Yesterday I visited the first-year school, Global Village Academy, when I did a board training for them. This school is very revolutionary! Kids are getting total language immersion in Kindergarten, 85% in first grade and second grade, etc. This year they're offering Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Next year they'll add French.
Kids need to learn language tones before their brains and speech patterns make it much more difficult. Content at GVA is delivered via the foreign language. This means students have double the learning to do. But interesting enough, a child may have dyslexia with the English language, but not with another language. Particularly with a language that isn't related.
Global Village Academy is in Aurora, near Buckley and Alameda. The school currently enrolls 230 students in grades K-5. The school is working toward International Baccalaureate certification in three years.