Boulder Valley School District

Bilingual and Proud

The Boulder Valley School District has long valued bilingualism, understanding the benefits that it provides to both our students and the community at large.



With more than 4,000 bilingual students in the district, BVSD is one of few school districts in Colorado to operate dual-language schools. They include Boulder's Columbine Elementary, Lafayette’s Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer, and Boulder’s University Hill Elementary. BVSD also offers three dual language middle school strands: Angevine Middle SchoolCasey Middle School, and Manhattan Middle School of Arts and Academics.

Fairview graduate

Earning the Seal of Biliteracy can help set you apart in your college and career paths.

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One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the gift of two (or more!) languages.

Benefits of Being Bilingual

  • Build trust and understanding across the multiple languages and cultural groups in our diverse community
  • Increased job opportunities
  • Improves chances for college admissions and scholarships

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teachers co-teaching in a classroom

In the Boulder Valley School District, a different approach to teaching is underway in many classrooms that is reshaping how students learn and teachers teach. These classes are using co-teaching models, a collaboration that nurtures a culture of inclusivity and growth in the classroom. The co-teaching instructional model emphasizes three fundamental pillars: student inclusion, exposure to grade-level content standards for emerging bilinguals, and developing and strengthening skills, abilities, processes and resources among teachers.