PreK-12 Bulgarian Heritage Language Education

This program offers unique learning environments to any student in the State of Washington. Enrollment is done through our website. Online Applications are open now and will be accepted until September 8, 2019.

What are the benefits for students?

The goal is to have heritage students eventually reach advanced level on the A.C.T.F.L Proficiency Scale by middle school graduation. This takes approximately 8 years of heritage language study for most students.

Students must successfully complete the Bulgarian Heritage Language Classes in order to see the following benefits:

  • Access to high school and college credits through AP coursework at the Bulgarian School of Seattle. Students learn to effectively express themselves in Bulgarian both conversationally and in an academic setting. Many students will qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy

  • Cultural appreciation

  • Competitive advantage in the global economy

  • More powerful brains with better cognitive development; see more at The Benefits of Bilingualism


On-site School

Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island at 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Curriculum & Resources

By Grade Level


Seal of Biliteracy | ALTA Register for the tests with us to take it in your high school or district!

For HIGH SCHOOL students To obtain the Seal of Biliteracy Signed By the State Board of Education

We work very hard to provide ALTA assessment to Bulgarian heritage students for many years now. Request the test from us and learn about its format, time, tasks & contexts.