How to Apply

While our campuses are currently closed for the summer, we have adapted our admissions tours into virtual experiences so that we can continue to share with you all the things we love about Headwaters. 

We are looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year, and we are excited to work with you and answer any questions you may have. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions for us about admissions and enrollment.

Welcome to Headwaters Admissions

We are excited you are considering becoming part of the Headwaters community. We understand that applying for your child’s school is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child and family. We strive to make the admissions process as easy, open, and friendly as possible. Our goal is for your family to get to know Headwaters and for us to get to know you to determine if Headwaters School is the right fit. 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.

Steps to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • Complete Inquiry Form

    We are excited to share more information with you about our school. Please complete the electronic form at this link to receive information about our application process and upcoming events. You can also reach out to our Director of Admissions, Krista Phillips, at 512-623-5406 or
  • Visit Us

    Our different campuses provide unique learning environments for our students. You can learn more about our Campus Tour & Open House options, as well as, reserve a spot at this link.
  • Submit an Application

    Our Online Application for Admission allows you to complete all forms, pay the application fee, and submit necessary information and teacher recommendations electronically.
  • Online Application Checklist

    Once you have completed your Online Application for Admission, you will be able to access an online checklist which will help you finish the final pieces of the application process.
  • Student Visits Campus for Guest Day(s)

    Each campus has a different type of student campus visit which is largely based on the age of the prospective student. This visit allows your student to get the chance to experience our programs and learning environment.
    • YCC: Family Visit
    • Primary & Kinder-1st Grade: 30-Minute Visit
    • 2nd – 5th Grades: Half-Day Visit
    • 6th – 12th Grades: Full-Day Visit
  • Acceptance Decision

    Once your application and student visit are complete, we will make an acceptance decision.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions about our online inquiry or application forms!

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Elementary School

High School

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Leslie Hirsch, Director of Human Resources (Title IX),, 807 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701, 512-480-8142; Paul Cronin, Director of Studies, (Title IX),, 807 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701, 512-480-8142; or Terra Lynch (Section 504), Learning Specialist,, 807 Rio Grande St. Austin, TX 78701, 512-480-8142, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.

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