Griffin School

Griffin School is a college preparatory high school community defined by academic rigor and creativity.
Our mission is to cultivate individual potential and intellectual curiosity in a vibrant and engaged community. Founded in 1996 and fully accredited, Griffin School provides students with a high school program that values individuality, creativity, and community.
Our students gain admission into some of the best colleges and universities across the country; more importantly, they become creative, curious, authentic human beings
Our interactive classes are capped at fifteen students and academic programming fosters artistic expression, critical thinking, and genuine involvement in the school and Austin community. 
We offer Advanced Placement courses across all disciplines, a broad array of fine arts classes and a competitive sports program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 110 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade Griffin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP Studio Art-2D, AP Studio Art-3D, AP US History,
Average SAT score 1268
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,950
Tuition Notes additional $850 annual fee
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Caroline Wilson


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir/Chorus, Competitive Sports, Explorers Outdoor Club, National Honor Society, Theatre Club, Yearbook Club, Youth Radio Choir/Chorus, Theatre Club, Yearbook Club, Youth Radio, Competitive Sports,
Explorers Outdoor Club,
National Honor Society,

School Notes

  • Parent interview
  • Student shadow day/interview
  • Parent/Student application
  • Transcript
  • ISEE
  • $50 application fee
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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $7,565 for elementary schools and $10,579 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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