Known locally as EBI, private school Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is our sponsor today.
Offering a Spanish bilingual education, EBI believes that inspiration and engagement are at the heart of student transformation. An excellent multilingual, PK-8 international education in the heart of the East Bay, EBI prepares students to thrive in a diverse, changing world with character and empathy.
“Being multilingual is no longer just a nice add-on, it really is now a prerequisite for success in the global economy. Our language program, combined with our focus on STEM and our designated design lab, truly make this an outstanding opportunity for young students,” says Head of Middle School, Daniel Nube.
Get a taste of Middle School at EBI
Upcoming events invite you to learn more about EBI's Middle School. (Jump down for info about Lower School events)
- Information Session: Be a middle schooler for a morning. On Saturday 12/8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at EBI's Emeryville campus, this will be a great opportunity for students to participate in an EBI classroom experience and for parents to hear from current parents and school leadership about multilingual, international education.
- Diversity Reception: Held on Wednesday 1/9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Emeryville campus, families can come and meet teachers, staff, and current parents to learn more about how EBI brings diversity to life.
- Middle School Tours: EBI hosts tours on 12/5, 1/9 and 2/6 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Emeryville campus. Please visit the website or click here to complete an inquiry form and register for a tour.
The language teaching model and the International Baccalaureate (IB) reflect the school's core values. Middle school students take half of their classes in Spanish and half of them in English, which allows them a rich bilingual experience that is both academic and full of real-world communication. There are myriad of cognitive and social benefits to learning in a second language, not to mention the great advantage of entering high-school (and beyond) as an already fluent communicator. Additionally, all students study Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language.
Naturally flowing into this complete Spanish bilingual education with an international spirit in the Middle School, the EBI journey can begin as early as PK. PK through 1st grade are at the Alcatraz campus in Rockridge, while 2nd through 8th grade are in Emeryville. EBI is the only school in the East Bay that is authorized to offer both the Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB curriculum focuses on developing internationally-minded young people.
Children explore, create, and interact with others through a variety of learning experiences with the overarching goal of providing a loving and safe environment where children can grow in all areas: social, emotional, intellectual and physical. In pre-kinder the foundation is laid for many important life skills.
Students at EBI engage in learning about topics of global significance such as caring for living things, protecting the environment, learning about families and respecting difference, learning how communities work and our role in them. EBI places a strong focus on social-emotional development and emphasizes that personal well-being is the stepping stone for academic learning.
Jon Fulk, the Head of School, says, “Children, families, faculty, staff and our Board collaborate to create a learning experience based on the best practices in independent, international education. Our goal is to prepare ourselves to make sustained contributions to our families, communities, and world.”
Tours, Information Sessions, and Community Events for EBI's Lower School
Learn more about EBI at one of these events. They invite you to join for one or more!
Lower School Information Session. Held on Saturday 12/8 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Emeryville campus., this will be an opportunity for students to hear from current parents and school leadership about multilingual, international education. Please R.S.V.P. at firstname.lastname@example.org if childcare is needed.
Diversity Reception. Held on Wednesday 1/9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Emeryville campus, families can come and meet teachers, staff, and current parents to learn more about how EBI brings diversity to life.
Lower School Tours. EBI hosts weekly tours from 8:45 am to 10:00 am at the Alcatraz campus. Please visit the website or click here to complete an inquiry form and register for a tour.
Call EBI now to schedule a visit at 510-653-3324 x107 or email Karen Hayes at email@example.com. They look forward to meeting your family!
This post was sponsored by EBI. Learn more about the school at their website: http://ebinternacional.org/