Headwaters School

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 design vibrant learning environments across our three campuses.

We invite our students, guides, staff, parents, and trustees to be Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers. Read more on our About page.

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  • 2001

    Our Middle & High School program was founded in 2001, followed closely by our Early Childhood & Elementary program in 2002. 
  • 501

    Students on three campuses
    86 Early Childhood Students, 202 Elementary Students, 85 Middle School Students, and 109 High School Students.
  • 90

    Full-time faculty and staff members
    Across all three of our Austin campuses.
  • 13

    Average years of experience
    903 years of teaching experience combined!
  • $39.2

    Million in college scholarship offers since 2012
    Our College Planning program helps juniors and seniors choose the path that is right for them.
  • 12

    Athletic Teams in four Sports
    Our Middle and High School athletics program includes volleyball, flag football, basketball, and soccer.
  • $576,210

    Given in Financial Aid in 2020-2021
    To 19% of our students

Headwaters Calendar

List of 5 events.

  • Nov


    Hanukkah begins the evening November 28 and ends the evening of December 6, 2021. Very limited events on these days.

    Headwaters School will be diligent to accommodate observance of all religious practices.
    All School
  • Nov

    Elementary Square One Art Orders Due

    Square 1 Art order forms were sent home on Friday 11/19/21.  Be sure to order by Tuesday 11/30/21.

    Your order form includes a picture of what your child's self-portrait artwork will look like on a selection of products and a special code that you will use when ordering online. You can also find your child's art access code at square1art.com by clicking SHOP > scroll down to ART SEARCH > Choose Texas, Enter Headwaters, and then enter your child's name> their artwork will come up with their access code. This code is what you'll use to order products.

    The ordering deadline is Tuesday, November 30. Our experience has been that choosing the *free* ship to school option has made for a more timely arrival of items. Given how unpredictable shipping lead-times are right now, we suggest that you choose this option. 

    Please email Brannon Via with any and all questions
  • Nov

    HS Director's Coffee

    High School parents are invited to drop in for a cup of coffee from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. to chat about the High School Program with Director Avé Luke-Simpson. We’ll have the coffee and would love to see you for some casual conversation in the River Garden. Register at this link so we can plan for coffee (but even if you don’t register, all are welcome!)
    Garden (Next to Building 1) - River Campus
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  • Nov

    Giving Tuesday During Advisory

    On Tuesday, November 30, the globe is celebrating Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. The Giving Tuesday activity will occur during the students’ advisory period and each class will be designated a specific space in a building or outside to do various helpful tasks. We look forward to boosting the PACT and the camaraderie amongst students, staff and faculty.
    River Campus
  • Nov

    Giving Tuesday at Phil's and Amy's

    After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, treat yourself one more time by bringing home burgers, some deep fried green beans, and a sundae on Tuesday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the South Lamar location. We will be hanging out and drawing raffle prizes between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.!

    Tell your friends and family to mention Headwaters School at the register of Phil's and Amy's when walking in, or in the chef's notes section of an online order for pickup (or through Favor or Postmates for home delivery).
    Phil's Ice House and Amy's Ice Creams - 2901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
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Come Visit Us

At Headwaters, we value our unique, open-minded, and mutually respectful school culture as much as we value our engaging and challenging academics. We are looking for families who share these values and who are committed to and excited about continual growth and development.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters School does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local law in its admissions, hiring, or board membership processes.

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Menchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-443-8843

Creek Campus

Elementary School
9607 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: 512-804-2708
Fax: 512-628-4810

River Campus

Middle & High School
807 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8142
Fax: 512-480-0278