Escondido Elementary School
From Palo Alto Wiki
Escondido Elementary School is one of 12 Elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). Escondido has serves about 510 students in grades K-5. Approxiamately one fifth of the students are residents of Stanford University's graduate student family housing in Escondido Village. About a half reside in College Terrace and Evergreen Park neighborhoods of Palo Alto.
Escondido is also home to the Spanish Immersion Program, which serves 190 students.
- 809 Escondido Road, Stanford, 94305
- Principal - Gary Prehn; Secretary - Bella Almanzan
- Tel - 650-856-1337; Fax - 650-424-1079
Escondido opened in 1960.
 Spanish Immersion
The Spanish Immersion program brings together Spanish- and English-speaking students to develop full bilingualism in both groups. It is offered to students in grades K-8. Currently, 190 Escondido students are enrolled in the program.
In early grades, Spanish is the primary language of instruction; however, as students grow older, English language instruction is increased. The curriculum follows the district curriculum for other classes.
Sixth grade Spanish Immersion is offered as a core class in language arts and social studies. In grades 7 and 8, Spanish Immersion classes are offered as electives. High school students would take the existing Spanish Language courses.