Instructional Foundations

  • A second language should not be taught in isolation, but embedded in all content areas of the curriculum.
  • All lessons, in all languages, must be at high academic level with integrated literacy instruction.
  • Second language learning is supported best when structured within meaningful contexts, such as thematic-based, integrated units.
  • Second language learning is enhanced when lessons allow students to make connections with their prior knowledge and new learning.
  • Student-centered activities are essential for the development of oral language and vocabulary.

At the heart of Oyster-Adams, is its dual language program—the longest-standing dual language program in Washington DC. It is the reason why parents seek out the school, why there is an extensive wait list and what truly makes Oyster-Adams a unique learning environment. As a dual language school, we are teaching more than other schools. We are teaching rigorous academic content in a second (and for some students a third) language.

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Upcoming Events
  1. Assistant Principal Office Hours AP Berrocal

    February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  2. Assistant Principal Office Hours AP Meliotis

    February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  3. Spelling Bee (Grades 9:15-11:00 am) (Oyster Cafeteria)

    February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Black History Month Celebration

    February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. My School DC Application Deadline for Grades PK – 8

    March 1