Wayside Schools is an open-enrollment, tuition-free PreK3-12 public charter school network that provides over 1,800 students across its four South Austin campuses with a rigorous International Baccalaureate education. All Wayside Schools campuses are united in its mission to prepare college-ready students who are active in their communities and competitive in an increasingly global market.

News & Events

Latest News

Wayside: AMA Photo Gallery: Science Night Event Fun

Student, teachers, and families recently enjoyed a great Science Night Event at our school.  Families were able to participate in [...]

Wayside: AMA Teachers Begin Implementing First IB Unit Planners

Wayside: Altamira Academy began implementing their first IB unit planners.  They worked throughout the first semester to learn, understand and [...]

Wayside: STP Student Math Team to Compete in M^3 Challenge

Wayside: STP has a team that will be competing in the M^3 Challenge next month.  Seniors Ben Rosbury and Juan [...]

Upcoming Events

Mon 08

Wayside: REAL PTA Executive Meeting

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 27

Wayside: STP M^3 Challenge

February 27 @ 12:00 am - March 28 @ 11:00 pm
Fri 04

Wayside: EPA Basketball Final

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu 19

Wayside: AMA Global Citizenship Event

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2015-2016 Academic Dates to Remember

To keep up with key dates such as the first and last day of school, student and staff holidays, and staff development days view our 2015-2016 academic calendar.

What Sets Us Apart

International Baccalaureate Education for All

We’re becoming the only public school district in Austin to provide an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for all. Three of our schools are IB candidates while our Wayside: REAL Learning Academy campus is a certified IB campus.

What is IB?

The IB is a curricula framework focused on helping students learn to think more critically, challenge what they are told, and think with a global perspective. It places importance on holistically developing children, using the IB Learner Profiles as the building blocks for learning.

More about The IB approach

What We Offer


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