AHB Community School
AHB Community School Photo #2 - Exploring the water cycle through different modalities including hands-on pond building, visual arts, and storytelling at AHB Community School.
AHB Community School Photo #3 - Engaged community of learners seeks new families to join us on an adventure of inquiry. AHB Community School.
AHB Community School Photo #4 - Trying to find balance between school and family? Join us at AHB Community School where the connection between the classroom and the home is the centerpiece of our alternative school.
AHB Community School Photo #5 - Beyond our rigorous academics, students explore learning through the arts, engineering, world languages, and adventure at AHB Community School.
AHB Community School Photo #6 - Fundraisers & social events take on a special flavor at AHB Community School. Whether it be on skates or at tap of a keg of home-brew, we have the Best. School. Fundraisers. Ever.
AHB Community School Photo #7 - Our simple logo of concentric circles tells the whole story. AHB Community School is preparing learners to be themselves, to be a part of the community, and to make an impact on our planet.
AHB Community School is a small, secular private school serving kids aged 5-14 years old.
The philosophy behind AHB is that education is the pursuit of knowledge; a pursuit which occurs as much outside of the classroom as in it.
Our part-time schedule (3-5 days/week) allows students ample time to attain the knowledge, seek the adventure, and develop the relationships that lie beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 82 students
- Yearly Tuition: $10,600
- Average class size: 10 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Enrollment Reservation Fee $1000 Tuition (2022-2023) Alpha: $8,600 annually (Tues-Thur program) Beta-Delta: $10,600 annually (Mon-Thur program)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
- AHB Community School is a small, secular private school serving kids aged 5-14 years old in Central Austin.
- The philosophy behind AHB is that education is the pursuit of knowledge; a pursuit which occurs as much outside of the classroom as in it.
- Our part-time schedule (3-5 days/week) allows students ample time to attain the knowledge, seek the adventure, and develop the relationships that lie beyond the four walls of the classroom.
- Our small student:teacher ratio encourages an environment of creativity, collaboration, social emotional learning and student-centered academic programs.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does AHB Community School cost?
AHB Community School's tuition is approximately $10,600 for private students.
What schools are AHB Community School often compared to?
AHB Community Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like ACE Academy by visitors of our site.
When is the application deadline for AHB Community School?
The application deadline for AHB Community School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
We are so grateful that we found AHB! After our unexpected leap into homeschooling our then kindergartener during the pandemic, we learned that there were aspects to homeschooling that we loved. But we also missed our school community and many things about the classroom experience. With AHB, we have found the best of both worlds. Our daughter gets to go into the classroom where teachers present learning in a way that is collaborative with other classmates, experiential and fosters a love of learning first and foremost. She has an amazing community of friends and we have found a wonderful new parent community. Academic rigor and social/emotional development are both deeply valued. At the same time, with the shortened hours and schedule, she gets to learn outside of the classroom in ways we would not make time for if we didn`t have that extra Thursday or Friday at home. For example, the Alpha class is studying the United States and was learning about State capitals. What is capital? Why do we have them? What goes on inside those domed buildings? The kids were learning about these questions in the classroom but there was a time in our week to extend the learning. Living in Austin, we used some of our home education time to visit the Austin Capitol building, walk around the State Senate chambers and spark lots more conversation that helped my first grader better conceptualize this topic. This sort of thing is not required at AHB, but we have found we really love to do it! We are so happy to be at this school that melds together the best of classroom and home education.
I love this school so much! It's a great place to learn and have at the same time! After 9 years I can still say that I have never had a boring day at school. We're always learning new things and there's never nothing to do. The teachers are very helpful, fun, and always know how to help. I will miss it greatly but it was the best school I've ever been to (even if it's the only one)!
AHB is an amazing learning community. For us it has been the perfect mix of academic rigor (challenging each students at their appropriate level) and a warm social-emotional learning environment. The open-ended projects and hands-on learning keep my kids engaged and will serve them well in life after school. Between my two children, over the past 5 years we've experienced life at almost every level of this K-8 school and have found great teachers and learning at every step.
I love it here because my kids are so happy to come to school......even after 4 years, and because the community and the teachers are so warm and welcoming. My kids are working at or above grade levels compared to more traditional schools even though they are at school fewer hours and learning in a very different way, mostly through projects and hands on experience.
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