ACE Academy

  • ACE Academy is an independent, private school that offers gifted programming from Pre-K to 8th grade.
  • Established in 2005, ACE Academy educates an underserved community of learners in Austin, Texas.
  • A commonly accepted statistic is that gifted learners are those who score in the top 5% of IQ tests.
  • A GT student can vary radically in specific abilities or areas (asynchronous development).
  • Because GT children process information differently from the average student, they need a learning environment flexible enough to meet and encourage these differences.
  • Their unique ways of thinking are assets that must be valued and encouraged, or they may be suppressed, hidden, or lost.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalulia and ADD/ADHD
Year Founded2005
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Advanced Courses*All classes at ACE are advanced courses.
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,500
Tuition NotesAdditional fees/discounts: Sibling Discount, $900; New Student Fee (one-time), $1,000; Enrollment Fee (annual), $750; Materials Fee (annual), $400.
Admissions DirectorNicki Hollums


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBowling, Fencing, Martial ArtsBowlingFencing,
Martial Arts

School Notes

  • Mission: ACE Academy provides personalized education for gifted learners within a nurtured community. 
  • Vision: ACE students embrace a complex and progressive curriculum, thrive in academic environments and confront challenges with creativity and flexibility. 
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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $10,632 for elementary schools and $14,127 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).