Location: Central Austin
708 East 51st St
Austin, TX 78751
Students served: Ages 3–6
Current enrollment: 22
Model/philosophy: The Little Tiger Chinese Immersion School offers a full-day Mandarin Chinese immersion experience. Students develop their Chinese language skills through a thematic and content-based curriculum and through creative play. Practical life skills are also included in the program to give students a sense of empowerment and confidence.
Special features: Full-day, state-accredited, Chinese immersion
Schedule: Monday–Thursday 8:30am–3:30pm, with optional Friday; full academic year
Tuition: For tuition details and policies, please contact the school.
Contact: Jiao Li, School Director | 512-380-9552 | email@example.com
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