Full-Year Spanish & Mandarin Chinese Bilingual, & Cultural Language Acquisition Programs (Grades K-6)

2021-2022 In-person school year programs start in October afterschool. Online school year programs start in November! Registration will remain open until classes begin.

Our acclaimed, interactive, curriculum-based, Spanish & Mandarin language acquisition programs are back!
  
🌍 Culture 🧩games 🎼songs 📖story time & more!
(1 hour class per week)
 
2021-2022 full-school year programs afterschool start in October. Classes will be offered on-site at your school and we also have online options! 

*For in-person classes, students will receive their book and materials in class. For online classes, materials will be mailed directly to your home ($9.95 shipping fee per family). 🎒

Spanish Ladder & Spanish Quest Policies:
  • No refunds will be made after the start of class. Materials cannot be returned for credit.
  • Based on district closures throughout the school year due to COVID, all classes will transition to 100% online.
  • For all afterschool programs, snacks will no longer be permitted (in accordance with school policy). Thank you for your understanding. 

Join us online this year!

SPANISH ONLINE -

✈️ Tuesdays - Spanish (All districts, K-6), 4:45pm-5:45pm for 26 weeks:

  • CLASS IS FULL:  November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. (No Class December 21., January 4, March 29).

    ✈️ Thursdays - Spanish (All districts, K-6), 4:30pm-5:30pm for 26 weeks:
  • November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 12, 19, 26. (No Class November 24, December 30, March 31.)


MANDARIN CHINESE ONLINE -

✈️ Wednesdays - Mandarin Chinese (All districts, K-6), 3:30-4:30pm for 16 weeks:

  • November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, and new final class date of March 23 added. (Class cancelled on December 15.)

Find your school & district below for in-person classes!



🍂Naperville School District 203 Class Calendar (all classes are grades K-5 unless otherwise listed):

  • Elmwood Spanish - Monday Class Dates (20 Weeks):
    October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6,13, 20, January 10, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 21, and April 4 
  • Elmwood Mandarin Chinese - Monday Class Dates (20 Weeks):
    October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6,13, 20, January 10, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 21, and April 4. (For class cancelled on November 22 a makeup class has been added on April 11.)
  • Highlands Elementary, Spanish Grades K-2 - Wednesday Class Dates (26-weeks):
    October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, January 12, 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 5, 11, and 18. (Class cancelled February 2 due to district weather closure and class added on May 18.)
  • Highlands Elementary - Mandarin K-5 Wednesday Class Dates (20-weeks):
    October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, January 12, 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, and April 13 is the *new* final class day(Class cancelled on February 2 due to district weather closure and class added on April 6. Class cancelled on March 16 will be made up on April 13..)
  • Highlands Elementary, Spanish Grades 3-5, Thursday Class Dates (26 Weeks):
    October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, December 2, 9, 16, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5, and 12. (Class cancelled January 6 and class added on May 12.)
  • Maplebrook - Spanish Wednesday Class Dates (18/19-weeks): January 12, 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25. (Class cancelled on February 2 due to district weather closure. No additional classes will be added.)
  • Naper - Spanish Tuesday Class Dates (7-weeks): November 2, 9, 16, 30, and December 7, 14, 21 (Class cancelled November 23).
  • Prairie - Spanish Tuesday Class Dates (26-weeks):
    October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3. 
  • Prairie - Mandarin Chinese Tuesday Class Dates (20 Weeks):
    October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, and *new* final day on March 22. (For the class cancelled on November 23, we will add one more session on March 22 once confirmed with the school team..)
  • Ranch View - Spanish Monday Class Dates (20 Weeks):
    October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20, January 10, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 21, and April 4.
  • Ranch View - Spanish Friday Class Dates (20 Weeks):
    October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3,10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, April 8.
  • River Woods - Spanish Thursday Class Dates (20 Weeks):
    October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 24, and April 14 as final class day. (For the class cancelled on March 17, we will add one session on April 14--this date has been provided by the school office.)
  • Scott Elementary School - Friday Spanish Class Dates (14 Weeks):
    October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, and February 4, 11.
  • Steeple Run - Spanish Class Tuesday Dates (26-weeks):
    October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3


🍂New Lenox School District 122 Class Calendar (Grades 1-3): 

  • Haines - 2021 Tuesday Spanish Club Dates (24 Sessions) from 3:40-4:40pm:
    October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and April 5, 12, 19, and April 26 *as the new final class date*
  • Nelson Prairie - 2021 Wednesday Spanish Club Dates (24 Sessions) from 3:40-4:40pm:
    October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, and class added on May 27 and April 4. (Class cancelled on February 23 and one (1) class will be added held online.)


🍂Plainfield School District 202 Class Calendar (all classes are grades K-5):

  • Central Elementary - Spanish Monday Class Dates (Updated to 14 weeks): 
    October 25, November 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13, January 24, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 21, April 4. For 19 weeks the remaining sessions will be held online - April 11, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, and May 23. (Class cancelled on January 10 and class added on May 23.)
  • Charles Reed Elementary - Spanish Friday Class Dates (20 weeks):
    October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25 and April 8, 22.
  • Freedom Elementary -  Spanish Thursday Class Dates (20 weeks):
    October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3, 10, 17 and 24. (Class cancelled on December 16 and class added on March 24.)
  • Ridge Elementary - Spanish Thursday Class Dates (20 weeks):
    October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3, 10, 17, 24.
  • Walker's Grove Elementary - Spanish Wednesday Class Dates (20 weeks): 
    October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 9, 16, 23.
 

Online registration is available. Interested in a calling registration form or paying via Venmo instead? Call our office directly at 630-229-0422.


Don't forget about our returner's and sibling's discounts!

 

💬 For any registration questions or to complete registration via phone, our office can be reached at 

(630) 229-0422 or via email at Contact@spanishladder.org


For online private lessons and tutoring, call our office today!