2017 Best Private High Schools in Austin Metro

The 2017 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.
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    St. Stephen's Episcopal School

    • Austin, TX
    • 53 reviews
    Alum:I loved my time at St. Stephen's. The teachers are exceptional and the lack of AP classes means that they don't just teach to the exams but what is most interesting to them -- which usually translates into much more interesting class time! I felt like I was more prepared than most of my college peers (at an elite school nonetheless!) -- my writing was better, I was better at time-management. The only thing I would change is that at the time the student body was not especially active in clubs/non-sport activities, however I think this is slowly changing.
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    St. Andrew's Episcopal School

    • Austin, TX
    • 35 reviews
    Senior:St. Andrew's provides a great learning environment for any student. The teachers are incredibly friendly, and they want students to succeed. The school is undergoing lots of change right now due to a relatively new administration, and at times is very out of touch with students', families' and teachers' desires. Overall, St. Andrew's prepares students well for a college setting.
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    Austin Peace Academy

    • Austin, TX
    • 47 reviews
    Niche User:Austin Peace Academy is a wonderful institution in which many students can excel academically as well as establish strong morals and values. There are numerous extracurricular opportunities to participate in ranging from local UIL and PSIA tournaments to out of state competitions. The rigor of the academics at APA are substantial and aid in the transition to prestigious universities such as the University of Texas at Austin. Overall, I would definitely recommend this institution to everyone.
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    Austin Waldorf School

    • Austin, TX
    • 1 review
    Senior:My experience at the Austin Waldorf School has, for the most part, been great. The warm and wonderful students, parents, and teachers at the school create a very close knit community who's goal enhance each student's academic experience. However, I believe that because it is a very small community, sometimes the students remained trapped within the school bubble. It would be nice in the future to see more opportunities, clubs, and contests catered to the students to help them form more connections with other communities and to deepen their interest and understanding of the world outside of the school community.
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    St. Michael's Catholic Academy

    • Austin, TX
    • 42 reviews
    Senior:I wouldn't trade my experience at this school for the world. When I was applying for colleges, some of the administrators of well-known universities knew the expectations that St. Michael's withholds. Dedicated to academics and its community, SMCA strives to be the best. The problem is that it falls short when it comes to clubs and activities. Caring more about the football program then the arts.
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    Regents School of Austin

    • Austin, TX
    • 42 reviews
    High School Senior:Regents School of Austin has been such a blessing to me during these high school years. The learning environment, teachers, community, and academics truly make this the school to attend. Unlike most schools Regents helps students ask the critical questions and then equips students to answer those questions. There is a heavy focus on communication, so every student is taught to speak articulately. We all know how to discuss, build ideas with each other, and eloquently communicate our ideas through writing and words. The teachers facilitate a productive engaging learning environment that makes class something to look forward to, while mentoring us in every aspect of our lives. The community at Regents is supportive, tight knit, joyful, and wise. Our small class size allows us to become extremely close and eliminates exclusive cliques. I know I can look to my friends, classmates, and teachers to support and encourage me as I try something new, or face a daunting challenge. I can turn to them for wisdom and guidance, and trust in their advice. The academics challenge me and keep me busy, with a healthy amount of stress. Regents works hard to challenge each student, but never overwhelm anyone and leave us all time to do more things that we love. School is never easy, but it is always do able. Reflecting over my many days at Regents School of Austin, I can say with certainty that I would choose it again and again as my high school.
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    Alum:Savio was a great school academic wise, plenty of extra curricular activities if you wanted to, wonderful engineering program, dedicated fine arts program, all around solid school.
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    Brentwood Christian School

    • Austin, TX
    • 54 reviews
    Senior:I am a Senior at Brentwood, and LOVE this school! I've attended since I was in 7th grade. The classroom sizes are small (there are only 60 of us in the senior class !) and the instructors are really good. There are a ton of extra-curricular activities to choose from - we have a beautiful auditorium that is home to our drama department and our volleyball team that I was on was the TAPPS 3A State Champions in 2015-2016. This school offers a very loving Christian environment and the cost is so reasonable compared to other private schools. It's been around since 1963 and I love it!
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    Parent:I would choose it again and again!! Our children are getting a Christ-centered college prep education. They are learning and challenged each day. They have amazing relationships with their teachers and their friends. Relationships are a high priority. You feel the presence of God in the school and in the people. It is an amazing place and we are escited to be part of this school community.
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    Hyde Park Baptist School

    • Austin, TX
    • 98 reviews
    Freshman:We are zoned for Vandegrift, which is a great school with much to offer, but my husband & I grew up in a smaller school environment. After much research we chose HP as it embraces a balanced student who can excel in academics, fine arts, athletics and other extracurricular programs. Balance is the key difference. Our 9th grade daughter loves HP, as do we and for moving to a school knowing no one, it has been an easy transition. She is maintaining a 4.0, playing sports throughout the year, family dinners together and in bed by 10, and she's happy! HP is surrounded by wonderful teachers, kids, administrators and families. This is a Christ- centered community and the energy at the school is amazing.
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    Veritas Academy

    • Austin, TX
    • 17 reviews
    Junior:Veritas Academy is an incredible, one-of-a-kind school. The teachers are incredible knowledgable, interesting, and friendly. It is not uncommon to have coffee or lunch with your Literature teacher to talk about books, life, or any array of subjects. This school has instilled an even deeper love of learning in me, and caused my true personality to shine. This school prepares students wonderfully for college, as well as keeping them close to their parents in grade and middle school, which are a partial homeschool format. Overall, this is an amazing place that is beneficial for everyone. Although diversity is low, it has increased in the past few years. Although I compete in extracurricular horse show championships, our school has also won multiple state titles in Drama, One-Act Play, Soccer, and Football. There are many wonderful opportunities to lead as well, for instance, I am the founder and president of Science Club.
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    High School Senior:Overall, my experience at this school has been good. I love the family-like atmosphere within my class and the fact that the teacher's care about everyone individually. Something unique about this school is the Impact trips which I love partaking in and which have shaped me into who I am today.
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    Griffin School

    • Austin, TX
    • 15 reviews
    Niche User:The Griffin School played a very large role in why I am so passionate about being a leader today. The teachers care SO much about all of their students and will help any dream of yours bloom. The school is very nurturing and also well-connected in the community. If you are passionate about something, they will help you find a way to make it happen. The school is also very rigorous in writing. In fact, my writing skills helped me so much that I learned concepts that were taught later in my college sophomore-level classes!
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    San Marcos Baptist Academy

    • San Marcos, TX
    • 23 reviews
    High School Senior:Academics are always the first priority here and that what makes it such a good school.
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    Round Rock Christian Academy

    • Round Rock, TX
    • 22 reviews
    Senior:I like how the teachers are engaged in class and really want their students to succeed. Whenever a student struggles it is evident that the teachers will take time from their day to encourage the student to help them succeed. The High School and Elementary school are on the same campus which makes traffic difficult and other things such as getting to class on time. The school does plan on growing and they are currently funding to build a new school which I believe will help them grow into a larger class size.
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    Concordia High School

    • Round Rock, TX
    • 25 reviews
    Senior:Overall, it was a good place to be at school. Facilities aren't the best and there are problems like any other school, but the students are cared about and there is a very supportive atmosphere.
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    Senior:I like San Juan Diego because they have a great Internship programs. Students are available to work, one day out of the week, in places like: Dell Children's Hospital, Dell Technologies, and the Dioceses of Austin.
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