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. You can learn more about these ELL programs and services by reading these translated brochures:

Bilingual Programs List

View this Excel file to see a complete list of bilingual programs in NYC. You can then filter the file by:

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

The bilingual programs on this list are from the 2022-2023 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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