Little Tiger Chinese Immersion School

Pre-K Through Fifth Grade School in Austin, Texas


Austin’s Chinese Immersion School

Welcome to Little Tiger!

Little Tiger is a Chinese immersion school located in central Austin serving children 2 years old through fifth grade. As a full Chinese immersion school, Little Tiger is unique in the Austin-area.

We are committed to providing students with a highly personalized learning experience within a diverse, culturally rich community. Our teaching team’s goal is to deliver a rigorous curriculum that inspires children’s natural love of learning and helps them to become curious, knowledgeable, life-long learners.

As a full Chinese immersion school, we also aim for our students to achieve very high levels of Chinese proficiency, including speaking/listening, reading/writing, and “thinking in Chinese.”

We also strive to create an environment that fosters independence and collaboration as well as creativity, empathy, and resilience. Last, we hope and expect that LT students will become responsible citizens and leaders, capable of applying their academic and social skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

At Little Tiger, Chinese is not a subject—it is the medium we use for all of our activities, from morning meetings to math lessons to PE.

Health, Safety, and Covid-19

After a brief period of online learning, Little Tiger reopened to in-person learning in the Fall 2020 semester. Our community’s efforts allowed us to meet the educational needs of our students while also prioritizing the health of our families and teachers.

Read more here.

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Whole Child Approach

Our “Whole Child” approach emphasizes each child’s overall growth, including: cognitive, language, social-emotional, and physical development.

Our goal is to foster a fun, creative, engaging environment where students flourish academically and develop their curiosity through project-based learning.

Interested? We’d love to meet you.

Teachers work with elementary school children on Chinese language skills.

Our collaborative team consists of 20+ experienced teachers and administrators, most with masters-level academic training. Meet our team.

Young elementary school children watering a garden.

Our campus is located two miles north of UT Austin in the North Loop neighborhood. Our newest classroom building, designed by Murray Legge Architecture, received a 2020 Design Award from the Texas Society of Architects.

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Little Tiger Basics

  • Full academic year
  • PK2 through 5th Grade
  • Full-day, Monday through Friday
  • Aftercare options available
  • Established in 2015
  • Sister school of Chinese with Meggie Language School

Learning at Little Tiger

Small class sizes. Our low student-to-teacher ratios facilitate differentiated learning. Students receive tailored, small-group lessons and learn based on their developmental readiness.

Math. Using the innovative Singapore Math Curriculum, our math program emphasizes critical thinking and creative approaches to problem solving.

English. Kinder and elementary students receive regular, focused instruction in English reading and writing.

Discover our curriculum.

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If you are interested in learning more about Little Tiger Chinese Immersion, we’d love to meet you and share more about our school.

Little Tiger is a Candidate for Accreditation with NCA CASI, NWAC and SACS CASI.