The community of St. Austin's offers a vibrant, inclusive, and family centric focus on education. The focus on educational excellence, faith, diversity, community service, spiritual development, and leadership has provided our children a well rounded education. Our friends frequently comment on how well mannered, behaved, and knowledgeable our kids around others. We have a third and sixth grader. The kids love the school and their teachers.
The principal, Fred Valle, has been a tremendous leader. He notices the finest of details, talks to teachers about improvements, and has been the driver behind the curriculum change that has improved the educational quality.
The teachers are passionate, work hard, continue to develop their skills, and show a concern for our children's growth academically, spiritually, morally, and as community leaders. How do we measure this--by what our kids say about the teachers and how they have matured while at the school.
St. Austin this year (2016/2017) adopted a policy that balances the importance of classroom learning, work at home for retention and enlightenment, and family building. While homework is still part of the student's day, one day a week, Wednesday, is homework free.
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.
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.