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.

What’s Happening at the ISA

Child writing on paper with pencil

Emi and Kai Muñoz, 7th grade students at Tillicum Middle School, won 1st and 2nd place respectively in Escribo en español literary competition in the middle school – prose for speakers of other languages division. Emi and Kai wrote essays in Spanish with the theme, “To practice Spanish, I would like to visit…”. This annual contest is sponsored by the Center for Spanish Studies — Seattle, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the University of Washington and the Education Office of Spain — USA. Emi and Kai’s dedication and commitment to their studies is admirable. They will be recognized at the awards ceremony to be held at the University of Washington. ¡Enhorabuena!   

An abstract painting of a house by the water created by International Spanish Academy (ISA) student.

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).

Two students holding certificates, standing with the Honorary Consul of Spain, Fernando Esteban.

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.

Multiple people dancing with other people standing and sitting in the background.

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.

Five students dancing.

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.

Three students holding artwork.

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.

Students participate in a mock trial.

ISA Middle School Students study the first peoples of the Americas.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.