Our admissions process includes an application, attending FUSD's Kindergarten Registration, a school orientation, and communicating with our office on accepting open seats.
Acceptance into our Spanish/English Bilingual Program or our Navajo Immersion Program at kindergarten is based on dates of application combined with a family's first language to ensure a strong bilingual/immersion model. Annually, we accept a new class of kindergarteners comprised of 25 students with English as a first language, 25 students with Spanish as a first language, and 25 students aspiring to learn Navajo. In Kindergarten, 100% of instuctional time is in the Dine' language. For the Spanish-English Program, parents must also indicate if they prefer the single-age or multiage/Montesorri-inspired tracks on their application. All classrooms at PdH are inquiry-based, language immersion classrooms that follow our school's Program of Inquiry oriented toward bilingualism and international mindedness.
At this time, PdH does not require a language examination for admissions for kindergarten. Admission into PdH in first-grade is also based on dates of application and available seats.
There is a process for entry into Puente de Hozho for second through fifth-graders. PdH is considered an Elementary Preparatory Academy inside FUSD. Consequently, students can enter PdH after second-grade if certain criteria is met. Please see the attached brochure and late-entry application for further information. A language examination will be administered in these cases to ensure a strong first-language, which is a precursor to becoming bilingual.
Late admission applicants are on-going for the 2019 school year when spots allow.
Please contact Lisa Coe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robert Kelty (email@example.com) with any questions about admissions to PdH.