Welcome to Zarrow International School!
Zarrow International is a child-centered learning community committed to the development of socially responsible global citizens who are lifelong learners! We believe in a school where everyone takes part in the love for learning through positive interactions that create a joyful community. We believe in developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
We are committed to creating a joyful, relationship-based community with rigorous instruction that is relevant to the development of biliterate, globally minded students.
We are one of two immersion schools in the Tulsa Public Schools district and focus on teaching English-dominant students to become bilingual in Spanish. Students from each quadrant of Tulsa are accepted through a lottery process and begin receiving instruction primarily in Spanish beginning in kindergarten. Since students begin the process in early elementary school, their brains are physiologically primed for language learning, and they learn the second language proficiently with a near-native accent. Teachers in our school represent 13 countries and are either native Spanish speakers or demonstrate near-native proficiency. Over time, instruction in English is gradually added and, by 5th grade, students are learning 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in Spanish.
Bilingualism increases brain cognition by utilizing the highest levels of thinking, focus, and awareness. Bilingual children who are educated in their second language have been seen to outperform single language children in their native language. Click here to learn more.