10820 E. Crystal Falls Parkway
Leander, TX 78641
Students served: 18 months–Kindergarten (6 years)
Current enrollment: Year-round school with rolling admissions (for private kindergarten certificate, students must attend at least 4 days per week from early September through May)
Model/philosophy: Waldorf-inspired, nature-based program that seeks to educate the whole child
Special features: Indoor and outdoor curriculum with spaces that are active, purposeful, and peaceful; activities include handwork, animal care, music/instrument study, physical education, art, and gardening, plus Spanish in the kindergarten classroom
Schedule: Open year-round, with regular hours 8:30am–3:30pm and extended hours 7:15am–4:45pm; offering Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and Monday–Friday schedules in all preschool classrooms, plus Monday–Thursday in kindergarten
Tuition: Varies by schedule and classroom; see the school’s website for additional information
Contact: Crystal Hall, Business Manager | 512-259-3922 | email@example.com
Each listing in this alphabetical directory gives you a snapshot of a small, independent, alternative school in the Austin area.
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Full disclosure: Alt Ed Austin founder Teri Sperry has ties with several of the schools listed on this site. Her child has attended two of them. She has friends and collaborators who direct, teach at, or are otherwise involved in others. Some programs choose to advertise from time to time on Alt Ed Austin as Sponsoring Partners. She firmly believes that all of the schools featured on this site (including the ones to which she has no personal connection and those from which she receives no advertising fees) are great choices for some kids, each for different reasons.