COMING sOON: La Tribu Rural in South Austin!
¡Hola! We are La Tribu Rural, the South Austin campus of La Tribu Preschool, the first and only Spanish Immersion Montessori School in Austin. South Austin provides us with the perfect opportunity to make our high-quality, rich, diverse and unique program available to more families in our wonderful city.
La Tribu began as a passion project. In 2015, we, as parents, faced a dilemma: how do we choose between Montessori education and Spanish immersion for our children? We wanted to have both of the best worlds and through our research, we discovered that the Montessori method was actually highly compatible with a language program and provided an incredible context in which to implement an immersion system.
After four years of creating our own curriculum, researching different experiences and learning from the best, we developed a very unique pedagogy of our own. Our system combines Montessori general philosophy towards childhood development with several other key components: academics and socio-emotional management; Walford concepts that establish daily rhythms in our classrooms; a mindfulness program; and a strong Spanish immersion program that consists of our original cultural curriculum. While we are incredibly proud of what we have created, we know that there is always room for more and we are eager to pursue new horizons!
In 2019 we are opening the doors to the next phase of our passion project. This new school will maintain everything we established in the formation of La Tribu Preschool and incorporate the values of nature exploration and sustainability. We are happy to announce that we are the new owners of a 1.5 acre campus on 9000 Manchaca Road, where we will develop a rural-inspired school: La Tribu Rural.
We are committed to continue all our priorities - such as developing community, empathy, independence, high academic standards and strong socio-emotional connections - within our Tribe of students and their parents. Come along with us on the next chapter of our journey!
See what parents are saying about our school:
“I was so excited to find a school that combined Spanish immersion with Montessori in La Tribu. My son has learned so much independence from school. He is fully bilingual now, regularly speaking Spanish whenever his abuelos visit and easily code switching when talking to me and his dad. - Peggy L
“I have toured so many pre-schools and this one was, far and away, the best choice for our family. The Director is incredible and is never satisfied, always improving the curriculum and experience for students and their families. We don't speak Spanish at home but, thanks to the school, we are learning and my daughter, who has been there for two years, is learning at light speed. We also feel very welcomed by the other families that are native speakers. The guides are warm and knowledgeable, friendly and loving. ” - Marrilee A
“I had three kids and sent them to La Tribu's summer camp because I wanted them to learn Spanish. Well, not only they got a lot of vocabulary during their time there, but also developed a great appreciation for the language through songs, games and interaction with the teachers. But what impressed me the most were the teachers. They are very fun and dynamic. Absolutely engaged and caring about the kids. I haven't seen this level of love and attention in any other school, so I think I found a treasure here. My kids loved each at every day they spent at La Tribu, and I am really satisfied that every dollar we "invested" on this was totally worth it” - Hugo D
“La Tribu is a great place for a child to learn and be a part of something special. In our experience, the "Tribu" is real. The staff truly care about our daughter's success and well being. Since starting at La Tribu, we've seen our very dependent daughter transform into an independent problem solver who can work and play alone for periods at a time. Another great thing she's picked up is the ability (and desire) to socialize with other children.” - Robert W
“My daughter has been enrolled since they opened, and she has really blossomed there. She was very shy when she started, and is so much more outgoing in public now. Her vocabulary has also grown immensely these past few months! We speak Spanish at home and were thrilled to find a Montessori-inspired Spanish immersion preschool in this part of town. They have also provided additional activities like yoga and soccer, which my daughter has loved”. - Alejandra Z