Griffin School is a college preparatory high school community defined by academic rigor and creativity. Our mission is to cultivate individual potential and intellectual curiosity within a vibrant and engaged community.
School and Community
Griffin School, founded in 1996, serves grades 9-12. Total enrollment is 146. The senior class of 2022 includes 40 students. The school draws from 40 zip codes in the Central Texas area, and four countries. The faculty and administration include 23 full-time and 12 part-time teachers, of whom 18 hold advanced degrees. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1 and the average class size is 12.
Griffin School is accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools, under the auspices of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.
Academic Program and Diploma Requirements
The Griffin School graduation plan includes a classical liberal arts program of study: four courses each in Mathematics, Social Science, English, and Science, two credits of foreign language, unique elective opportunities, community service, and an optional senior honors project. The school offers AP and honors courses across all disciplines. It is important to note that the “on level” courses are designed to maintain college preparatory academic standards for all students. In small, interactive classrooms, Griffin School students are expected to be actively engaged in meaningful learning.
Class Rank Policy
Griffin School emphasizes personal achievement and it is our general policy to not rank our students.
National Merit Recognition, Class of 2022
Four students were recognized as Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
2021 Regional Scholastic Awards
Griffin School won 23 Regional Scholastic Awards, including:
5 Gold Key Awards, 7 Silver Key Awards, and 11 Honorable Mention Awards.
In May 2021, a total of 24 students were recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars, including 3 AP Scholars with Distinction and 8 AP Scholars with Honors.
Community Service Requirement
Griffin students complete 20 hours of volunteer service per year, resulting in a total of 80 hours by their graduation date.
Grade Point Scale
Grades transferred from other schools are calculated in the Griffin School GPA.
In addition to the core academic classes, students also choose electives and workshops in a host of areas, including 2D arts, 3D arts, music, photography, radio, video, game design, sculpture, speech and debate, and more. All students are also enrolled in a once-per-week skills based workshop each year, which focus on skills to be successful in high school and college, as well as life skills for living independently.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive school community, and we foster and maintain a culture in which each person is accepted, valued, and respected for their individuality. Griffin students learn and live communitarian values: We emphasize social responsibility and engage all students in school governance, whole school activities, and service both to the school community and to the larger community of Austin.
Griffin School competes as a 3A school in the TAPPS league in coed soccer, cross-country, women’s volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Before moving to this league in 2021, Griffin competed in the TAIAO league. In 2021, Griffin Boys Track and Field won the TAIAO State Track and Field Championship. In 2018 and 2019, Griffin Boys Cross-Country won the TAIAO State Cross Country Championship. All students at Griffin are expected to participate in a PE course, which include options such as Aerobics, Basketball, Cross-Country, CrossFit, Gardening, Pilates, Rock Climbing, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Warrior Arts, and Yoga.
Griffin School Classes of 2018 – 2020 – College Matriculation
We share this exciting and diverse list in order to celebrate the excellence of every college to which our students are admitted and choose to attend. The decision of where to enroll is a very personal one made for any number of reasons by each student and family. We celebrate each senior’s college choice and recognize that where a student enrolls is far less important than how they engage with their college experience.
We currently have alums enrolled in the following four-year colleges and universities:
Berklee College of Music
Bryn Mawr College (2)
Colby Sawyer College
Eckerd College (2)
Ft. Lewis College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Lewis & Clark College
Maryland Institute College of Art
New York University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design (3)
Smith College (5)
Southwestern University (7)
St. Edwards University (5)
Texas A&M (2)
Texas A&M San Antonio
Texas Christian University
Texas State University (7)
Texas Tech University
United States Naval Academy
University of Chicago
University of Glasgow
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2)
University of Nebraska
University of North Texas
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin (6)
University of Texas at Dallas (3)
Whitman College (2)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Class of 2021 SAT Scores
Class of 2021 Composite Scores