Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, Texas serving students from early childhood through grade 12. Founded in 2001, we design vibrant learning environments across our three campuses: our Springs Campus (Early Childhood), our Creek Campus (Elementary), and our River Campus (Middle & High School). Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we are inspired, organized, and guided by our Purpose, Promise, and PACT. These ideas serve as the foundation for our daily work. Purpose We cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. Promise We guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely. PACT We invite our students, guides, staff, parents, and trustees to be:
Peacemakers –– As we learn to resolve conflicts, we demonstrate compassion, grace, skill, and courage. We take responsibility for our actions. Advocates –– We strive to understand and value diverse perspectives, cultures, and faiths. We recognize our agency and act with integrity in pursuit of a more just and equitable society. Creators –– Curiosity, wonder, and the creative process are essential to a fulfilling life. We discover ourselves and our voices by taking intellectual and artistic risks. Thinkers –– As self-directed learners, we approach education with intention. We use observation, research, and reason to explore problems that matter to us, our community, and the world.