Margaret T. Reilly Elementary School

Mandarin Dual Language

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Dual Language Mandarin at Reilly Elementary
We are home to Austin ISD’s only PK-4 Mandarin program.

We opened as a Dual Language Mandarin Chinese program in the Fall of 2018.

As of Fall 2023, we have Dual Language Mandarin from Pre-K4 through 4th Grade.   

AISD’s Dual language program is open to all Dragon Dance

AISD students who are interested in a

multilingual academic experience when entering 

Pre-Kindergarten until the first ten days of first grade. 

The three goals of Austin ISD's dual 

language program are for students to

  • excel academically in two languages 
  • become bilingual and biliterate 
  • develop positive cross-cultural competency


Our window for application ( is currently closed.

However, Reilly Elementary is still currently accepting applications for Pre-K4 openings for Fall 2023 and there are a few vacancies in some grade levels. Please complete the Pre-K screener to establish eligibility for free or tuition-based Pre-K and contact us for more information about spots in our DL Mandarin program after 1st grade.

If you have additional questions about our Dual Language Mandarin program, please contact Connie Soong at