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Abacus School of Austin

14115 Avery Ranch Boulevard
Austin, TX 78717
(512) 381-2200
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I have finally found the best! My experience at Abacus has been so refreshing. They really do provide the best possible care and learning environment for children. The owner and d...


Cheaters!! that's how I describe them. I went there personally to admit my son there. She asked me to fill an application form and asked me to pay $95 like application fee. I fill...

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/9/2014

I've been on the waiting list since last year, and I've regularly checked to see if my son could start enrolling In the near future. When we heard that there was a spot from a different school, I talked to some of the staff and I was told that they were positive about having a place for him sometime in the summer or the latest in the fall. So I turned down a spot at another preschool. However, I talked to a new receptionist Shawnee recently and she said there would be no way for my son to enroll even in the fall. Because I trusted that he would get in at least by fall, I turned down the other school and haven't even bothered to put him on the waiting list at another preschool. If they didn't make me believe that, I would've contacted other preschools....!! When I went to the school last time, Shawnee was so kind and she wanted to ask questions to her supervisor Kathy for me and se if they could make some accommodations. Kathy's door was open and I could literally see her, but she didn't even bother to come out and speak to me. Instead, she sent Shawnee to ask me ""who told you there would be a space for your son in the fall?"" I was embarrassed that she sent Shawnee to get information before she comes out and talks to me. (When she wasn't even working with someone or talking on the phone. And when she was literally like ten steps away from me) But you know what? I said to Shawnee that I don't remember her name but I talked to three different people but one of them assured me the my son will get a spot at least by this fall. Even after that, Kathy did not come out and speak to me. I was alone right next to the fish tank waiting for her to come talk to me. After that, even Shawnee was on the phone in the staff office. When I finally went into the office (I was tired of waiting) and stood there for a minute or two like an invisible person, I just said ""everyone seems busy, and if there's nothing you can do, I'll just leave."" And that was it. No phone call. Nothing. I felt humiliated by how rude the director treated me. I still called again to confirm whether he could not get in even in sept. Oct. or nov. She said no. I just felt like I should've never trusted what they had said and put my son on the waiting list at other schools as well. Abacus is a three-minute drive from my house, so I really wanted to send my son here, but now I wonder if it's even racial discrimination. Did they start getting too many Asians recently and they don't wanna accept more? Or did she think I was lying that someone from the office had told me about enrollment in the fall? If none of these is true, how could they do this? I'm very disappointed. I think I also paid money to put him on the waiting list. I feel cheated! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/8/2013

My children have been at Abacus since their opening, and we wouldn't send them anywhere else! After touring some other day cares in the area, we picked abacus based on their program that was unlike any of the other centers we had visited. My child who is in the three year old class room, spends most of her day outside the classroom, in resource centers like a computer lab, art room, library, gym and playground and in the summer time the splash pad. I love the fact that she is constantly being engaged. All the teachers we have had throughout their time there have been dedicated, caring and helpful and the facilities are outstanding. more

Cheaters 2/16/2012

Cheaters!! that's how I describe them. I went there personally to admit my son there. She asked me to fill an application form and asked me to pay $95 like application fee. I filled the form and paid the fee. She said she will call me back in 2 weeks and the school actually starts in spring. 2 weeks passed, they never called back. i waited few more days and called them. There was a lady, Sheila. She was telling me that my son is in the waiting list and they don't have any idea when there will be new fillings. I asked them why did you not tell me this information before like when I was there to fill out the application. They haven't told us anything about this when we were there. they took the money and now are telling that my son can't get admission. i asked them to refund the money because i was never informed that it's for waiting list. who would pay non-refundable money for waiting list. she is saying she cannot refund the money now. cheaters, liars.what will our kids learn in a place like that. Pros: null Cons: null more

Very very disappointed 12/20/2011

Don't be fooled with few good reviews. it is waste of money whether you pay $600 or $800. Most of the staff are very rude. If you are tired of changing diapers at home and you dont want you kid to learn anything then,yes you can absolutely send your kid to abacus and they are very good with the diapers. That it all it. my kid has been going there last year and half and learned nothing, nothing and nothing at all. Pros: null Cons: null more

Simply the best! 9/23/2011

I have finally found the best! My experience at Abacus has been so refreshing. They really do provide the best possible care and learning environment for children. The owner and director both go above and beyond to ensure excellence in all aspects of the school. My child looks forward to each and every day and loves her teacher. I highly recommend touring the school because seeing is believing. You will not regret it! more

disappointed 9/19/2011

Some parents get treated well, but some don't. Maybe as long as you do nothing more than pay and smile then they will treat you well. But if you have a concern the administration staff first try to BS you and then are condescending and rude. more

Abacus School of Austin is just great!!!! 6/30/2011

My husband and I looked at over 15 schools before we chose Abacus at Avery Ranch and we have been so pleased. Just walking in the door and having Ms. Joanne and Ms. Rolla meet every child every day is so comforting. As is having Ms. Sheila and Mr. Dave, the owner's on site as well as their own children. It was a huge decision as this is our only child. After 6 months he grew leaps and bounds. They have a very strong academic program and very low ratios per student and teacher. And GREAT TEACHERS. I was amazed after 3 weeks that every one new our son's name. I highly recommend the care for your child that they provide. It is a great learning enviroment and a very loving enviroment. He is enrolled in on site swimming lessons and by the end of summer at age 3 he will be swimming. We did not see another school that offered on site lessons. So we are thrilled with that as well. Abacus hast it all!! more

Beware of Abacus 6/20/2011

Abacus is not what I thought! This school promised me that my child would have a wonderful experience but she did not. The teachers do not inform you of what is going on with your child they always direct you to management who will make a excuse and not handle the problem. The front office personal staff are not very nice once they enroll your child. They reel you in and then its down hill. They told me how every school in the area was not good, that should have been a red flag. Before enrolling in Abacus visit ALL the schools in the area. I currently enrolled my child at a school they recommended I should not. So far it is great! I can view her in her class and everyone in the school is wonderful and I did not have to leave Avery Ranch to find this school. more

Abacus School Of Austin 4/4/2011

Our child attending the Abacus School of Austin was a great move after having been at Kids R Kids and Primrose. The preschool was recommended to us by a family friend that joined the school just after the grand opening. After being given our tour by the schools director, Rola Smith, we made our decision on the spot. After meeting with her we were confident that we had found the right place for our child. The facility is clean, well maintained, safe and secure. more
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A Lifetime of Learning Begins at Abacus School of Austin

Owner Message

  • In 1970 Paul Cooke and Marie Cooke started their first Preschool in San Antonio.  Over the years each of their seven children attended their program and graduated from Private Kindergarten and First Grade. Today three of their daughters continue to provide quality schools that are committed to the belief that early childhood education is vital to our children's future.


    Private Preschool and Kindergarten

    Our Nursery provides for infants starting at 8 weeks

    Swimming Pool and Waterfall Play Area

    Library with a rich variety of children's literature

    Art Studio with a Degreed Specialty Art Teacher

    Computer Lab

    Infant Exercise Room specifically designed for gross motor development

    Spanish Class for both group and private

    Indoor Gymnasium

    Variety of Enrichment Activities; Dance,Music,Piano,Guitar,Karate,Swim Lessons

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm