Spanish Schools for Kids in Grapevine and Colleyville, Texas
The Grapevine and Colleyville area is a great place to learn Spanish. Both in Grapevine and in Colleyville, Spanish is the most spoken non-English language. That’s why this has become such an important language to learn. Especially for kids because, overall, Texas’ Spanish speaking population is constantly growing. You will find people from many different Spanish-speaking countries living in this state and in the USA. So, if you want to give your kids a head start for their futures, grant them a bilingual education. With it they will be able to make international friends and to have great career opportunities.
Here at TruFluency Kids we are aware that choosing the right Spanish school might be difficult. There are many options, and every family and kid has different needs. That’s why we took on the task to gather the best schools for Spanish learning in the Grapevine/Colleyville area. Take a look at our Spanish schools guide.
About This Resource
In this guide we will show you some of the best Spanish language learning schools within the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) (see map). This school district is committed to giving the students a high academic level. They have different divisions, including a World Languages Department, where your kids will learn to love languages. They teach Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
According to Niche, the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is the 9th best school district in Texas. It is also the 28th best place to teach in Texas and the 34th district with the best teachers in Texas. So, your kids will receive one of the best educations in the state.
Then, we will show you some of the best private preschools and after-schools for Spanish learning. So you have even more options to choose from, according to you and your kids’ goals and budget.
Throughout the guide, you’ll notice that many of the schools offer Spanish immersion programs. We believe that immersion is the best way to really learn a language because kids will acquire it naturally, just like they did with their native language. Children will become fluent with this method.
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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Two-Way Dual Language Program
The Dual Language Program is part of the Word Languages Department. They have the one-way and the two-way dual language programs. We will focus on the two-way dual language program, which aims to develop bilingual and biliterate students in English and Spanish. Other goals of this program are for the kids to have a high academic achievement and develop cultural awareness.
The Spanish teachers are bilingual certified, and the English teachers are ESL certified. And the classrooms will mix both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers. All children will have a bilingual buddy. “Bilingual buddies” means that two classmates with opposite native languages will be paired together to help each other during classes.
They have a 50/50 language education model. This means that students will learn the common academic subjects in both languages. The languages of the classes will be alternated from week to week. For example: the first week they’ll learn humanities in Spanish and math in English; the next week, they’ll learn humanities in English and math in Spanish.
All of this is why a two-way dual language program is the best example of an immersive education.
If your kids are English speakers, they can apply for the program in first grade. If they are native Spanish speakers and ESL learners, they can also apply. But if they are older than first graders, they will only be considered depending on the availability of the program, and if they have a background in dual language programs.
If your child is enrolled in a school that doesn’t have a dual language program, you can apply to transfer.
Currently there are no dual language programs in any Grapevine-Colleyville ISD high school. They can keep taking some Spanish classes, but they also have other possibilities, like learning other languages.
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Dual Language Schools
Timberline Elementary School
Timberline ES teaches kids from pre-k to 5th grade. They have two “personalized programs”: The Leader in Me and the Dual Language program. They offer the two-way dual language model for all grade levels.
They use the Gomez and Gomez model; this means that they have a language of the day. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they’ll speak Spanish; on Tuesdays and Thursdays they’ll speak in English. This means that kids will have to do a specific activity in the language of the day. And that everyone will have to speak with the teachers in that language during all the “transition times”, like lunch.
They teach math in English, arts in the students’ native language, science and social studies in Spanish. They also teach English for native English speakers, and Spanish for Spanish native speakers.
If you have questions about the enrollment application deadlines, check their frequently asked questions.
According to U.S. News & World Report, 40% of their student population are proficient in math and reading. And they have a minority enrollment of 84.7%, of which 70.3% are Hispanic/Latino students. This makes it a great school for kids to learn Spanish not only in classes but also when talking with their Hispanic friends.
It’s rated 3.7/5 on GreatSchools and 3.8/5 on Google.
Silver Lake Elementary School
Silver Lake ES values different cultures, that’s why they are committed to create a safe environment, and treat everyone with respect.
They offer the two-way dual language program from first grade to fifth grade. They want the kids to develop English and Spanish skills in speaking, reading and writing areas. Here’s how they see their dual language program: “It emphasizes challenging standards in the core content areas while enriching students’ development in both their first and second languages.”
They also have the GT Lead (Gifted and Talented) program.
They have a minority enrollment of 65.6%, of which 56.0% are Hispanic/Latino students. And 60% of their student population is proficient in math, while 52% is proficient in reading. All of this according to U.S. News & World Report.
It ranked at number 451 on Niche’s 2022 Best Public Elementary Schools in Texas list.
It’s rated 3.8/5 on GreatSchools and 3.6/5 on Google.
Grapevine Middle School
Grapevine MS mission is to create a safe environment in which students can express their identities. They have students to reach a high academic level through their rigorous curriculum.
They offer three different “personalized programs”. The AVID elective course prepares students for a successful college experience. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program implements the STEM ideas to core content areas. And the Dual Language program makes them bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
In their dual language program, students will take PreAP Spanish II in 6th grade, PreAP Spanish III in 7th grade, and AP Spanish in 8th grade. The students from eighth grade will take the AP Spanish exam.
It is the 324th best public middle school in Texas, and the 487th most diverse public middle school in Texas, according to Niche. 55% of their students are proficient in math, and 51% are proficient in reading, as stated by U.S. News & World Report.
It’s rated 3.1/5 on Google.
Other Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Schools
Glenhope Elementary School
They want to challenge students through a high-level curriculum so they become critical thinkers, all within a safe environment.
