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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS)

South Side Journal article: Group plans for foreign language immersion charter school

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Last Tuesday the South Side Journal published the article Group plans for foreign language immersion charter school about our work. You can read the article on-line.

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Things to look forward to

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Hey guys, David here, this past Thursday I attended SLLIS’s Board of Directors meeting. Let me tell you a little about what you can look forward to. We have just complete the creative design on the new SLLIS website. We are currently contracting it to a web developer who can code it properly for us…

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Shop for SLLIS

French School Project Group volunteer extraordinaire, Katy Gaynor, is having a yard sale Saturday, July 26th, and the proceeds will be donated to SLLIS for The French School (is this really going to be the school name?). Merci Katy! Details are below: Where: 6106 Columbia Avenue, St. Louis 63139 When: Saturday, July 26th Dear friends,…

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Rhonda: From Headstart to Harvard*

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Like too many of our nation’s youth I grew up in a tightly-knit, low-income Black community in Lafayette, LA, with low-performing all-Black public schools. From an early age I was keenly aware of the academic benefits that I received which distinguished me from my peers. This awareness was coupled with a strong sense of social…

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“Exploring an exciting educational concept…”

Hey all, as you know one of the ideas that we stress here at SLLIS is openness about what we do(it is one of the things I feel that makes SLLIS different). In light of that, every week we will be inviting a member of our board of directors to post here on the blog,…

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7 July 08 update

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Facilities This week the Facilities Committee will begin walk-throughs for a number of potential sites for our 2009 opening. These potential facilities are located in Mid-town and near Highway 44/Jefferson. Financials SLLIS has been awarded Phase I and Phase II of the Walton Family Foundation Planning Grant and will apply for Phase III this fall….

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So how much will this cost?

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One of the first questions that families ask is about tuition costs for our schools. While our educational model is built on that of successful independent schools, like Washington International School, The International School of Indiana and The International School of Brooklyn, all SLLIS schools will be free of charge for all students. No sliding…

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IB…it’s not just harder, it’s smarter

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IBO stands for the International Baccalaureate Organization, IB is an international, non-profit educational organization whose goal is produce world-minded and critically analytical students. IB is primarily known for three programs, the Primary Years Programme for elementary level students, the Middle Years Programme for grades 6-10 and the Diploma Programme which takes place in the final…

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A different language is a different version of life.

In January, 2007, I moved from Chicago, Illinois to the St. Louis area. I had just finished my Ph.D. in human development and social policy, I was pregnant with my second child, my husband had started a new job, and we had bought our first home. We had left behind a neighborhood we had grown…

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SLLIS at the movies

Hey guys, David here, just writing to inform you that we will be advertising at several kid-friendly Front Yard Features and Cinemania in Grand Center this summer. These are essentially free movies sponsored by local organizations. They are projected on a big screen and are almost always outdoors. Our ad was created by an incredible…

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