Chancellor Fariña announced 68 new Dual Language and Transitional Bilingual Education programs to the 2017-2018 school year. This is the most new programs to open at the start of a school year since 2010. The citywide initiative includes 39 Dual Language (DL) and 29 Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs, and for the first time, a program in Urdu.

“We are a City of immigrants that is stronger because of our different cultures and languages,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This bilingual expansion will provide thousands more students with high-quality programs, and sends a clear message that we welcome all families in our school system.”

“As a first-generation American and former English Language Learner, I know firsthand the many benefits of being bilingual, and this expansion will expose many more students in our City’s schools to multiple languages,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “We’ve made essential strides for ELL and bilingual students, and these rigorous programs will establish a path to long-term student success while bringing parents to the classroom in new ways.”

To read more, check out the Chancellor’s announcement.

Below is a complete list schools opening bilingual programs in September 2017:

In-Tech Academy – Spanish TBE

M.S. 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center – French DL
J.H.S. 88 Peter Rouget – Spanish DL
P.S. 230 Doris L. Cohen – Spanish DL
Khalil Gibran International Academy – Arabic TBE
M.S. 821 Sunset Park Prep – Spanish TBE
P.S. 65 – Spanish TBE
Multicultural High School – Spanish DL
P.S. 102 The Bayview Spanish TBE
P.S. 164 Caesar Rodney – Spanish TBE
P.S. 170 Ralph A. Fabrizio School – Chinese DL
P.S. 186 Dr. Irving A Gladstone– Chinese TBE
J.H.S. 220 John J. Pershing–Spanish DL
P.S. 503 The School of Discovery– Spanish DL
P.S. 506 The School of Journalism & Technology – Chinese TBE
P.S. 97 The Highlawn – Chinese TBE
P.S. 225 The Eileen E. Zaglin –  Russian DL
John Dewey High School– Spanish TBE
P.S. 206 Joseph F Lamb – Russian DL
P.S. 217 Colonel David Marcus School – Urdu TBE and Spanish DL
P.S. 274 Kosciusko – Spanish DL
I.S. 347 School of Humanities – Spanish TBE
P.S. 376 – Spanish DL
P.S. /I.S. 384 Frances E. Carter – Spanish TBE
EBC High School for Public Service – Spanish TBE
P.S. 373 – Brooklyn Transition Center – Spanish DL

P.S. 124 Yung Wing – Chinese TBE
P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis – Chinese TBE
P.S. 145 The Bloomingdale School – Russian DL
P.S./M.S 57 James Weldon Johnson – Spanish DL
P.S. 96 Joseph Lanzetta – Spanish DL
P.S. 4 Duke Ellington – Spanish DL
P.S. 5 Ellen Lurie – Spanish DL
P.S. 173 – Spanish DL
The College Academy – Spanish DL
High School for Law and Public Service – Spanish DL
I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School – Spanish DL
Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics – Spanish DL
P.S. 79 Horan School – Spanish DL
P.S. 192 Jacob H. Schiff – Spanish DL
High School for Health Careers and Science – Spanish DL

I.S. 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School –  Spanish DL
I.S. 73 The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School – Spanish DL
I.S. 93 Ridgewood – Spanish DL
P.S. 102 Bayview – Chinese DL
I.S. 125 Thom J. McCann Woodside – Spanish DL
P.S. 21 Edward Hart – Chinese TBE
P.S. 29 Queens – Spanish TBE
P.S. 107 Thomas A Dooley – Chinese TBE and Spanish DL
J.H.S. 185 Edward Bleeker – Chinese DL
J.H.S. 189 Daniel Carter Beard – Chinese DL
I.S. 237 – Chinese TBE
P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School – Chinese TBE
P.S. 244 The Active Learning Elementary School – Chinese TBE
P.S. 162 John Golden – Chinese DL
P.S. 63 Old South- Spanish TBE
P.S. 64 Joseph P. Addabbo – Bengali TBE
M.S. 137 America’s School of Heroes – Spanish DL
Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology – Spanish TBE
P.S. 362 Wave Preparatory Elementary School – Spanish TBE
P.S. 86 – Bengali TBE
Forest Hills High School – Spanish DL
Hillcrest High School – Bengali TBE
P.S. 131 Abigail Adams – Bengali TBE

Staten Island
P.S. 20 Port Richmond – Spanish DL
I.S. 61 William A Morris – Spanish DL

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