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Potter Road Elementary School, Framingham

One unique aspect of Potter is our two-way Portuguese program, which is a strand of education within our school. It’s a program that brings together students with a range of fluency in Portuguese and English in a specially designed academic program. It follows the same curriculum as general education classes; the difference is the language of instruction. Students begin in kindergarten spending 50% of their day in Portuguese. Lessons taught in one language are not repeated in the other.) All staff are trained in language immersion strategies to ensure full access to academic content program goals.

The Two-Way Bilingual Program aims for students to:

  1. Become bilingual and biliterate in Portuguese and English

  2. Progress academically according to the same curriculum used in the standard classrooms

  3. Develop positive cross-cultural relationships and positive attitudes toward their own culture and that of others

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