Nature School
Nature School 

Admission, Enrollment and Tuition


At Nature School, we try to keep the admissions process as simple as possible. We also offer several opportunities to get to know the school before you apply. Our tuition fees are affordable; see the table below for details. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hours of Operation

Nature School is open year round, Monday through Friday. Hours of operation vary slightly for each location.


Austin Location Hours
      School hours for 5-days full-time plan are 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM.
      School hours for other plans are 8:00 AM to 5:00 or 5:30 PM depending on the plan. 

The Application Process

Due to limited space and a high number of applicants each year, we are unfortunately unable to accept every child for admission. Applications are processed in the order they are received.


We're proud of our school, and we'd like to ask prospective parents to set up an appointment to visit Nature Schoolprior to submitting application. To make an appointment with one of our directors, please call us at 512-538-5791 or contact us by e-mail.

We accept applications throughout the year. Please do not forget to include the non-refundable fee (payable by check or cash), along with your application form. We require an application fee of $150.00. This fee is non-refundable.


Tuition Fees

Tuition is due monthly or annually and does not change based on sick days, vacations, school closures or other days when school is not in session. Tuition fees are listed below.


Nature School offers a number of flexible full, half, and alternate day plans. The table below shows tuition rates for full attendance for the different daily schedule options available. We also offer sibling discounts on qualifying plans.


Austin Pricing


Program Type


All day (5 days a week)


AM Only (8:00 AM to noon, 5 days a week)


PM Only (12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 5 days a week)


Mon, Wed, Fri (8:00 AM to 5:30 PM)


Tue and Thu (8:00 AM to 5:30 PM)


Per Hour (based on availability)


Schedule and Policies


All program require a nonrefundable, nontransferable application fee of $150.

  • A deposit in an amount equal to the monthly tuition is paid at the time of enrollment. This amount is considered last month's payment.
  • Tuition is due by the 1st of each month.
  • There is a 7-day grace period; after the 7thday of each month, a late fee of $50 is assessed.
  • $10 per day late fee is charged after the 7th of the month, including weekends.
  • If the tuition is unpaid by the 1st of the following month, your child will not be able to attend school.
  • Late pick-up fee is $10, in 15-minute increments.
  • Returned checks are charged a late fee of $50.00.
  • If Nature School of Austin receives more than one returned check per family, we reserve the right to require payments in cash.
  • There are no refunds given for vacations, absences, or holidays.
  • Nature School of Austin has an initial non-refundable supply fee of $100 that is due at the time of admission.
  • Nature School of Austin has a semiannual non-refundable supply fee of $75 that is due with January and July tuition.
  • If you need to withdraw your child from the Nature School of Austin program, you must provide a written notice at least 30-days in advance of the last day of attendance.



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