Why Immersion?

  • Benefits of Being Bilingual

    • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
    • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development.
    • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
    • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language.
    • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people she/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.
    • Opens the door to other cultures and helps the child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
    • Gives the child a head start in language requirements for college.
    • Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.


    Benefits of Biliteracy

    Read the article in Kentucky Teacher showcasing the immersion programs in Fayette County Schools. Maxwell Elementary is one of the 3 elementary schools in the Spanish Immersion Program and is the only entry point available to those living anywhere within Lexington.

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