Welcome to Rise! We are so happy you have chosen to learn more about how our inclusive and enriched program can give your child the best possible start in life. 

A Little About Our Program:

  • Rise serves children 12 months – Pre-K.
  • We operate on an 11- month schedule August – June (see calendar for more details).
  • The school day is from 8 am – 2:30 pm.
  • Aftercare (REP) runs from 2:30 – 5:30 pm – limited spots are available for an additional fee. 
  • Each class has 12 students, a lead teacher, a teacher, and a teacher aide.
  • 50% of our students have developmental delays or a disability, 50% are typical learners, 100% learn together!
  • All students receive music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy using a push-in model.
  • Admission decisions are typically made in the spring for the next school year.

Explore our program pages to learn more about our school.


Apply Online

We currently have a limited number of spots available for the 2022 – 2023 school year and we are accepting applications for the 2023 – 2024 school year. 
All applicants must complete the interest form below and pay a $60 application fee to be added to our waitlist.



Playdate at Rise

Once you have completed the interest form, we may schedule a playdate for your child in a prospective classroom (based on availability). You will meet the lead teacher and therapeutic team. Please note playdates do not guarantee an enrollment offer. 



Admissions Decision

The enrollment committee will review your application and determine admission based on available space, classroom ratios (traditional learner vs child with developmental delays), and our ability to serve your child’s needs.

Our enrollment process aims to provide an equitable and individualized experience for all children and their families. 


Reapplying for Another Year

Our waitlist does not roll over from year to year. If we are unable to offer you enrollment, reapplying for the following year may be the next best step. Most families will apply at least two times. 



Upon acceptance, you will receive an offer letter and enrollment packet. To reserve your space, a registration fee and contract must be submitted. You will be given a deadline to submit your completed enrollment packet which will serve as your child’s individual file. The file will contain pertinent information required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (licensing). 

Important Notice

If the desired classroom is at capacity or the admissions committee has determined that Rise is unable to serve your child’s needs, families can reapply the following year for the upcoming school year.

Admissions decisions are typically made in the spring after re-enrollment packets of current families have been submitted.

The Rise School of Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or any other identity in its admissions and all other educational, programming, and administrative policies, and provides reasonable accommodations to ensure full and equal access for people with disabilities. 



4800 Manor Road, Building J
Austin, TX 78723
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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