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What is your Daily Schedule? 

8:30 am – 3:45 pm

Our learning day includes core skills, collaborative quest/projects, Socratic discussions, PE and free time. The high school & middle school students may also apply for Apprenticeships each year, which amend their schedules.


Annual Schedule: August – May

We meet for four sessions with breaks in between each. Our summer break covers June, July and most of August.



For the 2021-2022 school year, thanks to a generous donor, tuition has been reduced to $4,200 a year, which can be paid over 10 monthly payments ($420/mo). Each year it costs $9,000 to educate a student at Studio Prep. In order to reach sustainability, Studio Prep parents help with fundraising to close the gap between the $9,000 and $4,200. 


Do you offer scholarships?

Reduced tuition is builtin for the coming school year, as noted above, and we are also building a scholarship fund for need-based awards. At this time, we do not have a fully-funded scholarship for next year. We welcome fundraising connections.


Are you full next year? (2021-2022)

We are still accepting applications for the fall, but we accept new students based on building a balanced mix of strengths instead of simply filling an empty seat. If all the students were math whizzes, but none could construct a coherent sentence, that’s a problem in an environment where students help each other. 


What ages/grades are your current students? 

Our students are aged from eight to eighteen, third through twelfth grade.

How can I get on the waiting list?

Follow the application steps on our website.

May I hold a place for my future child?

No. You are welcome to do the first steps in our application process at any time. However, please don’t produce your video earlier than six months before the desired start date. Also, shadowing and interviews occur no earlier than six months before the desired start date.  


What do you require of parents?

Our parents sign a covenant to be lifelong learners and to support their children on their own Hero’s Journeys.  Three-day parents school their children at home on Mondays and Fridays, using the customized yearly plan decided on at the beginning of co-op. We depend on parent volunteers to help with certain class activities, to work around the studio, to help with fundraising, and to help with special projects. 


Will you remain three days a week for 2021-2022?

Yes, we will continue to meet Tuesdays through Thursdays, but we will offer study hall and host a la carte academic and extracurricular classes on Mondays and Fridays as scheduling permits. These classes are open to all of Austin’s homeschooling community.

What software do you use for Core Skills?

You can choose the curricula best suited to your child(ren). We offer and track progress on: ALEKS for math, NoRedInk & Let’s Diagram for grammar, and Duolingo for foreign languages.


What do 3-day families do at home on Mondays and Fridays?  You will be homeschooling your children on Mondays and Fridays. As we are a co-op, you choose your student’s academic load. Much like college, choose a lighter load if you have many extra-curricular passions, or choose a heavy load to master more subjects through Studio Prep.

Studio Prep is a 501c-3 charity organization and welcomes fundraising opportunities to keep the tuition discounted. The Studio Preparatory admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at The Studio Preparatory. Studio Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs.

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My examples for subtracting negative numbers were not clicking, so the student found his own illustration and shared it with the class. I love that he's working to understand rather than simply following the mechanics.