Great Minds Learning Community

Location: Pflugerville (serving Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and surrounding areas)
901 Cabriole Drive
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Students served: 2018–2019: Gifted and twice-exceptional* kids ages 5–14, grades 1–9 or equivalent (will grow into grades 10–12)
Current enrollment: 11 students; rolling admissions; maximum of 10 students in grades K–3 and 12 students in grades 4–9 for 2018–2019 (2019–2020 academic year: maximum of 10 students in grades K–3 and 12 students in grades 4–10)
Model/philosophy: Three-day program Tuesdays–Thursdays; personalized, sensory-friendly, intellectually rich, student-driven (with guided support), real-world learning with hands-on projects; nurturing the whole child; project-based both in groups and independently; collaborative, creativity- and innovation-based; environment of acceptance and encouragement and social connection. Students can delve deeply into their passions with student-driven goals and “play lists.” No grades, no homework, no standardized tests, mixed-age groupings.
Special features: Tailored to meet the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional (2e)* kids and the intense, challenging, and exhilarating facets that being gifted or 2e brings to your child’s educational experience—intellectually, socially, and emotionally. For students who would benefit from a nurturing, small-group, hands-on environment and who crave the freedom to pursue their passions and intense intellectual curiosity to the beat of their own drummer with like-minded peers.

*Twice-exceptional, meaning someone who is intellectually gifted and also has learning differences/challenges/disabilities, for example: dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, hypermobile/ADHD, sensory processing challenges, chemical sensitivity and allergies, Asperger's/High Functioning Autism, anxiety, or social difficulties.

Schedule: 2018–2019: Tuesday through Thursday, 9am–3pm, August–June, with short breaks throughout the year to allow time for recharging and travel; drop-off from 8:40am, pick-up until 3:20pm
Tuition: $5,000 Founding Families tuition for 2018–2019 (normally $6,000) plus $400 supply fee. 20% sibling discount. Spring 2019 applications received by December 15, 2018 receive the Foundation Families $5,000 tuition (prorated); after December 15, 2018, it is the regular $6,000 tuition rate (prorated). Academic year 2019-2020 applications received by December 15, 2018, receive the Founding Families $5,000 tuition (plus $500 supply fee); after December 15, 2018, it is the regular $6,000 tuition price (plus $500 supply fee).
Contact: Deanne Repich, Head of School | 512-750-1417 |