Spanish Immersion — Granite Bay

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.

Mommy & Me Spanish

Mommy & Me Spanish is the perfect opportunity to expose your toddler (18 months – 3.5 years old) to a second language at the height of the “language learning window” Parents get into the action with their child and engage learning Spanish as well! Expect to have fun while learning Spanish together and even making new friends. Our native-speaking teachers will lead you through visual, auditory and tactile Spanish learning activities using the Sombrero Time immersive teaching method (teaching Spanish in Spanish, without translation). Mommy & Me is a great warm up for our Kinder and Beginner Spanish classes.

Age Range: 18 months – 3.5 years

Time: 10:15-11am

Days: Tuesday

Class Schedule: 9/4/2018-5/31/2019 following the EUSD calendar

Tuition: $129/month per Parent/Student Couple, Add a second Student for $49/mo

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.

Sibling Discounts:  Do not apply to Mommy & Me Spanish

Kinder Spanish (FULL)

Kinder Spanish is a great place for children to start the language learning process. This class is taught with our same immersion philosophy and curriculum but is paced for younger students who are not developmentally ready for reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on immersing students in the language with song, activity, movement with lots of group circle time.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays following the EUSD calendar September through May.  For those mobile parents that would like to stay and work while your student is in class we have free WiFi access in our reception area.

Fall Enrollment Status: Class full. Click HERE to get on our wait list.

Student Age Range: 4.5-6 years of age. Student should be mature enough to attend the instructor and follow instructions for the duration of class.

Time: 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Class Schedule:9/4/2018-5/31/2019 following the EUSD calendar

Tuition: $139/month

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.

Sibling Discounts:  Do not apply to Kinder Spanish

After School Beg. - Int. Spanish

Beginner – Intermediate Spanish is perfect for Grades 1-3 grade students and is where many of our students begin their language learning journey. Most students will work in levels 1-3 of the Sombrero Time curriculum building a foundational skill set before moving more intermediate and advanced levels in our Before School classes.

Time: 3:15-4:00 p.m. *

Days: Tuesday-Friday

Class Schedule: 9/4/2018-5/31/2019 following the EUSD calendar

Tuition: $209/month per student

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.

Sibling Discounts: A sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students

* Start time subject to change pending the new EUSD bus and bell schedule

Before School Int. - Adv. Spanish

Intermediate – Advanced Spanish is geared for 4-6 grade students who have already built a foundation of reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Students will work in levels 4-6 of the Sombrero Time curriculum to broaden vocabulary, verb tenses and explore various cultures of the world as part of their journey towards bilingualism.

Time: 7:45-8:30 am *

Days: Tuesday-Friday

Class Schedule: 9/4/2018-5/31/2019 following the EUSD calendar

Tuition: $209/month per student

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.

Sibling Discounts: A sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students

* Start time subject to change pending the new EUSD bus and bell schedule

Home School Spanish

Home School Spanish is designed to develop the functional language skills of reading, writing, thinking and speaking in Spanish.  We are an approved vendor for Inspire, Visions, Horizon, South Sutter & Pacific Charter Schools and understand the unique challenges home school families face.  All registered families receive a content overview for each level of Spanish your students take which can be used to keep your teacher/student advisor up to date on the learning progression. HomeSchool Specific Spanish classes are offered twice per week for 60 minutes for small groups of 6 – 12 students. Classes are held at our Granite Bay Education Facility from Tuesdays & Thursdays. Home School families are welcome to attend any of our before or after school classes as well.

Format: Spanish Immersion – No English spoken in class!

  •  2 x 60 minutes lessons per week
  • Groups of 5-12 students
  • Students work in groups by age and level
  • Academically based using progressive curriculum
  • All students receive a workbook

Tuition: $150 per month/student

Sibling Discounts:  A sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students

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.

Fall 2018-19 Class Schedule:

All Home School Classes are on Tuesdays & Thursdays and run on the Eureka Union School District Calendar.  Click HERE to download the calendar.

  • Grades K-4, 9-10am (Beginner-Intermediate)
  • Grades 5-9, 9-10am (Intermediate)
  • Grades 5-9, 10am (Beginner, New Students Only)
  • Mommy & Me: Ages 18mos – 3.5 years, (Tuesdays only) 10:15-11am
  • Kinder: 4-6 years,  2pm

Dates: 9/4/2018-5/31/2019.

Jr High Spanish

For JRHS students with advanced language skills we offer small group instruction providing the opportunity for continued growth in preparation for High School.

JRHS Spanish Tuesday – Thursday, 2:45-3:30pm

  • Focus – Grammar practice and 1:1 activity with 1-3 grade students.  The teacher will drill students on grammar and help them prepare to conduct an activity with a younger, less experienced student.  JRHS students will have the opportunity to put into practice their Spanish skills by teaching what they know to a “Spanish Buddy”.  This is part of continuing the growth and mastery of their Spanish language skills.
  • Start Date – Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Cost – $150/month
  • Attendance:
    • students may attend 2-3 days/week to accommodate schedule as needed
    • tuition is not prorated
  • *Cavitt Students – EUSD bus transportation is available from Cavitt JrHS to Sombrero Time on route #5 (Brackenbury & Hampton stop)*.
Bus Transportation

Sombrero Time is strategically located on the EUSD school bus line. Parents who wish to use this safe and convenient method of transportation for Ridgeview and Oakhills students can do so by purchasing a bus pass from the EUSD Transportation department.

Service is available in the morning from Sombrero Time to the Ridgeview school campus and from the Oakhills school campus in the afternoon to Sombrero Time.

The district school bus drops  students 150 feet from our facility. Our teachers facility safe loading and unloading of your students to and from class.

Bus stop details:

  • Ridgeview Students – AM Classes. Route 5 – Brackenbury and Hampton Way
  • Oakhills Students – PM Classes. Route 5 – Brackenbury and Hampton Way

Click HERE to download a buss pass application

Spanish Classes at Sierra Elementary

Sombrero Time is a long-standing education partner and PTC sponsor for Sierra Elementary School. We partner with Sierra Elementary to offer all students a Spanish class embedded into the school day.

Sombrero Time enhances that offering by providing private Spanish Immersion classes for students and parents who seek life lasting results.

Classes are held on campus 4 days per week, Tuesday-Friday and follow the RUSD Calendar from September through May. Our teachers are background checked, fully trained, and love teaching young people Spanish!

K/1 After School Spanish (FULL)

Sombrero Time offers Spanish for K/1 students immediately following the end of the regular school day at Sierra Elementary. Classes run 4 days/week, Tuesday-Friday from 2:30-3:15pm. Each 45 minute session is conducted by one of our highly trained native speaking instructors.  The format will include immersive Spanish instruction, games, dance and songs to make it fun and engaging.

Enrollment Status: Class full. Click HERE to get on our wait list

Time: 2:30-3:15pm

Instruction Days: Tuesday-Friday

Class Size: Minimum 8, Maximum 20

Class Schedule: 9/4/2018-5/31/2019 following the RUSD Calendar

Tuition: $199/month.

Sibling Discounts:  A sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students

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.
PM1, PM2, PM3 After School Spanish (FULL)

Private Spanish instruction at Sierra Elementary School is offered after school by our highly qualified and trained instructors. Cohorts for these three classes (PM1, PM2, PM3) are formed based on grade and skill level (PM1: 1-2 grades, PM2: 3-4, PM3 5-6).

Fall Enrollment Status: PM1 & PM2 classes full. Click HERE to get on our wait list

Time: 2:30-3:15pm

Instruction Days: Tuesday-Friday

Class Schedule: 9/4/2018-5/31/2019 following the RUSD Calendar

Tuition: $199/month.

Sibling Discounts:  A sibling discount of $25/month is available for 3+ students

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.

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