All Souls World Language School in Alhambra broke ground on a new campus expansion project to support the growing school’s dual language and community programs.
Made possible by grants from Shea Family Charities in collaboration with other benefactors, the buildings will house new classrooms dedicated to STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math), a performing arts center, and a “Collaborative Learning Commons” for students.
The Sept. 23 ceremony was attended by All Souls students, Catholic schools superintendent Paul Escala, Shea Family Charities representatives, and Alhambra Mayor Katherine Lee.
Founded in 1921, the school briefly closed in 2010 but reopened two years later as All Souls World Language School. With 370 students in TK-8th grade, All Souls is the only Catholic two-track dual language school of its kind in the country to offer programs in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. The first dual language class of 8th graders graduated in 2019.
“All Souls is grateful for the official commencement of this innovative and exciting project, which compliments and enhances their vibrant Dual Language Immersion and community programs,” said principal Maria-Elena Navarro.