Hello my name is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary School

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary is set to open for the 2023-24 school year.

It is the first time VPS will offer a school that is entirely a Spanish/English Dual-Language program, and also one of the first two choice schools VPS will offer at the primary level.

Applications open February 21, 2023

Dual language students

What are the benefits for your child becoming bilingual, biliterate and bicultural?

  • Speaking more than one language improves problem-solving skills and creativity

  • Being bilingual makes you more flexible and adaptable thinker

  • People who speak multiple languages can more easily multi-task

  • Children in dual language programs tend to have better overall academic performance

  • Becoming bicultural helps children better understand and navigate multiple perspectives at once – leading them to become better mediators and problem solvers

  • Adults who can speak more than one language have more job opportunities and typically get paid more

  • It is much easier to learn a second language when you are young

Who can apply?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of our first two elementary choice schools with no “neighborhood school” boundaries. Interested students across the district are encouraged to apply. 

Since starting bilingual education at an early grade is essential for success, RBG will enroll students in kindergarten and first grade the first year it is open. Grades offered each school year will expand as the students progress until all grades preschool through fifth grade are offered. 

Transportation will be provided for students who live in the VPS district.

How do I apply?

Attend a parent session

Attend a parent information session for the program that your child is interested in.

April 19, 2023

May 3, 2023


Families must complete and submit an online application for their incoming kindergarten or first-grade student:

Applications open February 21, 2023

What is the selection process and timeline?

Students who have applied for the RBG Spanish/English Dual-Language program will begin getting notified by May 19, 2023, and will be required to accept or decline by May 26, 2023.

Selection Process
The selection process for all programs of choice, secondary and elementary, assigns a set number of openings based on the student’s neighborhood school’s population size and factors of that school community. This selection process is an effort to assure that enrollment within programs of choice mirrors those of the district.

Contact us

Lucy Estrada-Guzman
Director of multilingual education