About Us

Welcome to Collinswood Language Academy! Collinswood is a wonderful, diverse and loving place where students of all backgrounds grow and thrive. We are a dual immersion school, which means some of our students speak English at home and others speak Spanish at home, and they learn from each other! Our students are fully bilingual and biliterate in both languages by the time they graduate from Collinswood in eighth grade.

We were the first dual language school in North Carolina, and we are a national model of excellence in public education. Every year, dozens of educators from across the country visit our school to learn about our program and our strategies for success.

Over the past several years, we have won numerous awards and been written about in national publications. In 2014, Magnet Schools of America selected Collinswood as one of the top five magnet schools in the country! Our test scores are also some of the highest in CMS, and we are one of few schools that has come close to closing the achievement gap among racial and socio-economical groups.