The Joule School

  • The Joule School is a progressive, hands-on microschool for gifted learners. The school uses multi-age, ability based classes that allow students to work at their individual level of challenge. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, with a strong focus on experiential learning and emotional intelligence.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2013

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • Joule was founded by a gifted/talented coordinator in Austin in 2013.  The school accepts students at age 3 who are developmentally ready for kindergarten.  Students leave the Joule for high school whenever they are ready, typically around 13-14 years old.  The hallmarks of The Joule School's program are:
  • extremely strong focus on character development
  • global outlook in the school (especially world cultures and language)
  • emphasis on humanities, especially literature and history
  • interdisciplinary curriculum
  • flexible grade placement - small groups are divided by ability, not age
  • balance of teacher-led classes with independent, student-directed work periods
  • diverse electives built into the curriculum (metal working, cooking, knitting, etc)

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  • Austin
    Austin Childrens Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 100 students
    0.2 miles
    12310 Ranch Road 620 N
    Austin, TX 78750
    (512) 643-5712
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  • Austin
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    0.2 miles
    12124 Ranch Rd 620 North
    Austin, TX 78750
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    0.2 PK-12
  • Austin
    Anderson Mill Christian Academy
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    Grades: PK-K | 87 students
    0.9 miles
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    Austin, TX 78750
    (512) 258-5878
    0.9 PK-K
  • Austin
    Hope Children's Center
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    Grades: PK-K | 94 students
    1.4 miles
    11512 Olson Dr
    Austin, TX 78750
    (512) 258-0101
    1.4 PK-K
  • Austin
    Peace Lutheran Preschool
    Alternative School (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    1.4 miles
    10625 N Fm 620
    Austin, TX 78726
    (512) 401-6001
    1.4 PK-K

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Texas is $8,062 for elementary schools and $11,361 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).