Our Approach

A new approach that puts your child first. 

Brillante’s design reflects purposeful planning to achieve academic excellence as well as a positive and powerful school culture. Students who attend Brillante will be well prepared for high school, college, and beyond. Students will acquire and master English and Spanish to become truly bilingual citizens and will leave a lasting positive impact on their community as problem solvers, advocates, and contributors. 

Key Design Elements

Balancing tradition, innovation, personalization and character formation.

Two-way, Dual Language Immersion

All students are language learners at Brillante. This goes beyond taking a language class as part of the day. Every child will be engaged in two languages throughout the day and their time at Brillante. No matter the language spoken at home, your child will be bilingual in English and Spanish when they graduate in 5th grade. This is a gift that will lead to a lifetime of opportunities.

Classical-Plus Education

Brillante places a major emphasis on sourcing the highest quality content and ensuring it is taught in a way that engages students daily. Our classical content, developed over millennia and across multiple cultures, complements our local content which is reflective of the voices and communities representing the students. Our Paideia approach to teaching—intellectual engagement through intentional questioning in a Socratic style— ensures the content sticks while also allowing for the seamless integration of skill development and knowledge in the classroom. With this foundation, students will be inspired to think and act like advocates for themselves and their neighbors. 

Personalized Blended Learning via Best in Class Technology

Teacher-led instruction is combined with blended learning technology to support personalized growth driven by data. Students at Brillante often will work in small teacher-led groups or as individuals (with appropriate support) using technology that adapts to their progress, ensuring that every child is being met where they are to reach their infinite potential.

Deep Family Involvement

We honor you, the parents, as the first educators of your children. A school truly thrives when caregivers are frequently engaged and supported through meaningful and consistent communication, family workshops, and opportunities for authentic participation and collaboration.

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 is a central part of our educational mission, which impacts not only the culture and climate of a school but also the personal and social character strengths of your child. Brillante will foster the cardinal virtues Courage, Justice, Wisdom and Self-control. These virtues will be infused throughout the curriculum, are referenced in classroom instruction, and modeled by all staff.
See your child lead lives of excellence, virtue, purpose, and impact!