Details overview

Hours 07:50 AM - 03:15 PM
School leader Principal Fred Valle
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Since our founding in 1917, St. Austin has embraced the Latin adage, "We learn not for school, but for life". We strive to meet the needs of the individual child so that they may become well-rounded, life-long, high-achieving learners.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish

Support

12
Facilities
including: Performance stage
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Weekly cost range (low) $168.75
Weekly cost range (high) $193.75
For the year 2016
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Preschool meals offered None
Social emotional skills development We strive to give your new scholar the foundation to be prepared, successful, independent and confident learners. The preschool program uses engaging stories, charming characters and children's own curiosity to think, solve problems, communicate and investigate the world around them. Pre-K students are incorporated into all school activities offering them the opportunity to socialize and develop relationships with their school mates.
Math skills development The InvestiGator Club is a culturally rich, fully integrated pre-school curriculum that focuses on 10 critical domains of learning including literacy, math, science, social studies, oral language and creative arts. Children are taught basic readiness skills such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. They are encouraged to experiment, build structures, gain appreciation for fine art, song, dance and engage in a dramatic play.
Speech development The InvestiGator Club is a culturally rich, fully integrated pre-school curriculum that focuses on 10 critical domains of learning including literacy, math, science, social studies, oral language and creative arts. Children are taught basic readiness skills such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. They are encouraged to experiment, build structures, gain appreciation for fine art, song, dance and engage in a dramatic play.
Reading skills development The InvestiGator Club is a culturally rich, fully integrated pre-school curriculum that focuses on 10 critical domains of learning including literacy, math, science, social studies, oral language and creative arts. Children are taught basic readiness skills such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. They are encouraged to experiment, build structures, gain appreciation for fine art, song, dance and engage in a dramatic play.
Typical day and activities Our Pre-K 3 and 4 classes are integrated into our school schedule and activities. Pre-K 3 students are learning how to adapt into the school environment through student-directed center-based learning. Beginning in Pre-K 4, students are paired with Mass Buddies from our 4th - 8th grade classes to celebrate Friday masses and Faith Family celebrations.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 64% 31%
Hispanic 24% 51%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Black 0% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Tennis
9
Boys Sports
including: Flag football
13
Clubs
including: Girl Scouts
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Golf
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Clubs Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Community service
Dance club
Girl Scouts
Math club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details St. Austin parents are one of our greatest assets and cornerstone of the school. Our parents provide the school with extremely valuable resources to help our kids thrive. We have an active, parent supported PTA and Booster club that lead many of our fund-raising and community-building events. Additionally, each class has 3 room volunteers who help to organizing class-specific volunteer opportunities, manage class funds and communicate weekly with the other class parents.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying St. Austin has a active bullying prevention effort in place as well as a strict zero tolerance policy.

Awards

Community service award Catholic Schools Diocese of Austin, Celebration of Service & Leadership
Year received 2016
Community service award Coats for Kids, Most Coats Collected
Year received 2015
Academic award 1st Place Private Schools Interscholastic Association State Meets (3 years running)
Year received 2016
Academic award National Blue Ribbon
Year received N/a
Academic award Austin Monthly Top Private Schools
Year received 2012

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Educational diagnostician
Staff Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School counselor
Security personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Diocese of Austin

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details St. Austin Catholic School offers open enrollment year long for any available openings. Please contact our Admissions Director (admissions@staustinschool.org) for more information or visit our Website to start the enrollment process.
Learn more Http://www.staustinschool.org/apply-now
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Transcript
Tuition range (low) $6250
Tuition range (high) $7750
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012