Headwaters School

Tel: (512)480-8142
  • 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).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
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.: 35%
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 Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1190
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Elementary Art Club, Elementary Music Club, Elementary Theater Club, Jazz Band, Model United Nations, Outdoor Leadership Jazz Band, Elementary Art Club,
Elementary Music Club,
Elementary Theater Club,
Model United Nations,
Outdoor Leadership,

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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