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SCHOOL YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Fill out the application form. There is no charge to fill out this form and no commitment to enroll. We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser.
  2. If you plan to request financial assistance, please apply here (FACTS charges a $35 processing fee). Any family can apply for tuition assistance through FACTS Management, a third-party financial aid assessment. Families have to reapply each school year.
  3. Upon review of your application, you will be invited for an interview and tour with the headmaster.
  4. If your child has attended another school, you will need to provide a report that documents the student’s performance (academic and behavior) as well as the parents’ good standing with the school (relationally and financially). You may send the school this link: Charleston Bilingual Academy Reference Form.
  5. Once the CBA admissions team has reviewed your application, and once acceptance is confirmed, your child’s spot will be reserved for 48 hours, allowing you time to turn in student records (a SC immunization or exemption form and your child’s birth certificate), review the Parent-Student Handbook, sign the Handbook Agreement Form and Statement of Cooperation and pay the non-refundable Registration Fee.

TUITION

Program costs are based on Annual Tuition. To help families, the payments are divided into 10 monthly installments. The first payment is made in July, which is a 10% downpayment on the tuition. Parents then pay the following 9 tuition payments from August through April; parents do not pay an installment the final month (May). School payments are not refundable.

Tuition is due no later than the first day of each month, beginning in July.

FEES

Each year, all families pay a one-time, non-refundable registration fee and class supply fee for each student.

2021-2022 School Year Registration Fee: $205/student – due within 2 business days of acceptance

2021-2022 Class Supply Fee: $75/preschool student, $85/elementary student – invoiced with the first tuition payment (July 1)

Spanish Immersion Preschool Programs

Placement is based on the student’s age as of September 1, 2021.

20 months – 2.75 years old on September 1

*Students in these classes are not expected to be potty-trained.

School Day: 8:30am-12pm

2021-22 Tuition (10 monthly payments)

  • 2 days/week – $3,100 Annual Tuition – $310/month
  • 3 days/week – $3,900 Annual Tuition – $390/month
  • 5 days/week – $5,600 Annual Tuition – $560/month

A traditional 2-day/week schedule is Tuesday/Thursday.
A traditional 3-day/week schedule is Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

Options

Lunch Bunch – 12:00-12:30 pm, $5/day OR subscription rate:

  • 2 days/week – $28/month
  • 3 days/week – $38/month
  • 5 days/week – $60/month

*Pick-up time is no later than 12:30pm; after 12:30pm there will be a $15 late fee for each 15 minutes.

2.75 years old – 4 years old (Pre-K) on September 1

*Students in these classes must be potty-trained.

School Day: 8:30am-12pm

2021-22 Tuition (10 monthly payments)

  • 2 days/wk – $2,950 Annual Tuition – $295/month
  • 3 days/wk – $3,750 Annual Tuition – $375/month
  • 5 days/wk – $5,400 Annual Tuition – $540/month

A traditional 2-day/week schedule is Tuesday/Thursday.
A traditional 3-day/week schedule is Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

Options

Lunch Bunch – 12:00-12:30 pm, $5/day OR subscription rate:

  • 2 days/week – $28/month
  • 3 days/week – $38/month
  • 5 days/week – $60/month

*Pick-up time is no later than 12:30pm; after 12:30pm there will be a $15 late fee for each 15 minutes.

CBA does not offer afternoon programs for preschoolers; please contact the office about potential bilingual nannying opportunities.

Spanish and Mandarin Immersion Elementary School

Kindergarten (5 years old on September 1 )

Spanish Immersion

Monday through Friday, 8:15am-12:45pm

  • 5 days a week – $5,550 Annual Tuition – $555/month

Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Aftercare

CBA will also be able to offer its afterschool program from

12:45-3:30pm for students enrolled in Kindergarten.

**A minimum of 10 students is needed to be able to offer this program.

Please contact the office for further details; registration for CBA Aftercare begins in August.

Grades 1 – 5

Spanish and English Immersion is availble for Grades 1-5.

Mandarin and Spanish Immersion is available for Grades 1-2.

Monday through Friday, 8:15am-3:15pm

  • 5 days a week – $7,450 Annual Tuition – $745/month

Spanish and Mandarin Immersion – Language Arts and Mathematics wrapped into Science and Social Studies-rich projects according to Common Core standards.

English Immersion – Wraps Language Arts into Science and Social studies-rich projects according to Common Core standards.

Read more about our curricular strategy.