The St. Austin Community welcomed us with open arms since we moved from the northeast a couple of years ago. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an open, enjoyable, diverse and urban school environment, with a great staff, great leaderships and a fantastic learning environment for their kids.
Because of the school's downtown location, small size and mission to prepare students to be Christ centered, academically strong, moral community leaders - St. Austin teachers, staff and administration put an emphasis on service learning and being kind and respectful of all people.
St. Austin's four core values are: honesty, integrity, dignity and community. each of these values are instilled in the students through classroom learning, playground fund, sporting endeavors and social justice actions.
The small environment and attention to detail has created a great environment for my daughters. The teachers are able to adjust the curriculum to each student's specific needs and the older students serve as great roll models for the younger students. SACS is focused on fundamentals in a very positive environment.
It's a wonderful, welcoming community at Saint Austin and the school has an excellent focus on curriculum. Our daughter has been there for 7 years and she has thrived in the environment. We looked at a lot of schools and this one is a 100 year old gem in central Austin!
St. Austin school has been an amazing blessing in our lives. The school community is unparalleled. We visited several schools and found St. Austin to have the most respectful and enthusiastic student body of any school. We love the various points of engagement among classes from Mass Buddies, Reading Buddies Faith Families and school events. The entire school is truly connected. You can tell that the teaching and administrative staff thoroughly loves their jobs. Our children are thriving both academically and spiritually.
We love this school set in an exciting urban area, very loving community and academically challenging. Ms. Kennedy, the principal, is the kindest human being who knows every one of her students and cares for each one of them. This school is for people who are involved in their children's lives and who are willing to be part of the community. Our only complaint would be how the school deals with bullying.
With challenging academics and a positive, nurturing environment, St. Austin has been an excellent fit for our child. The school community focuses on Catholic values, and provides ample opportunities for service, academics beyond the classroom, sports and other activities.
St. Austin Catholic School has been FABULOUS for our 3 boys. Daily PE, Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, nurturing teachers, talented principal, and strong academics have made this urban school located in downtown Austin a great match for our family.
I've been a parishioner of St Austin Catholic Church for over 20 years, and I sent both of my children to St A school. It's small, only 200+- students Kinder through 8th. For us it is a very good thing; it's a wonderful, nurturing community, at least it has been for us. The academics are challenging, they get art, Spanish and music, which many public schools are cutting. There are alot of team leading opportunities for the older kids; they get to know their Mass Buddies in the lower graders really well; my daughter has small children running up and hugging her all the time! My older child felt VERY prepared for magnet public high school, my younger will likely go on to Catholic high school, but both have done very well. After 15 years I am still very happy as a parent, and member of the community.