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

2016-17 School Supply Lists Available

All 2016-17 school supplies lists for each campus have been updated. Links for the lists are below: Wayside: Altamira Academy [...]

CANCELLED: Wayside Schools FUNd RUN Event on 5/20/16

Wayside Family and Friends, I appreciate your patience, as I know you all have been wondering about the status of [...]

Wayside Schools Becomes First Charter School District Recognized as an Austin Green Business Leader

Just in time for Earth Day, Wayside Schools has been named a 2016 Gold-level Austin Green Business Leader, becoming the [...]

Upcoming Events

Sep 05

Labor Day

September 5
Sep 23

Fall Break

September 23 - October 7

2016-2017 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 2016-2017 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

Pre-Kindergarten

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

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