Apply to Choice Schools and Programs
Our choice schools and programs offer unique learning environments to any student in the Bellevue School District. Depending on the program, enrollment begins in kindergarten or sixth grade and is done through a lottery process.
Spanish Dual Language
Students of both Spanish and English language backgrounds benefit from participating in this program. Students learn to read, write and speak proficiently in two languages, with near native skill by the time they complete fifth grade.
Jing Mei teaches Mandarin Chinese and English using dual language two-way immersion model. Two-way immersion means student enrollment in the classes is balanced between native Mandarin speakers and Non-Mandarin speakers.
Puesta del Sol
Students at Puesta del Sol are taught the standard Bellevue School District curriculum but receive instruction in Spanish. Classroom teachers have native or near-native ability in the Spanish language and are chosen for their skills and their commitment to the goals of the program.
Big Picture School
Big Picture School fosters academic relationships, personalized experiences and inclusion for all students. Students are independent, driven and self-motivated learners that are eager to explore potential career fields through internships and are excited to discover their true passion.
Graduates from International School take an average of seven Advanced Placement courses and students can earn college credit in math, computer science, and technology as well. Students complete an extensive capstone Senior Project, which involves deep learning in an area of student choice, internships, community service, and assessment by an expert panel.