Headwaters Middle & High School (Grades 6-12) FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • What if my student does not attend Elementary School at Headwaters, and enters in at 6th grade or 9th grade? Is there space, and will he/she fit in if the kids have all been educated together in the lower years?

    Approximately 1/3 of our 6th grade class will be filled with students who have matriculated from our Elementary program. Approximately ½ of our 9th grade class will be filled with students who have matriculated from our Middle School. Therefore, it’s quite easy for new applicants to transfer in at the 6th and 9th grade levels since those are beginning years of those programs. We find that new students are always welcomed with open arms and open hearts.
  • How many students are in a class and a grade?

    Our average class size is 16 students. We have 30 to 40 students in each grade level.
  • What is a typical day like?

    School starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:55 p.m. We have early drop-off for no additional fee at 8:00 a.m. Sports practices, theater rehearsals, and choir practices take place after school. Unless they are involved in one of these activities, students should be picked up by 4:15 p.m.
  • What classes do students take?

    All students take six classes per year: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, and an Arts of their choice. For physical education, Middle School students take a daily PE class Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and a series of wellness seminars on Wednesday. High School students are required to earn a physical activity credit each year through our school sports program, the Outdoor Leadership program, or activities in the community. High School students also take courses College Planning as well as various electives. Every student participates in an advisory curriculum to foster character development; earns yearly community service hours; and executes an independent project with extensive planning requirements, practical experience, and a presentation in our Project Fair.
  • Is the Middle and High School a Montessori program?

    Our 11th and 12th grade program is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and our 6th through 10th grades are influenced by both Montessori and IB.
  • Do you offer financial aid?

    Yes, we do offer some financial aid. Please see this link for instructions on how to apply.
  • How do I order a transcript from my time at Headwaters?

    For transcript and records requests for Middle & High School, complete this form and contact our registrar with questions at
  • Can I rent space on the River Campus?

    Yes, we do have opportunities to rent space during evenings, weekends and school breaks for meetings, classes, and events. We have three campuses; our Springs Campus at 6305 Manchaca Rd, our Creek Campus at 9607 Brodie Lane, and our River Campus, a group of historic buildings located downtown at 807 Rio Grande. 

    Please take a moment to review the Headwaters School Facility Rental Program to learn more. 

Early Childhood & Elementary (18 months - Grade 5) FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

Springs Campus

18 months to Pre-K
6305 Manchaca 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