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Prospective Families

We 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, please complete our waitlist form and we will contact you with further instructions.

We encourage you to learn about us and the commitments each family makes to the cooperative:

"The Co-op is such a magical place, we feel so grateful to have been able to send our kids here. The child-led, play-based, outdoor-heavy, respectful philosophy is everything we could have hoped for, and creates such a sweet and caring community. The teachers are incredibly patient, kind, thoughtful, understanding and knowledgeable about child development. Families take turns helping out in the classroom but, truly, I felt I was getting all the benefit out of it, being able to witness how teachers empower kids to resolve conflicts, put their feelings into words and learn how to be part of a cooperative community. Our time at the Co-op was truly a gift and I highly recommend it to families with littles."

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

*Entering children must turn two by September 1st.
**4s and 5s class extends to 1:30pm in the spring semester.

Supplemental Programs

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is an opportunity for children in the MWF classes to play with friends from both 3s classes and listen to stories while eating a lunch brought from home. There is typically a Fall session and a Spring session, with more details given once the semester begins.

Fun Bunch

Children from the 4-5s stay an extra hour to eat a lunch brought from home, read stories, and enjoy free play on the
playground. This program runs in the Fall. In the Spring the 4-5s day extends to 1:30 to prepare for a longer kindergarten day.


Synchronized Drop-off Care

Early drop off for the 2s and 3s is available for an additional fee and runs from 8:30-9am.


The monthly tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is as follows:

two-day classes:        $325

three-day classes:     $410

five-day classes:        $750*

*This includes the extra hour a day of school beginning in the Spring Semester.

Tuition is due on the first school day of each month during the school year, August – May. A late fee of $15 will be charged if tuition is not received by the 10th of each month. Partial financial support is available.  Please contact the office for details.

Upon acceptance to the Co-op, the following are due: the first installment of tuition and a building fee of $350 for the first child and $200 for each additional child


Prospective parents are welcome to tour the Co-op.  Please call 512-454-5315 to schedule an appointment.

Application Process

After you have filled out our waitlist form with payment, your child will officially be part of our waitlist!

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

AACNS Nondiscrimination Policy

The All Austin Cooperative Nursery School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs.

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