Griffin School

5001 Evans Ave.,
Austin, TX, 78751
     Tel: (512)454-5797
Grades: 9 - 12 | 82 students
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.  We recognize that for many gifted and creative students, the structures inherent in traditional high schools can limit and impede the development of academic, social, and emotional growth.  Our school enables these students to succeed through interactive classes capped at 12 students and academic programming that fosters artistic expression, critical thinking, and genuine involvement in the school and Austin community. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 82 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Griffin School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP Economics, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Language and Composition, AP Physics, AP Studio Art-2D, AP Studio Art-3D, AP US History, 
Average SAT score 1657
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 10 / Jun. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,400
Tuition Notes additional $850 annual fee
% on Financial Aid 25%
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Caroline Wilson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Competitive Sports, National Honor Society, Theatre Club, Yearbook Club, Youth Radio Theatre Club, Yearbook Club, Youth Radio, Competitive Sports,
National Honor Society,

School Notes:

  • Parent interview
  • Student shadow day/interview
  • Parent/Student application
  • Transcript
  • ISEE
  • $50 application fee

Profile last updated: 01/28/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Odyssey School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ahb Community School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Montessori Center (0.8 miles away)
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