The benefits of bilingualism have been well-documented–close to 23% of the U.S. population are bilinguals. Apart from enabling people to connect as they navigate traveling to another part of the world, bilinguals have been found to have better executive control than monolinguals and to be faster than monolinguals in applying new rules, translating to cognitive flexibility and self control. Lifelong bilingualism has been found to confer protection against the onset of Alzheimer disease due to its contribution to cognitive reserve. Jardín Spanish Immersion Academy™ on 3207 East Lake St is a place where a “child will thrive and grow into a healthy, happy, Spanish speaking student with cultural competency and blooming confidence.” Focusing on infants, toddlers and preschoolers the school prepares students for global citizenship.