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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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 [...]

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Fall Break

September 25 - October 6
Nov 20

Thanksgiving Break

November 20 - November 24

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.

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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