Location: West Central Austin
Students served: Therapeutic kindergarten program for children needing special education support
Current enrollment: Now enrolling for Fall 2019; maximum enrollment of 6 students to ensure low ratios
Model/philosophy: Spark Learning improves life for children of all ages with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, PDD, and other special needs by providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy through personalized treatment programs. The Kinder Sparks program offers a Kindergarten classroom experience in a therapeutic setting to help children learn readiness, social, and behavioral skills to prepare for elementary school.
Special features: Both group and individual intervention is provided in a naturalistic classroom setting with a passionate, highly trained team.
Schedule: 8am–2pm Monday–Friday, with aftercare available
Tuition: Program cost will be provided at the time of a consultation.
Contact: Shelly Sully, Director | 512-900-1425 | Shelly@spark-learning.com
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 (which are mostly larger or more specialized or religiously oriented), 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.