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Welcome to Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School

Silvermine Swans Are Respectful, Responsible & Safe

Mission Statement

Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School is an inclusive learning community that is committed to cultivating resilient and creative thinkers who can communicate across languages and cultures with an open mind and heart.

Vision Statement

The Silvermine Way…

Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School will be a team of professional educators that collaboratively accepts responsibility for the learning of all students.  Our supportive culture will ensure that continuous growth occurs for every child and every staff member at Silvermine School.

PBIS SLOGAN

Silvermine Swans are:

  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Safe

School Overview

Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School students, families, and staff are part of a close-knit community that values diversity, creativity, kindness, and resiliency.

Starting in Kindergarten, Silvermine students are immersed in an English/Spanish dual language learning environment with the goal of graduating bilingual, bi-literate, culturally competent, and prepared to utilize their skills in an increasingly global society.

The school's mission is to empower students with the tools they need to be of strong moral and ethical character while providing a high-quality academic program that challenges students to reach their full potential.

Educators present curriculum in a team-teaching environment at each grade level: one instructs in English, and the other in Spanish. Students switch between both classrooms across the school day. The curriculum varies significantly from English as a Second Language instruction and is geared toward creating strong readers and writers who can communicate outside of a school setting. Language dominance balances classrooms equally so that students can work together as language experts and learners. Every student could grow and maintain their native language while developing a second language simultaneously.

Norwalk Public Schools is a long-time leader in international studies and dual language programming. In addition to Silvermine, NPS is home to the Center for Global Studies, which focuses on Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese language, history, and culture. Graduates of Silvermine’s Dual Language program can continue their dual language education at West Rocks Middle School.

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