CBA 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 Early Childhood Education 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.
Students in Kindergarten through 7th grade study Spanish Language Arts and Math according to fun Social Studies and Science themes completely immersed in Spanish.
Elementary and Middle School students 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 on our blog.
Early Childhood Education (ages 2-4)
CBA’s in-person Spanish immersion Early Childhood Education (EC) program is for 2- to 4-year-olds (Pre-K).
Two- and three-year-olds may attend 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week. Four-year-old students may attend 3, 4, or 5 days a week.
The EC day is from 8:30am-12pm, with an optional Lunch Bunch from 12-12:30pm for an additional cost.
Licensing requirements are reviewed regularly. In accordance with DSS regulations, CBA’s “faith-based” EC program operates 4 hours daily, and CBA is exempt from DSS supervision.
Kindergarten (must be 5 years old on September 1)
Our Spanish immersion Kindergarten program is 5 days a week from 8:15am – 12:45pm.
CBA also offers a Kindergarten After-school program from 12:45-3:25pm.
Elementary and Middle School (Grades 1-7)
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
Our Spanish immersion elementary school program is 5 days a week from 8:15am – 3:15pm.
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. Contact us for more information.
Language on Mission (LOM)
LOM is our small group virtual tutoring program, specializing in Christ-centered language learning. LOM 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.
CBA provides individual and small group tutoring in Spanish at all levels in person or virtually. Contact us for more information.