Who We Are

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Students enjoy their studies at New Horizons Academy

The New Horizon Academy sits on 13 acres in the beautiful Hill Country in Central Texas.

We are one hour northwest of Austin, near Marble Falls.

We have been in existence as a private boarding school for teens since 1999.

Our staff consists of:

  • Sarah Brauninger, Headmistress and Lead Teacher
  • Don Brauninger, Executive Director, Treasury Secretary, Transportation In-charge and Estates Manager
  • Joke (Yo-ka) Reeder, Admissions Director, Lecturer, English and Foreign Languages teacher
  • Jesse Garcia: Physical Education and Field Trips In-charge

We use the Study Technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard. We are licensed by Applied Scholastics, Int.

History of the school:

New Horizons Academy was founded by Sarah Brauninger in 1999. As a teacher she had found that most progress was made after school when she taught her students one-on-one. That isn’t practical for a school, but it is ideal for a student. She went for the ideal scenario and opened her own school where every student gets one-on-one attention every day. The numbers had to stay small, but the successes were huge. That was 12 years ago and she never looked back. Ms. Brauninger moved her school from California to the Sovereign State of Texas, where less government makes for a better environment for nurturing a mind.