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Tomball Independent School District

Two Way Dual Language

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Tomball ISD Two-Way Dual Language is a biliteracy model that integrates native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.  Students will receive instruction in both languages through the core content areas of Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
The goal of Two-Way Dual Language is to help students become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural while promoting high academic achievement.
Tomball ISD will serve as a premier district of choice expanding student opportunities to develop a bilingual and biliterate foundation in elementary school.  
The mission of Tomball ISD Two-Way Dual Language is for all students to reach high levels of academic achievement, develop biliteracy and bilingualism, and cultivate global competence in order to succeed in a multicultural society and global economy.

Pillars of Dual Language

Bilingualism & Biliteracy

High Levels of Academic Achievement

Sociocultural Competence


Dual Language Beliefs

  • Culturally responsive learning environments are essential to effective communication in a global society and will impact our community in a positive way.
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism create leadership opportunities and a pipeline to college and career success in a global society.
  • Biliteracy and bilingualism at an early age align with the development of languages and will provide more opportunities and a competitive advantage for our students in the future.
  • Developing cultural awareness through learning multiple languages will promote acceptance and tolerance amongst well-rounded scholars.

Enrollment Availability 

Two-Way Dual Language is available to incoming kindergarten students located within the Tomball ISD school boundaries.  (Must be 5 yrs old on or before Sept. 1 of the current year).
For the 2024-25 school year, Tomball ISD will NO longer have any LOE (Limited Open Enrollment) transfers for out-of-district students, including siblings of current out-of-district TWDL students.

TWDL Locations

Grades K-4

Grades 5-6


Parents of incoming Kindergarten students must attend one of the parent informational meetings or view the following parent information session slideshow before applying for Tomball ISD Two-Way Dual Language. Applications will be available through the TISD Link Application beginning March for the 2024-2025 school year and will be due by 5:30 p.m. on March (Tier I Status Applicants).
Parent meetings will be held at Rosehill Elementary on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM