I'm Considering the Spanish School House in Frisco. Does Anyone Have Feedback?

Updated on October 04, 2008
E.S. asks from Plano, TX
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I am very interested in the Spanish School House in Frisco for my 18 month old and my 3.5 year old. I would appreciate hearing about any experiences you may have had with the school. Thank you!

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L.S.

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We go to another location, so I can't comment regarding Frisco. I believe Frisco may be one of the original locations and is highly regarded though. Each school is an independent franchise. My son's in his 2nd year at SSH and we love it. He's going to be 4 next month. He was at another, highly regarded, MDO but aside from the cutsie crafts they did, I wasn't that impressed. My son got in trouble for hugging!! At SSH they get hugs and kisses. That to me is most important. He's 3 for goodness sake, he doesn't need to go to baby Harvard. But he is learning so much more than he did at the other program! They use a lot of the same manipulatives the montessori schools do (ie rice, beads, etc). My son has also learned things like how to hold a pencil, cut with scissors, wash his hands by himself, writing, etc. These may not seem like a big deal to us, but they really are.

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M.S.

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I don't have feedback on the Frisco Spanish School House, but I do have some for the Flower Mound location which opened this year. Our 2.5 yo son attends Tu & TR and WE LOVE IT! The teachers are great, the teacher aide is wonderful & the director is fantastic. Our son truly enjoys going to school. He tells me how much fun he has and how he gets to play with his teacher and friends whenever we mention his school. They show tons of affection and *only* speak to him in Spanish while he is there. School started 9/8 and he is already able to communicate some words to me in Spanish, so much so that he actually refers to school as his escuela (the word school in Spanish).

What helped me seal the deal was taking a guided tour. Since the FM branch is brand new and wasn't 'ready' until this school year, they advised me to go to the Coppell location and ask for a tour to get an idea of the school and how it functions. I showed up just as lunch was ending and taken around the facility with a former SSH Mom who handles reception and questions. She explained some of the activities, showed me the bulletin boards and shared some of her insight. I'm sure that the Frisco location would allow you a guided tour if you want the affirmation for yourself. Have fun! ~M.

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A.H.

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Hi E.,

Because of your interest in Spanish and the ages of your children, I wanted to recommend my newly released book, "Come Into My World!" It is an activity guide for parents, educators and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5. It contains 365 creative and fun games and activities that introduces concepts essential to reading, math, science, nutrition, exercise, self-expression, self-awareness and social skills. It is available in Spanish and English. You can order a copy by e-mailing me at [email protected]____.com luck with the Spanish school -- it will be a great experience! A.

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K.T.

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We LOVE Spanish Schoolhouse (and yes, he went to the one in Frisco)! You will NOT be disappointed! My son went there for three years - through Kindergarten. I was amazed at all he learned in Spanish and in English (they do have English classes every week). I always say that we started going to Spanish Schoolhouse for the Spanish but that ended up just being the bonus for us. The staff is all beyond delightful. They loved on my son and did a great job. We miss it so much. I am thankful that next year my daughter will start attending Spanish Schoolhouse (the North Dallas location because we are now closer to that one - and I love the staff there too), because I miss just being a part of what is going on there. It is truly a special place. You'll be so glad you did it.
If you have any other questions I'd love to help!

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S.S.

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E. our little girl attended the SSH for 2 years and loved it! It was actually another Mom from Mamasource that recommended it to me and I'm very thankful that she did. I think you will be very happy with the school and all of the staff. We graduated to another grade so had to leave but miss the school very much! Good Luck!

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A.R.

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E.,

My daughter is 3 1/2 and this is her second year at Spanish School House. Her cousins also attend. (one is in the 2 year old class the other is in the 4 year old class) We absolutely love everything about Spanish Schoolhouse. All of the teachers are native Spanish speaking which makes a big difference. They are loving, caring and work great with the kids. They keep the classes small and each room has a lead teacher and a second. Josie is the founder and director in Frisco, she's wonderful. We are at a new location this year due to construction on the old facility -- no problems, everything is running smoothly. I just can't say enough positive things about the school and everyone there. Plus it's a great thing for your children to speak more than one language. The classes have a diverse background of children -- some from Spanish speaking homes, others that are not. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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B.H.

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Oh yes I do. My son attended Montessori from age 2 until he was 4. During the beginning of the next school year I homeschooled him. After Christmas we put him in the Grapevine Spanish Schoolhouse. The disaster began. There was a group of boys in my sons'class that bullied my son daily. Prior to my sons' arrival they had targeted another little boy. I'm getting so angry just thinking about this again! I witnessed the bullying myself. I went to the teacher and administrator and voiced my concern. "We are working on it." was the answer. It never got better and we pulled my son out. The administrator called back and wanted Grant to try again. SAME THING happened. I was so angry at myself to subjecting my sweet boy to more of the same.
I think that was an isolated incident, but they really don't have a bully policy and they need one. My son excelled in Spanish and I was very pleased with that. The teachers are not certified, so it's just hit and miss I guess. My son is currently doing very well at Dove Elementary in Grapevine. Best of luck, B.

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Y.T.

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E.,

My 4 year old son attends S.S.H. Frisco and this is his second year there. We so far have been very happy with the school and the staff. It is a wonderful oportunity to let your child have an awareness of culture and another language. Good luck

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K.E.

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This is our third year and we love it! My daughter has always loved it. The director is great and will always listen to any concern or idea you may have. The class sizes are small and the teachers are great!

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K.E.

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My son goes to the Castle Hills Spanish Schoolhouse & I am AMAZED at how wonderful it is! The teachers LOVE the kids w/ hugs, kisses all the time. The crafts/projects that they do are far superior to any other Mom's Day Out I've seen or heard of. My sister-in-law is a Montessori teacher & she said she was constantly impressed by one of her students who went to Spanish Schoolhouse b/c of the projects they had done. Plus, the bonus fact that they learn this in another language. I am a definite fan & I plan on my son attending all the way through kindergarten! Hope this helps! : )

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