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Welcome to Headwaters School!

Headwaters School is an independent co-ed school in Austin, Texas serving students from 18 months old through grade 12. Founded in 2001, we design vibrant learning environments across our three campuses: our Early Childhood campus in South Austin, our Elementary campus in Southwest Austin, and our Middle & High School campus in Downtown Austin.

Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we invite all of our students to become Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers.


Learn More about Headwaters

Join our Admissions Director in a small-group setting to learn about our curriculum, program offerings, and admissions process. 

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. 

Complete the form on this page, and we will contact you about how to attend.
  • Early Childhood (18 months to 5 years) tours are generally on Thursday mornings.
  • Elementary (Kindergarten to 5th Grade) tours are generally on Wednesday mornings.
  • Middle and High School (6th-12th Grade) tours are generally on Tuesday mornings.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at admissions@headwaters.org if you have any questions for us about admissions and enrollment.

Early Childhood

  • Our Early Childhood campus sits on 1.5 acres in the heart of south Austin.
  • We are a 5-day-a-week Montessori program with options for full-day, half-day, early arrival, and extended day.
  • Our small class sizes ensure that each child receives the loving support and guidance needed to truly thrive.
  • Our Montessori curriculum includes a wide range of interconnected, age-appropriate learning materials in the areas of Practical Life, Language, Handwriting, Mathematics, Science, Geography, Culture, and the Arts.
  • All of our lead guides are Montessori certified.

Elementary

  • Our Elementary campus sits on four wooded acres in southwest Austin, with a 10-acre nature preserve across the street that belongs to the school.
  • We are a 5-day-a-week Montessori program with options for early arrival and extended day.
  • Each elementary classroom has two co-teachers, ensuring a low teacher:student ratio (11-15 student per teacher).
  • Children participate in individual, small, and whole-group lessons, as well as working both in partnerships and independently.
  • Special classes each week include Spanish, Music, Art, Gardening, and P.E.
  • All of our lead guides are Montessori certified.

Middle School

  • Our Middle School allows students to be curious, take risks, stretch their limits, and make mistakes.
  • Our campus is located blocks from the State Capitol, City Hall, The University of Texas, Austin Central Library, Lake Austin, and the business district. We strive to use the city as our classroom.
  • The maximum number of students in a grade is 36, and the maximum classroom ratio is 18:1.
  • In addition to core academic classes, students can choose from a variety of electives and arts courses.
  • Students spend a week each spring diving into an independent passion project of their choice.
  • We have an on-campus food truck that serves hot lunches.

High School

  • Our campus is located in the heart of downtown and we strive to use the city as our classroom.
  • We are an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme. IB schools share a common philosophy––a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.
  • We promote collaboration and communication, depth over breadth, and genuine engagement.
  • We provide student leadership opportunities and a personalized college counseling experience.
  • The maximum number of students in a grade is 36.
  • We have an on-campus food truck that serves hot lunches.

 

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