KSS Immersion Preschool Albany

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Albany, CA

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DSS Facility License #: 
KSS Immersion Schools, Inc.
(510) 926-4054
kssalbany [at] ksspreschool.com
1331 Portland Ave
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
24 months - 72 months
7:00am - 6:00pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Part-time available, Year-round, Sibling discount, Snacks provided, Organic options, Vegetarian options, Special diet support, Potty training support
Editors' Notes: 
  • View other KSS sites
  • Previously called Kids into Speaking Spanish prior to 2020.
  • April 2021: capacity has increased from 40 to 48
About Our Program: 

KSS Immersion School of Albany, aka Kids Speaking Spanish, is the first true Spanish immersion preschool program in Albany and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2000, hundreds of families have experienced the benefits of our program which include an incredibly warm and nurturing native Spanish-speaking teaching staff, and a solid curriculum that balances child-centered play, with thematic structure to aid in language acquisition and academic preparedness. Research shows that children that experience bilingualism at an early age have increased cognitive, social, and academic ability. Plus, after attending KSS they can speak Spanish!

Parent Q&A

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  • Any other current KSS parents (at any of the locations) feeling completely blindsided by the enormous tuition increase, and feeling like the benefits won’t be seen by most of the preschools and teachers (specifically those that aren’t being invested in to become elementary schools… or maybe even including those)? I’d love to chat with any other KSS parents, especially to see if it feels reasonable based on what you know about your own campuses! Feel free to message me!

    Hi there, I see that there are two other posts about KSS and I'm right there with you. We recently enrolled our daughter into the 2 year old class and feel like we got duped, were intentionally misled, and are still fuming about the situation. A price increase of 40-ish percent is insane. I wonder if there's a way for us to organize a parent response? If enough of us come together perhaps they can make some concessions. 

    I'm not a KSS parent, but I cannot imagine being hit by such a massive increase out of the blue - that seems totally outrageous. I did want to drop a comment to say that my daughter goes to an amazing preschool in Berkeley that is not Spanish immersion, and we pay a little more than $2600 per month for 8:30-4:30 M-F. I know this is probably not helpful but just wanted to offer my experience for context and also solidarity with the astronomical cost of decent preschool in this area. I hope the school reconsiders given the terrible position they're putting current families in. <3

    We are considering KSS but hadn’t heard about this increase. We got into another preschool but also looking at KSS because it was more affordable but maybe that’s not the case anymore. The increase might be in part due to another Spanish immersion preschool opening this fall in Montclair that is quite expensive. My sons current daycare went up about 25% in January which I thought was a crazy jump but this sounds more extreme. 

  • I am applying to KSS Albany on behalf of my son and welcome perspectives from families who have experience with the school. 

    Great Spanish language learning option at a nice venue in Albany. Price is reasonable, and the care has been good for our 3 year old son. Community has been very respectful and kind. Parking, pick up plus drop off easy with a park right there. We look forward to the kids using that space more, outdoors, more arts and crafts as COVID declines. I recommend it (and our previous child attended a different Spanish language preschool in Berkeley).

  • I'm considering sending my daughter to KSS in Albany. There aren't many reviews on this site or elsewhere. I would love if any parents with experience there could weigh in on whether you've been happy with the school? 

    Any insight appreciated!

    Both of our children attended KSS in Albany, the younger one completing in 2018. We were very happy with the quality of the teachers and education. 

  • I'm interested in sending my daughter to KISS (Kids Into Speaking Spanish) preschool in Albany. There aren’t any reviews on this site for the Albany location, and I would love to hear about any recent experiences of the school and teachers.

    No responses received.

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KSS in Albany offers a play based Spanish immersion preschool starting at 2.  It is in Memorial Park near Solano Ave and only a few blocks over the Berkeley border.