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Benefits of Our Spanish & English, Dual Language Education Program

Montessori Schoolhouse is extremely proud to offer our students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to effortlessly master a second language while obtaining a rich Montessori education.

Research shows that early bilingualism has many life-long advantages. Becoming bilingual, especially from an early age and at higher levels of proficiency, offers a wide range of benefits to children that they will enjoy during their entire lifetime.

Cognitive Benefits

Recent research indicates that being bilingual may actually make people more creative and better at solving complex problems. Bilingual children can also benefit from a stronger working memory—the ability to hold facts in mind—that aids in many skills, such as, comprehending complex sentences or performing mental math efficiently. Bilingual children may also have an edge in executive function, or the ability to consciously direct their activities, which is highly correlated to success in school and in life! Recent studies have even shown that full bilingualism may delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms as well.

Academic Benefits

While some educators and parents may be concerned that speaking and learning in more than one language may negatively impact academic achievement, many studies actually point to opposite results. Knowing another language well actually imparts a stronger ability in meta-language skills, such as understanding grammar rules. Compared to monolingual children, bilinguals also appear to have an edge in achieving high scores on standardized tests, such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

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