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.

  • Oct
    19

    Rising 6th Grade Family Event

    This is an opportunity for current Headwaters 5th grade families to visit with Middle School Director Terra Lynch, Director of Studies Paul Cronin, and some Middle School Faculty/Staff to learn about the Headwaters Middle School experience. 
    River Campus (Middle & High School) 801 Rio Grande, 78701
  • Oct
    21

    Conferences (No Classes)

    Conferences will take place on each campus. Stay tuned to updates for details. 

    There will be no classes or childcare on these days. 
    All School
  • Oct
    22

    Conferences (No Classes)

    Conferences will take place on each campus. Stay tuned to updates for details. 

    There will be no classes or childcare on these days. 
    All School
  • Oct
    23

    Founding Day Fling 2021

    You are invited to the Headwaters School 20th Anniversary celebration, the Founding Day Fling. Join us for dinner, live music, and an opportunity to celebrate with the Headwaters community. This fun adults-only event raises critical funds for our non-profit school.

    Buy Tickets | Become a Sponsor | Learn more
    Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the University of Texas - 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
  • Oct
    27

    Creek Make-Up Portraits

    We will have make-up portraits on October 27, 2021 during the school day. Portraits will be taken by Paige Wilks of Austin School Portraits.
    Creek Campus (Elementary Program) 9607 Brodie Lane, 78748
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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