Welcome to Palisades

  • Palisades World Language School is the home of our district's elementary school immersion programs, teaching the language and cultures of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese speakers. Palisades serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade, feeding from all Lake Oswego School District elementary attendance areas.

    The Spanish Immersion program is in its 12th year, with our inaugural class graduating in June 2023. In 2021-22, Palisades added a second strand of Spanish Immersion, creating capacity for two classes at each grade level. Students rising from Palisades have the choice of continuing their Spanish immersion education through Lakeridge Middle and High School for a full K-12 experience or returning to their resident secondary school. Our graduates have mastered the language and earned the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy. 

    NEW: Our Mandarin Chinese Immersion program starts in the 2023-2024 school year. Learn more about the program planning and development, and look forward to parent information nights in December and January.

    For information about the application and enrollment process that begins in January, visit the district’s Immersion Program webpage.