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Aesa art show

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Fine arts night at Aesa
Tuesday, April 12

The Aesa fine arts night show was a success. About 45 people showed up to the event. More people showed up than ever expected. It had a great turnover. The exhibit showed the art classes paintings to parents. The art was hung on the walls around the map room with the names of the piece and the name of the artist. They were all captivating and excellent pieces of art. The students were able to choose what they wanted to paint. It was their best art from the whole semester.

There was also a play the students put together called “the worst Christmas pageant ever”
The Play had the students from the drama class in it. They started practicing in January and it payed off. Some students had to have multiple roles, and they killed it. It was an amazing show. The parents all loved it and were proud of their kids.

Seamus Caskey

Senior Kyle Brown Selected as National Merit Scholarship Finalist

By | Achievements, AESA News, Uncategorized

kyle-brownAESA Prep Academy may be small, but its students achieve on a grand scale. Senior Kyle Brown has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship finalist, one of only 15,000 seniors in the country to receive such a distinction.

“I do consider it an honor to be a part of such an elite group on a national level, especially coming from such a small school,” says Brown. AESA Prep Academy, in southwest Austin near the town of Dripping Springs, keeps its enrollment around 100 students in grades 2 through 12 so that students can receive more individualized attention. “The teachers at AESA have played a big role in helping me achieve this.”

Brown, who is interested in pursuing a degree in neurobiology, will go on to compete for 7,400 Merit Scholarship awards. Brown has twice won AESA’s Most Significant Person in History competition and has been voted most distinguished speaker at the school’s Model UN. He is being courted by Ivy League schools and other prestigious universities throughout the country.

Approximately 1.5 million juniors entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 preliminary PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as the initial screening of program entrants.

“We are thrilled, but not surprised, that Kyle has received this great honor,” says Barbara Garza, AESA Prep Academy’s head of school. “Kyle is our first National Merit Scholar, but with the students coming up behind him, I’m sure he won’t be our last.”

Study: Too Much Homework in US Schools

By | AESA News

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 12.54.48 PMOne of the many benefits of attending AESA Prep is that our small class sizes allow students to learn, absorb and practice their academics during school hours, with minimal homework time. This allows them far greater freedom than virtually every other school in the nation whether public or private. It’s been proven time and time again that kids thrive and learn best when allowed time to practice sports and arts, spend evenings socializing with peers and family, and time and space to just have fun and be creative!

Here at AESA we have long recognized the benefits of more efficient school time and less homework, and this topic is a central point of our educational strategy. Check out the latest study results backing up this philosophy!



Solo the Baby Goat

By | AESA News, Uncategorized

post_goat02The Niccums brought up a special visitor on Friday – Solo, the baby goat!  It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen and the kids so enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for sharing Solo with us Lilly!


Still Digging Soil

By | AESA News, Uncategorized

We are having the best time with our soil unit!  We learned about the layers of soil using all sorts of fun and edible examples.  I bet if you ask your kids what the marshmallows represent they’ll be able to tell you.  Ask them about the mini m&m’s too!


AESA Students to Compete Abroad

By | Achievements, AESA News, Sports, Uncategorized

Screen Shot 2015-08-08 at 5.10.43 PMEight students from AESA including 3rd year student Leighton Allen recently made the USA “14 and Under Team” that will be participating in international events in Europe.  Events include an exhibition with the Great Britain team, an event  presented by the International Tennis Federation in Bristol England, and the most prestigious international competition: “Les Petits As” in Paris France.

Holiday One-Acts

By | AESA News, Shows and Performances, Uncategorized

AESA’s Drama Class put on a wonderful showcase of Theater Acts on Friday, Dec. 5th. They performed three plays: The Santa Claus Chronicles, King Midas and the Golden Touch, and Soapy Smith’s Winter Wish. Carol Horn, AESA’s Drama Teacher, and our students did a fabulous job on the play!



Hill Country Care Center Visit

By | AESA News, Community

post_care02The Hill Country Care Center in Dripping Springs had some fun guests visit on Friday, Dec. 5th. AESA’s Elementary classes with their teachers, Mrs. Hutton and Mrs. Patty, brought lotion and beautiful fleece blankets to the residents.  The students assisted the residents with finishing the blankets as well as cheering them up. Thank you, AESA Elementary, for giving to others during the Holiday Season.