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

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 [...]

Equal Funding for All Public School Children

A deep dive into the history behind Public Charter School funding inequity, and why it shouldn’t exist By John Troy, [...]

Parent’s Perspective: Why I Advocate (Traducción abajo)

Written by Jo Garcia, the grandmother of students attending Wayside Schools As a result of my experiences with navigating and [...]

Upcoming Events

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Sep 04

Labor Day (Holiday)

September 4
Sep 25

Fall Break

September 25 - October 6
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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