Austin Rising School

Location: Southwest Austin (behind the YMCA in Oak Hill)
Students served:  Grades 1–6
Current enrollment: 38
Model/philosophy: Austin Rising School is a school for homeschoolers offering an affordable 2-day academic program, following a holistic approach. ARS is a hybrid co-op with highly talented paid teachers in addition to parent-taught classes (parents teach one month out of the year). Academic focus is interdisciplinary, challenging each student to their full potential. ARS is a community where relationships are nurtured among students, teachers, and families; a responsive classroom environment where kindness and empathy are the school culture; primary focus on the emotional intelligence of each child through the empathy-based Kids of Kindness Club curriculum.
Special features: Block learning allowing for deep exploration spanning all major content areas; arts-integrated and project-based learning in cross-curricular modules.
Schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am–3:15pm; August 28–May 8, with Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks
Tuition: $375–$455 per month
Contact: Michelle Larios |