Katherine Anne Porter School


High school can be a rough world, but the Katherine Anne Porter School in Wimberley, Texas offers a different perspective on what can be a trying time for some teenagers.  KAPS is a free, accredited public charter school that places strong emphasis on learning and nurturing students’ interests in small class environments.  Enrollment consists of students from all over the Hill Country, and the bottom line is that this school welcomes different.  Honors and Advanced Placement classes are mixed in with alternatives to required courses such as yoga and organic gardening.  Everyone is accepted, dress code is relaxed, and cliques are non-existent.

KAPS helps students love learning who had given up at or dropped out of other schools, and statistics show that it’s working.  Their average SAT score is higher than the Texas average, and the student to teacher ratio is only 6.6.  Sounds pretty great, huh?  Coffee shop philosophy discussions?  Why wouldn’t you want to learn here?!?

Read more about KAPS from the Austin American-Statesman here