Bilingual Education Department
Mission Statement: The Bilingual Education Department offers research-based programs and exemplary instruction for multilingual learners in the Framingham Public Schools. FPS has a diverse student population and currently instructs students from over 70 countries who speak approximately 72 languages.
We are committed to offering the highest quality of educational experiences to all students through language development programs in English, Spanish and Portuguese that foster grade-level social and academic language proficiency and mastery of state content-area standards, while simultaneously building on and celebrating students' cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds, practices, and experiences.
Our Guiding Principles:
1. Effective programs have equitable access and are based on both standards and current research.
2. Effective instruction meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
3. Effective on-going family involvement is integral to student success.
4. Effective professional development improves teaching through the integration of language and content.
Announcements from the Bilingual Dept.
Up until this year, FPS has been a ‘pilot district’ for the Biliteracy Project
Salute to Framingham
Curriculum Coordinator of ELs & Bilingual Programs:
Language Assessment Coordinator:
Manager of Translation & Interpreting Services:
Family Engagement Coordinator:
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
73 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Suite #5 Framingham, MA 01702
Bilingual Dept. on Twitter
As we encounter warmer weather tomorrow, I am recommending that teachers open classroom windows as it makes sense during the day to ensure proper air flow in classrooms. Families may wish to apply repellent on their children before school and/or send them to school in long pants/long-sleeve shirts as an added precautionary measure.
Stakeholders with relevant expertise from the community are invited to participate in the Screening Committee.
This is an exciting opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students! Sign up now for the fall production of The Lion King, Jr. at Fuller Middle School.