A Non-Traditional Private School
Echelon Academy is the only private K-12 school in the Washington DC area to provide excellent, individualized and diverse learning.
POWERFUL BENEFITS OF BEING BILINGUAL
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71% of North American recruiters believe that being bilingual will be crucial in the next 5 years.
Jobs that require a second language reward a minimum 20% increase in salary.
Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 46% by 2022. Other fast growing language fields include healthcare, tourism, national security, and education.
Bilingual children outperform children who speak only one language in problem-solving and creative thinking.
Students who complete at least four years of foreign language study score more than 100 points higher on each section of the SAT.
The benefits continue into adulthood, as those who speak two or more languages experience a slower onset of cognitive decline from aging.
THE POWER OF MANDARIN
The Language of Business
Mandarin will be the most spoken language in the world in 2021 with over 1.2 billion speakers.
China is the United States' #1 trading partner in goods and third largest trading partner overall, trading over 558 billion with the US in 2019.
China is the second largest economy in the world with a nominal GDP of 9.2 trillion USD, providing over 775 million jobs to mandarin speakers.
THE STRENGTH OF SPANISH
The Language of Diversity
Spanish is the official language of 20 countries around the globe with over 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide.
The US Census Bureau estimates the US will have 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050, making it the biggest Spanish-speaking nation on Earth.
The combined GDP of all countries with Spanish as the official language topped 4.7 trillion USD.
A Private School With A Difference
At Echelon Academy in Montgomery County, Maryland, we believe that students achieve their ideal learning when they are fully engaged in the process. We focus on providing individualized learning opportunities for all students, working together to help our students succeed.
We are the only private school in Maryland, with a focus on integrating foreign language learning into our curriculum. Students and parents start by choosing Mandarin, Spanish, or English as their foreign language preference. Their course of study is tailored to their needs from elementary school and middle school to our private high school classrooms.
Benefits of Bilingual Learning
Not only does learning another language prepare our children in their future careers, but learning a second language is linked to improved results in brain development and academic performance throughout life.
Students at our K-12 school are encouraged to develop lifelong learning strategies through small-group instruction. They enjoy experiential learning opportunities to practice what they learn in a meaningful, applicable way. We include activities and subject matter to maximize the use of Multiple Intelligence Theory and to help our students discover their natural gifts and talents.
Throughout all levels, including elementary, middle, and high school, parents are encouraged to partner with our staff to become part of a collaborative team in supporting all aspects of student growth and development.