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

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 [...]

Varsity Ravens Basketball Team Takes Home 3rd Place at Nationals

The Wayside: Sci-Tech Preparatory (STP) Varsity Ravens basketball team saw nothing but net this season, taking their talent and winning [...]

Upcoming Events

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 the academic calendars for our current 2016-17 school year and the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

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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