Location: Northwest Austin (183 and Anderson Mill area)
5209 Duval Road
Austin, TX 78727
Students served: ages 2–16
Current enrollment: 22
Model/philosophy: Every child can thrive given the right supports. The school is committed to ensuring a challenging and accepting educational environment with a strong emphasis on building lasting relationships. Staff recognize each child's individuality and provide differentiated teaching to meet individual needs and capitalize on unique learning styles. William’s Community School offers unique education for unique children.
Special features: Offering therapeutic classes, social skills classes, an inclusive low-ratio preschool class, Saturday fun program, and summer camp; certified teachers in every classroom as well as behavioral support through on-site BCBAs and speech and occupational therapists on site twice a week; teacher to student ratios ranging from 1:1 to 1:6
Tuition: amounts vary based on class and therapy needs
Contact: Kara Huss | 512-250-5700 | Karablenden@gmail.com
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.