Korean Immersion Program

Colin Powell Elementary School offers a Korean Immersion Program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The immersion program is called "two-way"  because native speakers of English and native speakers of Korean learn both languages in the same classroom.

Students spend approximately half of each day learning mathematics, science, and health in Korean. The other half of the day is spent learning social studies, language arts, and reading in English. Our immersion teachers team with the grade-level teachers to integrate the total FCPS curriculum.

The goals of the FCPS immersion program are to foster grade level academic achievement and develop bilingualism and biliteracy, as well as intercultural competence.

Rising kindergarten and rising first grade students are enrolled in the Colin Powell Korean Immersion Program through an FCPS lottery program.  There is no formal criteria for enrollment in the lottery, but the program is only open to residents of Fairfax County. Parents of rising second through six grade students should contact our school for information about entering the program, which after first grade can be limited by factors such as program capacity and, at some point, language proficiency.

Please visit the links below for more information.  

Our Korean Immersion Staff