We are excited to help you get to know our food + nature focused school.

The admissions department is your doorway into Wholesome Generation and you will find that we work to keep the door wide open during your application process. We want to give you every opportunity to look deeply at the work going on in our classrooms, to meet our leadership team and teachers, and to make sure you hear from students about their work and play. We offer tours every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year (as well as evening open houses that will be announced on our school calendar) so that you can find a time to see our teaching and learning in process and have a real experience of the energy of our community.

We are available for you. Our team gets to know each family during your admissions process. Although you will be asked to schedule tours, fill out your application, please know that there are people in our office who want to talk to you, answer your questions, and support you through this process. We are always just a phone call or email away.

The admissions process in Austin, Texas, while exciting, can sometimes feels daunting. Our goal is to work closely with you as you embark on this important process of finding a school for your child and a community for your family.

Warmest wishes,

Lene & Bonnie

Lene Saint-Orens, Founder & Executive Director,

Bonnie Gandy, School Director,



Wholesome Generation is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and we operate year-round, following AISD for closures.

Youth projects are facilitated on weekends only between 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Community Events are held quarterly. Volunteer Events are held monthly for parents.

Creative Art/Food Workshops are posted monthly and run year-round with the exception of school closures.

We offer educational services for youth ages 18 months, through 12 years, (Toddler – Grade 5) for our year-round school, and we are currently adding one Grade level with each new school-year (Grade 3 in the fall of ’19).


Our CAMP SANA and after-school program reaches youth until the age of 12, and our community classes are suited for anyone. We offer volunteer and service opportunities for Senior Citizens and Internships for Students (we currently work with Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College and others).

Our umbrella also allows Research Students and Professors to utilize our Classrooms as ‘interactive lab’ for their studies, and with help from Educators at UT Austin, ACC and Texas State University, we are launching a Educator Institute in 2020.

We welcome families from all lifestyles: social, ethnic, religious, political, cultural, sexual, racial, economic, geographic, and philosophical. We actively resist and challenge bias and support social justice for the greater good.


Wholesome Generation seeks to enroll nature loving, intellectually engaged and curious students. Tuition Assistance is available to qualifying families, bridging the economic gap between what families can afford and the cost of tuition.

It is important to us to offer access to a WG education to families across socio-economic lines.

We encourage all interested families to apply.


$1,195 monthly without assistance.
3 Days / week 
$845 monthly
2 Days / week 
$645 monthly
1 Day / week 
$380 monthly
DRAGONFLY + OWLS + WOLVES CLASSROOMS  |  Full Time: 8:00a -5:00p
$995 monthly without assistance (we offer barter opportunities, and CCMS opportunities)
3 Days / week 
$745 monthly (pro-rated for siblings)
2 Days / week 
$545 monthly (pro-rated for siblings)
1 Day / week 
$300 monthly (pro-rated for siblings)

Full time schedule includes a full lunch and two snacks (vegan/vegetarian; gluten-free; refined sugar free; allergy friendly; organic + local, whenever possible) INCLUDED IN THE MONTHLY TUITION.

If you are a family looking for immediate Enrollment and would like to sign up for a Tour, please contact us at 512. 368.3885, or connect with us through

OUR LOCATION: We are located at 12251 Running Bird Lane, Austin, TX 78758.

OUR CLASSES: Caterpillars (Ages 18-30 months); Butterflies (Ages 2.5-4); Dragonflies (Ages 4-5.5/Transitional Kindergarten); Owls (Kindergarten-Grade 1); Wolves (Grade 2-3). Adding Grade 4-5 in the fall ’20.

Annual Registration Fee

A $75.00 per child non-refundable fee is due at registration and then annually. If your child(ren) are not attending our summer program, your registration fee is due in June to hold your September space.

Community Fee

A community fee of $700 ($650 for returning children and pro-rated for partial week attending students) will be assessed the first month your child attends, and then each August the child continues in the program. This covers the use of our organic essential oils daily, repair of culinary teaching equipment, and part of the cost for the richness of materials used by all of the children in the fine arts + culinary/gardening programs. This fee also includes our soccer/music and dance lessons (included in your monthly fee).

This fee is non-refundable and due annually (August). For families enrolling to hold a space for the upcoming semester or school-year, this fee will hold the students space and will not be refunded if the family is moving or leaving unexpectedly.

Multiple Child Discounts

A reduction in tuition for the second child and any additional children enrolled concurrently is available.


  1. Explore our website to familiarize yourself with our philosophy and programs.
  2. Please fill in our tour inquiry submission link with info about your family|child and desired dates to tour our Campus.
  3. Schedule and attend a School + Campus Tour.
  4. Schedule your parent|child trial-day to take place. Attend a teacher interview after the end of the day unless you’ve met with the Teacher during your tour and are accepted into our program.
  5. Submit our Application Forms to us, and include your Fees ($75 Registration Fee, and all other Fees; after acceptance, our student fees–annual and registration fees–are non-refundable, even if you decide to leave the program mid-year. ALL families will need to supply a written notice to our Director Bonnie Gandy).

The wait list carries over from year to year, so there is no need to re-apply if your child is not enrolled during the current school year.  To place your family on the wait list please fill out our wait list FORM. This does not guarantee a spot for the upcoming school year.


A huge perk for parents is our SUMMER CAMP SANA experience – Children enrolled into our 12-month (full-week) programs, will automatically be able to participate in our summer camp Sana programs at the same tuition schedule – this is a huge perk for parents who can’t take off during the summer and love the consistency for their child. At Wholesome Generation, your child stays with their peers and can enjoy ALL of our CAMP SESSIONS (all foods included).

OUR WG Operational Parent Handbook.