Our classes incorporate powerimmersion strategies, where instruction and strategic play time in Mandarin or Spanish speaking environment 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 fabulous 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 speaking environments. This format is distinct from schools that offer just a foreign language class because research is clear that children effectively learn a second language in an immersion environment.
The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students study Spanish Language Arts and Math according to fun Social Studies and Science themes completely immersed in Spanish. 1st and 2nd grade has an optional afternoon English Language Arts program also 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 preschool program is for students 20 months old through Pre-Kindergarten. There is a 2, 3, or 5-day option for 20 months old through 4 years old, and a 3 or 5-day option for Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old). Mandarin class is offered to 3-5 year olds. All preschool classes are from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm, with an optional Lunch Bunch from 12:-12:30 pm (only lunch bunch has a 30 minute grace period for pick up due to train traffic. Parents picking children up after 1 will be charged a late fee).
Our Kindergarten program is 5 days a week from 8:15 am until 12:45 pm.
1st - 3rd Grades
We offer Spanish immersion for 2/3rds of the day where students study Mathematics and Spanish Language Arts as well as attend specials, then they study English Language Arts (phonics, reading, grammar, speaking, listening) for 1/3 of the class day. Read more about our curriculum on our blog .
Our Home School 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. Classes are from 1:00-3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 4 immersion hours each week.
CBA School Sports School (Register Here)
Sensei Manuel Cabrera, a national champion specializing in Shito-Ryu, offers karate and traditional martial art embedded in the beautiful Japanese culture. Students acquire key words and phrases while learning discipline, respect, humility, and Spanish. E-mail Sensei Cabrera at for more information. Classes begin September 3. 2019.
Ages 4-8 - Tuesday/Thursday 12:45-1:35 pm
$50/month for 1 day a week
$80/month for 2 days a week
Ages 4-10 - Tuesday 3:15-4:00 pm is $40/month.
*There is a one time $40 Registration Fee which includes one uniform.
Futbolista and CBA P.E. Teacher Luis Carreon trains students to excel in soccer, focusing on agility, speed, core, technique, sportsmanship, and lots of FUN. All practices are on Monday & Thursday for $35/month. Practice begins September 5, 2019.
Ages 3-4 - Monday & Thursday 4:30-5:20 pm
Ages 5+ - Monday & Thursday 3:15-4:10 pm
*There is a one time $10 Registration Fee for NEW players.
Little Mozart Music Program - Violin
We have partnered with Charleston International Music School (CIMS) to offer this program. Students can attend LMMP regardless of whether they attend CBA. Classes are limited to 10 students and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Current schedule: Ages 3-4 (11:40 or 12:40), Age 5 (2:00), Early Elementary (3:00), Upper Elementary (4:00)
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Our summer camp program offers 5 weeks of play and learning in a 100% Spanish Environment. Attend all 5 weeks, or pick and choose what suits you. These fill up quickly, so the earlier you register, the better. Camps run June 11th -July 20th, with no camp the week of July 4th. 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.