Location: Dripping Springs
26450 Ranch Road 12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Students served: Middle and high school students
Current enrollment: 62
Model/philosophy: Creating an environment where learning is sacred and everyone is committed to personal excellence
Special features: Full-time, liberal arts college environment for junior high and high school; 2-day and 3-day options for homeschoolers; individualized curriculum is made vital through relating academics to a student's personal talents and passions; college admissions test prep; flexible hours; use of technology; deep Socratic inquiry
Tuition: full-time, $11,500 per year; part-time, $12 per class hour
Contact: Tyler Merwin | 512-484-4976 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Each listing in this alphabetical directory gives you a snapshot of a small, independent, alternative school in the Austin area.
This ever-expanding list spans several pages, with navigation buttons at the bottom. Clicking on the name of a school will take you to its own website. To easily find schools by geographical area, see our Alt Ed Maps page. If you know of a school that’s missing from this directory, please drop a note here, and see Alt Ed Austin’s criteria for “alternative” and “school.” You may also be interested in our directories of other recommended schools, as well as special programs for children and adults.
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.