AHB Community School

AHB Community School is Austin's oldest progressive micro school. Here students love learning, teachers love teaching, and families thrive.
AHB is the school you wish you'd gone to: challenging and creative projects, flexible program, and a strong sense of community.
Your child will look forward to school AND will learn to think critically. AHB students aren't stressed by grades yet receive an accredited education where middle schoolers outperform 90% of peers around the country.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,700
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
2003

Student Body

Total Students
90 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
AHB Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Enrollment Reservation Fee $1000. Optional Friday Extension: $2300
% on Financial Aid
9%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Alexa Corbett
Endowment Size
$0.6 million

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Fresh Air Fun before and after-school, Math Pentathlon, Scratch Coding, STEM Classes, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Film Studies, Music Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga

School Notes

  • We want students to love where they learn. With 11:1 classes, students get hands-on learning and teachers give real feedback instead of grades.
  • Your child will learn the same skills they would in a traditional school but have fun doing it. AHB students love learning because they feel connected to the community and participate in group discussions and meaningful projects.
  • Community is huge at AHB. No drop off lines: families can chat with teachers and friends each morning and afternoon. Parents are encouraged to get involved and receive a weekly class newsletter.
  • Our condensed schedule is key to preventing student and teacher burnout. We offer core curriculum (math, ELA, science, history) in a 9-2:30, Mon-Thurs schedule. Optional before and after-school classes and Friday Extension offer STEM, art, music and physical activity.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does AHB Community School cost?
AHB Community School's tuition is approximately $12,700 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.
What is the acceptance rate of AHB Community School?
The acceptance rate of AHB Community School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 85%.
When is the application deadline for AHB Community School?
The application deadline for AHB Community School is Feb. 3 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 3 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is AHB Community School located?
AHB Community School is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, TX. There are 3 other private schools located in Hyde Park.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
AHB has been a breath of fresh air. We have a bright and energetic son who was getting lost in the public school system. His love of learning was dwindling, and the large class sizes and monotonous work were daunting to him. He is proud to be a part of the AHB community, where outside-the-box thinking is encouraged through project-based and thematic learning. It's not only about the grade but about the how and the why, leading to curious and thoughtful educational experiences. We are so glad we made the switch to AHB and feel confident in his personal and academic growth.
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5  
A few years ago my 3rd grader was struggling in public school and absolutely hated school. We tried everything and realized it just wasn't working. We needed to make a change. I had heard about AHB through friends and decided to move him there. Now he is so happy and actually looks forward to going to school. He loves the smaller class size and the friendships he has created. AHB was a lifesaver for us. You can tell that the teachers are happy to be there, enjoy teaching, and love their students. The community of families is wonderful! I only wish we had moved to AHB sooner.
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5  
This approach to learning should be the standard. Coming from a play-based learning preschool, this is the natural progression to cultivate future growth in all aspects of a child. I feel lucky to have found AHB and will be happy to have my next two little ones join the school when they are old enough.
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5  
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.
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5  
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)!
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5  
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.
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,700
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $13,414 for elementary schools and $15,962 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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