A deeper dive into the “intercultural” aspect at CBA: A message from Dr. Johnson


Our mission reads, Partnering with parents to inspire world changers through Christ-centered, intercultural, language immersion education. Every word and component has been intentionally crafted, trying to succinctly express our DNA. I want to do a deeper dive into the "intercultural" word. Various influences on culture include race, geographical region, home language, educational level, and socioeconomic status (to name a few). You might be interested in knowing CBA’s racial diversity. With a diverse population, we could have written “multicultural” into our mission statement, which would indicate our desire to be surrounded by different cultures. However, the word “intercultural” more deeply connotes an [...]

A deeper dive into the “intercultural” aspect at CBA: A message from Dr. Johnson2022-01-14T10:15:25-05:00

Should your child’s education be different from your education? A Message from Dr. Johnson


Believe it or not, as parents, we do many things in life because that is the way our parents did it. From child-rearing, to eating habits, to the sport teams we cheer for (Go Tigers!) and what kind of pets we like or dislike. This often is true in the K12 education we choose for our children. Traditional= safe, neutral, right?... and no one wants to risk messing up their child’s education. In our upcoming parent chats, I will share our curricular vision.   Hear specifically about first grade and the way we approach reading here.  One of our parents has given [...]

Should your child’s education be different from your education? A Message from Dr. Johnson2022-01-17T13:15:30-05:00

2021 Christmas Program at Charleston Bilingual Academy


What a wonderful Christmas season we had! Our students took the 2021 holiday season to learn about how people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Through our reimagined Christmas program, students and their families were able to tour our campus where they made stops in spots that reflected different countries in Asia, North and South America, and Europe. We even had a petting zoo with animals typically found in the Holy Land.  The theme of our Christmas program was Christmas Around the World. Most of our program was outside because of COVID considerations,  but each class was also [...]

2021 Christmas Program at Charleston Bilingual Academy2022-01-03T12:01:16-05:00

Double your donation on Giving Tuesday


This Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. There is absolutely no pressure to give. We are dedicating this year's Giving Tuesday funds toward teacher Christmas bonuses. We have a CBA family who is generously offering a $10,000 match to go toward those teacher bonuses.  So whatever you (or grandparents or friends) give even $10, it will be doubled.  $10 becomes $20 with the generous match. Here is a link to GIVE. Please WATCH THIS VIDEO where Dr. Johnson discusses the CBA budget, fundraising, and Giving Tuesday. It is quite mind-blowing to find out that CBA's cost per pupil is less than a third [...]

Double your donation on Giving Tuesday2021-11-29T08:09:26-05:00

CBA expands security measures on campus


Please help us welcome retired First Sergeant Lenny Johnson. He officially joins the CBA team as the Director of Facilities and Security on Tuesday. Mr. Johnson retired from the Army after 24 years of service during which he earned two Purple Hearts. "A Purple Heart is a solemn distinction and means a service member has greatly sacrificed themselves, or paid the ultimate price, while in the line of duty", according to the USO.  He will put his extensive experience to use at CBA (in part) working with our staff and students on our lockdown and security drills.  The addition of Mr. [...]

CBA expands security measures on campus2021-09-11T15:11:07-04:00

Mask requirement for K through 5 students + additional protocols


The Charleston Bilingual Academy Task Force has made the decision, at this time, that all students in kindergarten through 5th grade at Charleston Bilingual Academy should wear a mask or face shield at school. Through our ongoing discussions with area doctors and our Board, we believe this is one additional step we must take to slow or stop the spread of COVID during this peak time of transmission. We are regularly meeting with our task force to assess our protocols, and we strongly believe masks or face shields are an additional layer of protection for our students and our [...]

Mask requirement for K through 5 students + additional protocols2021-08-27T15:01:00-04:00

CBA Volunteer Opportunities


If you have some free time during the week, month or year to give back to our school, we would love to hear from you.  Read the descriptions below to determine where we have needs and where you would like to serve.  While this is the full list of volunteer opportunities, these are the greatest needs right now.  Please note, the volunteer positions where adults interact with children will require a background check. Every Thursday from 8:00 am – 12:30 @ Armory Guard After dropping off your little one(s) you would watch over the Armory. The person is responsible for [...]

CBA Volunteer Opportunities2021-08-26T11:42:36-04:00

Update to COVID protocol (Aug 18, 2021)


The CBA COVID task force continues to meet weekly to assess the pandemic. The task force encourages us to increase our efforts to limit transmission while Charleston-area numbers are spiking. In addition to the multi-layered approach to protecting our children, CBA is now: Strongly recommending that children wear a mask/shield when they are not socially distanced indoors Requiring teachers to wear masks/shields when they are not socially distanced indoors Requiring school visitors (including parents) to wear masks/shields if they enter the building The task force continues to consider every option in order to limit disease transmission and maximize time in school. [...]

Update to COVID protocol (Aug 18, 2021)2021-08-18T22:17:48-04:00

Meet the Teacher Now Virtual


Due to inclement weather expected this week, we will *NOT* host our Meet the Teacher events outside as planned.  Instead, we will provide a virtual opportunity via Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.  Families of elementary students are invited to join Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Thursday we’ll host a Zoom for kindergarten and preschool families.   ****Since we shuffled Meet the Teacher, the MAP testing will following the same schedule as Monday and Tuesday.*****  8:30-9:30 am 4th- 5th grade: Students will take 60-90 minutes to complete the test. Please pick them up at 9:30 am at the soccer field.  9:30-10:30 [...]

Meet the Teacher Now Virtual2021-08-17T16:35:09-04:00

Meet Mrs. Lane


We are honored to (re)introduce you to the Principal of Charleston Bilingual Middle and Elementary Schools, Mrs. Marilyn Lane.  Marilyn recently moved to Charleston from overseas. Mrs. Marilyn Lane has more than 35 years of experience in education as a principal, teacher, and educational therapist in both private and public education. She has taught from grade 2 through grade 8 and worked individually with students experiencing learning differences. She served as the principal of a private Classical Christian school in Virginia for eight years before moving to the United Arab Emirates.  There she served as an elementary principal at an international [...]

Meet Mrs. Lane2021-08-16T00:13:02-04:00
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