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2019 Entrepreneurial Excellence award winner | Kimberly Pomares, president of Courthouse Academy Spanish Immersion School

Starting the company: I started the school with a partner in 1992. The school originally only served preschoolers. We rented space in a church. The opening went smoothly and the school was profitable. Before long, things became rocky with the partnership so we dissolved it. We had several schools together; I retained Courthouse. The school …

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Virginia Beach school teaches kids to be bilingual by giving them teachers who speak only Spanish

A 3-year-old boy looks up at a visitor and shyly whispers, “Hola.” Meanwhile, a second-grader starts to ask her teacher a question in English, but is corrected and told to speak Spanish. These kids are students in Courthouse Academy’s Spanish Immersion program, in which children work for part of the day with a teacher who …

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Small Businesses, Big Results: Courthouse Academy Traditional & Spanish Immersion School

Owner: Kym Pomares Founded: 1992 Location: 3217 Monet Dr., Virginia Beach Number of Employees: 48 Kym Pomares originally founded Courthouse Academy in 1992 exclusively as a pre-school with half days, a total enrollment of less than 25 children and staff of three or four members. Since then, Pomares has developed the program to include 207 …

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CovaBIZ: Courthouse Academy Owner Honored at International Convention

Kimberly Pomares, founder and owner of Courthouse Academy in Virginia Beach, was recently honored with a Child Care Rock Star 2017 award at this year’s Child Care Success Summit in Chicago, Ill. Pomares received the award after being selected from a group of nine individuals up for consideration during the four-day conference bringing together over 600 …

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