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-4th 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
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Our Spanish immersion preschool program is for students 20 months old through Pre-K/4K. Our Mandarin immersion program is offered to K-1st grade.
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.
Outdoor Circle Time (2 to 4 years old)
Circle times are interactive group sessions that last around 30 minutes, where little ones sing, dance, participate in a story and learn key concepts in the target language.
All preschool CBA circle times will be outside this year, weather-permitting. If your child is not attending CBA in person this fall, a parent can enroll to participate in a socially distanced, age-appropriate circle time 2 or 3 days a week.
The Circle Time Program is $132/month. Students enrolled in Kids on Mission receive a 25% discount. For more information and to register, click here.
Our Spanish immersion Kindergarten program is 5 days a week from 8:15am – 12:45pm.
Our Mandarin immersion Kindergarten program is 5 days a week from 8:15am – 12:30pm.
Both Spanish and Mandarin Kindergarten classes are offered virtually. Students will asynchronously receive instruction and assignments via google classroom and will have opportunities to communicate with the teacher and receive extra, small group tutoring help each week.
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
Virtual and Hybrid Options
CBA offers its K-4th curriculum online, offering students the opportunity to attending virtually. There is also a hybrid option where students attend virtually but can attend partially on campus such as outdoor math class, or outdoor recess/lunch time. The curriculum is divided into Spanish Language Arts, English Language Arts, and Spanish Math. Homeschool parents can enroll in 1 or 2 options without attending the whole day. Students who do not attend the whole school day will need to join a homeschool network.
Kids On Mission
KOM is our small group, virtual tutoring program, specializing in Christ-centered language learning. KOM classes are interactive, 25-minute online classes. Our teachers are trained to get students talking in the target language using songs, games, interesting visuals, and student-centered teaching techniques.
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 in person or virtually. Contact us for more information.