Your child’s education = your BEST investment

Join over 300 other children who are growing in their faith, growing in bilingualism, and growing in critical thinking at Charleston Bilingual Academy – enroll now and see your child become a CBA Mighty Oak! 

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

Non-Discrimination Policy: Charleston Bilingual Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin and otherwise admits students in compliance with applicable law.





In January, current families will receive an invitation to re-enroll current CBA students for the following school year.

Siblings of current CBA students will need to complete an initial application form and an enrollment packet. Please email if you would like to apply for a sibling to attend CBA.


New families may inquire and apply at any time. They will be considered for the new school year once priority re-enrollment has ended for current families in February.

  1. Fill out the Charleston Bilingual Academy Inquiry form
    There is no charge to fill out this form and no commitment to enroll.


  2. Interview and tour with the Headmaster.
    You will automatically receive an email invitation with the link to schedule an interview and tour with the headmaster once you submit an Inquiry form.

    ____All tours start at the Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) campus.  If you are inquiring about enrolling your child in CBA’s Elementary or Middle School, you will be invited to tour the Holmes Avenue (HABC) campus following the main tour at FBC.
    ____CBA Early Childhood Education classes (2yo-5K) are held on the Friendship Baptist Church campus at 5032 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29405.
    ____CBA Elementary and Middle School classes (Grades 1-8) are held on the Holmes Avenue Baptist Church (HABC) campus located 0.9 miles from FBC at 4602 Durant Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405.
  3.  Apply. 
    After your school tour and interview with the Headmaster, the admissions office will send an invitation to submit an Application form.
    To complete an application packet, families will need to:

    ___Provide school references and records.

    ___If applicable, provide a report documenting your student’s performance (academic and behavior) along with the parents’ good standing with prior schools (relationally and financially).

    ___Complete the CBA Post-Tour Questionnaire within 2 business days.

    ___Submit a $20 application fee and the associated credit card fee directly to FACTS Management, the host of CBA’s family portal and student database.


  4. The admissions team will review the student’s application packet and contact the family with the next steps.
    All families will be notified of their application status, regardless of the enrollment decision.

    If acceptance is confirmed, you will receive an email indicating that your child’s spot will be reserved for 2 business days to complete enrollment!

    Enrollment is completed within the FACTS family portal.  To complete enrollment:

    ___Submit student records, including a SC-DHEC immunization form or SC DHEC exemption form and your child’s birth certificate.

    ___Review the Parent-Student Handbook.

    ___Pay the non-refundable enrollment fee.

    Enrollment is not complete until all documents have been submitted and the enrollment fee has been paid.

    Elementary and middle school applicants
    ___Shadow/trial days – When possible, CBA recommends that students entering grades 2 and above complete a shadow/trial day at CBA. During their shadow/trial day, they will be paired with a student buddy and attend classes in Spanish and English during a typical school day.
    ___Student interviews – Students entering grades 5 and above will be invited to interview with either the Director of Student Well-being or the principal.

  5. Financial Aid

    Any family can apply for financial aid through FACTS Management.  Click here for details.


  6. Wait Pools
    Charleston Bilingual Academy has a rolling admissions process and maintains wait pools due to high demand. If your child is placed in the wait pool for the current school year, you will be notified.

    Wait pools do not carry over to the next school year. If you would your child to be considered for enrollment for future years, please submit a new application for that year when open enrollment begins in February.