Enrollment Information

Round 2 of SchoolChoice for the 2022-23 school year is open through Aug. 31.


Starting in the 22-23 school year we will be begin offering Dual Language classrooms in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. This is the Far Northeast’s only Dual Language program! In dual language instruction, students develop academic skills in their native language, while also building skills in a different language.

Benefits of Dual Language

There are many benefits to being in a dual language program. Students in dual language programs do as well as or better academically than their peers in English-only settings and have the added benefit of learning a second language. Dual language students:

  • Develop strong reading, writing and speaking skills in two languages.
  • Often outperform monolingual peers on standardized assessments of math and English Language Arts.
  • Develop cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate greater understanding, appreciation and respect for other cultures and languages.
  • Are prepared for a globalizing world and job market.

Enrollment options for the 2022-2023 school year:
Opciones de inscripción para el año escolar 2022-2023:

  • Preschool/ECE (4-year-old program*): Both Dual Language classrooms for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking students, as well as an English only classroom.
    • Preescolar / ECE (programa para niños de 4 años*): ambos salones de clases de lenguaje dual para estudiantes de hablan ingles y español, así como un salón de clases solo en inglés
  • Kindergarten to 5th Grade: Both English and Spanish language classrooms.
    • Kindergarten a 5to grado: salones de clases en inglés y español.
  • 6th to 8th Grade: English language classrooms for our Junior Academy students.
    • 6º a 8º grado: aulas de inglés para nuestros estudiantes de la Junior Academy.

Farrell B. Howell ECE-8 School is proud to be Montbello’s premiere Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. We focus on developing the whole child by:

  • teaching LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • creating a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and aligning systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

Learn more about Leader in Me.


Want to join us for the remainder of the 21-22 school year?

Connect with us! Email us at FBHowell@dpsk12.org or call our main office team (720-424-2740) to learn more about how you can join the Farrell B. Howell ECE–8 School family right now!