Our School/Nuestra Escuela


¡Somos Los Jaguares!

Program Description:

Buena Vista is a 90/10 descending Spanish Immersion Program. Buena Vista starts as a 90/10 Spanish Immersion Program, then decreases gradually and ends with 50/50 Spanish Immersion in grade 5. The levels of immersion by grade are as follows: 90/10 in grades K–1; 80/20 in grade 2; 70/30 in grade 3; 60/40 in grade 4; 50/50 in grade 5. We uphold 4J District’s values of excellence, equity, and choice.


Mission Statement:

Buena Vista is dedicated to academic excellence in a caring and stimulating environment. Our focus is on producing children who are bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish. We encourage our students to show Respect, Pride, Safety and Friendship to all people in all places. These four standards are the foundation of everything we do at our school. We believe a well-rounded education is the basis for a successful future.

School Highlights:

  •  Commitment to literacy in Spanish and English
  •  Commitment to cultural awareness and proficiency
  •  Smartboard, document camera and Lightspeed voice enhancement systems in every classroom
  •  Access to clickers, 7 COWS (computers on wheels, laptops, and iPads) and iPods in the classroom
  •  Active parent involvement and outstanding Buena Vista Parent Organization (BVPO) bvpo.org
  •  Outstanding Music and PE programs
  •  Field trips utilized to enhance learning outcomes
  •  School expectations and procedures are taught through our Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) program
  •  5 Amity Interns from Spanish speaking countries