Dorothy Linder Elementary School


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Currently our Pre-K students are housed at Uphaus Early Childhood Center 



To create an early childhood model school that is committed to developing life-long learners.

• Help children enjoy and become excited about learning

• Understand play is a child’s natural learning environment

• Educate parents as partners

• Welcome diversity in cultures, abilities, and families

• Teach communication, critical thinking and social/emotional skills

• Teach children strategies to become responsible for their behavior

• Use a collaborative approach to teaching, planning, and problem-solving including staff, families, and community members

• Maintain a warm, friendly, safe and supportive school family and community




Free Austin ISD full day PK programs which serve children who turn 3 (PK3) or 4 (PK4) by September 1 of the current school year AND:

• Have limited English proficiency, or

• Qualify for free and reduced-cost lunch, or

• A child of active military parent, or

• A child of a parent who was injured or killed during active military duty, or

• Who have been in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services, or

• Are homeless or

• Are the child of a person who received the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, a firefighter or an emergency medical first responder.

To register for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the current school year.



Dual Language

Spanish & English for ALL students

After-school Care until 6 p.m. for all students

PK4 Swimming Program!

Creative Arts for All Students

Full Day PK3 Head Start Classrooms

Blocks & Science Labs Outdoor Learning Gardens




Our parents and families are a child’s first teachers. We provide opportunities for family members to become our partners.

• ESL Classes for family members

• E-Promotoras to help parents support and

encourage child education

• Parent Panda Club

• Active Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.)




7:10 am......... Doors open for all student arrival 

7:30................Breakfast & learning begins

10 – noon.......Lunch time (varies by teacher) 

2:15................PreK4 students are dismissed 

2:57................PK3 & K students are dismissed 

Office Hours: 7:30-3:30pm



Claudia Santamaria - Principal

Lisa Malfaro - Counselor

Wency Martinez - Instructional Coach

Alexia Haywood - Librarian

Mary Manz - Office Admin. Assistant

Linda Perez - Family Support Specialist

Martha Salinas - Office Clerk


Uphaus Early Childhood Center

5200 Freidrich Lane 

Austin, TX 78744

512 - 414 - 5520