In partnership with parents,

CBA exists to inspire world changers
through Christ-centered, intercultural,
immersion-based education.

Why We Do It

Making a Difference

Charleston Bilingual Academy is a 20 month- elementary language immersion school (Spanish and Mandarin programs). Kids on Mission is a virtual language tutoring program.  We also provide hybrid opportunities mixing virtual and on campus options. Additionally, parents and tots can  attend CBA’s outdoor circle times.  You can view our program costs here. Check out our FAQ on launching school this August during the pandemic.

Research shows that children only have until they are about 7 years of age to acquire languages at a native level. We also know that children who learn two languages are more capable of learning additional languages.

Bilingual children demonstrate higher proficiencies in English, Math, and critical thinking. Providing such a gift to your children opens countless doors for their lives, and we believe it is one of the first steps to inspiring our children to become world changers.

Another major step to changing the world is learning to love others just as Jesus loves us, and we will model this for your child every day.

Ready to get started or learn more?

(843) 779-2472

Classes & Workshops

September 1 – December 18, 2020

KOM is excited to offer Spanish and Mandarin Immersion Virtual Tutoring to 3-year-olds to adults! Students will engage in small group (3-4 students), dynamic language interaction according to fun themes.  Children who live in Charleston, SC can also participate in circle times at our school.

Inspire Greatness

Growing World Changers

Are you inspired? Inspired to give your child an intercultural education? Perhaps you’re inspired by the teachers who love your child. We are.

One thing is clear, we are inspired by God’s call to grow. To grow world changers. To grow opportunities throughout our community. To grow our school.  But we can’t do it alone. We need you to join us in prayer. Partner with us. Tell others about the growth your child has made. 

Currently, our families want to see CBA grow through 8th grade. What we offer is unique. Not only are we offering language immersion, we are doing it through a Christ-centered lens that encourages our children to love their neighbor of any culture, know God’s great love, and ask questions. 

Since 2017, we have raised $440,000. $100,000 has been reinvested into facility renovations (including our new basketball court!) The remaining $390,000 are earning interest in our building fund. We are praying this year that God will provide anchor donors to cover $2 million toward the $3.5 million elementary wing that we have designed. for our larger campus plan located at Friendship Baptist Church.

All gifts are tax-deductible.

Real World Partnerships

Upcoming Events

Real World Partnerships

Explore Our Campus

Check out what we are doing everyday at Charleston Bilingual Academy. Take a virtual walk through our photo gallery to see what we are doing. 


What Our Parents Say

This has been a wonderful learning environment for our 2 yr old son. He started in August & it’s evident he has learned a ton! He sings songs in Spanish & even uses Spanish in place of other English words now. It’s evident the teachers & staff all care so much about the children. I’m so thankful this school is here & is serving our community in such a major way. I highly recommend it to all parents!

_Stania DeJesus,

So happy we switched our 2 kids to this school. They love it!! The teachers and staff obviously love the kids and God. I love that I can walk my kindergartener into school every morning. Nate personally greets every child with enthusiasm and genuine concern and joy. My kids are so proud of what they're learning. I'm continuously impressed with the creativity and devotion of all the teachers.

_Tammy Groher,

Our family absolutely loves CBA! Our little has been attending since he was 18 months old and he is almost 3 now. He was already singing parts of songs in Spanish within the first 3 months! His teachers have always shown such great attention and care.

_Erica Giles Van Buskirk,


Contact Us

Come visit us as we are located at Friendship Baptist Church right off of Park Circle.