Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy’s two-way immersion program will include students from Pre-K3 through grade 6. The only Catholic school in Pierce County with consistent increases in enrollment, Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy plans to complete the expansion of the bilingual program through grade 8 by 2020. The parish priest, school governing council, and the Archdiocese of Seattle were all consulted during the process and approved the change. In addition, parents were surveyed and 91% approved the new name. As Principal Katie Dempsey explains, “Now that the bilingual program will soon run through all grades, the name change allows us to make clear our added value and commitment to a bilingual Catholic education.” The name change also will help future families looking for a bilingual program for their children to find us through search engines.
Along with a new name comes a new logo that was designed by a talented parent and board member, Nichole Gerling, who has a professional advertising company. In late spring, with the approval of the Archdiocese, Nichole secured one month of free advertising on a digital billboard along Interstate 5, which has the potential for over 100,000 views per day. As they start the 2018 school year, students will be sporting the new logo on their uniforms and spirit shirts.
Learn more at www.HolyRosaryBilingual.org
-Dr. Bridget Yaden, mentor, Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy