SGA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When was the school established?


Spanish Grove Academy was established in 2009




What is the average class size and total enrollment?


The average class size is 14-16 students with a total student body of approximately 130 students.




What is the goal of the admissions process?


At Spanish Grove Academy we take this process very seriously. Our goal is provide each applicant family the opportunity to learn as much as they can about the school and find the proper match between student and classroom. We like to think we provide an opportunity for all of our students to thrive while offering our families the best experience possible.




What admissions tests are required?


Students are tested for cognitive and grade level competencies for ages Pre-K2 and above.




Is there an application deadline?


Since our classrooms are limited, we do encourage early submission of applications. With that being said, we do offer rolling admissions throughout the entire year, where space is available. If a program is full, you may complete the application 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!




Do you have to speak Spanish to attend?


No, Spanish is not a requirement for admission. About 60-70% of our families are native English speakers. Spanish Grove Academy is the perfect start to your child's education in Spanish!




What are the school hours?


The school is open Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm. Most classes begin their academic day at 8:00am and end between 2:15pm and 2:30pm. After care program is conducted from 2:30pm - 6:00pm. The full 7am-6pm is covered by the monthly tuition; there is no extra charge for the after care program at this time.




Do students wear uniforms?


Yes, we have partnered with LandsEnd to provide our families a high quality uniform option. Visit our school store to view designs and options. All purchases are made through LandsEnd direct with no benefit to the school except to offer the uniform option. Our goal is always to help our families as much as we can, so we have made the uniforms optional as a result of Covid-19.




Do you offer a part time Early Childhood program?


We have found that a consistent academic program for children provides the very best result. Families who enroll in SGA are looking for the highest quality program which will provide the best start to their child's academic future. With this in mind, we do not offer "part time", but instead our academic days are Monday - Friday with a dismissal of 2:30p unless you elect to participate in after care which is available until 6:00p.




Where are Spanish Grove Academy teachers from?


We have a diverse Faculty and Staff! Our teachers come from around the globe including Spain, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Mexico to name a few.




Do you offer bus transportation?


(Currently Postponed) Outside of school field trips, we utilize our bus for after school pick up to elementary schools in our area including Stone Oak & Vineyard Ranch Elementary. For this program we provide after school homework help and tutoring. For an updated list of schools we pick up from, contact admissions at 210.390.1470 or admissions@spanishgroveacademy.com




Do you offer a summer program?


Yes! Enrollment for Summer begins April 1st for ages 3 years - Elementary




What requirements must I meet after enrollment?


As required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) each student must have: Health Care Statement (annual physical) - A written statement signed by your health-care professional who has examined your child, indicating he/she is able to take part in the program. Download a copy of the Health Care Statement Vision & Hearing - Children ages 4 years or older must be screened for vision and hearing. Immunization Record - must meet and continue to meet requirements specified by the Texas Department of State Health Services unless your child is exempt or excepted from an immunization, and the exemption or exception is verified by a valid affidavit.




Do you offer breakfast and lunch?


Yes! A nutritious breakfast will be served daily to students who participate in "Breakfast Club" beginning at 7:15am until 7:45am. By 8:00am, all classrooms will begin transitioning into activities and instruction. If you plan to arrive at or after 7:45am, please make arrangements for breakfast. Lunch is included for all students and exclusively by SGA. Families may not provide meals or snacks except for children who require a special diet due to religious / cultural values OR due to allergy, food intolerance or health restrictions (health care provider or dietitian document required). Menus are always posted in the Lobby and on the Classroom Parent Board.




Does SGA conduct background checks on faculty and staff?


Yes, all faculty, staff and volunteers (including parent volunteers) must complete a series a background checks including the Department of Public Safety criminal history database, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Central Registry abuse/neglect history database, the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history database and an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check. These checks are reissued annually.




What requirements are in place to be an SGA teacher?


All of our lead teachers (including in the Early Preschool program for 2-3 years) have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Our Kindergarten and higher are required to have a teacher's certification. We pride ourselves on having an amazing team of teachers and assistant teachers. With nearly 30 staff members from our Leadership team to our part time afternoon assistant teachers, there are very few members of our SGA team who have not yet achieved their bachelors or masters degree. In addition to a formal education, our teachers participate in ongoing professional development. Teachers particpate in monthly trainings as well as 2 annual Teacher In-Service Days (or professional development).




What precautions are you taking during Covid-19?


The health/ safety of our students and staff is our number one priotity at Spanish Grove Academy. We are following all Licensing guidelines as well as taking additional measures to prevent the spread of germs. Any adult in the building must be wearing a face cover at all times and before entering he/ she must take a temperature check and olfactory sense test. We also have At drop-off we ask all parents if their child has shown any symptons of Covid-19 then take the child's temperature. We also do mid-day temperature checks on all of the students to make sure no fevers have presented themselves througout the day.





Spanish Grove Academy
Educating The Mind  *  Nurturing The Heart
22215 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78260
P: 210-390-1470  |  F: 210-384-2507
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