Lisa Zagarella

Director of English Language Learners
417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8420 extension 53713

“The benefits of being bilingual go beyond the ability to communicate in another language. Bilingualism gives kids a broader perspective of the world.” - Unknown

Welcome to the Fall River Public Schools! The Fall River Public School System has a diverse student population. Our students are from a variety of countries, including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Egypt, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Portugal, Russia, and several Spanish-speaking countries. Fall River Public Schools are committed to increase proficiency for our linguistically diverse English language learners through rigorous instruction that integrates linguistic, cognitive and academic skills while valuing out students’ rich and cultural backgrounds.