Amplify Headwaters

Amplify Austin Day: Financial Aid Fundraising Goal $30,000

Amplify Austin Day is a city-wide 24 hour giving day from 6.p.m on  March 5 through 6 p.m. on March 6. All gifts made through the online page between now and 6 p.m. Friday, March 6 are matched. 
Amplify Austin Day provides a chance for everyone to help more families have access to a Headwaters education through our need-based financial aid program. Your participation supports enrollment for motivated students who would not otherwise be able to attend our school.

Create Opportunity by DOnating

Make a gift NOW for Amplify Austin Day to support the Headwaters Financial Aid Program. Gifts are matched on a pro-rata basis by I Live Here I Give Here, area businesses, and Headwaters families. Click here to donate. You can make a gift to support educational opportunity at our school at any time between now and 6 p.m. on March 6.

Amplify Headwaters Events

Join us for three days of student-led celebrations in support of financial aid. Everyone is invited! Feel free to invite friends and family beyond the Headwaters School community for these all-ages events. 
Cook-Off Contest with three categories--fork, spoon, and finger. Students and their families are encouraged to enter their favorite dishes for a chance to win.
Students perform, arts and crafts for sale, lite bites and mocktails provided by East Austin Eats Catering. Free to attend, donations encouraged. RSVP at this link.

Friends of the FUNd and Amplify Student leaders invite you to join an all-ages, family climing event during conferences. Limited number of $8-10 tickets available. Extra adult chaperones are needed, too! Register and purchase tickets at this link.


Create your own online Amplify Austin Day webpage and rally for educational opportunity and socio-economic diversity on behalf of our community. With your unique campaign you can encourage your friends and family to help you reach your own fundraising goal! Spread the word and encourage others to support more accessibility for the Headwaters educational experience.  It takes less than 5 minutes to set up your own fundraiser page. Just click this link. 
I Live Here I Give Here, the organization which brings together over 800 non-profits for Amplify Austin Day, raises millions of dollars for the “Stretch Fund” which gets distributed to each participating non-profit based on how much they raise. 
We also have families who match donations throughout the campaign. Contact Keelan Wackman if you are interested in providing a matching gift to inspire others' generosity. 
Many employers also match Amplify Austin donations––check here to see if yours does.
Our student planning team invites students and families to:
(community service hours available)
  1. Create a poster or flyer. See the template linked here for ideas. Print and decorate it, or make your own using the information there. Then, return it to your Campus Manager.
  2. Enter the cook-off contest at the River Campus on March 4. Enter to win here. 
  3. Participate in the performances or marketplace on March 5. Click here to sign up.

Enter to Win Two SXSW Music Festival Badges

Enter to win two SXSW Music festival badges by clicking this link to purchase your raffle ticket. A limited number of Raffle Tickets will be sold. 

Drawing: Friday, March 6th at 3 p.m. 

Photos from Amplify Headwaters 2019

At Headwaters, our students cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. Offering students from diverse backgrounds an education which guides them to become Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators and Thinkers is a core value at our non-profit school. Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, our independent school serves students from early childhood through grade 12. With your support, we can continue to open our doors a little wider and invite students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely.

Through our thoughtful admission process, and in partnership with Breakthrough Austin and other youth advocates across the city, we have assisted students in becoming the first in their family to have a chance to graduate high school and attend college. Your donation to Headwaters School changes the life of a young person today--a young person who will impact the world now and in the future.

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