Austin Eco Bilingual School Facts at a Glance

Founded:

2007

Founder/Director:

Adriana Rodriguez

Description:

Austin Eco Bilingual School International 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 International 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 - Kindergarten

South Location: 6 weeks - Kindergarten (daycare, 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

Highlights:

Following accreditations

  • NAEYC Accreditation (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • International Baccalaureate PYP Accreditation (Primary Years Program)
  • Reggio Emilia Inspired School

Extracurricular:

Soccer, ballet, tennis, piano lessons, gymnastics, summer camp, basketball

Tuition:

Rates vary by age and schedule
Day care $610-1330/month
Elementary School $1125/month
After school care is available for an additional charge $300.00


Curriculum Highlights

Day Care:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Cognitive Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Pre-School and Kindergarten:

  • Knowledge
  • Concepts
  • Skills
  • Attitudes
  • Action

Units of inquiry of our 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

Each of the six themes are aligned to te common core standards, all children in a given grade must be exposed to. The difference between Austin Eco Bilingual School's international program and public school programs 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 six to eight weeks. While an average public school, may cover the theme in just one lesson.