Our 50/50 Model
The GLOBE Academy is a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) school with a 50/50 model, meaning that half of a student's instruction time is in English and half is in a target foreign language.
Children are assigned to a homeroom with other classmates and have a "partner" class. In Kindergarten, children spend half the school day in their English classroom with a teacher who speaks
English and then switch with the partner class, spending the remainder of the day in their target language classroom with a teacher who speaks that language. In Grades 1-5, children spend the
entire day in English or the target language and switch every other day.
GLOBE offers three language tracks: Spanish, French and Mandarin. Upon enrollment, a student is assigned to a language track and stays in that language track throughout their time at GLOBE.
Families who speak the target language at home, children who have attended a language immersion preschool, and the younger siblings of our current students are given preference in language
track placement. All other students are randomly assigned by GLOBE to balance classrooms with boys and girls and to reflect the diversity of our school as a whole.
In middle school, the immersion model ends. Students follow a typical 7-period day with all classes taught in English and take an accelerated foreign language course for high school
In addition to learning another language, our students are introduced to life in other countries through regular interaction with teachers, parents, and community members from other
cultures, as well as school-wide cultural celebrations and service-learning projects.