River Glen offers K-8 students the unique and exciting opportunity of learning to communicate naturally in two languages, Spanish and English. Our goal is to educate students who are bilingual and biliterate and enable them to meet the challenges of a global society. Within a nine-year time frame, students acquire the skills to read, write, speak, listen, and think in two languages. Every student, staff member, and parent is involved in the immersion program and its philosophy. The development of fluency and literacy in two languages requires several years of continuous participation in the immersion program. Enrollment occurs primarily at the kindergarten level. In order to make an informed decision, parents are required to attend an orientation meeting prior to choosing River Glen on the selection form. The River Glen Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program has received a national award of Academic Excellence and a California award as a Distinguished School.