International Spanish Academy (ISA)
Students speak, understand, and interact in Spanish at an advanced level.
Students read and write Spanish at an advanced level.
Students can understand multiple perspectives, and thrive in both cultures.
Student have the tools to become leaders and creators of a future, multicultural world.
Initial entry into the ISA program is in kindergarten at Puesta del Sol. If you are interested please submit your student’s application in December 2021 for 2022-2023 kindergarten entry. The online application will be available on the BSD website.
What’s Happening at the ISA
Our students have the tools to become leaders and creators of a future, multicultural world. We are proud of their dedication to Spanish language and culture, and their many talents. We invite you to view their work (PDF).
Abby Wilson and Maya Ghewaala are pictured with the Honorary Consul of Spain, Fernando Esteban. They won first and third place in “Escribo en espanol” for 2019 in the middle school category for non-native Spanish speakers.
With support of Bellevue Schools Foundation, Tillicum PTSA, and the Honorary Consul of Spain, Fernando Esteban, Casa Patas visited Tillicum Middle School to teach students the history of flamenco.
Tillicum Middle School ISA student, Olive Isbell has taken up flamenco dancing thanks to a Bellevue School Foundation Grant that introduced the students to this dance form. She is performing with her dance studio at Bellevue High School.
Kenzie Chen, Nicole Pinkley, and Regan Matsudaira, the winners of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese poster competition for Washington State in the middle school category.
ISA Middle School Students study the first peoples of the Americas.