Regents School of Austin
- Private, Christian (General)
- AUSTIN, TX
Regents School of Austin Reviews
Rating 3.89 out of 5 64 reviews
I attend regents for 10 yrs. I had a good group of friends a few close teachers, but most of them were racist and promoted, encouraged, or stayed silent while students said racial, and homophobic slurs. From black students being blocked from water fountains or plantation advertisements put in their lockers, tortillas being thrown in the yards or Mexican students, and letters to get out of the country in their lockers, the teachers were at times appalled and the administration did nothing. To help with this hatefulness they had two Mexican students and the one black student in the high school introduce the movie Hidden Figures. The teachers are not certified and the curriculum is decided by the board not educators. I did well academically and in college was not prepared. I realized that the science I had learned had missing gaps, the history was so one sided and the only thing I new was how to format my paper and write well.
Regents has provided our children a solid academic foundation. Our students have loved their studies, have felt challenged and have had some very wonderful mentors. However over the past couple of years several of our most beloved teachers left due to poor administration in the high school. Many families leave the school between middle school and high school. The social culture of the high school can be especially toxic. Despite the school being a Christian school many students in the high school engage in risk taking behaviors, and the administration is oblivious or turns the other way.
Regents is a great school from an academic perspective, and the Logic School is especially great. However, from a social standpoint in the high school, Regents has a highly toxic environment. The majority of students here have attended for more than 5 years, which creates what we call the "Regents bubble". This makes it harder for students to thrive once they have left for college. Nearly everyone here has a "holier than thou" attitude. They claim to be strong Christians but act like high schoolers in movies. Most people at Regents are VERY financially blessed, but this adds to the toxic environment. People always talk about their assets, so if you don't have this, they do their best to make you feel excluded. Regents also does a poor job of enforcing their rules in a fair way. They have a no-bullying policy, but allow students to be called slurs by their peers, and always side with the people who donate large sums of money to the school.
Experiencing Regents from Kindergarten through Senior Year is a full circle. The school is based on a trivium of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. Each block is designed to build upon the other with a culmination of Senior thesis; of which research is comprehensive on a current controversial topic and then defended by a panel of judges. From reciting bible verses in Kinder and dressing up in a mammal costume and telling a story of who "I am" to my peers in first grade. Poetry in third grade. Middle School created a safe space where all opinions were welcomed. Regents provided field trips that followed our academia. At the high school level (Rhetoric); it has all come to the forefront of confidence. The teaching staff, their investment in me and my curiosity has propelled me for college. All alongside of applying the academia and sports under the face of God - Corem Deo - My Thirteen Years as a Regent has made me strong, diligent and humble.
academics are great, but the social aspect can be toxic. Some people are incredibly kind, but others are the typical high schooler that you see in movies. When I attended, I felt that my opinions were validated by my peers simply because they were different than the majority’s. Another thing that I found frustrating was the parent atmosphere. When interacting with parents, it felt like a constant us versus them situation. When a friend of mine was here in high school, the parents of this grade were constantly complaining to the school about minor discrepancies.
Regents School of Austin is a private school in Austin, TX that I believe strives to teach what is true, good and beautiful. Every day I come to school in a fantastic building surrounded by teachers that actually want to be there. In our humanities classes we talk around harkness tables, which is an oval table that allows discourse between classmates. Regents is a fantastic model of a Christian school that enables their students to become a good man/woman speaking well.
Regents has a great community and staff that grow your knowledge about Christ. The teachers prepare you well to argue your opinions and write essays concerning an topic.
This is my twelfth year at Regents. I have loved to progress through the stages of Grammar School, School of Logic, and School of Rhetoric. Now, as I am writing my senior thesis, I have loved to see how the year of study have built on each other. I have had the most amazing teachers, and they have been wonderful mentors, and teachers I can really look up to. The administration however, leaves much to be desired, and often unnecessarily controls teachers and creates a toxic environment for students and teachers. Overall, I have loved the unique and rigorous academic experience and would highly recommend Regents.
The teachers are all extremely qualified and enthusiastic in helping students learn. So far, it has proved beneficial in terms of college readiness however they could add more AP classes.
I have been at Regents since first grade and plan on graduating this spring semester. I really enjoy how the class size is small so that i feel like i am the one the teacher is talking to and i feel more engaged. I enjoy the influence and relationships i have been able to build over the years with my teachers and the community around me. The classical christian education has challenged me to work hard at everything i do, not only in the school environment, but in the extra curricular activities as well. The football and track program have given me a chance to grow in who i am and to step up to a leadership position. I also enjoyed the chance to be in the unique laser optics program and work around lasers for 2 years. I also love the challenge and vigor of the senior thesis/ Rhetoric II program. I feel that the entire process will prepare me well for college.
It was a pretty good private school. Though the school uniforms sucked. The teachers were nice and seemed genuinely interested in the students.
I believe i’ve been challenged at Regents to the extent that I may succeed later in college. The work load may seem intimidating, but with the right mindset, you can succeed. However, the politics (parent involvement, policies, etc) are somewhat repulsive. Even after going there for 12 years, I find myself frustrated with constant parent involvement in student life, and their control over everything that happens at the school.
I have been at Regents since kindergarten and have LOVED every moment of it! the education that I have received is not like any other school and I was SO well pre prepared for college!
I enjoy the campus a lot! It's very beautiful! And the teachers are amazing! They're definitely there to help the students with everything, not just school related things!
Stay away from Regents. The curriculum does not well prepare students for college. It is quirky. While a few teachers are excellent, many are peculiar and mediocre. And the student body is overwhelmingly conservative and white. This homogeneity is bad in itself and bad for the students and families who attend the school. The administration seems to believe that Jesus was a white republican. This is the beginning and end of the school's identity. At times, the results of such a ridiculous ideology are just silly. But at other times, these results are extremely hurtful. The school is plagued with bigotry. And the administration's response to obvious racism is woefully inadequate.
We have two children at RSA. We started our son here in kinder and he is now a 6th grader. Our daughter is in 2nd but has only been st Regents since fall of 2016. She was previously at 2 other private Christian schools. We are very pleased with Regents and thrilled both children are now there.
Snitch Culture. Everyone is two faced. Some of the teachers are very good. Some are ok. People are friendly.