A K-8 School - Inspiring Academic & Social Growth

In this Newsletter

  • Why Kids Do Better in a Smaller School

What Makes our School Special

  • The Journey Begins - Program Feature

Mandarin Chinese

  • September Happenings

Open House - September 3rd & 17th - 10:30 -11:30 AM

  • Afterschool Programs


  • Our Favorite Things

Thinkery Austin

Small School Advantages - What Makes our Program Special

"Education is still a very highly personalized endeavor... kids do better in a smaller school.... There is less alienation, everyone knows their names" Listen to Fred Nathan explain the advantages of a small school.

With small class sizes and low student-teacher ratio, our students have the opportunity to truly engage with their instructors and classmates. Learning occurs because that is the primary focus of both the teachers and students. Our focus is not on getting our students ready for a standardized test, but on ensuring that they truly understand what they are being taught.

Each student is provided individualized attention and an adaptive, personalized curriculum that allows the student to be truly educated -- at his/her academic level. As an engaging school environment, students develop true friendships that extend beyond the classroom and playgrounds.

Program Feature - Mandarin

Learning a Foreign Language in Elementary School is Important and Foreign Language in Elementary School is a wonderful boost for all kids...the world that we need to prepare our children for is filled with multiple languages. Regardless of their career choices or where they may live, it is more probable than ever that they will be communicating and working with people from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. See Judy Martialay's article.

At 4PA, we value diversity of thought and background. One of the ways we embrace that value is through the integration of foreign languages - Mandarin and Spanish. With native mandarin instructors, our goal is for our students to truly master the ability to listen, read, write, and speak Mandarin. Pursuit of AP-level Mandarin is part of the advanced program.

Our afterschool program MindQuest offers:

  • Great option for parents looking for quality after-school care with a learning focus. MindQuest comprises of 2.5 - 3 hours of after-school care.
  • Choice of Academic & Enrichment Classes - Math, Reading/Writing, Spanish, Art, & More....
  • Daily Homework Help
  • Fun, Supervised Playtime - Indoor & Outdoor
  • Door-to-door shuttle service from the Steiner Ranch schools to IQuest Center.

Significantly Greater Overall Value Than YMCA Afterschool Program & Daycare!!!
Click to learn more about the AfterSchool Program


Spanish Classes & Tutoring

Learn practical Spanish that you can use!

Students will learn phrases and build a basic vocabulary which includes colors, shapes, emotions, numbers, body, directions, family, opposites, animals, and days of the week, among others.

Click here to see classes available

Please call 512.537.7664 for assistance

September Calendar

  • Labor Day - September 2nd - 4Points Academy & IQuest Closed
  • September 3rd and 17th - Open House - 4Points Academy
  • Rolling Admissions for 4Points Academy - Enroll for Fall 2019 - Join the Academic Journey!
  • Enrollment ongoing - Afterschool Programs - MindQuest, Tutoring, and Classes

We Recommend! Thinkery Austin

Join us each month as we recommend an activity or a place to visit based on our own students' experiences! Our Journey has taken us far and near! Keep reading to find out about some fun nuggets!

Early Learners Workshop: Make it Go - Sept 2 (Labor Day)


4Points Academy

4Points Academy is a private K-8 school which offers small class sizes, personalized instruction, foreign languages, art, music, programming, and much more. Check out the 4Points Academy program here and/or call 512.991.7950.

IQuest is our afterschool program which provides afterschool care, enrichment classes, and tutoring. IQuest also provides summer camps and other special programs for kids in the surrounding neighborhoods of Four Points, Lakeway, & Cedar Park.