Harmony Public Schools has plans to build its eighth Central Texas school on Hero Way in Leander.

Harmony Science Academy Leander will be built at 3250 Hero Way. The public charter school is scheduled to open for the 2023-24 school year.

The school will open with grades prekindergarten through second grade and sixth grade. It will expand each year with more grades for a total future enrollment of 1,500 students, Harmony Public Schools spokesperson John Boyd said. The campus will be built in two phases with an initial elementary school building and a secondary school building to be built later.

The public charter school system has 58 schools in Texas with nearby campuses in Cedar Park, Austin and Pflugerville. Boyd said Harmony Public Schools' three focus areas are STEM learning, character education and college preparation.

Leander City Council approved zoning and annexation for the 28-acre development March 3. The site's zoning was changed from single-family rural to local office.