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Bright Star Academy Schools

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(21 Reviews)

801 N Vista Ridge Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

(512) 257-7827

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Live green, grow bright...one little star at a time!

General Info
Our Mission and Five Star Commitment to You is to provide children with a warm, loving, eco-friendly atmosphere that promotes exploration, language, critical thinking, questioning and discovery. Our professional, well trained staff encourages the learning process through hands-on experience and play, by offering a wide assortment of educational materials and toys in child centered areas. The school is devoted to the whole child by creating an engaging learning environment that supports their uniqueness and individuality. Through a balance of emotional, social, communicative, creative, physical and cognitive activities, we place an emphasis on the development of the whole child. We believe that when given the opportunity, encouragement, nurturing and guidance, the child will develop a sound foundation for a successful future.
BBB Rating
A+
BBB Rating and Accreditation information may be delayed up to a week.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - SunClosed
Extra Phones

Phone: (512) 528-0855

Services/Products
  • This unique curriculum mirrors our commitment to our environment by integrating activities and discussions that encourage environmental awareness into our days. In addition, it is designed to address all aspects of your child's development. It provides a road map for teachers to use while creating lesson plans that are a perfect combination of child-directed and teacher-guided activities. These hands-on activities are integrated into centers, circle time, and play.
Our Growing Up Green Curriculum's researched-based guidelines and Bright Star themes provide the strongest of foundations for future academic success, while never taking away from our teacher's ability to meet individual children's needs. We recognize the talent and knowledge that each of our teachers brings to the classroom and we have chosen a curriculum that does not replace that uniqueness but instead amplifies it.
Payment method
mastercard, discover, amex, visa
Location
Located off North Vista Ridge Drive and 1431
Amenities
We offer “Exceptional Early Childhood Education” for Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School-Age Children.
Accreditation

Texas Rising Star Accredited

Associations
Frogstreet Curriculum
Categories
Private Schools (K-12), Child Care, Preschools & Kindergarten
Other Information

Parking: Self, On Site, Free, Private

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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Nat C.

10/20/2019

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So thankful to be a part of the Bright Star family. Our daughter has flourished since attending and it’s validated our decision to put her here. There are so many enrichment classes and not to mention that the faculty is amazing also! Thank you Bright Star for keeping my daughter safe and cared for.

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10/17/2019

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Over the top experience!! We love all the staff and the facility is super clean and organized. Always feel at home and welcomed with open arms!!
-Brie P

Ashley L.

10/11/2019

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Love watching my kiddo flourish! He's picking up so many new things! The staff are caring, and they're very receptive to our needs, which is important to us. Also appreciate their part time option.

Matthew L.
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I love their toddle team. Very cooperative and friendly staff! My kiddo is doing great there and it seems like he is learning so much each day. I think the two biggest benefits is a great curriculum/environment for him to learn and great people for him to develop his social skills.

Mandy G.

10/05/2019

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The negative reviews posted recently are completely fabricated. I would not allow my child to continue attending a school like the one mentioned. I am a teacher (high school) with an M Ed, and we (my husband works in higher ed) chose this school over a dozen others that we toured and some that we actually attended for a time. We had some negative experiences at other area schools (in which my child spent most of her day bored and wandering aimlessly while the teacher ignored the class). We pulled her out immediately. Bright Star is definitely a welcome change! My child used to melt down about going to school, even waking up several times at night with anxiety about school. We started bright star in the fall of 2019, and it is a complete turnaround. My daughter is excited about school, she never wants to leave at the end of the day, and she adores her teachers. It's always a good sign when you see educators taking their children to a preschool, and I see A LOT of other teachers (LISD) taking their kids in the morning. I even work with other teachers that have their kids at Bright Star. Here is why this school is different: they have an actual CURRICULUM; the teachers are INVESTED; the kids get to move around to different rooms/outdoors to access other learning opportunities (so important for busy young learners); the staff is LOVING (from maintenance through food service to the front desk); and they have a comfort dog (I can't tell you how this has impacted my daughter). I can't list all the ways Bright Star is the best school, but we have been absolutely thrilled with our experience.

Sabrina B.

10/04/2019

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My baby girl has been at Bright Star since she was about 4 months old (she's almost 6 months now). I am a first time mom and was very hesitant to leave my child ANYWHERE, for an extended amount of time. Bright Star did a really good job of easing my fears and answering all of my questions (I had a lot) beforehand. I definitely had some working mom guilt going back to work and leaving my baby at daycare, but the teachers in Infant A room are really good about updating me with the app on naps, bottles, etc...I've definitely noticed that my baby has gotten MUCH better with her motor skills since starting daycare. She is almost able to crawl at this point, and is practically standing up on her own. I think being around other babies all day has also made her much more social and playful. I work from home, and even if I had a babysitter here I was constantly checking on and stressing over the baby, making it hard to be productive with work. Bright Star has definitely given me some sanity back on the days they have her.

