Bilingual Programs


Two types of bilingual programs are available in NYC public schools:

  • Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
  • Dual Language (DL)

These programs strengthen students’ home language development and content knowledge while they build their social and academic English skills.

We also provide English as a New Language (ENL) programs that use strategies for English language development with home language support. This helps students develop language and content knowledge in English.

Bilingual Programs List

To access a complete list of bilingual programs in NYC, view the Bilingual Program List on Open Data. You can then filter the file by:

  • Borough
  • District
  • School
  • Type of Program
  • Language

The bilingual programs on this list are from the 2021-2022 school year. For placement and seat availability, please contact the school.

Placements in a bilingual special education (BSE) program in districts 1-32 are prioritized for students who have this recommendation on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Contact with BSE Program placement requests.

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