterschool.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program
  • Instruction in Spanish

Program Overview

Namaste Charter School is a public school in the McKinley Park neighborhood. The school serves 485 students in grades K-8 and is open to all families residing in the City of Chicago. Application is by lottery in April of each year. Approximately one-third of students are English Language Learners, so Namaste's program features a Dual Language track through which students become fully bilingual and biliterate by fifth grade. So, by the time students are in middle school, they are able to speak, read and write fluently in both Spanish and English. Parents and families of enrolled students are also offered English acquisition workshops, participation in a Bilingual Action Committee, and Dual Language literacy activities throughout the year.

Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Program Status:
Active