Meet Dozens of Programs from Pre-K to Adult Education.
On Sunday, November 18, 2018, we gathered for an afternoon of free family fun and learning. Alt Ed Austin is proud to bring our community's attention to the abundance and diversity of unconventional learning opportunities we are so fortunate to enjoy in the Austin area. Scroll down to see and connect with the dozens of schools and other educational organizations that participated in our first Festival of Learning.
What Could You Learn and Do at the Festival?
Meet these cool, innovative schools.
Pre-K through high school, Bee Cave / West Lake Hills
Academy of Thought and Industry
High school, South Central Austin
Acton Academy Southwest Austin
Elementary, Southwest Austin
Acton Academy West Austin
Elementary through high school, West Lake Hills
AHB Community School
Elementary & middle school, North Central Austin
Apple Blossom Center for Discovery
Pre-K & elementary, Cedar Park / Leander
Austin Discovery School
Elementary & middle school, East Austin
Austin OneHeart School
Pre-K through high school, South Austin
French School of Austin – Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Pre-K through middle school, North Austin
Great Minds Learning Community
Elementary through high school (gifted & 2e), Pflugerville
High school, North Central Austin
Pre-K & elementary, South/Southwest Austin;
Middle & high school, Downtown Austin
The Inside Outside School
Julia's Garden Montessori
Pre-K & elementary, South Central Austin
Los Amiguitos Immersion, Nature and Community School
Pre-K & elementary, East Austin
Parkside Community School
Pre-K & elementary, South Austin
Elementary through high school, South Central Austin
Pre-K & elementary, East Central Austin
Middle & high school, Dripping Springs
Whole Life Learning Center
Pre-K through middle school, South Austin
Get to know the sweetest preschools.
Aldea Verde Preschool
18 months–5 years, Cedar Park
Austin Children's Garden
18 months–9 years, South Austin
Corazón Neighborhood Preschool
3.5–5 years, South Austin
Helping Hands Montessori Services and Preschool
18 months–3+ years, Southeast Austin
La Petite Maternelle Fleur de Lys
2.5–5 years, North Austin
Upbring School of Arts & Sciences–Central Austin
6 weeks–5 years, Central Austin
Wild Life Forest Preschool
3-5 years, Bastrop (Earth Native Wilderness School)
Lunch or munch on these popular vendors’ offerings.
Check out these special attractions.
The Edge of Imagination Station
A mobile, interactive, stop-motion animation studio where creators of all ages, abilities, and skill levels make their own short videos with chalk, paper, clay, dry-erase markers, and more
Custom poems on vintage typewriters. As heard regularly on KUT and hailed by poetry lovers and typewriter enthusiasts everywhere. Give them a few words or a topic, and they’ll pound out a poem on the spot for you to take home. Check out their terrific book while they’re typing!
Daniel G. Benes Science Shows!
Exciting, artistic, and informative demonstrations of physics, chemistry, and electricity for all ages, plus super-cool antique technology exhibits
Cards for Connection Games
Games for adults and kids that spark conversation, empathy, and interconnectedness
Hey Lolly Puppet Theater: The Green Show
Laura Freeman’s original songs educate children about the seasons, recycling, bees, compost, farming, and enjoying our beautiful Mother Earth. Hey Lolly’s creative puppet shows are delightfully interactive, especially for pre-K to 4th grade kiddos.
Turning special needs piano on its head. Innovative music educator Richard Hurley has spectacular success with kids on the spectrum and with other learning differences.
TEEN TALENT SHOWCASE
Featuring Zach Laviola, solo pianist; Alexander and Nobles, trio; and Jessica Cohen, solo vocalist
Have fun learning new stuff, no matter your age!
Asian American Resource Center
Empowering Austin's diverse communities through cultural understanding and life-enhancing opportunities
City of Austin Watershed Protection Department
Protecting lives, property, and the environment by reducing the impact of flood, erosion, and water pollution; educating the public about these phenomena and how we all can make a difference
The Coder School
Learn to code. Change the world. For ages 7–18.
Courtney Harris Coaching
Life coaching for teens, young adults, and parents
Cuentology Books in Spanish
Supercharging kids’ Spanish one fantastic book at a time
Figment Creative Labs: Creative Preschool and Homeschooler Program
Promoting critical thinking through hands-on learning in a maker space, discovery lab, play-based creative preschool, and art studio
Game of Village Austin
Kids explore the world at large by creating a world in miniature
Green Gate Farms / New Farm Institute
Farm classes, camps, workshops, and events for all ages
Integração Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes and team competition for all ages
Youth, adult, and family nature programs
Splitter Splat Pre-K Co-op
Parent-run community preschool cooperatives
Neuron Garage (formerly Summer Spark)
Day camps where kids engage in creative problem solving
Hard topics the easy way. Sex ed done right. Revolutionizing the way people think, learn, and teach about human sexuality.