• 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.

    We are no longer accepting late admission applicants for the 2019 school year. 

    Please contact Lisa Coe (lcoe@fusd1.org) or Robert Kelty (rkelty@fusd1.org) with any questions about admissions to PdH. 

     

    Kinder Orientation Booklet (English)

     

    Kinder Orientation Booklet (Spanish) 

     

    PdH Elementary Preparatory Academy Application Packet

     

    Elementary Preparatory Academy Brochure