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 125. The senior class of 2021 included 29 students. The school draws from 39 zip codes in the Central Texas area, 5 states and 4 countries. The faculty and administration include 18 full-time and 12 part-time teachers, of whom 12 hold advanced degrees. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1 and the average class size is 10.
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.
Grade Point Scale
Griffin School offers 30 different creative classes. Students choose one elective per semester, which include classes such as Theatre, Fashion Design, Engineering, Furniture Making, Music Theory, and Photography. Students also take one workshop each semester, including classes such as Creative Writing, Digital Music Composition, Fiber Arts, Coding, Radio Production, Basketry, Drawing, and Music Ensemble Performance.
Griffin School Classes of 2017 – 2020 – College Acceptances and Matriculation
94 students graduated in the classes of 2017-2020. 75 graduates matriculated to a four-year college or university, 9 enrolled in a two-year community college, 1 student enlisted in the US Navy and 1 student enrolled at the Austin Fire Fighter Academy. We currently have alums enrolled in the following four-year colleges and universities:
Berklee College of Music
Bryn Mawr College
Colby Sawyer College
Cornell College (2)
Eckerd College (2)
Ft. Lewis College
Lewis & Clark College (2)
Maryland Institute College of Art
New College of Florida
New York University
Oregon State University
Savannah College of Art & Design (3)
Smith College (3)
Southwestern University (6)
St. Edwards University (4)
Texas A&M San Antonio
Texas Christian University
Texas State University (5)
Texas Tech University
Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts
United States Naval Academy
UT at Austin – Architecture
UT at Austin – Butler School of Music
UT at Austin – Computer Science
UT at Austin – Journalism
UT at Austin – Radio/Television/Film
UT at Austin – School of Natural Sciences
University of Chicago
University of Glasgow
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2)
University of Miami
University of Nebraska
University of North Texas (2)
University of Richmond
University of San Diego
University of Texas at Dallas (2)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Class of 2020 SAT Scores
Class of 2020 Composite Scores
National Merit Recognition, 2019
Two students were recognized as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Community Service Requirement
Griffin students complete 20 hours of volunteer service per year, resulting in a total of 80 hours by their graduation date.
Grades transferred from other schools are calculated in the Griffin School GPA.