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

    Our Middle & High School program was founded in 2001, followed closely by our Early Childhood & Elementary program in 2002. 
  • 552

    Students on three campuses
    125 Early Childhood students, 190 Elementary Students, 93 Middle School Students, and 144 High School Students.
  • 91

    Full-time faculty and staff members
    Across all three of our Austin campuses.
  • 12.75

    Average years of experience
    Our seasoned faculty & staff create a rich environment for our students.
  • $14.5

    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.
  • 16

    International Students
    From seven countries including Brazil, China, France, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, and Vietnam.
  • 11

    Weeks of Summer Camps
    On our Early Childhood Campus.

Headwaters Calendar

List of 5 events.

  • Jan

    MLK Day: Student/Staff Holiday

    All School
  • Jan

    M.L.K. Day Clothing Drive

    In support of Lifeworks, a local non-profit which provides services to youth and families experiencing homelessness, we are focusing our collection efforts on backpacks, clothing (especially men's and larger sizes), jackets, sleeping bags/blankets, panchos and shoes for teens experiencing homelessness. In addition, Lifeworks has requested donations of new, packaged underwear and socks (in teen and adult sizes) as well as razors and deodorant.

    Whether it's the changing of seasons or new items added to your wardrobe from the holidays, we invite you to clean out your closets. Please bring your unwanted items (any and all!) to the River Campus on Monday, January 21st between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The Headwaters' Parent Volunteer Community (PVC) will be hosting this event while students and staff have the day off in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

    Bring items to campus on your way to the MLK Celebration, or stay and help sort and assemble donations. This all-ages clothing exchange and community-building event is open to the entire community!

    Any items remaining after the Lifeworks donations will be brought to Savers Thrift Store in exchange for a per-pound monetary donation which we will give to LIfeworks as well. Items that don't sell at Savers are shipped to rural African villages for distribution.
    Students and parents can participate in community service by assisting with sorting and assembling boxes of donations for Lifeworks' youth. Show up anytime between 9 and 2, there is no sign-up required.
    What can I donate? 
    Bring new packaged underwear and socks, hygiene products, and used jackets, sleeping bags/blankets, panchos, clothing, shoes, housewares, accessories, books, toys, and athletic equipment donations of any size and condition right to campus on Monday, January 21 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. If you need to, you can also drop off donations at any campus Monday, January 14 through Friday, January 18.
    River Campus Building 2 - 805 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78701
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  • Jan

    A Day Schedule

    River Campus - 801 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Jan

    B Day Schedule

    River Campus - 801 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Jan

    Primary Family Night

    Springs Campus - 6305 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78745
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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.

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