Our Minds are Brilliant. Our Bones are Strong. Our Souls are Alive.

Brillante Academy is a public charter elementary school coming to the Rio Grande Valley!

Opening with Grades PK – 1 for the 2021-22 School Year

Our Mission

To help students to grow intellectually, socially and physically into young men and women of good character and spirit, and to be prepared for excellence in high school, college and beyond.

Our Goal

For Brillante students to lead lives of excellence, virtue, purpose, and impact!

Our Model

Our model is aligned with Brilla Public Schools, a proven family of classical schools in the South Bronx that have seen their students outperform their peers across the state every year.

How We’ll Do It

These are some of the key design elements for Brillante Academy that balance tradition, innovation, and character formation:

Two-way, Dual Language Immersion: No matter the language spoken at home, your child will be bilingual in English and Spanish by 5th grade.

Classical Education: Students study classical content developed over millennia and across multiple cultures.

Focus on the Best Content: We believe students deserve access to high-quality and challenging curriculum in both English and Spanish, as well as the support to develop the skills needed to understand and act on the content.

Blended Learning via Best in Class Technology: Teacher-led instruction is combined with blended learning technology to support personalized growth driven by data.

Deep Family Involvement: We honor parents as the first educators of their children. While our school is still in development, we see starting early as a way to keep you informed throughout this process.

Lead with Character Formation: We believe that good character makes for a meaningful life and produces lasting happiness. As a result, the development of moral virtue in the children and adults we serve is a central part of our educational mission.