School Data
Founded: 2007
Founder/Director: Adriana Rodriguez
Description: Austin Eco Bilingual School was founded on the belief that reaching children at an early age is the best time to provide experiences that prepare them to successfully maneuver in a multilingual and multicultural world. The school is committed to diversity and developing an understanding and an appreciation for a variety of cultures.

As part of an overall educational approach, Austin Eco Bilingual School utilizes a Spanish language program in which the children are immersed in Spanish while participating in activities. Once a child reaches the age of four, French and Mandarin are also introduced once a week.

Ages/Grades: North Location: 6 weeks – 1st grade (nursery, preschool, and primary school)
South Location: 6 weeks – 1st grade (nursery, preschool, and primary school)
Enrollment: 230 at all locations (as of Jan. 1, 2015)
Staff: 34 teachers and administrative staff at all locations; all instructors are certified native Spanish speakers
Locations: South Campus: 8707 Mountain Crest Drive, (512) 299-5731
North Campus: 2700 West Anderson Lane, (512) 299-5732
Accreditation: NAEYC Accreditation (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
International Baccalaureate® PYP Accreditation (Primary Years Program)
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Extracurricular: Soccer, Art Sessions, Tennis, Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp, Basketball, After School Art and Play Programs
Tuition: Rates vary by age and schedule.
Nido Programs (Nursery): $662–$1,367/month
PYP program (Preschool & Up): $683–$1,274/month
Curriculum Highlights
Nido Programs:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Cognitive Development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
PYP Program: (Preschool and Up)
  • Knowledge
  • Concepts
  • Skills
  • Attitudes
  • Action
Units of Inquiry of the PYP Program:
  • Who We Are
  • Where We Are in Place and Time
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • How the World Works
  • How We Organize Ourselves
  • Sharing the Planet
More about the PYP Program:
  • Each of the six themes are aligned to the common core standards.
  • The difference between Austin Eco Bilingual School and public schools is the level of depth with which a subject or theme is covered.
  • Austin Eco Bilingual School covers themes in depth over the course of 6 weeks, while average public schools may cover the theme in just one lesson.