iʔ sck̓ʷul̓tət / Programs

Updated 10/2/16


2016-17 School Programming:  Salish School of Spokane offers Salish language immersion instruction to children aged 1 to 11 years old beginning on September 6, 2016 and running until August 9, 2017.

 

Ages ServedWe offer a toddler class for children 1 to 2 years old, a junior preschool class for children 2 to 3 years old, two preschool/ECEAP classes for children 3–4 years old, a kindergarten class for 5 year olds, and a combined elementary class for children aged 6 to 11 years.

 

School Hours:  Salish School of Spokane offers Salish language immersion instruction from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday excluding professional development days, holidays and winter, spring, June, and summer breaks.  We offer before and after school care from 7:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:30 pm for families who want or need additional care and Salish education for their children.

 

Community Language Classes:  Salish School of Spokane offers free Salish language classes for parents and the community.  We currently offer the following classes:


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


Thursday evenings:  Beginning Spokane Salish and Intermediate Colville Salish.  Dinner at 5:30, class from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Childcare provided for parents attending class;


Saturday mornings: Beginning 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.


Native Youth Mentor Program:  Salish School of Spokane provides Salish language training for Native American youth who act as mentors to our elementary students.


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.