Spotlight on EBI, PK-8 International Education - 510 Families

Spotlight on EBI, PK-8 International Education

We thank EBI for sponsoring

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) offers a PK-8 multilingual, international education that inspires students to engage in a changing world with both character and empathy.

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EBI grade 1 students explore language and the outdoors through “Mandarin in the Garden” | Photo: EBI

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) certified school in the heart of the East Bay, EBI helps students engage as both global citizens and critical thinkers. Character development is at the heart of what we do; our students are empathetic and compassionate as well as academically prepared for future success.

Diversity and Inclusion take center stage at EBI

At EBI, PK through grade 8 students learn in an immersive Spanish language environment, where they begin their journey of cultural awareness and develop fluency in a language other than English. With the addition of Mandarin in grade 3, students expand their cultural and linguistic competencies.

Graduates of EBI are fully literate in both Spanish and English and have basic conversational skills in Mandarin. EBI’s new Language Acquisition Track in the Middle School allows students with little to no Spanish background to also engage in an immersive Spanish language environment through accelerated Spanish language classes and electives to develop their fluency.

preschoolers painting
Pre-kinder is where the love of learning and expression begins! | Photo: EBI
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EBI grade 1 students testing their jumping skills in PE | Photo: EBI

Engage. Be Global. Inspire. EBI students have an astute awareness of their role as members of the global community. From that awareness, our students are positioned to transform the world. EBI develops students with a lifelong love of learning, which translates into a lifetime of opportunity.

Dr. Paola Clark, EBI’s Head of School, understands the value of language immersion education and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, as an alumna, educator, administrator, and IB examiner. “EBI is one of four independent schools in the United States that provides a PK-8 IB education in a Spanish-English immersion program and the only one in the Bay Area,” said Dr. Clark. “We often hear that the world is becoming a smaller place as a result of globalization. I firmly believe that as the world continues to become smaller, EBI becomes bigger, stronger, and more relevant because of its mission and core values.”

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Art is an integral part of the curriculum at EBI

Plan your visit to EBI to see for yourself

Join EBI virtually on an upcoming tour, information session, or their signature Diversity Reception.

You can also get to know the community by participating in one of their Spanish immersion camps, virtual (free) Spanish Storytimes held the second Saturday of the month, or participate in one of their many after-school enrichment classes.

Please email Sara Varela-Acevedo at for more information.

They look forward to meeting your family!

Muchas gracias a la Escuela Bilingüe Internacional por su colaboración.

[All photos and videos provided by EBI and used with permission]

Psst, wondering what IB means but afraid to ask. Here you go: What is IB? 

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