An International Preschool Specialized In Academics, Languages and Lots of Fun
19 Years of Making Houston Bilingual
"crossing borders has proven to be an advantageous program to be a part of "
I have been giving an oral Spanish assessment for the past twenty-three years at Mark Twain Elementary School in an effort to determine if the student is a fluent Spanish speaker. For many years we have had applications from students that were attending Crossing Borders seeking entrance into the dual language program. Over the past three years, I have noticed a significant difference in the amount of Spanish that is being retained by children coming from Crossing Borders. Both orally, receptive, and expressive oral language have drastically improved. Further-more, the children are coming in to the dual language program with the ability to read in Spanish, a basic skill that is typically mastered by the end of kindergarten. From the perspective of a dual language coordinator and a kindergarten teacher at Mark Twain, Crossing Borders has proven to be an advantageous program to be a part of.
Graciela Martinez: Dual Language Coordinator & Kindergarten Dual Language Teacher, Mark Twain Elementary
(Located Inside Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church)
our core values
We are committed to exceeding expectations. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified and have a minimum of 48 hours in Child Development, many hold a Child Development Associate Credential TM or hold an under-graduate or graduate degree.
We believe our diversity is our strength. Our teachers and students come from different cultural backgrounds. We embrace our differences with kindness and acceptance.
We believe language is critical in our global society. Because our school has a long-standing excellent reputation within the early childhood education industry, and we want to keep it this way, we are able to attract an equally high-quality professional staff that are dedicated to making a difference in each child’s world.
We are committed to providing the best education. Our teachers foster an immersion environment that encourages students to be able to interact in the target language while teaching them core subjects like math, science, arts, as well as teaching them some of the cultural aspects of their own language.
OUR SERVICE STANDARDS
The Advantage of Speaking Many Languages
A Daily Curriculum with Plenty of Time to Play
Our Mantra is to Educate, Not Supervise
Every teacher has a genuine interest in your child’s education and personal development. Our mantra is to educate, not supervise. To this end, our teaching team provides dynamic learning experiences for your child every day.
Starting in a Multicultural Environment
"If success is simply measured by the ease with which a child will happily do something, Crossing Borders was a hit from the start. Naturally a few tears during the first few weeks, but no reluctance and throughout, an enthusiasm to attend and participate. The children were well cared for in a safe environment and made friends they will continue to see, even after their departure to Kindergarten."
- Price Family
A Highly Rated Program
Providing a Fun Education with Language as a Conduit to Get There
Our full language immersion programs in Spanish, English, Mandarin, and French blend beautifully with our full academic curriculum. The way our curriculum is designed allows your child not only to learn a second or third language but to be fully prepared, if not over-prepared, academically for their future. Every child develops differently. While we do challenge all our little ones, we do not force them.
more Parent reviews
We have been enrolled at Crossing Borders for 2 years now. My son who is 4, speaks fluent Spanish. He looks forward to going to preschool every day and every teacher has had a genuine interest in his education and personal development. I would highly recommend Crossing Borders!