Our classes incorporate powerimmersion strategies, where instruction and strategic play time in Mandarin or Spanish-speaking environments are led by highly qualified, native-speaking teachers. Class activities alternate between free and structured play time that include games, sports, art, music, literacy, math and Bible lessons.
Students in our Preschool classes are introduced to beautiful glimpses of Chinese or Latin-based culture in playing games, listening to fables, singing and making crafts. This time is completely set in Spanish or Mandarin, which is distinct from schools that only offer foreign language classes, because research is clear that children effectively learn a second language in an immersion environment.
Kindergarten through 3rd grade students study Spanish Language Arts and Math according to fun Social Studies and Science themes completely immersed in Spanish. Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders also participate in an English Language Arts program taught through project-based learning. CBA has crafted our curriculum through adapting Common Core standards and ACTFL language proficiency standards along with Linguafolio Jr. styled assessment techniques. You can read more in our blog.
WHAT WE OFFER
Our Spanish immersion preschool program is for students 20 months old through Pre-K/4K. Our Mandarin immersion program is offered to 4-5 year olds.
Students 20 months old to 3 years old may attend 2, 3, or 5 days a week. Pre-K/4K students may attend 3 or 5 days a week.
All preschool classes are from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm, with an optional Lunch Bunch from 12:00-12:30 pm. Parents picking up after 12:30 pm will be charged a late fee of $15 every 15 minutes.
Our Spanish immersion Kindergarten program is 5 days a week from 8:15am - 12:45pm.
1st through 4th Grades
Students spend two thirds of their day immersed in Spanish through the study of Mathematics, Spanish Language Arts, and Specials. Students spend one third of their day in English Language Arts (phonics, reading, grammar, speaking, listening). Read more about our curriculum on our blog .
Hours: 8:15am-3:15pm, 5 days a week
Our Homeschool Co-Op class is for students in 1st-4th grades. Class instruction is 100% in Spanish, focusing on our powerimmersion objectives while covering art, music, science, reading, and physical education.
Hours: 1-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for a total of 4 immersion hours each week.
Our summer camp program offers 5 weeks of play and learning in a 100% Spanish immersion environment. Please see our Summer Camp page for more info.
CBA provides individual and small group tutoring in Spanish at all levels. Please email for more information.