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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,350
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 22
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Griffin School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1996
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
160 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Griffin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP Studio Art-2D, AP Studio Art-3D, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1290
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 22
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Annual Fee = $1125
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Caroline Wilson

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Explorers Outdoor Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook Club, Youth Radio

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir/Chorus, Theatre Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Competitive Sports

School Notes

  • Founded in 1996, Griffin School provides students with a high school program that values individuality, creativity, and community. What makes Griffin unique is the balance between a rigorous college preparatory academic program and a vibrant, creative and supportive school community. 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. We are located in Central Austin in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Griffin School cost?
Griffin School's tuition is approximately $20,350 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Griffin School?
The acceptance rate of Griffin School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Griffin School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Griffin School offer?
Griffin School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting.
What is Griffin School's ranking?
Griffin School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Highest average ACT score and Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Griffin School?
The application deadline for Griffin School is Jan. 22.
In what neighborhood is Griffin School located?
Griffin School is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, TX. There are 3 other private schools located in Hyde Park.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,350
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 22
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $13,414 for elementary schools and $15,962 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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