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Due to limited staffing, phone calls and emails will be returned by office staff by July 29th.

New/Interested NMIS Parents

For Enrollment at NMIS for the 2022-2023 school year

The lottery is now closed and will take place Friday, April 8th, 2022. See lottery Results below. 

For any enrollment questions, please contact the registrar at registrar@nmis.org.

 

Lottery Results

 If your student received a spot, please wait for the Offer of Admissions letter sent by the Registrar to your email. Once the letter, is received you will need to accept within 24 hours. 

Lottery Order  LOTTERY NUMBER
1 15
2 35
3 5
4 10
5 64
6 37
7 46
8 29
9 69
10 26
11 23
11 23
12 1
12 1
12 1
13 68
14 41
15 9
15 9
16 16
17 14
18 21
19 59
20 28
21 2
22 44
23 4
24 33
25 45
26 38
27 48
28 49
29 30
30 55
31 13
32 66
33 24
34 57
35 12
36 65
37 27
38 34
39 61
40 51
41 6
42 60
43 67
44 22
45 17
46 31
47 43
48 19
49 50
50 47
51 11
52 32
53 18
54 40
55 36
56 70
57 7
58 53
59 54
60 3
61 8
62 25
62 25
62 25
63 39
64 42
65 58
66 20
67 52
67 52
68 56
69 62
70 63

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.

 

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

Grade Level Percent of Instruction in English Percent of Instruction in Spanish Percent of Instruction in Arabic
Kindergarten and First Grades 10-20% 80-90% 0
Second Grade 25-35% 65-75% 0
Third Grade 40-50% 50-60% 0
Fourth and Fifth Grades 40-50% 50-55% 5-10%
Sixth and up 50-60% 30-40% 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!

Kindergarten
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
Seventh Grade

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