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

Spotlight on EBI, PK-Grade 8 International Education

Thank you to our sponsor, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI).

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

Classroom environment at Escuela Bilingue
Kinder students engage with EBI’s librarian. (Photo: EBI)

Immersive language environment

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

PK is where the love of learning and expression begins! (Photo: EBI)

Engage. Be Global. Inspire.

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

EBI understands the value of language immersion education and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Pre K students at Escuela Bilingue in Emeryville/Oakland
EBI PK students engaged during their open exploration time. (Photo: EBI)

EBI is one of only four independent schools in the United States that provides a PK-8 IB education in a Spanish-English immersion program and the only one on the West Coast. In an environment of globalization, EBI has become bigger, stronger, and more relevant because of its mission and core values. Being multilingual is no longer just a nice add-on, it is now a prerequisite for success in the global economy. EBI’s language programs, with a combined focus on STEM, the arts, and a designated Design lab, offers a truly outstanding opportunity for students.

Visit EBI and see for yourself

Join an upcoming tour, information session, or their signature Diversity Reception. Learn more about EBI’s community programs, including their free Spanish Storytime which is offered every second Saturday of the month. To plan a visit, click here >

Please email Sara Varela-Acevedo at for more information. They look forward to meeting your family!

Gracias to our sponsor, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional.

[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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