New Students

New/Interested NMIS Parents

Parents- if you are interested in adding your child to our lottery list for the current school year or the 2020-2021 school year please click and watch the video above. Instructions to get a lottery number are included in the video.

Watching this video is in place of attending the in-person session due to COVID-19 pandemic response. 

If you are interested in your child attending for the 2020-2021 school year we are holding the lottery on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10am.  Results will be posted here.  To be included in the lottery you must watch the video above and then follow the instructions in the video to get a lottery number to us by 3pm on Thursday, April 9.


We are accepting students for the following grades for the current 19-20 school year.  If you are interested or would like more information after looking at around on our website, please contact our Registrar at 505-503-7670 or for more information.

  • 5th grade
  • 6th grade  


We have wait lists for the following classes and are accepting applications if you would like to add your child to the wait list: 

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade
  • 4th grade


Language immersion is at the heart of the NMIS program.

Starting our program in kindergarten is ideal to increase the likelihood of becoming multilingual.  The goal is to replicate the language learning process we all underwent as we learned our first language as toddlers. 

 Much language research suggests that the “ideal” time to learn a second language peaks about age 5-6, while other research says students 8-9 years of age may still succeed in an immersion program. However, all children learning a second language early in life have a much higher probability to speak that language with a native-like accent.  In fact, by age 7, the ability to make certain phonemes of a language starts to diminish in our brains and continues to do so as we age. For this reason, we encourage registration in our program only in kindergarten and early first grade.


Instructional time in each language

Spanish English Arabic
K 90% 10% NA
1st 80% 20% NA
2nd 70% 30% NA
3rd 60% 40% NA
4th 40% 50-55% 5-10%
5th 40% 50-55% 5-10%

Is a bilingual immerison school a good fit for you child? 

To get started, select the grade your child will be moving into.  If your child can read the reading sample NMIS may be a good fit!

Studies shows that entering Kindergarten at any point in the school year works well for most children.
First Grade

Studies shows that entering Frist Grade at during the first half of the school year works well for most children. 

Here is the reading sample if you are interested in your child entering past the fist half of the school year:

Las abejas son pequeñas, pero hacen un trabajo enorme.

Second Grade

Ven y viaja alrededor del mundo para buscar amigos y conocer nuevos lugares.

Third Grade

Nacida en 1907, Frida Kahlo una artista mexicana, siempre fue una persona fuerte e independiente.

Fourth Grade

El agua subterránea representa una fracción importante de la masa de agua presente en los continentes, bajo la superficie de la tierra, tanto en el suelo como en el subsuelo.

Fifth Grade

Arrecifes antiguos enterrados dentro de secciones estratigráficas son de gran interés para los geólogos porque proporcionan información paleo-ambiental sobre la ubicación del lugar en la historia de la tierra.

Sixth Grade

7215 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 503-7670