Location: Bee Cave / West Lake Hills
Students served: Ages 6–18 or grades K–12th
Current enrollment: Now enrolling for Fall 2016; maximum of 30
Model/philosophy: Progressive, non-coercive, and self-directed. A psychologically safe space where young people of all ages come together to create their own deep, meaningful, and enduring learning experiences that will allow them to lead remarkable lives by the age of 18. Abrome Learners may launch a company, start a social movement, create beautiful works of art, master a trade, or get into Harvard or Stanford. What matters is that they do it with agency, intention, and purpose. Significant emphasis on a culture of numeracy and literacy.
Special features: No homework, classes, or grades. Instead, each Learner goes through a cyclical process of identifying their unique needs, goals, and interests, and then, through collaboration with Learning Coaches, peers, and members of their community, embarking upon a learning journey that will allow them to demonstrate excellence and intellectual vitality. Elite college admissions: Almost 50 percent of past consulting clients have gained admission into Harvard or Stanford, and 75 percent have gained admission into a top 10 college or university.
Schedule: 10am–4pm Monday–Friday. Learners may come as early as 9am. Will operate on an 11-month schedule with long breaks over holidays and for spring break. By the time Learners are in their teenage years, they will likely spend significant time engaged in learning experiences in the community during the day, in addition to at Abrome.
Ages 6–12: $13,000–15,000 plus fees
Ages 13–18: $14,000–16,000 plus fees
Part-time is not an option.
Contact: Antonio Buehler | 989-312-3648 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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