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Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program

In Sandpiper Elementary's immersion program, English-speaking students will spend half of the instructional school day learning subjects in Spanish and the other half learning in English. Students undertake the same rigorous school curriculum in both halves of the day, with the same learning outcomes expected. The program is designed for students in grades K-6, as well as an immersion program for 4-year-old Pre-K children. 

Celebrating 40 Years

Thank you to our wonderful community for partnering with Sandpiper for the last 40 years. Sandpiper Elementary has adapted to the needs of the community and continues to support the growth of students in Paradise Valley. Cheers to 40 years more!

If you are looking for a dynamic dual language immersion program, then Sandpiper's Spanish immersion program is for you! Our school hours are 8:45 a.m to 3:15 p.m., with our office being open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Stop by and say hello, or give us a call and schedule a tour today!


Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 am

Monday, November 1 at 9:00 am

Wednesday, November 17 at 9:00 am

Monday, December 6 at 9:00 am

Wednesday, December 8 at 9:00 am

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Open Enrollment

Continue your child's journey of excellence by open enrolling. Open Enrollment is a process allowing parents or guardians to apply for admission to any public school, as long as there is classroom space available. Parents and guardians often choose to open enroll their children in PVSchools for various reasons, including the unique and innovative award-winning programs, teaching philosophy, extracurricular activities, and more.

For more information on the open enrollment process, to include early bird open enrollment information, visit the PVSchools Open Enrollment webpage.

Grade Level Capacity  Open Enrollment 
01 100 Open
02 104 Open
03 81 Open
04 87 Open
05 120 Open
06 90 Open
KG 115 Open
SPED Resource  37 Closed

*The chart above reflects the capacity for the current school year. For the following school year, all grade levels are accepting open enrollment applications unless otherwise stated.
**A specialized program that is designated closed for the current school year will remain closed for the following school year unless otherwise stated. Students interested in being put on the waitlist should complete an Open Enrollment application.

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