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.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Griffin Senior is Net-Zero Hero! - 05/18/2017 - Griffin senior Lucas Brown focuses on sustainability on the Griffin School campus for his senior project and is named a Net-Zero Hero by the City of Austin.
  • Architecture Daily - 06/05/2018 - Griffin's new building "Brick Hall!"

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1996
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students125 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 39%
Students by GradeGriffin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, 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
Average SAT score1290
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,550
Tuition Notesadditional $850 annual fee
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCaroline Wilson

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Cross FitSoccer,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

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

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

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