Paragon Prep Middle School

2001 W Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756-0787
Tel: (512)459-5040
Grades: K - 8 | 204 students
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Many parents and educators agree that middle school can be the pivotal period in a child's academic experience.
With the ever increasing peer pressure and challenges outside of the classroom, students may become unfocused or lost altogether during this critical time.
Paragon provides an alternative that is distinct among private schools in the area.
Paragon has designed a program that fills a need for a limited private school experience for families that are not considering a twelve year financial commitment to private schooling.
The curriculum is designed in such a way that Paragon students returning to public schools after the eighth grade will be exceptionally prepared to enter either regular or honors programs.
Paragon's Educational Team has outstanding credentials in academic fields ranging from economics to theater. They also have extensive experience working with middle school students and are committed to making the private school experience at Paragon Prep one that reflects excellence in every way.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 204 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Paragon Prep Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants or shorts, collared shirts, closed-toed shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,800
Acceptance Rate 35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David McGrath
Admissions Associate Monica Lopez

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Chess Club, Girls Empowerment Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Music, Robotics Art, Chess Club, Latin Club, Math Club, Music, Robotics, Girls Empowerment Club,

School Notes:

Paragon provides a dynamic, fun, and stimulating environment in exchange for a student and parental commitment to excellence. It is this partnership that makes Paragon Prep a success and an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Paragon produces students who are well-rounded, inquisitive, thoughtful, concerned for others, devoted to (and knowledgeable about) democratic and entrepreneurial principals. Paragon strives to inspire students to become articulate, ethical, and eager for further learning. At Paragon Prep, students are involved in a variety of academic competitions, clubs and class trips that are both educational and culturally enriching. Students are introduced to standardized test-taking strategies (SAT, ACT) and advanced study skills. Eligible students are involved in the Duke Talent Identification Program and all students become proficient in the use of technology via projects requiring Internet research and multimedia presentations. At Paragon, students are given a truly comprehensive educational experience.

Profile last updated: 08/25/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Huntington-surrey High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Capitol School Of Austin (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Capitol School Of Austin (0 miles away)
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    Grades: PK-4 | 81 students
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    2011 W Koenig Lane
    Austin, TX 78756
    (512)467-7006
    0PK-4
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  • Austin
    The Children's School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-4 | 159 students
    0.8 miles
    2825 Hancock Dr
    Austin, TX 78731
    (512)453-1126
    0.8PK-4
    159
  • Austin
    Grades: 8-12 | 36 students
    1.1 miles
    4804 Grover Ave
    Austin, TX 78756
    (512)478-4743
    1.18-12
    36
  • Austin
    Grades: K-4 | 83 students
    1.2 miles
    6817 Great Northern Blvd
    Austin, TX 78757
    (512)450-1940
    1.2K-4
    83
  • Austin
    St Louis School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 277 students
    1.3 miles
    2114 Saint Joseph Blvd
    Austin, TX 78757
    (512)454-0384
    1.3PK-8
    277

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