English Learner Education (ELE) Program

  • The Plymouth Public School District is fortunate to have English Learners (ELs) from many different countries, speaking multiple languages. ELs are provided instruction by licensed ESL teachers. They are also provided with Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) in their general education classes by licensed content teachers who are SEI endorsed. The Plymouth Public Schools has been working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to increase English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional time for our English Language Learners. We have revised our service model to include three ESL elementary schools (Cold Spring, Hedge and Nathaniel Morton), one ESL middle school (PCIS) and one ESL high school (PNHS). West Elementary School provides ESL services for Kindergarten students.

       GRADES             ESL SCHOOLS                                         ESL TEACHER(S)
       K-5            Cold Spring Elementary School                       Michelle Lombard
       K-5            Hedge Elementary School                         Nicole Gagne, Natilya Melillo
       K-5            Nathaniel Morton Elementary School                 Lynn Walker
       6-8            Plymouth Community Intermediate School         Elisa Burek
       9-12           Plymouth North High School                            Maria da Silva

    New Plymouth Public School students districted for non-ESL schools who are identified as ELs should be referred to Maria da Silva, ELE Department Head (508-224-5075 or mdasilva@plymouth.k12.ma.us). Plymouth Public Schools will determine the ESL school placement option (based on the proximity of ESL school to home and EL enrollment numbers). Transportation will be provided. The family will also be given the option for the student to enroll in their home-district school without ESL services.

  • Translation and Interpretation

  • RETELL/SEI Endorsement

  • WIDA

  • Forms

  • Additional ELL Information and Resources