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
50%
Average Class Size7 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,500
Acceptance Rate
25%
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
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  • Austin
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  • Austin
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    0.9 miles
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    0.9 PK-K
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  • Austin
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    1.4 miles
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  • Austin
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    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    1.4 miles
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    Austin, TX 78726
    (512) 401-6001
    1.4 PK-K
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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).