About Our Program


The El Velero Spanish Immersion is a Kindergarten through 4th grade program.  It is located at Ordway Elementary School in the Bainbridge Island School District, a short ferry ride from Seattle.  Launched in 2012, the program gives elementary students the opportunity to progress through district curriculum in a bilingual immersion environment. See details below for the upcoming kindergarten information night.



2018 - 2019 Kindergarten Information and Registration Night

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Wilkes Elementary School Commons
12781 Madison Avenue NE


6:00 PM   Doors open to pick up registration packets

         6:30 PM   Presentation on kindergarten programs

         7:55 PM   El Velero Spanish Immersion and

Mosaic Home Education Partnership Presentation





School visitations are an opportunity for students and parents to visit a kindergarten class, tour the school,

learn more about the school and program, and take a bus ride around the neighborhood with a parent/guardian.



Ordway Elementary Class Tours

Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 8:15 - 9:00 AM



For the 2018-2019 school year, we will offer four classes: Kindergarten, First, Second and a 3rd/4th multi-age class.  Students learn to understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish. The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to become proficient in both Spanish and English while learning the common core standards required of all students in the district.  

For more information about our program, our school
and the Bainbridge Island School District, please see the links below.

Thank you for your interest in the El Velero Spanish Immersion Program!


Frequently Asked Questions about Spanish Immersion


Bainbridge Island School District


Ordway Elementary School


2012 Article in the Kitsap Sun