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Prospective Families

site_connectingWe would love for your family to be part of our school.  It is a true cooperative, and the cooperation makes our school function, makes it successful, and makes it one of the best communities in Austin. If you are interested in joining our community, we encourage you to learn about us and the commitments each family makes to the cooperative:

Ages and Classes

Our school accepts children ages two through five.  Entering children must turn two by September 1st. Our class information is as follows:

Class Ages Days Hours Size
Younger 2’s 2 – 2 1/2 Tues, Thurs 9am – 12pm 8 children
Older 2’s 2 1/2 – 3 Tues, Thurs 9am – 12pm 10 children
Younger 3’s 3 – 3 1/2 Mon, Wed, Fri 9am – 12pm 12 children
Older 3’s 3 1/2 – 4 Mon, Wed, Fri 9am – 12pm 12 children
4’s and 5’s* 4 – 5 Mon – Fr 8:30am – 12:30pm 28 children (2 classes)

*The 4’s and 5’s class hours will change to 8:30-1:30 for the Spring Semester.

Refer to our tuition page for current tuition and fees.

Tours

Prospective parents are welcome to tour the Co-op.  Tours are typically scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 10am.  Please call 512-454-5315 to schedule an appointment.

Application Process

Admission to the Co-op is determined by our wait list.  To add your child’s name to our wait list, please complete a wait list application and provide a non-refundable fee of $75 to AACNS.  This maintains your position on the wait list until your child is accepted into our school or you chose to remove them from the list. Note:  the wait list application does not guarantee admission into the Co-op. Registration begins in January and continues until the school is fully enrolled.  Placement is made based on the following criteria:

  • currently enrolled children
  • siblings of currently enrolled children
  • Co-op alumni
  • new families based on date of application

Please note, all children enrolled (with few exceptions) must meet the current Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements set by the Health Department of State Health Services.  A child will not be allowed to attend class if his/her immunization record is incomplete.

AACNS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and scholarship programs.