Developing Language Fluency

Through The Learning Process

The International School of San Antonio provides a rigorous international education in a multicultural and multi-linguistic environment to children between the ages of 2-12 years old. We create a safe, stimulating educational environment, promoting the wonder and curiosity that motivates students to learn in the classroom and beyond.

Our vision is to shape the caring global leaders of tomorrow.

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Mandarin and French Immersion Preschool

Our expertise in early childhood education and language acquisition is applied to immerse your child in a second or third language. This is achieved through hands-on activities, ongoing conversation, engaging books and music, within a  predictable schedule and a daily routine. Your child will learn math, literacy, science, arts, and music while absorbing French or Mandarin Chinese. As a result, your child will not only become elementary and middle school-ready, but will also develop bi-literacy, and begin communicating in a third language.

Our curriculum is based on the Core Knowledge Program. It is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the French National Curriculum and includes best practices from Singapore Math.

Mandarin and French preschool are available 5 days a week under separate language tracks.

You can choose to enroll in Full-Day or Half-Day.

Full-Day  8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Half-Day  8:00 am to 11:45 am

Before Care 7:30 am to 8:00 am | After Care 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Because ISSA is licensed as a child care center, working parents with FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) accounts through an employer can use pre-tax dollars to help cover the cost of preschool. Participation is considered dependent care.

Curious to hear from other parents that have enrolled their children in the preschool immersion program?

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Other Programs at ISSA

Group Language Classes

Group Language Classes

With visuals like gestures, modeling, real-life objects and lots of pictures, our teachers illustrate a theme or situations. They make sure students fully understand what they are hearing and saying in the classroom.

Language immersion classes meet once a week on Saturdays. These are available to children 3-12 years old, and can accommodate 4 – 8 students. This is by design to give students plenty of opportunities to practice group conversation.

Saturday, 9:00 am to 10:45 am – Ages 3-6

Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:45 pm – Ages 6-12

Camps

Spring Break and Summer Camps

Children and parents participate in hands-on activities during the year. These opportunities introduce new vocabulary in French and Mandarin, while teaching your child skills like cooking, storytelling, and appreciation for cultures from around the world.

Past camps have focused on:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

Puzzles and Games from Around the World

Cooking and Culinary Arts

Cinematography

Enrichment Activities

Enrichment Activities

A focus on well-being and creating a great learning environment is how we prepare our students in pre-K. Students work on gross motor skills and critical thinking to exercise their body and mind. We do this by introducing your child to healthy eating habits, mindfulness, music and dance, yoga, and field trips that take learning beyond the classroom.

Some of the activities we have prepared include:

Learn French in the Kitchen

Mornings at the Museum

Sensory-based Food Education