Why Us

Student growth

#1 in St. Louis region for student growth in English Language Arts as measured by the PRiME Center’s 2019 MAP growth report for K-8 schools.

Diverse by Nature

66% of staff identify as a race other than white and come from 13 home countries across four continents

Top talent

SLLIS is in the top ten starting salary in Missouri - and fully staffed

Our Approach

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Our Approach

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Select French, Spanish, or Chinese when you enroll. Most of our students don’t know any target language when they arrive in kindergarten! Our dual language model is 50% target language and 50% English. We use the Language of Instruction to designate a language for each core subject area. This gives us the 50/50 balance in core content we seek in the dual language model. In Kindergarten, students spend about 60% of their time in English as they establish a foundation in their native language. Our model places an emphasis on collaboration, rigor, and writing.

SLLIS
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    Select French, Spanish, or Chinese when you enroll. Most of our students don’t know any target language when they arrive in kindergarten! Our dual language model is 50% target language and 50% English. We use the Language of Instruction to designate a language for each core subject area. This gives us the 50/50 balance in core content we seek in the dual language model. In Kindergarten, students spend about 60% of their time in English as they establish a foundation in their native language. Our model places an emphasis on collaboration, rigor, and writing.