Each Academy of Thought and Industry high school is a high-accountability, high-autonomy learning community focused on personal, academic, and professional excellence.

Together with each student, we establish and refine individualized goals achieved through personally meaningful work. Each student will acquire the requisite content, skills, and experiences to prepare him or her to thrive in the life he or she wants to live.

Our campuses, located in the high-tech hubs of Austin, New York City, and San Francisco, are enrolling now for fall 2018. To get started at ATI, sign up todayGet Info to learn more, book a personal campus tour or attend an info session.

About Our Campuses

ATI's campuses are located in three of America's biggest high-tech hubs. Our San Francisco campus occupies a beautiful four-story former residence on Jackson Street in scenic Pacific Heights, across the street from Alta Plaza Park. Our New York campus is nestled in the bustling East Village in Manhattan. And our Austin campus is set in the heart of the city's downtown. Each campus provides an ideal setting for a rich urban education, and are designed to capture the feel of a state-of-the-art co-working space. ATI's campuses combine the comfort of a family home with the professional feel of a well-managed entrepreneurial incubator—the kinds of spaces that any adult would be delighted to work within. Read More 

About Our Founder

The ATI program has been designed by Michael Strong, one of the most experienced designers of innovative school programs in the U.S. His past projects include Montessori secondary school program design at The Judson Montessori School (San Antonio), The Emerson School (Palo Alto), and Hacienda School (Pleasanton). More recently he co-founded KoSchool in Austin, Texas, which combines his high performance approach to AP coursework and SAT score gains with a focus on entrepreneurial and creative projects. ATI began as a next-generation version of the stellar program at KoSchool. Read More 

High school for teens who want to excel on their own terms.

In the right learning environment, high school students are capable of much more than conventional education supports them to achieve. Teens that choose ATI are ready for responsibility and able to take ownership over their own education in a way that the control mechanisms of typical schooling make virtually impossible.

They may be purpose-driven, with creative, entrepreneurial, or intellectual passion that pushes the boundaries of traditional education. They may be meaning-driven, deeply reflective about the nature of the true and the good in a way that prevalent teaching methods don’t serve. They may be non-standard, advanced in one or more domains in ways that basic course content cannot serve, and with different and evolving areas of growth that average schools don’t support.

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