iʔ sck̓ʷul̓tət / Programs

Updated 08/16/18


2018-19 School Programming:  Salish School of Spokane serves children and youth aged 3 to 18 years old beginning on September 4, 2018 and running until August 7, 2019.

 

Ages/Grades ServedWe offer two preschool/ECEAP classes for children 3–5 years old, a combined K-2 elementary class, a combined 3-6 elementary class, and a secondary class for grades 7-12.

 

School Hours:  Salish immersion preschool hours run from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm, and Salish immersion elementary hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. We offer before and after school care for preschool and elementary students from 7:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:30 pm. Secondary classroom hours are 8:30 until 4:00 pm. We are in session Monday thru Friday excluding professional development days, holidays and winter, spring, June, and August breaks. We offer 200 school days per year.

 

Community Language Classes:  Salish School of Spokane offers free Salish language classes for parents and the community. Parents are required to complete at least 60 hours of Salish class per year in order for their children to attend Salish School of Spokane. We currently offer the following classes:


Wednesday evenings:  Beginning and Intermediate n̓səl̓xcin̓ (Colville Salish).  Dinner at 5:30, class from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Childcare is provided for parents attending class;

Saturday mornings: Beginning n̓səl̓xcin̓ (Colville Salish).  Continental breakfast provided.  Class from 9:00 to 11:30 am every Saturday (except for holiday weekends and school breaks).  Childcare is provided for parents attending class.

Anyone interested in learning is welcome at these free community classes.


Teacher Training:  Salish School of Spokane has 22 adults enrolled in our intensive Salish language training program (11 at the advanced level, 8 at the intermediate level, and 3 at the beginning level). Staff enrolled in the program spend 90 minutes per day in Salish language training, and have additional paid study time to prepare for quizzes and test and complete practice assignments. Staff who do not yet hold a degree in education also are enrolled in college courses, either at Spokane Falls Community College or Eastern Washington University.


Curriculum Development:  Salish School of Spokane develops Salish language books and curriculum materials for adults and children, and also assists other organizations to develop Native language books and curriculum materials.