Browsing Category "Latin Culture"
Discovering Latin America:  Let’s Go to Colombia!
By     |    Apr 2, 2019
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Discovering Latin America: Let’s Go to Colombia!

Have you ever met a Colombian? They’re hard to forget once you do! Colombians are some of the warmest, most welcoming people you will ever meet. We are blessed to have many Colombian teachers and directors at Spanish Schoolhouse contributing to the amazing cultural diversity of our school. While the countries of Latin America have much in common, they are also different and unique. Here’s a peek at the truly […]

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Director Spotlight:  Jennifer Granadillo

Director Spotlight: Jennifer Granadillo

  A Leader with Heart The first thing you notice when you meet SSH Coppell director Jennifer Granadillo is her smile! It comes from deep within and radiates the positivity with which she greets each day. And it’s contagious! Just try not to smile after being welcomed into Spanish Schoolhouse by Jennifer. It’s nearly impossible! Let’s Learn a Little Bit More About Her! Jennifer is a proud native of Caracas, […]

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The Bilingual Kindergarten Journey at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Feb 27, 2019
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The Bilingual Kindergarten Journey at Spanish Schoolhouse

When it’s time for your child to start Kindergarten, there are many choices! You may be considering public/charter schools, private options, or even homeschooling. While there are benefits to each option, we’d like to share a few of the unique advantages of Bilingual Kindergarten at Spanish Schoolhouse. The Language Advantage One of the obvious gifts of Kinder at SSH is continuing language immersion. Our preschoolers who have been with us […]

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Fulfilling the Spanish Schoolhouse Mission
By     |    Jan 31, 2019
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Fulfilling the Spanish Schoolhouse Mission

It’s a new year and a time to take a fresh look at our goals! At Spanish Schoolhouse, we set some pretty huge goals, which are summed up in our four-part Mission Statement. Let’s take a look at what those goals are and how we plan to keep on meeting and exceeding them! Academic Excellence – Spanish Schoolhouse prepares students for formal education by encouraging academic excellence and inspiring a […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool:  Now Open in Tomball, TX!

Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool: Now Open in Tomball, TX!

Spanish Schoolhouse opened its 18th Spanish immersion preschool in the Creekside neighborhood of Tomball this fall. We are beyond excited about expanding the availability of language immersion in the Houston area! The brand new facility at 26133 Kuykendahl Rd Ste A, Tomball, TX 77375 now offers full-time and part-time preschool enrollments as well as summer camp programs in June and July. Spacious and Warm  Our Tomball school’s location in a […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight:  Beatriz Gómez

Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight: Beatriz Gómez

  From Colombia to the Heart of SSH Frisco If you’ve ever stepped foot into the Spanish Schoolhouse Frisco school, Director Beatriz Gómez needs no introduction! She is the spry and upbeat leader of the Frisco school who started with SSH the day we opened our first preschool doors and never left. “I love this school! It’s my home,” says Bea. A native of Medellín, Colombia, Bea moved to Texas […]

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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome
By     |    Oct 11, 2018
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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome

You’ve likely heard the Spanish saying, Mi casa es su casa (My home is your home). This is an expression of hospitality and welcome that epitomizes the Latin culture! At SSH, it sums up our desire for students and their families to feel at home in our schools. In fact, we embrace it in our mission statement – “to provide a warm, positive learning environment where children build confidence, self-esteem, […]

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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages
By     |    Jun 21, 2018
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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages

In every culture, words of wisdom are passed down from one generation to the next in the form of sayings, adages, idioms, or proverbs. In Spanish, these sayings are called dichos (from the verb decir – to say) and they’re a rich part of the oral tradition in Latin countries. Dichos are short phrases that are packed with valuable life lessons. They’re frequently used by parents and grandparents to teach […]

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GOOOOOAL!  World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    May 31, 2018
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GOOOOOAL! World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!

Soccer (or fútbol in Spanish) is not just a wildly popular pastime in Latin America. It is a source of national unity, identity, and pride. The World Cup tournament is fast approaching and citizens of each country will come together to support their teams, demonstrate their unwavering loyalty, and brace for an emotional rollercoaster as they watch in excitement. At Spanish Schoolhouse, our campers (ages 3-8) can take part in […]

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The World is Your Classroom!  Learn Spanish Abroad
By     |    May 3, 2018
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The World is Your Classroom! Learn Spanish Abroad

When parents commit to an immersion education for their children, they know they’re opening doors to exciting future opportunities. From the classroom to the world, language immersion opportunities yield big advantages. They enrich lives and increase cultural awareness both in childhood and throughout life. At Spanish Schoolhouse, we love being able to offer immersion programs right here in Texas! Our wonderful staff of native Spanish speakers represents almost every Spanish-speaking […]

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