EK-8 Community School of Choice
Accredited by Cognia™
First & Only Bilingual School in Lorain
Our students participate in one hour of Spanish instruction daily.
C-Rated for Progress
Our students are meeting learning expectations for the school year, as recognized by the Ohio Department of Education’s most recent ratings.
At Lorain Bilingual Academy, we provide a standards-based curriculum that teaches students skills for college and career readiness. Full-day Kindergarten is offered with an early entrance option for students who turn five years old before January 1. Our curriculum is built on the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, and Physical Education. Lorain Bilingual Academy students are instructed in six subject areas:
English Language Arts
We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities, while older students learn to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction. The program emphasizes classic works and writing as a process.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.
Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. We teach students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.
The benefits of early exposure to a second language have been well-documented. Learning a second language can create greater overall linguistic awareness for stronger skills in the child’s native language, can improve memory and listening skills, and can even help with multi-tasking and focus.
Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:
Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.
Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers
Our teachers meet the requirements set forth by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.
More Time on Task
Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Beginning with full-day Kindergarten, our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.
Short Cycle Assessments
Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.
Welcome Letter - June 24, 2021Dear Parents/Guardians, On behalf of our Lorain Bilingual Staff we would like to welcome you and give you some information on the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. This year we will be a k-8th grade school. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 18,2021. Doors open at 7:30am and…
Seamless Summer Option ProgramThis location is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program. Lunch will be provided to all children, age 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the…
AMP Helpful ResourcesWe are committed to providing families with AMP & COVID resources to help assist with their student's success and online school needs. To learn more, visit the dedicated AMP and COVID-19 Information page. To find quick how-to videos and guides to help navigate online school, visit our FAQ course.
Lorain Bilingual Academy in The Chronicle-TelegramLorain Bilingual Academy was featured in Carissa Woytach’s article for The Chronicle-Telegram today, “Community Schools in Lorain County Look to Start the Year Remotely Amid Pandemic.” In the article, Lorain Bilingual Academy’s three learning options for families were mentioned, which include: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at…
Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement PolicyInternet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below. Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student) Payment: Twice per year (February 2021…
Lorain Bilingual Academy
serves a diverse population of students and we work to support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students.
Special Education Coordinator