Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, Texas serving students from early childhood through grade 12.
Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, we cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.
We guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely.
Founded in 2001, we design vibrant learning environments across our three campuses: our Springs Campus (Early Childhood), our Creek Campus (Elementary), and our River Campus (Middle & High School).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 539 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
2001

Student Body

Total Students
539 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Headwaters School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
81 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1190
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
12%
Admissions Director
Krista Phillips
Admissions Associate
Sarah Phillips

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Model United Nations, Outdoor Leadership

Arts and Music Programs:
Elementary Art Club, Elementary Music Club, Elementary Theater Club, Jazz Band

School Notes

Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, our independent school serves students from early childhood through grade 12. We are inspired, organized, and guided by our Purpose, Promise, and Principles. These ideas serve as the foundation for our daily work.

Purpose
We cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.

Promise
We guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely.

Principles

  • Minds On. Stimulating intellectual work is at the heart of our academic program, which incorporates social, ethical, and emotional development.

  • Inner Source. We know and grow each student by tapping the innate wellspring of curiosity about themselves, each other, and the world around them.

  • Expert Guides. Our educators design vibrant learning environments while following the lead of each student.

  • Show Up. We seek students and guides who are drawn to inquiry, engagement, and self-expression, as they navigate learning within and beyond our classrooms.

  • All In. When each of us models these principles, learning becomes lasting and deep.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 539 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $12,065 for elementary schools and $14,399 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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