Amazing school! Incredible experience thus far. Phenomenal, special opportunity for kids! From day 1, I was impressed and wished that I could have had these opportunities of learning/immersing another language at such a young age and still learn everything else that all other schools learn plus so much more! These kids are VERY lucky, special kids. Schools like this in LA (where I lived 6 years ago and learned about Immersion schools and knew I wanted it) cost more than SD private schools. The fact that this experience is state-funded is incredible. Personally, I would pay for it. My daughter is going into 4th grade in a few days. She's in the Spanish Immersion program. She is happy, talented, diverse and loves her school. We drive quite a distance to attend Riverview so she doesn't even go to school with her "local/neighborhood/sport" friends but has so many wonderful friendships with kids at Riverview that are from all over. The kids that go to this school are really Smart. Unique. Exceptional. And, they know they know it too. They know they have an edge over the rest. What they don't even realize is how much of an edge and just how many opportunities they are going to have in their near future and the rest of their lives. Yes, the school has a lot going on... lots of teachers, classrooms, kids- It's busy (not a small/quiet/private school feel).... and yes, they have gone thru changes- split into 2 campuses now and we new administrators. They were great before, but I feel like even better now. Not because of who they were/are, but because of the positive changes they are making. They are clearly defining the school's mission and model and molding it in such a way that it will only remain and become more successful every year. I love our new Principal who came on last year, Dr. Thurman. He and the new VP are going to rock this year. Every parent coming into this program is nervous. Because it is "DIFFERENT" and not for everyone. But, now, I am extremely happy and confident that I made the right decision. My daughter is 9, going into 4th...She reads, writes, performs, sings, presents and THINKS in 2 languages. She reads 5th grade level in Spanish and 4-5 in English. She does Math in Spanish. She writes Spanish Essays. They are very Tech savvy. Their State Test schools are above average across the board. She gets Mandarin enrichment as well. Ah-mazing!