Cary, NC

101 Preston Executive Drive, Cary, NC, 27513

About Cary, NC

Opening Date: ~November 8th, 2021

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L’Academy Preschools is where we uncover children’s cognitive potential through language immersion. Our ultimate goal is to develop each child mindfully with love and compassion through a language-rich curriculum! Come and see our classrooms, meet the site staff and get all of your questions answered. Children are welcome!

Center offers Spanish and Mandarin Immersion.

Director Name: Jina Smith

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Closures for Holidays & Teacher In-Service Days:

●  2 Teacher-in-Service Days

●  Labor Day

●  Veterans Day

●  Thanksgiving Day

●  Day after Thanksgiving

●  Winter Break (From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day)

●  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

●  President’s Day

●  Memorial Day

●  Junteenth

●  Independence Day

●  2 Parent Teacher Conference Days

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday will be observed the Friday before or the Monday after. Please refer to the school calendar for specific closure dates. Note that tuition will be due in full every month irrespective of school closures or holidays.*

*We are making an exception for tuition payments during COVID-19 related closures. All tuition already paid for the period of closure due to COVID-19 will be credited towards future tuition payments.

Programs offered

Infant Program
Toddler Program
Preschool Program

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm


12 months - 5 years, , Mandarin or Spanish Immersion

101 Preston Executive Drive, Cary, NC, 27513


Meet our Staff

Director: Jina Smith

Ms. Jina Smith was born in Rochester, NY where she earned both her Bachelors in Child Care Administration and her Masters degree in Public Administration. Jina has been a director since 2010 and has been in the early childhood field since 2000.  She moved to Raleigh NC in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys and going for walks while enjoying the nature. She loves to read and learn new things. She is a lifelong learner who loves encouraging and supporting children to grow to their full potential.

Teacher : Alice Feng Lian

Alice Feng Lian was born in north of China. She received her bachelor’s in English art from Tibetnationality University. She got her master’s Degree in teaching methodology from HangZhou Normal University. She has been teaching for more than 8 years and have proven experiences in working with students of different ages and different backgrounds both in China and the US. She moved to the U.S with her husband in 2015. She has two sons. She loves reading, singing and travelling. She is passionate about education and life. She completed EDU119 and continues to study other early childhood education courses. She likes to pursue professional development all the time.

Teacher : Ms. Maricela

Ms. Maricela is our Two- year- old teacher. She is from Mexico. She has lived in the United States for more than 18 years. She has an associate degree in Preschool Education. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the early childhood education field. She has a daughter. Maricela loves to garden, workout, cook and listen to music.

Teacher : Ms. Leila

Ms. Leila is our Spanish Pre-k Teacher.  She is from Puerto Rico and has been living in the United States with her Husband and three children since 2018. She is a daughter of a teacher and in her family education is very important. She earned her Bachelor degree in preschool and Primary education. She has 29 years of experience in early childhood education. Ms. Leila comes from a Montessori background. She loves the color purple, loves to drink coffee. She loves to crochet, go to the beach and spend time with her family.