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About Us

Tranquil sunset view at North Star Academy, featuring local wildlife.


North Star Academy, a Texas Rising Star (TRS) 4-Star Certified facility, provides a safe, faith-based, stimulating learning environment tailored to each child's needs and interests. Here, your child's growth and development will be guided by our compassionate, personalized approach to achieving educational milestones and fostering a lifelong love of learning. We prioritize social-emotional development, promote inclusivity, and partner with families and communities. Since 2006, North Star Academy has been dedicated to providing quality education in the Lantana community, with full-time and part-time schedules available. We strive to continue this tradition of excellence.


Fractal Education Group is dedicated to providing early education that embodies our core values of promoting social-emotional development, inclusivity, and personalized learning. We believe in creating a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for every child, fostering growth and development. Our commitment is to tailor our educational approach to each child's unique needs and interests, emphasizing creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning.

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Joyful embrace between young learners at North Star Academy's playground.


North Star Academy provides a nurturing learning environment that fosters children's unique potential and promotes social, emotional, and spiritual development. Our program prepares students for academic success and empowers them to become confident, engaged individuals who positively contribute to society. We are committed to shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.


North Star Academy prioritizes leadership and a positive learning environment to give children a strong foundation for success through early education, which leads to greater academic performance, social skills, and future learnings.

North Star Academy educator sharing a playful moment with a happy toddler.


Executive Director

Tonya Acosta brings almost two decades of dedicated experience in the childcare setting to North Star Academy. Her unwavering commitment to shaping early development has made her an invaluable addition to the North Star Academy family. With a non-expiring Director's Credential from the state of Texas and her current pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Human Resources and Business Management, Tonya's passion for early childhood development is undeniable. She firmly believes that these formative years set the foundation for lifelong learning, and she's dedicated to providing the best educational environment for young minds to flourish. Outside of her professional endeavors, Tonya's life is enriched by her family. She and her partner have the privilege of parenting five children, along with the delightful company of two Golden Doodles. Sports, movies, and traveling are shared passions that bind their family together. Tonya is excited to connect with and build strong bonds with all North Star Academy families, knowing that the impact on a child's early development is a lifelong gift.



Program Director

Veronica Freeman is the Program Director at North Star Academy, having joined the team as a toddler assistant in October 2014. With a deep understanding of the significance of early childhood education, Veronica quickly progressed to become a lead teacher and, after returning from maternity leave, took on the role of Program Coordinator. As a mother of four children, all of whom have grown up at North Star Academy, Veronica knows firsthand the importance of education in early childhood and is dedicated to providing a nurturing and educational environment for young children. Her passion, recent Director Certificate, and extensive experience make her an invaluable asset to NSA's leadership team. We are fortunate to have Veronica on our team, knowing that she will continue to positively impact the lives of the children and families at North Star Academy.

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Storytime at North Star Academy with a diverse group of engaged preschoolers.

Join our team of educators at the North Star Academy and empower students to thrive. Our supportive, dynamic environment nurtures growth and cultivates success. Embrace creativity and innovation within our collaborative and inclusive culture as we shape the future of our community together. Explore a variety of career opportunities within our vibrant and supportive environment.


At the North Star Academy, diversity, inclusion, and innovation are not just values – they're integral to our mission of making a positive impact on children's lives. Submit your information today and become part of our team.


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