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Our Story

The following feedback was shared by parents during spring 2018 at Upbring School of Arts and Science. Our story is an amalgamation of their stories. Our families are why we do what we do.

Sarah’s story

We found out about Upbring School of Arts and Science (USAS) through our neighborhood Listerv from a parent whose children attend the school. She raved about the teachers and the close attention that was paid to the children. Our son had already been in one preschool, but we did not feel he was being challenged enough. USAS teachers pay a lot of attention to detail and are in contact with the parents on a daily basis on how the child did that day and what they learned. The communication is amazing and helps us reinforce what he learns at school.

Our favorite things about USAS are the STEM curriculum from Rice University, the communication with parents on what the child is learning each day, and the one-on-one attention the children receive. Since starting at USAS, our son has had a lot of learning by doing and is very excited about what he learns at school. Every day when I ask my son how his day was, he answers, “It was amazing” and then goes on to tell me all the things he did that day.

Sarah (parenting a 12-month-old student and 4-year-old student)


Caroline’s story 

We were scrambling for daycare when our previous provider closed abruptly. With such long wait lists in Central Austin, we struggled to find a school that could enroll us in time, much less be a good fit for our family. That’s when we discovered that Upbring was about to open a classroom for our daughter’s age group. Touring and meeting with the staff gave us an immediate sense of relief. The classrooms, the playground and the gymnasium were so spacious and inviting. We knew that not only had we found a solution, we’d found a home.

Caroline (parenting an 18-month-old student)


Shelli’s story

Through recommendations on a neighborhood Facebook group, we came to know of Upbring School of Arts and Science (USAS). It was very important for us to find the right school for our child. We first noticed how friendly everyone was and the low teacher-to-child ratios. We enjoy the friendliness of the community and the daily communication from the teaching staff. They are very conscious about sharing information about transitions and changes that occur.

Our daughter is rather shy, but she warmed up to Ms. Lindsey right away! After just a few short weeks, she was already speaking up in class and playing and talking with her peers! Just the other day, after picking up our daughter from school, she informed me that I am her mama at home, but her teacher, Ms. Lindsey, is her mama at school. 🙂

Shelli (parenting a 3-year-old student)


Angie’s story

It is time for a moment of honesty. Because we are not in a rush to find a day school for our son, we have taken school/care center visits seriously. We’ve visited five other area locations and considered a nanny-share. We have walked away and been okay with our son being at those schools/care centers, but we’ve not been to a place where everything clicked – until today. When we walked out of your door, following the tour, we were like, “This is The One!!!” We love Upbring School of Arts and Science. You all are amazing. So friendly. So questioning. So loving. So growth- focused. We are incredibly excited to be part of the Upbring community.

Angie (parenting an 2-year-old)


Nadia’s story

Every day on my drive to work, I pass Upbring School of Arts and Science (USAS). Our son started attending when the school was Saint Paul. Finding the right school has helped Greyson learn many things he would not have learned in other schools. At USAS, he has learned many science facts like which animals migrate and hibernate. The small class size gives him a lot of attention from Ms. Leigh, as well as close connections to his peers.

Other things we like are the weekly chapel services, the safe and the controlled environment, including key entry. We also appreciate the communication from the staff and my son’s teacher, like the text messages that let me know what he learned that day so I can talk to him about it after school.

We have noticed positive results of our son’s attendance. He has shown calmer, more focused behavior at home, which is better for us all.

Nadia (parent of 5-year-old)

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