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About Headwaters


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 cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. We guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely. Founded in 2001, we design vibrant learning environments across our three campuses: our Springs Campus (Early Childhood), our Creek Campus (Elementary), and our River Campus (Middle & High School).

2017-2018 Headwaters School Profile

Headwaters School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School offering the Diploma Programme. IB schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Headwaters School believes is important for our students. Read more about Headwaters and IB at this link.

Incorporated into our philosophy is a commitment to the further development of Peace Education. We desire to create a school community supportive of the family that models health, mutual respect, creativity, cooperation and diversity: a multi-dimensional approach toward the science of peace. We are clear that our children are our most precious resource in creating a peaceful and productive future. Our goal is to empower every child’s creative and joyous spirit and guide them toward a lasting love of learning and a true experience as an active member of a supportive community.

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