The Multilingual Learners Department is part of the Bellevue School District’s Teaching and Learning Department. We have a central office team, Multilingual learner facilitators in each school building, and growing Dual Language programs in Spanish and Mandarin. We provide services to over 3,000 students from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds, which we recognize as valuable resources for learning.

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News and Events

Innovation in Language Access: Our Commitment to Beloved Community

Tasked with the responsibility of improving two-way communication for families, BSD’s Language Access Coordinator, Marta Trilles Ramos, shared with the school board improvements in the districtwide language access process. She and Director of Multilingual Learner Programs and current Acting Principal at Newport Heights Elementary School, Dr. Ricardo Macias, demonstrated the use of new technology tools that assist with communication to families who prefer receiving information in a language other than English.Read More

Bellevue School District Recognized as 2024 Best School District in Washington

The Bellevue School District is proud to be recognized as the #1 School District in Washington for 2024 by Niche. The district earned this ranking by scoring highly in many factors that aim to capture what it’s really like to be a part of our learning community.Read More

BSD Choice School, Language Programs and Online School Profiles

BSD offers many unique opportunities for students, including choice schools and programs and an online school, to best suit their learning needs and future goals. Learn more about current offerings and apply to enroll.Read More

BSD to Offer Two New Language Programs

The Bellevue School District Multilingual Learners (MLL) department is delighted to offer two new programs for the 2024-2025 school year. We welcome a Korean Bilingual Program at Newport Heights Elementary School and a Hindi Bilingual Program at Ardmore Elementary School. Both programs will be accepting applications for incoming kindergarten students for the fall of the 2024-2025 school year.Read More

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.