Skip To Main Content

Academics & Support

Bridges Academy at Melrose is a 50-50 Simultaneous Dual Language School.

What is Dual Language?

A program that develops bilingualism and biliteracy in English and a second language by integrating students of different language proficiencies.

Program Goals

All students, regardless of language, racial or socioeconomic background become fully bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate by 8th grade. In K-5 programs, students are at grade level minimally in one language and approaching grade level in the other language.

DL Goals

Program Features

Throughout the grades, 50% of instruction in partner language, 50% in English

DL Program Features


Bilingual Benefits


DL Benefits


Dual Language has been found to be the program type with the highest long term success, with students achieving well above grade level

DL Research


Bridges Academy at Melrose anchors its rigorous academic programs.  Click on the links to your left to find out more!