Our Mission, Our History & Our Goals
Thank you for your interest in Spanish Grove Academy! SGA is one of the most sought after preschools in San Antonio. Whether your child is fluent in Spanish now OR you are seeking to immerse them in the language, we look forward to welcoming you to our school.
At Spanish Grove Academy we take this process very seriously. Our goal is to provide each applicant family the opportunity to learn as much as they can about the school and have all of their questions answered.
WELCOME TO SPANISH GROVE ACADEMY!
Admissions into SGA is selective and limited however we do offer rolling admissions throughout the entire year, where space is available. If a program is full, you may complete the addmission steps in order to be placed on the wait list until space becomes available. Our families who began their experience at SGA on the wait list and have since graduated from the program will tell you, it is worth the wait!
We LOVE this school. Our children have blossomed here. It's amazing how fast they picked up Spanish. All of the teachers and staff are incredibly professional and show a true interest in our children. I would HIGHLY recommend Spanish Grove Academy.
Spanish Grove Academy seeks diversity in admissions and in all its educational programs and offers admission to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, creed, marital status of their parents or national origin.
• Biliteracy and Multiculturalism
• Childhood is to be honored and preserved
• Learning is not to be rushed
• School can be a joyful place
• Excellence is possible for every child
• Education is more than just the exchange of facts and information.
We strive to create a better world through education in a safe, secure, and caring environment. We use research-based techniques to support all students to reach high levels of academic achievement and biliteracy in an independent learning environment that values multiculturalism. We recognize and celebrate individual critical thinking and asking questions to contribute to the common good.
The purpose of SGA is to provide a safe environment where children are encouraged to grow emotionally, cognitively, socially and physically so that their greatest potential may be realized.
The following are the basic principles upon which our school community functions:
Kindness, consideration and respect for the feelings and well-being of others at all times.
Honesty in all personal and academic endeavors.
Respect for all property, that of individuals, and that of the school.
Compliance with the school’s program, regulations, and routines.
Always find positive solutions to problems.
Think critically and logically to solve not only your problems, but the problems of others.
HOW WE BEGAN...
Spanish Grove Academy was founded in 2010 by Carla Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez, or Ms. Carlita as she was known by her students, brought her extensive background in education from Mexico City, and a hope that children in South Texas would benefit both from her academic experience and cultural innovations. During the early years at SGA, you would even find her children, Natalia and Alvaro, and daughter-in-law, Lauren, working at the school. From the very beginning, Ms. Hernandez built the foundation of the school through her example of tireless servant leadership. Sleeping on the floors during construction, cleaning bathrooms, and addressing each child’s unique needs were just a few of the ways she helped create a culture of caring at SGA. Widely regarded as one of the top preschools in San Antonio, the SGA family grew rapidly.
SGA FAMILY TESTIMONIALS
We seek to provide an educational setting which helps our students grow socially and emotionally, learning along the way to:
1. Become increasingly independent
2. Use initiative in pursuing curiosities and asking the right questions
3. Have confidence in their abilities to become problem solvers and think critically
4. Feel secure in relationships with adults to foster meaningful connections with the world
5. Enjoy playing independently and with other children
6. Appreciate different points of world views by cooperating and resolving conflicts
7. Cope with fears, anxieties, and frustrations constructively
8. Demonstrate persistence in completing a task