Whether you’re just beginning to look at elementary school options outside the system of high-stakes testing and disappearing recesses, navigating the murky waters of middle school, or helping your less-than-fulfilled teen find a more inspiring learning environment and a sense of belonging, you’ve come to the right place.
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Feeling overwhelmed by all the options? Not sure how to narrow them down to find the best fit for your kid? Get personal help through Alt Ed Austin’s family consultation services. Sign up for a group workshop or a private session today and get the advice you need at affordable rates from a knowledgeable and trusted source.
Alternative School Directory
In our Alternative School Directory, small independent private schools are listed in alphabetical order along with their locations, ages/grades served, philosophies, and other basics.
Want the advantages of a larger program? Visit our supplemental directory of Other Recommended Schools. You can also look for schools near you on the Maps page. For after-school enrichment, weekend workshops, and other unique learning opportunities for all ages, visit our frequently updated list of Special Programs.
If you want to learn more about alternative education in general or explore a particular theory or model in depth, you’ll find helpful resources on the Alternative Education page. And make a habit of checking the Calendar, which features school information sessions, open houses, and more.
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