Austin Discovery School

Austin Family Reader's Poll Favorite 2018

ADS won Favorite Charter School again in 2018!

ADS proudly received the 18th Endangered Species Mural Project mural from the Center for Biological Diversity and artist Roger Peet. This beautiful addition to our campus highlights the increasing risk to several local salamander populations.

EcoWellness is an Essential class for all students that they attend once per week. Here, children will learn environmental stewardship, gardening skills, science, and how to care for creatures we share this land with. 

Education in nature is a tenant of our philosophy at Austin Discovery School. Every class hikes at least once a week in the vast wooded area between our campus and the Colorado River. These hikes provide opportunities for lessons in science, ecology, nature, as well as invaluable social and community-building opportunities for students and staff. Being grounded in nature lets us all grow as students and aides in our emotional health.

ADS Students performing during our annual "Fall Into The Arts Festival"

Austin Discovery School has an amazing pollinator garden established by elementary students. We have a local population of bees and butterflies to help the land, health of the planet, and to teach about the symbiotic nature of life on earth.

ADS has an amazing food forest located in the large gardens as a part of the EcoWellness program.

Cilantro Boombox rockin' Austin Discovery School's "Fall into the Arts" Festival!

News

Spring Break Camp Registration!

March 11-15, 2019. 7:30am-6pm Regular Registration $50/day or $225/week. Deadline Feb 28. Family discounts available. Open to ALL ADS Students (and their siblings age 4+).

Late Registration on March 1-11 for additional $10/day.

Yearbook: WE NEED PHOTOS!

WE NEED PICTURES!!!!!!!! If you have pictures from your child’s classroom activities that you would like to be considered for the yearbook, we need those photos ASAP!! Click the link above to upload. PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Image Upload Site Access Code is KLFISV. You will need this code to setup your upload account.

Please give as much information about the photo as you can (at the very least class name) and upload it into the file folder for your child’s class.

Endangered Species Mural Project

ADS has received the 18th installment of the National Endangered Species Mural Project! The Center for Biological Diversity funds a world-class muralist, Roger Peet, to paint fabulous murals to highlight specific endangered species to raise awareness. We are celebrating the Austin Blind and Jollyville Plateau Salamanders!

ADS won Favorite Charter School 2018!

We're so proud to win "Austin Family Magazine" Reader's Poll again in 2018! Thank you to the community for believing in us and spreading the word of the community you love!

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Events

Student Holiday: Staff Development Day (Bad Weather Make-up Day #1)
Date: 2/18/2019
PTO: Elementary School Dance!
Date: 2/22/2019, 6:30 PM 9 PM
Location: ADS P.E. Space (Building 9/Agave)
No School: Spring Break!
Date: 3/11/2019

Connect Learning

Austin Discovery School creates socially and emotionally aware, confident, critical thinkers and problem solvers through interactive, hands-on lessons and relevant project-based learning.

Tuition-free Public School

ADS serves children within our geographic boundaries, grades K-7th. Public Charter Schools are free of charge. To apply, please visit the enrollment section of the website.

Support our School

ADS is a 501(c) non-profit institution. We rely on community support and generous donations to supplement the core academic program funded by state and federal funds. There are many ways to support our innovative educational program.