They offer an ASPIRE Academy program for kids from first to fifth grades. It is directed to highly gifted children, and it will allow them to develop leadership, problem-solving and creative thinking skills. They also want the children to become confident in their abilities and talent.
They have other fun activities. The choir is for 3rd to 5th graders. The Gator Morning News is a live broadcast composed of 5th grade students, in which they’ll share the latest news to the whole school.
According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of their students are proficient in math, and 81% are proficient in reading. Glenhope ES is the second-best elementary school in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and the 113th best Texas elementary school. Plus, according to Niche, it is the 7th best public elementary school in Tarrant County. And the 60th best public elementary school in Texas.
It’s rated 3.8/5 on GreatSchools and 4.5/5 on Google.
Colleyville Elementary School
Colleyville ES offers different programs and activities for kids to have fun and learn new things. They have a GT Lead program. They have a choir that performs on special occasions, like in the City of Colleyville Christmas Tree Lightning and the GCISD Elementary Music Performance Festival. There’s a safety patrol for fifth graders whose goal is to keep a safe environment before and after school. There’s also a student council, and a Character Club. And for parents there’s a Colleyville Elementary PTA.
Colleyville ES is the best elementary school in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and the 85th best school in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report. Out of all the student population, 85% is proficient in math, and 78% is proficient in reading. According to Niche, it’s the 11th best public elementary school in Tarrant County, and the 127th best public elementary school in Texas.
The school is rated 5/5 on Google.
Private Schools, Preschool, and After-School Programs for Spanish Learning
Every family and kid lives in different zones, and has different needs, schedules and language goals they want to reach. With that in mind, we gathered some private children’s schools that offer Spanish programs for different ages. So your kids can keep learning Spanish as they grow up.
Primrose School of Grapevine-Colleyville
This is a daycare with infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and after-school programs. They have their own “Balanced Learning” approach, with which they aim to teach kids to think with creativity and compassion. They also want kids to love learning because that’s the best path to success. Their balanced learning approach is based on famous philosophers, like Montessori and Gesell, and more contemporary studies on the development of children. It also has some bases of the STEAM methodology.
They teach language and literacy, social studies, math, science, art, physical development and social and emotional intelligence. In their language and literacy classes, they teach phonics, reading and writing. They also teach sign language to infants and toddlers.
They have their own Primrose Spanish Program, called Mucho Mundo. With this program, kids will learn Spanish vocabulary, phrases and conversation skills.
It’s rated 5/5 on GreatSchools, 4.9/5 on Facebook and 4.8/5 on Google.
Tutor Time of Colleyville
This is a child care center with infant, toddler, twos, early preschool, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, before and after-school, and drop-in care programs. They also have a spring break camp, a summer camp and various electives.
Tutor Time of Colleyville has been accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. They also provide parents with an app from which they can observe their kids’ classrooms and receive updates.
One of their many electives is Spotlight on Spanish. They teach the language through fun activities, like songs and games, because they know that kids acquire a second language naturally. They will teach them conversational skills. The classes are twice a week for thirty minutes. Your kids can enroll in any semester as long as it’s from preschool and up.
It’s rated 4.8/5 on Google. Here’s a review from a Google user: “Both of our children attend Tutor Time and we could not be happier with their experience. The entire staff, from Director down, is passionate and professional about every child’s development and well being. We’re also extremely impressed by how well each teacher knows our children and the genuine care they possess. They also have a great focus on STEM learning that our children have responded to very well.”
Cadence Academy Preschool
Cadence Academy Preschool has many schools around Texas. The Cadence Academy Preschool of Grapevine offers infant, toddler, early learners, preschool, prekindergarten and after-school programs. There are also summer camp programs with field trips and an especial theme.
The Spanish lessons start with toddlers because they believe that an early learning program is the right place to start acquiring Spanish skills. They keep learning it in preschool, where they learn basic everyday vocabulary through fun activities, like songs and games. In pre-k children are immersed in the Spanish language by doing tasks in Spanish, like forecasting the weather and cooking.
They are a Texas Rising Star approved school; this means that they have high standards in their childcare programs.
The school is rated 4.8/5 on Facebook and 4.7/5 on Google.
TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion Program
If you want your kids to become fluent in Spanish, our TruFluency Kids Spanish immersion classes are for you. We can help your children, whether they already take Spanish lessons in their schools or they are new to the language.
We base our classes on the Bellieu Method. In which we use a question-and-answer focus in order to make students talk. We want them to speak because that’s the way they’ll become fluent. But we also want them to feel like they’re in a safe environment, and won’t be judged for making mistakes. Children will learn in a full Spanish environment. They’ll hear the language at all times, and they’ll acquire it like they did with their native language.
Our teachers are native Spanish speakers with years of experience. Since we know that kids are full of energy, teachers had to pass an energy test. So the classes won’t be boring at all! In fact, we have singing sessions, story time, word games, crafting, and more fun activities.
Our classes are completely online, with different budgets, seven days a week and flexible schedules. So your kids can take the classes even if you live outside the US. Plus, if you missed a class, you can make it up by jumping into another one. It’s that easy!
Here’s a testimonial from our web page: “We LOVE our TruFluency Kids classes. My 5 year old has learnt SO much Spanish and he looks forward to every lesson. I was a little nervous about whether he would stay engaged the whole time, but the teachers are amazing at keeping the content fun! He literally smiles the whole class! This is an incredible resource for supporting your child’s second language acquisition!”
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