Spanish Immersion program

Spanish Immersion

Did you know that we are only one of seven public school districts in Ohio to offer a language immersion program? Our Spanish Immersion program is offered to students in first through through sixth grade at Bowman Primary, Donovan Elementary, and Berry Intermediate. Students enter the program as first graders and stay with it through high school. Students may join the program past first grade if they have Spanish language skills similar to the immersion students.
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Information about Levels of Language Proficiency

Learn more about language immersion

  • Visit and search “immersion education” for additional information regarding language immersion programs.


Contact Mark Graler at 513-934-5772 or send him an e-mail.

The 2024-2025 Enrollment Process is complete.

This information will be updated spring 2025:

  1. Information was emailed to current Kindergarten families on Monday, March 18.  
    Letter sent to Kindergarten families      Letter in Español

  2. Two identical information sessions will be conducted for adults:

    • An online session was presented Thursday, April 4 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

    • An in-person session was presented Friday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. at Bowman Primary School. 

  3. Prospective families are welcome to visit our Spanish Immersion Showcase which will take place at Berry Intermediate School on Wednesday, April 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.

  4. The deadline to indicate interest in the program is Friday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. (more info below).

  5. Families will be notified regarding program acceptance beginning Monday, April 22.

  6. Acceptance agreements will be required to confirm a student's spot in the program.

  7. Agreements are due within 48 hours of the offer or the spot will be awarded to the next student on the waiting list.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 160 Miller Road will conduct the enrollment processes for this program.

Requirements to be considered for the program:

  1. You must indicate interest by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2024, by completing the Google Form available HERE or by calling Kim Gregg at 513-934-5772.  You may indicate interest as early as April 4.  The order in which families indicate interest does not factor into the lottery in any way.

  2. Your child must be a current Kindergarten student.

  3. If your child does not currently attend Lebanon Kindergarten, you must live in the Lebanon City School District. You will be asked to provide residency documentation.

During the week of April 22, you will be notified whether or not your child has been selected for the program. When you are notified that your child is selected, you will have 48 hours to confirm your child’s spot and return the acceptance agreement before the spot is offered to another family.  You will also be notified if your child is not selected.

View our Lottery Process Diagram updated February 24, 2023