Fernando E.

10/04/2019

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We have our second child at BrightStar, we absolutely love it, all the staff is very friendly, they are ready to help.
With our First son, we had a hard transition from trauma on his previous school, so BrightStar staffs and principals worked hard to welcome him and have him adapted.
We enrolled our little one 20 months in August and the staff was amazing to have him adapted to the school, he never been without mom and daddy. So we were afraid of their adaptation.
It was done seamlessly for my son and we can see his progress every day.
Now with 23 months he eats without help, he enjoys all the staff members, and he never got sick at school, since this place is amazing cleaned and maintained.
You can get a daily report through their app, with photos and all details about your kid at school.
Definitively I do recommend BrightStar to all families that care about your kid security, health, development, and care.

Maryann B.

10/04/2019

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For my family Bright Star isn’t just a school, it’s a side family to us. I’ve been working at Bright Star for almost 4 years now and was pregnant with my son about 7 months after choosing Bright Star as a place I wanted to teach. My husband and I did tour about 9 of schools, but Bright Star was the winner honestly. My husband got to see the schools from a parent’s perspective and I saw the schools from a teacher’s perspective. By far Bright Star was the number one choose for us. We loved that our child wouldn’t just stay in one place the entire day. We thought it was amazing that the classrooms were broken down in two parts to allow the children to focus on development in smaller rooms. We also loved the creative specialty rooms that the children get to rotate through in a week and explain their skills. Not only are the rooms great but the amount of events the school hosts for the children is amazing. Throughout the year my son gets to experience things we don’t get to take him to at home. Before Bright Star as teacher it was awful and I can honestly say I’m so glad my son will never have to experience low quality care I have personally witness at other schools. What has Bright Star done for my son you may ask? Well intellectually he above were most children at other schools are (observed to us by our doctor), he gets excited to go to school because he knows it’s an absolute blast, and my son gets the opportunity to learn from a program that is doing wonders for not only this school but children everywhere that use FrogStreet. I can not wait to expand my family and watch as they grow and experience the true love, passion, and care Bright Star has for children and their education.

Brian B.

10/04/2019

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My daughter, now almost 7, has attended Bright Star since she was 3. We have had nothing but positive experiences there. She learned a lot in preschool and was able to enter kinder a year early thanks to that. Staff is always courteous even when my daughter tested the limits of what she could get away with, as kids do sometimes

Ember R.

12/03/2018

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The moment we toured Bright Star we knew this was the place we would take our then 2 1/2 month old! When you walk in you see colorful pictures on every wall and bright, smiling faces! They are organized and put together and you can tell everyone is very well trained and that is something that is reassuring when you decide to leave your brand new baby for the first time. I love that they have lesson plans even for the infants which usually include songs, sensory play, and art projects! I feel like this is his second home, and I couldn’t be happier we found Bright Star!

Emilee C.

11/30/2018

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When we left our old school, we were not sure we would ever find the same loving staff and teachers we had for our older son. Bright Star has become so much more than we ever expected though! They are so thorough with each child, and the teachers make such a point to make each child feel special. My son went from having behavior problems in his class in preschool, to having GREAT days and being so excited to go to school everyday! We can thank Ms. Sarah in Pre-k for her help a dedication to his education and giving him the challenges he needed!!

R L.

11/30/2018

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As a newcomer from out of state, this school is by far the best in the entire country! Immediately upon my initial visit, I knew my daughter would love it here. Upon entering the parking lot, the area was very clean and tucked away from the main road. That is a great safety feature for the little ones!! When I entered the building, I was immediatley in AWE! The decor is the absolute best and captivating for any child or adult. There are about 20 real time cameras for parents to check in on their child from the lobby. Next, the staff are super friendly and personable. I feel assured that my baby girl is in the absolute best hnoands. Sydney has the best spirit, so warm and compassionate. There are so many beautifully decorated and clean classrooms. I was trully impressed with this academy, it is more than just a preschool. My daughter is much more social now, she adores her teachers and friends, she is has a larger vocabulary in such a short time and she seems more confident and a bit more mature. I am thrilled that there is no need to buy new clothes because each child wears a uniform which is very easy and hassle-free for our children. Especially on who wants to wear specific items each day...no more morning stuggles with outfits!!! I feel great about my child being a student here at Bright Star. She looks forward to going to school each day to see her new friends and teachers and that is true reassurance that she is in the best place!!!

Michael S.

