Austin Business Journal’s Top 25 Private Schools in Austin
published on August 27, 2011
Austin’s penchant for academic excellence is well-known, with multiple universities, including the University of Texas and St. Edward’s University, rooted here. And with over 40 private schools in the greater Austin area, with a variety of denominational backgrounds and tuition costs, these private schools set Austin apart as an educationally refined city.
Austin Business Journal has updated its list of the best private schools for 2011, allowing parents to see which schools rank higher in terms of educational success. The list also includes tuition costs, location, religious affiliation, and school budget for each school so that parents have a basic overlay of each school.
Regents School of Austin, with its home in West Austin, has been placed at the top of the list with a curriculum based on classical and Christian ideals. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Central Austin falls at a close second, basing its curriculum around a Christian environment, college prep, core subjects, tech, fine arts, foreign languages, and athletics.
Austin’s Top Ten Private Schools, according to the Austin Business Journal:
Regents School of Austin
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Hyde Park Baptist Schools
Brentwood Christian School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
Round Rock Christian Academy
Holy Family Catholic School
Hill Country Christian School of Austin
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy
St. Theresa’s Catholic School
These schools are located within the greater Austin area, including some outlying cities such as Round Rock. Tuition costs for the schools on the list range from $3,000 to $21,000, with each school offering its own wide variety of curriculum. The full Austin Business Journal list contains the top twenty-five private schools in the greater Austin area.
(Photos of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School)
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