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.

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Wayside Families,
If you have not yet applied for free or reduced meals, please do so as soon as possible. Even if you feel your child may not qualify, the data is used for various accountability reporting and will help Wayside reach 100% participation in this program. Apply at www.heartlandapps.com.  You will be notified within 10 business days of your scholars eligibility results.
Thanks for applying!

Queridas Familias,
Si todavía no ha aplicado para comidas gratis or reducidas, por favor aplique lo más pronto posible. Aunque siente que no califique, aplicando nos ayudará alcanzar nuestra meta de 100% participación. Por favor aplique en www.heartlandapps.com. Será notificado de los resultados de la aplicación dentro de 10 diás.
Gracias por aplicar!

Latest News

Defining The Wayside Way

This year, you'll hear us talk frequently about The Wayside Way. Below is an update from our Superintendent, Matt Abbott, [...]

Join Us at Fall Break Sports Camp!

Please join the Wayside Schools Fall Break sports camp, taking place September 25-29. Learn how to effectively play basketball, Soccer [...]

Meet the Class of 2017

With aspirations to work for a company like Tesla Motors, Lexus, or Apple, Xavier Mangubat will attend UT Austin next year [...]

Upcoming Events

Sun 24

Fall Break

September 22 - October 6
Mon 25

Wayside Schools Fall Break Sports Camp

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Austin United States
Nov 20

Thanksgiving Break

November 20 - November 24
Dec 18

Winter Break

December 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Academic Calendar

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 2017-18 Academic Calendar.

The Wayside Way

All Means ALL

Wayside Schools serves every scholar – no exceptions. Our educational program provides every child with the support they need to achieve their full potential and graduate as college-ready scholars.

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