11/21/2018

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We enrolled our granddaughter Harper in this school 7 months ago and she absolutely loves it!! This is a school not a drop off daycare. They wear uniforms and follow a curriculum. The staff is amazing! Caring and loving!! Harper has learned so much and only attends part time. The facility is immaculate and every room is painted in different themes. Kids rotate rooms daily to keep them stimulated and each room is different. This is an amazing school and even though it’s not close to us I wouldn’t change for anything. This is a fun safe environment for kids!! Make sure you check this out before enrolling anywhere else!! Happy grandparents!!!

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Hailey W.

11/14/2018

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I have nothing but positive things to say about Bright Star! As a new mom, the thought of dropping my 12-week-old daughter off at daycare gave me so much anxiety. We attended our discovery day, and my anxiety was eased. Although there were multiple crying/fussy babies in a room of 8-9 infants, the teachers handle the chaos with so much grace! The way they are able to tend to every baby’s need and keep track of who needs to be fed, changed, needs a nap, wants to be held or rocked, who has a food allergy, etc. is simply amazing! We toured a few other facilities before we went to Bright Star, and it far surpassed every other place we saw. Before starting at Bright Star, my daughter was already starting to show signs of “stranger danger.” Bright Star has already helped so much with her socialization skills. Additionally, they do so many fun activities with the babies! It’s unreal! They paint, learn Spanish and sign language, and have music class. I know my daughter is in great and competent hands every day I drop her off. There’s also a nurse on campus every day to keep track of immunizations, illnesses, etc. Overall, we know we made the best choice for our daughter when we decided to enroll her at Bright Star. We can’t wait to see how she grows and develops throughout her time there.

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Jennifer S.

11/03/2018

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We love Brightstar! Our son attends for after-school care during the school year. While he doesn’t appreciate having to do his reading and homework there after school, we LOVE that the school influences the work to get done! We also love the Summer day camp that the school offers. Each week has a theme with fun activities and off-site field trips planned around each theme! Since moving here in 2015 our son has been to three different competitor daycare facilities. Beightstar is hands down THE BEST! We appreciate all that they do, especially Ms Kirstin!

Christine P.

11/02/2018

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I can't say enough wonderful things about Bright Star. My oldest son started there at 18 months and is now 6 yrs old and we still have him attend their after-school program. We also have our younger son there (started at 12 months - now 4 yrs old). Both our boys love Bright Star! They always ask when they can go back and it's like I have to drag them out of there at the end of the day when I pick them up! The school is set up perfectly for child development and the teachers and staff take so much care to ensure you and your children have the best experience. I was so please that my older son was prepared to start kinder, already knowing how to read and write - and most importantly the social skills they learn. Bright Star has truly become our family and always will be part of our family! We have made life-long friends, memories, and life-skills!

Kashara P.

11/01/2018

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I am just all around pleased with the staff, the teacher's the facility, and the curriculum. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I am very pleased with my choice to send my daughter to this great school.

Orquidea B.

10/21/2018

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It was a very hard decision to go from staying at home with my kids to returning to the workforce. My biggest concern was how my kids (2 years and 5 months) would handle the transition. Thanks to the wonderful staff, from the principal to cooks to teachers, my children have had a wonderful, loving experience. The level of attention to positive, personal interactions and the quality of curriculum are unprecedented. My kids know they are loved. I've seen their emotional and physical skills grow- I know they are getting lots of attention and support. My 2 year old cracks me up with all his new things he's learned and observations from school. My now 8 month old feels safe with all her teachers and loves to snuggle and play with them. I am able to go to work each day knowing my children are in amazing hands. It's such a relief. Bright Star is a blessing in our lives.

Cindy G.
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I've toured MANY child care facilities and have never been more impressed! For the past 8 months, my two children have been attending Bright Star and they absolutely love it! From the moment you walk into the school, you're greeted by Administration or a man named Angel (who is the sweetest person you'll ever meet!).There teachers are amazing, very energetic and extremely caring. The facility is gorgeous, it's filled from head to toe with unbelievable murals including the floors! Bright Star is more than just an average school. It has great security with a digital coded entry and over 20 TV monitors of the entire facility. EXTREMELY CLEAN TOO! The school opened in 2010 and it looks brand-new! It is a family business, which I love since it's not just another franchise. Each month you'll receive a digital Newsletter, Calendar and Menu from the Principal. Overall, it's been a wonderful experience for my family and we couldn't be happier!

smith2012

04/23/2012

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Big, beautiful learning enviro...

Big, beautiful learning environment! I have had 2 children at Bright Star since it opened and have had a wonderful experience. I toured other centers near Bright Star and was not impressed. From the security of the building, to the organic meals, and the loving and affectionate teachers. Although turn over is high, it takes going through a few bad apples to get to the great ones! Overall, Bright Star has been wonderful and I am relieved to know my children are being well cared for...