Northwest Austin private school guide

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Parents who choose to not send their children to a public school have a variety of other education options in the Northwest Austin area. This guide includes a list of private school options as well as information to help parents make the best decision for their children.

1. Montessori

These schools follow the Montessori method approach to education that is child-centered and typically includes a more hands-on curriculum.

Jordan International Montessori School

Grades served: Kindergarten through sixth grade

Enrollment: fewer than 20

Tuition: $1,150 (per month)

Extracurricular activities: art, soccer, gymnastics, piano and Chinese dance; school has a focus on children being bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English

10713 N. RM 620, Ste. 601, Austin

512-770-6270

www.jordanmontessori.com

2. Religious-based

These schools are associated with a particular religion and may require families to practice that religion. Catholic schools, for example, will typically include chapel services and prayer into the curriculum, which may follow different standards based on accreditation.

Austin Jewish Academy

Grades served: Kindergarten through

eighth grade

Enrollment: 94

Tuition: $16,800 (discounts and tuition assistance available)

Extracurricular activities: various sports and afterschool clubs, student council and art programs

7300 Hart Lane, Austin

512-735-8350

www.austinjewishacademy.org

Brentwood Christian School

Grades served: PreK-4 through 12th grade

Enrollment: 621

Tuition: $8,195-$9,015 (needs-based scholarships available)

Extracurricular activities: various sports and arts programs, academic activities and clubs

11908 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin

512-835-5983

www.brentwoodchristian.org

Hill Country Christian

School of Austin

Grades served: PreK through12th grade

Enrollment: 570 students

Tuition: $11,450-$13,500 (tuition-assistance available)

Extracurricular activities: athletics program with 40 teams, fine arts department with performances and projects, AP classes, robotics team, various clubs; school has a classic education and college prep focus

12124 N. RM 620, Austin

512-331-7036

www.hillcountrychristianschool.org

Hyde Park Schools

Grades served: PreK-4 through 12th grade

Enrollment: 175 (PreK-5th), 165 (6th-8th), 351 (high school)

Tuition: $8,350-$17,600

Extracurricular activities: organized sports (5th-12th), cheer, National Honor Society, student council

3901 Speedway (PreK-8th),

512-465-8338

11400 N. MoPac (high school)

512-465-8333

www.hp-schools.org

Redeemer Lutheran School

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 420

Tuition: $6,700-$6,900

(financial aid available)

Extracurricular activities: basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, tennis, track, academic after-school programming, Spanish classes

1500 W. Anderson Lane

512-451-6478

www.redeemerschool.net

Renaissance Academy

Grades served: PreK through 12th grade

Enrollment: 220

Tuition: $5,000 (average cost, tuition assistance available)

Extracurricular activities: various sports and clubs, academic competitions

14401 Owen-Tech Blvd., Austin

512-252-2277

www.racademy.org

3. Traditional

These tuition-based schools may focus on more rigorous college-preparatory coursework and higher academic standards.

Austin International School

Grades served: PreK through eighth grade

Enrollment: 182

Tuition: $14,000-$16,000

(financial aid available)

Extracurricular activities: multilingual classes, cooking, robotics, 3D printing, music; school has a trilingual immersion focus in French, Spanish and English

4001 Adelphi Lane, Austin

512-331-7806

www.austinis.org

French School of Austin

Grades served: PreK through 8th grade

Enrollment: Not made available

Tuition: $8,970-$11,400 (tuition assistance available)

Extracurricular activities: drama club, creative and modern dance, soccer, chess, yoga and psychomotricity

11607 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin

512-339-6000

www.frenchschoolofaustin.org

Lake Travis STEM Academy

Grades served: K-12

Tuition: $9,000-$10,500 (scholarships and financial aid available)

Extracurricular activities: French, cooking, technology enrichment and art

3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park

512-784-7082

www.ltstemacademy.org

Magellan International School

Grades served: PreK-3 through

eighth grade

Enrollment: 456

Tuition: $12,760-$18,400

(tuition assistance available)

Extracurricular activities: various sports and clubs; model United Nations, entrepreneurs club, robotics, arts program; school has a Spanish language immersion program and offers Mandarin

7938 Great Northern Blvd., Austin

512-782-2327

www.magellanschool.com

Wholesome Generation

Grades served: Kindergarten through second grade

Enrollment: 42

Tuition: $995/month (financial assistance available)

Extracurricular activities: dance, yoga, soccer

12251 Running Bird Lane, Austin

512-368-3885

www.wholesomegeneration.org

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  1. Not sure what the criteria was, but I would consider the following NW as well:

    St Louis
    St. Theresa
    Holy Family/St. Dominic Salvio

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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