Student-led microschool in Leander opening in 2022

Oak Ridge Academy exterior
Oak Ridge Academy is located at 1400 Spivey Road, Leander. (Courtesy Oak Ridge Academy)

Oak Ridge Academy is located at 1400 Spivey Road, Leander. (Courtesy Oak Ridge Academy)

Oak Ridge Academy, a student-led microschool, will open Jan. 10 in north Leander.

The school allows students to choose their own method of learning with part of the school day spent outside, working on projects, gardening and working independently on learning badges, according to Stephanie U'Ren, school founder and head of school.


Enrollment is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition is $800 per month plus $400 per year.

The school is located at 1400 Spivey Road, Leander. 737-252-5541. www.oakridgelearning.com

By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.