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New/Interested NMIS Parents

Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 is March 1-31, 2021

Families seeking to join NMIS should watch the five “Parent Information Videos” below.  After watching all five, complete the “Request for Lottery Number” form below.  To view each video in full screen click on the [ ] icon in the lower right part of the videos.

Part 1:  Welcome and Introduction (28:43)

Part 2:  Enrollment information 2021-2022 (10:25)

Part 3:  Bilingual Immersion Program (22:50)

Part 4:  IB Program (13:54)

Part 5:  Special Education and Conclusion (21:49)

Bonus Video:  Our Mission in Our Students’ Own Words (5:01)

Request for Lottery Number

After watching the five parent information videos, click here to request a lottery number

for 2021-2022 starting March 1, 2021.

All requests for lottery numbers must be submitted before

3:30pm on March 31, 2021

Have more questions about NMIS?

Join us for a virtual Q & A session with Head of School, Todd Knouse on

any of the following dates

All meetings conducted virtually using Google Meet

Monday, March 8 at 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 31 at 12:00pm

Lottery for 2021-2022 will be 10:00am Friday, April 9, 2021

Click here to watch lottery link live.

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
Seventh Grade

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