Founded in 2005, Bel-Red Bilingual Academy is an advanced educational facility for Pre-K to 3rd grade. This Washington state certified pre-school and elementary school is an English-Chinese bilingual school in Bellevue, Washington. They are accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. A formal school uniform is worn at this educational facility.
With just 98 students and 10 teachers, the average class size is 10 students. Teachers have been selected with great care and all have a Washington State Teacher’s certificate as well as 40% having a bachelor’s degree and 60% having a master’s degree. All Pre-K or preschool teachers have Early Child Education certification or bachelor’s degrees. Teachers are required to take continued professional training and education annually.
Bel-Red Bilingual Academy hopes to provide a holistic education for children, to give them a place to express their creativity and the potential to develop into respectful people with a sense of high morals. They hope to cultivate a stable and enduring school that encourages children to want to learn for a lifetime. Their facility offers a stimulating atmosphere for learning. Student learn using novel teaching methods and techniques.
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Bel-Red Bilingual Academy offers AP Chinese Program, Third Grade, Second Grade, First Grade, Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, Pre-School, after school programs and summer programs too. They all aim to help busy parents who want their kids stimulated throughout the entire year, not just the traditional school year. School typically begins at the beginning of September and goes to the third week of June. The summer programs begin immediately after the regular school program ends.
Summer programs offer the option of having half Chinese, half English days where students can hone in on their Chinese language development skills. There are summer day camp programs and Pre-school and Junior Kindergarten programs that run in the summertime. Each week has a theme that is followed closely as well as fun activities that keep the child engaged outside of the regular school year. They also focus on physical health too, allowing children to engage in physical activities regularly throughout the day. They even go on educational field trips and shuttle students with their own van periodically throughout the summer session.
Admission is rolling and remains open until all spots in the classes are filled. School tours are conducted continuously for prospective families to see the school while in action. A $25 non-refundable application fee along with the completed application can be filed out and mailed to the school or dropped off. Enrollment for the next year usually begins on February 1 of that calendar year. A student interview is required of all applicants after an application is submitted. The family must call the academy to schedule an appointment after submitting their application for enrollment.
A formal decision is made to all applicants. To reserve a space after acceptance, a signed enrollment contract with a non-refundable deposit must be returned within 20 days after receiving the acceptance letter and enrollment forms in the mail.