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Emerson Spanish Dual Language Magnet — Pre-K-5

Address: 1421 Spruce Place
Minneapolis, 55403
Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: James Clark
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3610
Fax: 612.668.3620
Email: James.Clark@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: emerson.mpls.k12.mn.us

Emerson  Dual Language School leads in language learning
In Fall 2021, Emerson Dual Language Magnet in the Loring Park neighborhood of Central Minneapolis welcomes students from throughout the city. Students at Emerson will experience a collaborative learning environment in two  languages. Beginning in Pre-K and Kindergarten, students receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% of their instruction in English. Instruction in English gradually increases with the English/Spanish ratio culminating at 50/50 in the 5th grade. All students learn to speak, read and write in both languages. Students are encouraged to continue  with the Spanish Dual Language program at Andersen United Community School. Emerson is the oldest Spanish immersion program in Minnesota.
Dual Language Program Entrance Criteria - Spanish translation
Dual Language Program Entrance Criteria - Somali translation

  • Half-day PreK 
  • Dual Language (Spanish-English) program 
  • EL programming 
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math 
  • Bilingual staff (Spanish-English) 
  • Strong community partnerships
  • After-school activities 
  • Special education services
  • Teaching interns from Spanish-speaking countries


MAGNET PATHWAY: Andersen Dual Language Middle School
1421 Spruce Place
Minneapolis, 55403

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.
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