The Khabele School

801 Rio Grande,
Austin, TX, 78701-0512
Tel: (512)480-8142
Grades: NS - 12 | 451 students
Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school.
On our three Austin campuses, we serve early childhood through 12th grade, beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The Khabele School provides exceptional academics as well as a well-rounded educational experience, including the study of the arts, music, foreign language, and physical education.
Our motto is "A Community for a Peaceful World." Our vision is to cultivate learning communities in which each and every student, parent, and staff member falls in love with learning, realizes their profound beauty, and lives with courage and authenticity.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Programs Supported Some modifications
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 451 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Khabele School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1878
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 11%
Admissions Director Georgie Georgakis
Admissions Associate Krista Phillips

School Notes:

  • Vision Statement

    Our vision is to cultivate learning communities in which each and every student, parent, and staff member falls in love with learning, realizes their profound beauty, and lives with courage and authenticity.

    Mission Statement

    Our mission is to provide an effective, transformational, and community-oriented educational experience for children ages 18 months through 18 years.  Our school is a community center in which people of all ages evolve in their relationship to themselves, each other, and the world.  As a true community, each and every member's full participation is honored and required.

    Parents
    We deeply appreciate the sacred role of parents and aim to create true partnerships based on trust and love. We desire to create a community tremendously supportive of the family characterized by mutual respect, creativity, and diversity.  Our parents are fiercely committed to consistently modeling personal responsibility, conflict resolution, and direct communication practices.

    Staff Members
    Our staff members are master educators - immensely talented, exceptionally loving, highly self-aware, and joyful. We relate to our staff members with the honor they deserve. Our staff members are known for consistently demonstrating excellence in the areas of personal responsibility, conflict resolution, and direct communication.

    Our Operations
    Our school is run in a dynamic, efficient, compassionate, and sustainable manner. We continually develop and perfect a model that can be successfully replicated in varied environments.  Our goal is for our students, parents, and staff members to be consistently delighted with their interactions with the school operations, events, and programs.

    Students
    Our school provides exceptional academics as well as a well-rounded educational experience, including the study of the arts, music, foreign languages, and physical education. Our Early Childhood and Elementary Schools have a foundation significantly influenced by Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy of education, while our Middle and High Schools integrate traditional, progressive and 21st century practices and methodologies. We provide a "right-action, right-time" approach, based on a pragmatic response to global trends, as well as to the particular needs of each child and classroom environment.  Our long-term objective is to have each and every graduate be proficient in demonstrating the 5 Attributes: Well-being, Environmental and Cultural Awareness, Self-Generated Learning, Self-Expression, and Leadership. We purposely nurture the community's contextual elements. These elements include school culture and teacher authenticity, as well as individual contextual elements like character, mental models, and self-concepts.  As a result, we care for the spirit and heart of each child by providing preeminent character development, conflict resolution and mindfulness curricula.
  • Profile last updated: 04/15/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Legacy Oaks Christian School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Strickland Christian School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Strickland Christian School (0.9 miles away)
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