Spanish Immersion Classes Designed For Home School Families

The Sombrero Time immersion program offers a learning experience that produces life-lasting results. New students first apply for enrollment and then schedule a time for a meet-and-greet with Sombrero Time’s leadership.

Sombrero Time uses a model based on immersion and frequency. We hold classes Tuesday – Friday following the academic from September through May. Classes are taught by native speakers who are background checked, fully trained and love teaching young people Spanish.

Home School Spanish

Home School Spanish classes are designed to develop the functional language skills of reading, writing, thinking and speaking in Spanish.  Sombrero Time is an approved vendor for Inspire, Visions, Horizon & South Sutter Charter Schools and we understand the unique challenges home school families face.  Home School Specific Spanish classes are offered twice per week for 60 minutes for small groups of 6 – 12 students.  Home School families are welcome to attend any of our before or after school classes as well.

2019-20 Class Schedule:

Returning Students (Do not need to apply for enrollment):

  • Level 3 group, 9-10am
  • Level 4 group, 9-10am

New Students (Must apply for enrollment HERE):

  • Grades 1-4, 10:15-11:15am
  • Grades 5-9, 10:15-11:15am Note – (Can be taken for AG High School Spanish 1 Credit)
  • Kinder, ages 4-6, 2pm
  • Mommy & Me, ages 2-4, 11:30-12pm

Tuition: All Home School Classes run $150/month (1st Semester $600, 2nd Semester $750)

Days: Tuesday & Thursday

Class Schedule: September 3, 2019 – May, 22, 2020

Sibling Discounts:  A sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students. Need financial assistance? Click HERE to talk with us.

Registration & Materials Fee:

  • Annual registration & materials fee of $89 for 1 student or $149 for families with 2 or more students due upon confirmed enrollment and June 1 each year thereafter.
Tuition & Billing
  • When is my student’s tuition due and how do I pay?
    • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is payable via automated bank bill pay or credit/debit card payments (Visa or MC)
  • Do you accept hand written checks for payment?
    • No. Generally, hand written checks are not accepted and only when approved on a case per case basis
  • Is there a grace period for tuition payments?
    • Yes! Seven days. Tuition is considered delinquent on the 7th of the month, at which time a $25 late fee will be applied to your account and assessed on your next bill
  • Is tuition adjusted each month? 
    • No. For the sake of billing simplicity the monthly tuition fee stays the same each month. Instead, the cost for classes (with the exception of tutoring) is amortized over the course of the school year and is not reduced for vacation, sickness or absences.
  • Do you offer any discounts?
    • A family sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students
  • Are annual materials and registration fees refundable and what to they cover?
    • No. Annual registration fees (due annually on June 1) are non-refundable and cover student workbooks/classroom supplies.
  • Can I suspend my student’s tuition payments?
    • Yes, but only for very specific reasons. Hospitalization or extended travel are  qualified reasons. Both will be considered on a case per case basis. Please email with your request. Upon approval Sombrero Time will suspend billing for up to 2 months. Please note a $75 service fee per month per student applies.
  • My student can not attend class 4 days per week. Do you prorate tuition for a reduced schedule?
    • No, we do not prorate tuition as a general policy – Sombrero Time is an academic extension to your student’s day. Learning Spanish is progressive. Therefore, we do not encourage enrollment for students who cannot commit the time.
  • Is my Personal information secure?
    • YES! All credit/debit card information is stored in an encrypted and secured database for your protection. Sombrero Time does not share your information with ANYONE!
  • How do I cancel my students enrollment?
    • If you choose to discontinue your student from Sombrero Time we require 14 day written notice to be provided.  Auto-Bill will be canceled on the billing cycle after notice has been made
About Charter Funds
  • I work with a Charter School. Do you accept voucher funds as payment for tuition?
    • YES! We are vendors for Inspire, South Sutter, Visions & Horizon. Please note:
      • Vouchers and POs must be signed and delivered by the first day of class each September and January
      • Note – Initial and annual materials and registration fees must be paid by credit card. Charter funds are not accepted for these fees
  • How do I set up Vouchers, Certificates or POs correctly?
    • Please have 2 vouchers, certificates or POs generated per student:
      • 1st semester (Sep-Dec)
      • 2nd semester (Jan-May)
    • Voucher total = monthly student tuition x total number of months (1st semester = 4, 2nd semester = 5).
    • Example:
      • Johnny Smith has monthly tuition of $150 x 4 months (1st semester) = $600 total voucher value.
    • Vouchers, POs or certificates must be emailed to no later than:
      • 1st semester – August 31
      • 2nd semester – Dec 31
  • My Charter School Funds are not ready! What do I do?
    • Sombrero Time offers a Voucher Delivery Grace Period of 14 day to allow customers time to coordinate payment with their ES. If vouchers are not delivered within this period (Sep 15, Dec 15), tuition will be direct billed to the card we have on file so instruction can be continue without interruption. Direct billing will automatically terminate once vouchers are received.
    • Students using Charter Funds are welcome to attend classes in the interim period provided parents are actively working with their ES and we have a back up funding source on file

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