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

Spotlight on EBI, PK-8th International Education

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

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 they do: students learn to become empathetic and compassionate as well as academically prepared for future success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at EBI

At EBI, 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 3rd grade, students expand their cultural and linguistic competencies.

Graduates of EBI have basic conversational skills in Mandarin and are fully literate in both Spanish and English. Equally important, EBI students have an awareness of their role as a member of the global community. From that awareness, these students are positioned to transform the world. EBI develops students with a lifelong love of learning, which translates to a lifetime of opportunity.

EBI collage of students and activities
Clockwise from top left: Mandarin class; PK students on a field trip to Tilden Park; a middle school student planning his week; Lower School Assembly; Art lesson; 2nd grade students at play.

Dr. Paola Clark, EBI’s new head of school as of 7/1/19, 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.”

Plan your visit to EBI to see for yourself

We invite you to visit EBI on an upcoming tour, Information Session and at our Diversity Reception. You can also come and visit us at our free Spanish Storytime every second Saturday of the month, join one of our many enrichment courses or participate in one of our school year or summer camps.

Email Sara Varela-Acevedo at for more information.
We look forward to meeting your family!

Muchas gracias a la Escuela Bilingüe Internacional por su colaboración.

[All photos provided by EBI and used with permission]

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