BIS-CIB Academic Program
The Bethesda International School (BIS-CIB) team is committed to the cultural and linguistic development of the bilingual child by creating cognitive, physical, musical, language, social, and service learning activities that are integrated in the curriculum and carried out in Spanish.
BIS is a September through June, Saturday morning program, 9:00 am- 12:15 pm , structured in seven consecutive workshops: Reading Workshop, Music Workshop, Writing Workshop, Spelling Workshop, Publishing Workshop, Puppet Workshop and Theater Workshop.
Spanish Immersion Program
Reading and Writing Workshops
BIS’s curricular objectives are based on the following principles:
Our students are the center of our educational enterprise.
BIS Programs take into account that students have different learning styles.
Students learn best when they are active participants.
Students will be able to:
Communicate better in Spanish.
Appreciate the rich diversity of literature from throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
Create a meaningful project at the end of each workshop.
Share their projects with their fellow students, family, teachers, and other community members.
Participate in service learning activities that relate to the school objectives.
Be prepared to take the AP and IB exams in Spanish language and literature.