To: Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent Arlington Public Schools

French Immersion in Arlington

We ask that you support and implement a French Immersion Program at the Elementary Level in Arlington Public Schools.

Why is this important?

Dear Arlington Residents,

We need to expand language opportunities in APS to serve a critical number of francophone residents. Bilingualism increases mental flexibility for children and allows them to perform better in math, problem-solving and logic skills. It helps them to build self-esteem, creativity, and get a head start in competition for universities and jobs.

Right now, families have to leave Arlington to McLean and MD for French immersion Programs.