A new private school for boys will open in Austin this coming fall. Founders Amy Degner and Frances Ramberg say they were inspired by the local single-sex education opportunities available to their daughters, and they wanted the same options for their sons.
“Austin families have shown great enthusiasm for an all-boys school,” says Degner. “Everyone who approaches us values an environment and curriculum that focuses on the unique learning needs of boys. This school will teach boys through exploration and movement, by doing, making, inventing and building.”
Degner and Ramberg say they plan to blend traditional subjects with progressive approaches, guaranteeing a dynamic, diverse, creative education that meets the unique learning needs of boys. The curriculum will include traditional subjects such as math, science, language arts, art, social-emotional learning and physical education. The school plans to open with grades K-3 and add a grade each year, topping off at grade 8. Admission applications are due Feb. 3. Information sessions will be held on Jan. 18 at Old Quarry Branch Library at 7 p.m. and on Jan. 24 at North Village Branch Library at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit theboysschoolofaustin.org.