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 Schools to Host Annual Gala

Wayside Schools to Host Annual Gala In February, Wayside Schools will host its annual [...]

Junior Bella Duran Accepted to NASA’s Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program

Bella Duran, a Junior at Wayside: Sci-Tech Preparatory, reached for the moon and landed a spot at NASA’s Texas High [...]

Waste to Soil – The Wayside EcoWaste Initiative

Students at Wayside Schools have become the first charter school students in Austin to begin large-scale composting. Through the Wayside [...]

Upcoming Events

Apr 14

Good Friday

April 14
May 29

Memorial Day

May 29

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




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