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Headwaters School

School Profile

Headwaters School is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. We have had students come from all over the world to study at Headwaters: China, Germany, South Korea, France, Mexico, Turkey, Vietnam, Greece, Ecuador, Pakistan, Russia, England, and more!  Headwaters School is an International Baccalaureate school with a demanding curriculum. We expect that our international students will have sufficient English language proficiency to be successful in mainstream classes in all core subject areas. This means that all international students take standard courses in english, math, science, history and art. Please note that 9th and 10th grade international students are enrolled in an ESL support class in addition to their standard course load. Our classrooms are vibrant spaces that require students and teachers alike to engage in lively discourse. Many class assignments are discussion based and /or writing intensive.

International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program
We are an International Baccalaureate® World School offering the IB Diploma Programme. The International Baccalaureate® is an academically challenging and balanced program that prepares students for success at university and beyond.
It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students. Students can participate either as full IB diploma candidates or as individual course certificate candidates.
Like us, the International Baccalaureate® values character development as its core purpose. The IB Learner Profile is very much in line with our own Purpose, Promise, and PACT.
The Diploma Programme ensures that students make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the unique
Theory of Knowledge course; undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the Senior Thesis; and enhance their personal and interpersonal development through
Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) hours. See all the details about Headwaters and the IB at headwaters.org/ib.

General Information
State Texas(TX) City Austin
School Name Headwaters School Type Co-ed
Founded 2001 Grade PK-12
Religious Affiliation No Religion Accommodation Type Homestay
Nearest Airport Austin Website https://www.headwaters.org
Telephone 512-480-8142 School Type Private
Address 807 Rio Grande St. Austin, TX 78701
Total Enrolled Student 539 Enrolled 9th-12th 130
AP/Honors Provided ESL Provided
% to go Colleges Over 90%
Admission Requirements

International Student Coordinator conducts a Skype interview with the student online.
Student’s current Math Teacher & English Teacher fill out online evaluations.
The student may also choose to have a Personal Recommendation Form completed. These will be linked to through the application site.

Minimum Testing Requirements:

Grade 9: SLEP 48 IELTS4.0 TOEFL PB 450 ***ESL Support Class

Grade 10: SLEP 50 IELTS 4.5 TOEFL PB 475 ***ESL Support Class

Grade 11: SLEP 55 IELTS 6.0 TOEFL PB 550 no additional ESL support

Grade 12: SLEP 60 IELTS 6.5 TOEFL PB 575 no additional ESL support

***IELTS level below 5.0 indicates additional English study would be necessary to successfully complete a linguistically demanding course.

Fees & Payments
Year  2021   8th  $ 0.00   9th  $ 30,500.00
Our 2021-2022 tuition and fees have not yet been set, but you can find our 2020-2021 details here:
Base Tuition $24,900 (includes international student fee)
Annual Enrollment Fee: $1,600, New Student Fee: $1,600, IB Fee (11th/12th Grade): $1000, Facilities Fee: $600
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