WELCOME TO BRAC
The Blanco River Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)3, independent fourth through eighth grade school founded on the principles of academic rigor and whole child development. The path to academic rigor is achieved through diverse, individualized, evidence-based teaching and learning approaches in a technologically-forward classroom.
The development of the whole child focus is achieved through opportunities for physical and emotional development alongside the academic curriculum.
Our Environmental Stewardship designation means that we aim to educate and empower students to embrace an environmentally healthy, socially just and economically viable lifestyle.
We understand that there has been frustration with COVID protocols in Wimberley schools this year. We are a science-focused school and require our students and faculty to wear masks indoors.
For the 2022 - 2023 school year, we are considering opening a 4th grade class. Please call for more information.
We are accepting applications now for the
2022-2023 school year.
Please call to schedule a tour.
We are a proud supporter of
Aug 18 First Day of School
Sept 6 Labor Day - no school
Sept 18 Wimberley Pride Parade!
Oct 8-11 Indigenous People Day Fall Break
Nov 22 -26 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20 Beginning of Christmas Break
March 12-20 Spring Break
OUR ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY
Blanco River Academy specializes in individualized and differentiated educational study opportunities rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Our teaching philosophy helps the students to grow into their full potential.
Faculty and staff of the Blanco River Academy believe strongly in the pursuit of academic excellence. Equally important is the emphasis on nurturing character and interpersonal growth, as well as a focus on community and social responsibility -- both through service and through an intentional effort to understand other ways of thinking, doing, and believing. By utilizing the resources of Wimberley and our larger community, BRAc students have multiple hands-on learning opportunities to develop a deep appreciation for their environment.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Blanco River Academy believes schools have a special role and responsibility in confronting the challenges of climate change, environmental stewardship, and social injustice. BRAc is dedicated to addressing these issues both inside and outside the classroom. We engage our students in implementing innovative solutions that build a healthier, more sustainable school and city. We also encourage students to understand the poverty and social injustice problems in our society today by engaging them in lively discussions, works projects, and academic readings.
BRAc students are well-rounded, critical thinkers, creative in their endeavors, and good stewards of their environment. We teach acceptance of all individuals and the importance of caring for our earth.
We offer a wide variety of special subjects and after school options to ensure that our students have ample opportunity to grow in their middle school years in mind, body and spirit.
IN THE HEART OF WIMBERLEY
501 Old Kyle Road, Suite 101
Wimberley, Texas 78676
The Blanco River Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.