Private Schools & Charter Schools in the Austin area
Our area has dozens of options for educating kids. This is KidsOutAndAbout's private / charter alternative education highlight page.
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The Austin Waldorf School, established in 1980, is nestled on 33-acres in the hill country of central Texas. The Austin Waldorf School serves students pre-K through 12th grade with a rich and dynamic curriculum. The school is accredited through the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and the National Council of Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
German International School of Texas at Austin
GTHS now offers the German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade. Let's teach them while they're young. We are a total immersion German school. For more information on the Pre-K and Kindergarten please go to www.germaninternationalschooltx.com
Adult and children’s classes are separate from the Pre-K and Kindergarten and generally meet once per week for an hour and a half. We offer Homeschool and Kinder classes. Courses at GTHS are aligned to the levels of proficiency as described by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Take a Goethe Test with us. Get certified.
Go under "Education" at www.germantexans.org to find the right class for you
Challenger School3 locations in Austin
Since 1963, Challenger School has helped children excel by employing proven, effective methods in a fun and structured environment that inspires them to achieve. The Challenger difference is evident from the moment you set foot on campus. Students bubble with enthusiasm as they make connections between their prior knowledge and new concepts. In order to facilitate setting crucial learning patterns, Challenger accepts students as young as 2 years, 9 months. Yet in all grades, the school’s acclaimed, intellectually stimulating programs establish a foundation of achievement with clear results. Challenger students achieve scores on average well above the 90th percentile on the Iowa Assessments. Come take a Tour!
Alpha School is a game-changer in education, combining cutting-edge technology with personalization for a revolutionary learning experience. Picture a school where passion and purpose collide daily, offering limitless learning adventures. Our mission is to break free from traditional education boundaries, nurturing an environment where potential knows no limits. Our approach revolves around three key promises: 1. Instilling a lifelong love for learning. 2. Accelerating learning at double the speed of conventional methods. 3. Equipping students with essential life skills for a dynamic world. Alpha School unlocks your child's boundless potential and prepares them for a bright future. Join us in this transformative journey!
Raphael Springs is a flourishing Waldorf educational initiative was established in the fall of 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, by a dedicated group of parents and educators committed to preserving in-person learning while upholding the principles of traditional Waldorf education. This K-8th Waldorf-inspired educational program sparks the senses and nurtures the natural abilities of children. Emphasizing limited media exposure, it engages students in artistic and academic experiences tailored to the distinct stages of childhood development, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching educational journey. We maintain small class sizes to ensure heightened attention for each child. Our specialized classes encompass violin & orchestra, Spanish, gardening, handwork and woodwork, as well as games and movement. Raphael Springs is situated on a beautiful, fully fenced 5-acre campus.