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Austin Rising School


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A place where kindness rises, children thrive, and empathy abounds.

Austin Rising School is a homeschooling co-op and place where students have deep


and meaningful experiences. We inspire learning through a project based, hands-on,


arts-integrated approach. It is always purposeful, thoughtful, and engaging fostering


collaboration. Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers and to be involved


in their community through Socratic discussion.

Kindness and empathy are the school culture

Austin Rising School

Why Austin Rising School?

We are a unique school
Austin Rising School is a creative space for homeschoolers that offers an academic three day (Tues-Thurs) or four day (Mon-Thurs) a week program that is progressive, project based, and interdisciplinary for Elementary, Middle and High School aged students (1st-12th grade). We don't waste time on busy work. Students are working and thinking hard. This focused academic time leaves space for families to have time for themselves and other extra-curricular activities. Maybe add in an art class, a music class, or a favorite sport. Families are free to create their own learning experiences at home on the days that their children are not at school.

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Block Learning
At ARS our goal is to create a deep understanding of the world while maintaining natural curiosity in the students. Each lesson is taught in blocks to promote deeper learning and thinking, while developing and increasing critical thinking and research skills.

Kids of Kindness 
Kids of Kindness is the backbone and culture of Austin Rising School. We remind the students to be kind to the world, each other, and one self. The emotional intelligence of each child is of great importance to us. Students learn how to create a growth mindset, to set limitless goals, to innovate, and to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. A wonderful and endearing culture of community based on love and respect is built because of this.

James K. A. Smith said "education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole
person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires,
primes our imagination, and orients us to the world -
all before we ever start thinking about it."

based on the idea that math is full of ideas and relationships that are constructed in our brains rather than isolated, memorized facts.

General science class which is an interdisciplinary experience giving the student a grand tour of the sciences, to include: biology, chemistry, physics, geography, botany, astronomy, anthropology, etc.

Enrichment Mondays
Classes encompass an array of curricula including science, engineering, math, and Spanish as a foreign language. Classes are engaging and very hands-on.

Parent Involvement is Key
Through Parent Passion classes, parents are invited to teach one hour a day for one month (they also assist another parent passion teacher for one month). Total commitment is 2 months out of the year. These classes are optional to teach and are designed to spark an interest in the students who may not have otherwise been exposed to a certain subject.

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What Students Are Saying...

What we learn with pleasure we never forget - A. Mercier

Austin Rising School

What Parents Are Saying...

We are so grateful for Austin Rising School. The teachers, parents and children have been wonderful. They have provided our two children a safe, enriching and supportive environment. We love the creative project-based learning. The units have combined art, science, history, writing and more. Our children have enjoyed acting out scripts based on books they read. We also appreciate the unique approach to learning math. The math teacher empowers children to build a strong foundation by making connections in their relationships with numbers preparing them for higher level concepts. At public school, our children were bored in math class, and they now love learning different strategies to solve problems through games and more interactive methods rather than only using algorithms or rote memorization. They enjoy the Kids of Kindness class where they have learned valuable life skills through mindfulness practices, and playing cooperative games that are fun and challenging. - Kim M.

ARS has been a blessing and pivotal point in our child’s education. The way that the lessons are structured has helped them learn more in depth and really understand the material and get excited about it. The community and “family feel” is fantastic at ARS, so my children have always felt comfortable attending and open to learning and growing. We value the smaller class size (it translates into more concentrated attention and knowledge) and love the teachers passion and spunk for teaching them. My children ask for ARS every day! We owe gratitude to them for such a wonderful, safe learning environment. - Amy L.

My daughter had only home schooled prior to attending Austin Rising School. For our family, joining was a big step and we couldn't be happier that we took it! I see her improvement both educationally and socially every day thanks to the incredibly caring environment the school has created for their students. The students are also pushed to explore their creative side which makes her thoroughly enjoy her time at school. We love the school and the personal relationships that the teachers have developed with our family as a whole. Austin Rising School is helping her build a solid foundation not just as a student but also as a mindful human being and I couldn't ask for anything more! - Laurel H.H.

Austin Rising School has provided such a loving and passionate learning environment for my 11 year old daughter. The way the teachers incorporate art with academics makes the curriculum so much more meaningful. My daughter has really thrived here. - Shaneye F.

I love the involved and nurturing families that are part of ARS and the sweet and kind kids that attend. My daughter has separation anxiety and yet she feels safe and happy at school. It is such a relief and pleasure to know that she is thriving and happy socially, emotionally and academically. - Dana

Austin Rising School has been such a gift to our family. It's not just a school, but also a supportive and nurturing community. My daughter Akyra learned many exciting things over the past school year. The hands-on, project and activity based format fully engaged her. - Sachi N.

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