CBA’s Curricular Strategy

2022-01-19T14:45:50-05:00

Forming bilingual, bi-literate, intercultural learners in a Christ-Centered program In partnership with parents, CBA exists to inspire world changers through Christ-centered, inter-cultural, immersion-based education. Who are we? CBA seeks to kindle community change in Charleston by uniting and leveraging diverse families through providing developmentally appropriate, project-based, language immersion education. In this setting, we develop children linguistically, cognitively, socio-emotionally, and physically by equipping children to navigate cultures and languages, while learning and experiencing the love of the Triune God. Along with the school, students and their families will engage various cultures, combating unintentional and intentional racism, classism, xenophobia, poverty and broken [...]

CBA’s Curricular Strategy2022-01-19T14:45:50-05:00

MAP testing and progress reports

2022-01-17T10:55:15-05:00

The 2021-2022 school year is half over! We have just completed semester 1. It is CBA’s desire to partner with parents in the learning journey of each and every child. Communication about a student’s learning progress is an important part of that journey. Early childhood teachers are working diligently to prepare progress notes to communicate where your young students are socially, cognitively, and physically. Elementary teachers are diligently writing progress reports that communicate information on your child’s academic progress as well as their learning behaviors and character development that impacts all of learning. Each school year, CBA students in grades 1 [...]

MAP testing and progress reports2022-01-17T10:55:15-05:00

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

2022-01-14T10:15:25-05:00

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

2022-01-17T13:15:30-05:00

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

Godly Trait of the Month: January

2022-01-03T14:10:13-05:00

Each month we talk to students about a character quality or Godly trait. We reinforce the idea via scripture and with a song. The character quality of the month for January: Respect Definition: Treating others with honor and dignity Memory Verse: 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4 We explain to students some practical ways they can practice this trait by following these "I will" statements: See myself and others as created by God with value and [...]

Godly Trait of the Month: January2022-01-03T14:10:13-05:00

2021 Christmas Program at Charleston Bilingual Academy

2022-01-03T12:01:16-05:00

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

Calling All CBA Families: Update Your Parent Dashboard and Re-Enroll in January!

2022-01-14T11:05:50-05:00

Dear CBA Families, We are gearing up for next school year!  Praise Jesus for such growth! This year, we have reached almost 250 students. Next year, CBA will add a third Kindergarten section, two sections of 1st and 2nd grade, and its first 6th grade class. We have 2 important goals for January: 1) Re-Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year We will not add any new early childhood classrooms for the 22-23 school year, so there will be very few new spots. In January, we will send out an invitation for current students and their siblings to apply for next school [...]

Calling All CBA Families: Update Your Parent Dashboard and Re-Enroll in January!2022-01-14T11:05:50-05:00

Godly Trait of the Month: December

2021-12-15T20:07:48-05:00

Each month we talk to students about a character quality or Godly trait. We reinforce the idea via scripture and with a song. The character quality of the month for December: Humility Humility handout More ways to practice at home. Definition: Recognizing and admitting my total dependence on God Memory Verse: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.     And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy     and to walk humbly[a] with your God. REFERECE: Micah 6:8 We explain to students some practical ways they can practice this trait: Learn to ask for and accept help [...]

Godly Trait of the Month: December2021-12-15T20:07:48-05:00

Giving Tuesday update

2021-12-03T13:07:31-05:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdppkVhdHh0 God is so good! We see Him every day at CBA, and we specifically saw His provision on Giving Tuesday through your generosity. We raised a whopping $30,475 as part of Giving Tuesday donations. Thank you for giving! Thank you for paying! Thank you for sharing the message! We're so blessed and we cannot wait to bless our teachers with Christmas bonuses. As for what's next for CBA, here is Dr. Johnson with a vision for the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1EBkxLecnU&t=204s

Giving Tuesday update2021-12-03T13:07:31-05:00

Parent Chat series announced, adjusted

2022-01-19T10:24:25-05:00

In January, Dr. Nathan Johnson will host a series of three Parent Chats. The series was originally scheduled for January 5 and 6. However, with the rise in COVID cases, the schedule must be adjusted. Families are invited to the Fellowship Hall at 8:30 am for the Chats with Dr. Johnson on January 19 and 20. Dr. Johnson will also host a Zoom on January 20 at 8:30 pm. The Zoom information is below. All of our families are invited to participate, but the purpose of this series is to talk about specific grade levels. On January 19, the discussion with [...]

Parent Chat series announced, adjusted2022-01-19T10:24:25-05:00
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