How to apply for the 2023-24 school year
Families must complete and submit an online application for their child:
All applicants who submitted an application prior to March 14, at 3 p.m. were accepted in the program.
There are still spaces available for the 2023-24 school year. Please call the school to find out how to apply at 360-313-1850.
Please contact Franklin Elementary at 360-313-1850 for information about the Mandarin Language Learning Program.
Mandarin Language Learning Program
The Mandarin Language Learning Program is an academically challenging and enriching program for developing linguistic proficiency in Mandarin and English. Students enter the program in kindergarten and continue through fifth grade at Ben Franklin Elementary School. Mandarin language instruction continues with a focus on literacy at Jason Lee Middle School and Gaiser Middle School. At the high school level, students can continue their Mandarin learning at Columbia River High School.
Students throughout Vancouver Public Schools may apply.
Dates to know
Parents of students who live outside of school boundaries and are selected for this program will be required to provide their own transportation to and from school for as long as the student participates in the program.