Guide: Private schools in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

School in the Hills has two locations in the Lake Travis-Westlake area. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
School in the Hills has two locations in the Lake Travis-Westlake area. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

School in the Hills has two locations in the Lake Travis-Westlake area. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)



Private schools around the Lake Travis-Westlake region offer a variety of specialized instruction, from different religious affiliations to various types of curriculum. This guide features primary and middle schools with grade levels through eighth grade and high schools with grade levels through 12th grade.

Note: This list is not comprehensive.

Austin

1 St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

  • Grades served: pre-K-8

  • Religious orientation: 70% Catholic; 30% other faiths

  • Extracurricular activities: sports, such as football, basketball and soccer; robotics; academic competitions

  • Current enrollment: 478

  • Annual tuition: $17,030 (pre-K), $19,995 (K-4), $23,335 (5-8)

  • 2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin. 512-327-7755. www.sgs-austin.org



2 Regents School of Austin



  • Grades served: K-12

  • Religious orientation: Christian

  • Extracurricular activities: athletics, fine arts

  • Current enrollment: 1,042

  • Annual tuition: $12,312-$19,648

  • 3230 Travis Country Circle, Austin. 512-899-8095. www.regentsaustin.orghttp://www.regentsaustin.org



3 St. Michael’s Catholic Academy



  • Grades served: 9-12

  • Religious orientation: roughly 65% Catholic; 35% other faiths

  • Extracurricular activities: 19 men’s and women’s sports, robotics, film, dance, theater, variety of bands, dozens of student-run clubs

  • Current enrollment: 385

  • Annual tuition: $23,995 for domestic students, $27,970 for international students

  • 3000 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin. 512-328-2323. www.smca.com


Bee Cave

4 Acton Academy Bee Cave



  • Grades served: pre-K-5

  • Religious orientation: none

  • Extracurricular activities: art, music, storytelling, creative arts, gardening, fort and tree house building, raising chickens, fruit trees, taekwondo, parent book club, family book club

  • Current enrollment: 35 maximum

  • Annual tuition: $1,175 per month for 11 months with scholarships available

  • 14532 Hamilton Pool Road, Bee Cave. 512-387-4043. www.actonbeecave.org



Four Points


5 Hill Country Christian School



  • Grades served: pre-K-12

  • Religious orientation: none

  • Extracurricular activities: robotics, beginner band, DECA, mission trip, International Thespian Society, Latin club, math club, music conservatory club, honor societies, student council, chess club, choir, pep squad, Knight Guard, safety patrol, sports, coding for kids, run club

  • Current enrollment: 600

  • Annual tuition: $3,532-$10,789 (pre-K), $12,104 (kindergarten) 13,418 (1-5), $14,901 (6-8), $16,598 (9-12)

  • 12124 N. RM 620, Austin. 512-331-7036. www.hillcountrychristianschool.org



6 School in the Hills - Steiner Ranch



  • Grades served: pre-K-6

  • Religious orientation: none

  • Extracurricular activities: postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Current enrollment: 110

  • Annual tuition: $13,710 (primary) $13,200 (elementary) $14,275

  • 2900 N. Quinlan Park Road, Austin. 512-266-6160. www.schoolinthehills.com



7 School in the Hills - River Place



  • Grades served: pre-K-6

  • Religious orientation: none

  • Extracurricular activities: postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Current enrollment: 190

  • Annual tuition: $13,710 (primary) $13,200 (elementary) $14,275

  • 10819 RM 2222, Austin. 512-266-8180. www.schoolinthehills.com


Lakeway

8 Acton Imprimis Lake Travis



  • Grades served: 1-5 (growing to middle school in coming years)

  • Religious orientation: Christian

  • Extracurricular activities: art; leadership council; makerspace; individual activities facilitated by no mandatory homework; community service groups including Austin Angels, Carrying Hope

  • Current enrollment: 25 (maximum 26)

  • Annual tuition: $10,000

  • 3001 R O Drive, Spicewood. 512-387-0575. www.actonimprimislaketravis.com



9 Bluebonnet Montessori School of Lakeway



  • Grades served: 3 years-3rd grade

  • Religious orientation: none

  • Extracurricular activities: art, Spanish, music via Music Together program

  • Current enrollment: 40

  • Annual tuition: N/A

  • 15099 Debba Drive, Austin. 512-266-6626. www.bluebonnetmontessori.com



10 International School of Texas



  • Grades served: Junior pre-K to 8th grade

  • Religious orientation: None

  • Extracurricular activities: Athletics and robotics programs in elementary and middle school; model United Nations; Spanish and Mandarin language programs

  • Current enrollment: 185

  • Annual tuition: Elementary $20,125; middle school $21,875

  • 4402 Hudson Bend, Austin (Main campus); 15506-C Hwy. 71, Bee Cave (middle school). 512-351-3403. www.istexas.org



West Lake Hills

11 Trinity Episcopal School of Austin



  • Grades served: preK-8

  • Religious orientation: Christian

  • Extracurricular activities: visual arts, multimedia art, songwriting, music ensemble, theater, choir, athletics (grades 3-8), Tornado News, cartooning and graphic writing, web programming, tech theater, architecture, introduction to psychology, D-Lab, advanced art studio, Model United Nations, math pentathlon, service leadership, PSIA One-Act Play, spelling bees, National Geographic Geo Bee, robotics, yearbook, service leadership, student council, drumline, Inquiry Seminar (lower school capstone), Innov8 (8th grade capstone), world languages (Spanish, Latin and Mandarin)

  • Current enrollment: 623

  • Annual tuition: $21,550 (lower school), $23,350 (middle school)

  • 3901 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-472-9525. www.austintrinity.org

By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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