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25 Years About Us
     

Capitol School of Austin is a not-for-profit program for children with average or above average learning potential who have speech, language, and learning differences. We are located on a quiet, tree-lined street in central Austin in the popular Brentwood neighborhood, close to Burnet Road, Mopac, and 2222.

Capitol School offers therapy-based, low-ratio, individualized school programs led by speech-language professionals or special educators as well as individual and small group therapy in our Evaluation & Therapy Clinic. See our Programs page for more information about pre-school and school-age programs and the Evaluation & Therapy Clinic.

Capitol School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our Vision

Capitol School of Austin:

  • Provides a quality program for children with speech, language, and learning differences without regard to social and economic boundaries;
  • Hires exceptional, qualified staff;
  • Improves and refines instructional design and delivery to ensure that all students can reach their full potential;
  • Supports and serves as a resource for families with children who have language-based learning differences.

We believe that:

  • Language is the foundation for learning;
  • Children with speech, language, and learning difficulties often have average to above average learning potential;
  • Early identification and intervention are fundamental to successfully helping children with language-based disorders;
  • Students with speech and language delays learn most effectively through evidence-based practices, including multi-sensory, whole language, and literacy-based instruction;
  • Small student-teacher ratios enable individual student needs to be met more effectively;
  • Many children with learning difficulties go undiagnosed and experience self-esteem, social, and academic challenges.

Input from the staff, administrators, parents, and community representatives provided the basis for a shared vision for student learning. This shared vision is stated in this vision statement and in terms of desired results for student learning and performance indicators.

Our vision drives the school’s direction and purpose as defined in our mission and beliefs.

Our Mission

The mission of Capitol School of Austin is to provide an enriched learning environment where children with speech, language, and learning differences can reach their full potential and develop skills necessary to succeed in future educational settings.

Accreditation, Continuous Improvement, and Quality Assurance

Capitol School of Austin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is committed to a program of continuous improvement and quality assurance. These efforts are managed by our Campus Leadership Team, comprised of members of the Board of Directors, administrative staff, and classroom staff. Goals of the Campus Leadership Team are:

  • To review and evaluate the effectiveness of our vision, mission, and beliefs.
  • To involve stakeholders at every stage of the process as a way to provide organizational learning.
  • To use input from our stakeholder groups to analyze the school’s strengths and challenges.
  • To summarize those strengths and challenges and recommend paths for school improvement.
  • To delineate annual improvement goals, allocate resources, and identify indicators of successful completion of those goals.
  • To build teams and systems that will continue to follow-up on these goals.
 
     
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History

Capitol School of Austin (CSA) began in 1990 as Austin's first private, non-profit organization for young children with language and learning differences...
     
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Board of Directors

CSA's Board of Directors oversees the programs, provides strategic direction, and develops policy.
 
     
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Resources

Resources in the Austin community and a brief description of common childhood developmental disorders.
 
     
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Contact Us

Capitol School of Austin
2011 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756

ph: (512)467-7006
fax: (512)467-7025

 
     
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Campus Tour

CSA's campus is located in central Austin between Mopac and Lamar Blvd. See our campus photo gallery...

 
     
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Employment

Are you interested in providing services in a dynamic, cutting edge program? Are you energetic and dedicated to children with language and learning differences? See our current opportunities...

 
     
Texas Language Learning Alternatives, dba Capitol School, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation funded by tuition and fundraising. Capitol School of Austin admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. CSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.