Location: Central Austin
5206 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX 78731
Students served: Boys in grades K–3 in 2018. (A grade will be added each year, culminating in a K–8 school.)
Current enrollment: Now enrolling for Fall 2018
Model/philosophy: Focusing on the whole child, BSA is invested in students’ academic growth and social-emotional well-being and in developing the next generation of men into empathetic, critical thinkers who are active participants in their own learning. BSA students will learn through exploration and movement, by doing, making, inventing, and building. Blending several progressive teaching methods, BSA teachers guide students’ curiosity and help them find meaning through intrinsic motivation. Students are encouraged to take risks, work successfully with peers, and understand their impact on the world around them. BSA students will also be given time each day for unstructured, creative play inside and outdoors.
Special features: The Boys’ School of Austin values personal responsibility; personal success; individual exploration of and definition of masculinity; developmentally appropriate, rigorous, and challenging academics; and social and emotional development.
Schedule: Follows AISD calendar
Tuition: $11,000–$13,000 (includes supplies, books, and field trips) plus $1,000 annual Registration Fee, $2,500 one-time New Student Fee, and $75 one-time Application Fee; optional After Care cost will vary; more info coming soon
Contact: Amy Degner, Director | 512-553-2690 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.