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.

List of 7 items.

  • 2001

    YEAR WE WERE FOUNDED
    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.

  • Jan
    21

    River Campus Service Day

    The last service day on the River Campus was on Giving Tuesday in November; and it was quite a success! So much so that we’ve chosen to make it a monthly thing on the last Friday of every month. Like before, Headwaters students and guides will give back to the school community.

    Here are the dates for the Springs Semester:
    - 1/21
    - 2/25
    - 3/25
    - 4/29
    River Campus
    Lauren Rivas & Hillary Washington
  • Jan
    21

    MS Duncan Days

    All middle school students and parents are invited to an informal regular weekly gathering on Fridays at Duncan Park right after school for an hour or so. Families can bring any balls, hula hoops, Magic Cards, picnic blankets, camping chairs, snacks, frisbees, friendship-bracelet-making materials, or whatever!  No RSVP needed. Hope to see you there!
    Duncan Park | 900 W 9th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Jan
    22

    Middle & High School Admissions Open House

    Come join us for an Open House on the River Campus to learn more about our Middle and High School Programs!
    River Campus (Middle & High School) 801 Rio Grande, 78701
    Read More
  • Jan
    24

    POSTPONED to 3/2 | River Civil Rights Day

    1/11/21: Headwaters School has postponed Civil Rights Day and has rescheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    The River Campus is celebrating its annual Civil Rights Day and our this year's theme is "Civil Rights in Austin, Texas."

    As a school community dedicated to advocacy and peacemaking, we educate our students about the world around them and its history. Part of that learning comes from events and activities that reaffirm our commitment to peace education as can be seen in the school’s Purpose statement to "cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world." 

    River Campus & Austin Public Library
    Read More
  • Jan
    26

    Early Childhood Parent-to-Parent Zoom

    Join us to talk directly with current Headwaters Early Childhood parents and learn more from them about our Early Childhood Program.
    Via Zoom
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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