Project-based private school in Georgetown now enrolling for August opening

A photo of inside a main room of Arbor Academy
Arbor Academy is currently enrolling students in kindergarten through fifth grade. (Courtesy of Arbor Academy)

Arbor Academy is currently enrolling students in kindergarten through fifth grade. (Courtesy of Arbor Academy)

A small private school focused on project-based learning is coming to Georgetown. Arbor Academy will be located at 412 E. 19th St., Georgetown, inside the Getsemani Community Center. Project-based learning is a model of teaching combining real world experiences with curriculum, according to the school. A goal of the school is to provide children a small and engaging community to learn as opposed to larger traditional classrooms. The school is now enrolling students in kindergarten through fifth grade and will open this August. 512-884-0271. www.arboracademy.org

By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.



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