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Spanish Village Stories

asher tFrom Asher's Family
"I majored in Spanish in college, and I value the ability to speak more than one language. The most important thing about learning another language is that it allows people to converse across cultural backgrounds and connect with people who speak a different language. We wanted our kids to be bi- or multi-lingual, so when we heard about GVA, we knew that it was where our kids would attend. Our son is in his second year at GVA, and we are already able to converse a little in Spanish. My favorite thing about the school is that it feels like everyone is family. The staff and families alike are kind and caring.”
jocelyn and masonFrom Jocelyn and Mason's Family:
"Our family values travel and learning about new cultures. We were so excited to hear about GVA opening their Parker location and enrolled our then Kindergarten student. She has attended GVA for nearly five years now and is almost fluent in Spanish. What we love most about GVA and the reason why we have both our 1st and 4th graders still enrolled is the celebration of a global community—living in the suburbs of Denver, culture, and diversity are not the norm. My children learn that the United States and the English language are only a part of this big world of incredible humans. Thank you, GVA!”
lilyannaFrom Lilyanna's Family:
"I grew up among the Hispanic culture my entire life. I have watched my friend’s grandmother make homemade tortillas and have watched the colorful flowing dresses of the dancers in New Mexico. I have always longed to be able to speak Spanish, so I decided to give my daughter the gift of a second language. I want her to be able to grow up and be able to talk to her people in our community in Spanish. I hope she will be able to use her language abilities in the future to support herself in this ever-growing world.”
Jacob and ZacharyFrom Jacob and Zachary's Family:
A friend ours raved about the education her daughter was experiencing at GVA-DC. She described an environment that respects and celebrates diversity while also providing outstanding education in two different languages, so we decided to enroll our oldest son, Zach, in the first-grade Spanish village. I was incredibly nervous, given that he had no Spanish exposure before GVA, but I couldn’t be happy with our decision to change schools. Zach’s first-grade year exceeded all of my expectations, and he has flourished in a way that I could not have imagined. His reading and writing in English have blossomed, and his Spanish is not far behind. He loves art, PE, and STEM classes and has made a lot of friends. Zach’s younger brother and sister, Jacob, and Cora are now lucky enough to be Kindergarteners in the Spanish Village at GVA-DC. We found exactly what we were looking for at GVA- a community where all are welcome, and all are encouraged to become their best. GVA educates the whole child and provides a superior education while also teaching children to be respectful and responsible global citizens.“