Jardin de Ninos to open first location in Lakeway on Jan. 4

Spanish immersion school Jardin de Ninos is scheduled to open its third location at 107 RR 620, Ste. 300, on Jan. 4. The school, which already has two locations in Austin, is open to students from age 3 to kindergarten and will expand to third grade during the school's second year.

Tracy Marie Price, who has more than 20 years of experience in education, has been named the director of the new Lakeway school by Adriana Rodriguez, Jardin de Ninos executive director and founder

"Our goal is to produce well-rounded students that will contribute to this global society, whether it is through language or knowledge about the cultures around them," Rodriguez said. "Our staff is eager to welcome new families to our community and to introduce students to our immersion approach."

All three schools are in the final steps of gaining International Baccalaureate certification. International Baccalaureate is a nonprofit organization that helps administrators and teachers further develop education for international mindedness, conceptual understanding, and inquiry-based teaching and learning, according to the organization's website.

Along with Spanish immersion, the school introduces students to French and Mandarin while maintaining small class sizes. The school incorporates cultural-minded lessons based on other cultures—including food, traditions and music, Rodriguez said.