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

2016-17 School Supply Lists Available

All 2016-17 school supplies lists for each campus have been updated. Links for the lists are below: Wayside: Altamira Academy [...]

Wayside Schools Becomes First Charter School District Recognized as an Austin Green Business Leader

Just in time for Earth Day, Wayside Schools has been named a 2016 Gold-level Austin Green Business Leader, becoming the [...]

Wayside: Altamira Academy Lottery Results Revealed

Below you will find the enrollment lottery list for the 2016-17 school year.

Upcoming Events

Nov 21

Thanksgiving Break

November 21 - November 25
Dec 16

Winter Break

December 16, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Jan 03
Jan 04

School resumes for students

January 4, 2017
Jan 16


January 16, 2017

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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