Instructional Programs

New Bedford Public Schools educates EL students in a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) or our Dual Language Education (DLE) program. In our SEI Program, all PK-12 classroom instruction, books, and instructional materials are in English, and all subject matter is taught in English. The SEI Program consists of two components: Sheltered Content Instruction and English as a Second Language (ESL). In our DLE Program, offered to both English native speaking and Spanish speaking students, the grade level content is delivered in Spanish and English.

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Program

The SEI program is currently being offered at the following levels - Elementary, Middle, and High School.  As of this year, New Bedford High School, Hayden-McFadden, and Jacobs Elementary School offers a Newcomer Program to help new arrivals adapt to their new environment.

Dual Language Education (DLE) Program
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