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

    YEAR WE WERE FOUNDED
    Our Middle & High School program was founded in 2001, followed closely by our Early Childhood & Elementary program in 2002. 
  • 511

    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.
  • $477,310

    Given in Financial Aid in 2021-2022
    To 19% of our students

Headwaters Calendar

List of 5 events.

  • May
    24

    Commencement Practice for Seniors

    Seniors are asked to arrive at the LBJ Auditorium at 9 a.m. for this rehearsal. 

    Click here for a parking map. Lot 40 is the designated parking lot for the LBJ Auditorium.
    Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium | 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712
  • May
    24

    Spring Music Elective Night

    Postponed to Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

    Come to the studio at River Campus to hear the Middle School and High School Music Elective Bands share their hard work! Join us for light refreshments on the Deck afterwards.
    River Campus
  • May
    25

    Creek Last Day of School & K-1/EE Gates of Life Classroom Celebrations

    Wednesday, May 25 will be the last day of school for all students in Elementary.

    On this day, K-1 and Early Elementary classes will have classroom celebrations of their graduates. Guides will send more specific info to their class parents with details.
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  • May
    25

    Springs Campus Last Day of Class

    Early Childhood students will have their last day of classes on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 
  • May
    25

    Primary Classroom Celebrations

    Headwaters School invites Springs families to the Primary Playground as we honor our Primary students who are moving up and moving on by calling their name and letting them pass through the Gates of Life (with a photo op for parents!). 

    Parents and families are welcome to bring their own chairs. This event will be standing room otherwise.

    This event is not required. If you attend, please stay with your child at all times. There is no childcare offered on this day. 

    Masks are optional at this time. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend.
    Primary Playground by Peace Garden
    Susie and Bridget
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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