Location: Southwest Austin metro area
Between Dripping Springs and Oak Hill (please contact the school for address and directions)
Students served: Mixed-age elementary; offering 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades in 2019–2020 school year
Current enrollment: 20
Model/philosophy: Innovative Waldorf curriculum designed to meet the developmental stages of the students to harmoniously integrate their thinking, feeling, and willing
Special features: Emphasis on movement, nature experiences, teaching effective communication skills, and using artistic activities to teach academic subjects
Schedule: 8:30am–3:30pm, Monday–Friday; mostly follows AISD calendar
Tuition: $12,600 per year (covers all supplies and fees); multiple payment options
Contact: David Darcy, founder | email@example.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, 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.