JSIS Students First Campaign


Put Students First When You Donate Today!

Support our Spanish and Japanese Immersion Program!

Donations to The Campaign will fund:

  • Our beloved Instructional Assistants and Interns who work throughout all of our immersion classrooms.
  • Biliteracy curriculum development and implementation.
  • Additional support staff as decided by faculty, like our Counselor.

Our Goal:

Today, we ask that you please support the Students First Campaign. To fund next year’s staffing plan and strengthen our dual language immersion program, we need an average contribution of $1000 per student.

Our school-wide goal is to achieve 100% family participation.

We hope that you are inspired to make a generous contribution – all donation amounts help – no amount is too small or too large. If you are able to stretch your contribution by giving an extra $300, $500 of even $1000 in support of our JSIS community, this will bring us closer to our goal. Most importantly, we come together to support our students as they grow into bilingual, compassionate, accomplished and dedicated global citizens.

There are many ways to support the campaign - consider using your employer matching gift program to maximize your giving potential and support other students as well.


Each year we hold this campaign to fund the language immersion and additional support staff at our school (such as our Instructional Assistants, Interns, Counselor, etc.), in addition to other biliteracy curriculum enhancement needs. Seattle Public Schools does not provide extra funding to support our dual language immersion program and our school does not qualify for a Counselor as we do not have more than 800 students. For over 16 years, we have relied on the generous support of JSIS families and community members like you to fund these needs to provide the excellent standard of education we have come to expect at JSIS.

Thanks to the success of last year’s campaign, each and every immersion classroom at JSIS has an instructional assistant and/or intern who provide critical language and academic support to all students. Each day, you will find them:

  • Modeling language with the teacher in the classroom
  • Supporting student learning in small groups
  • Providing one-on-one tutoring both in and outside of the classroom

We also have a full-time counselor who supports our children daily and provides a weekly class for them on the principles of emotional regulation/intelligence, problem resolution and personal safety just to mention a few topics. These positions support the continued excellence of our school – excellence that has been recognized locally, nationally and even internationally.


Please donate today! Our kids are counting on you.

Click here to donate.


Click here to view/print the donation form in English.


Click here to view/print the donation form in Japanese.