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 116. The senior class of 2018 includes 26 students. The school draws from 39 zip codes in the Central Texas area, 5 states and 7 countries. The faculty and administration include 15 full-time and 12 part-time teachers, of whom 12 hold advanced degrees. The student-teacher ratio is 6:1 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 a senior honors project. The school offers AP and pre-AP courses across all disciplines during the junior and senior years. 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 art classes. Students choose one art elective per semester, which include classes such as Theatre, Fashion Design, Furniture Making, Music Theory, 2D Design and Photography. Students also take one art workshop each semester, including classes such as Creative Writing, Digital Design, Fiber Arts, Photoshop, Radio Production, Basketry, Interior Design and Music Performance.
Griffin School Classes of 2016 & 2017 – College Acceptances and Matriculation
42 students total graduated in the Classes of 2016 & 2017. 95% applied and were accepted to four-year colleges. 36 students matriculated to a four-year college, 2 students enrolled in a 2-year college, 4 students are taking a gap year. Bolding indicates matriculation.
California College of the Arts
Colorado State University
Evergreen State College
Fort Lewis College
Illinois Institute of Tech
Missouri Science & Tech
Penn State University
Rochester Institute of Tech
Savannah College of Art & Design
School of the Art Inst. Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Sarah Lawrence College
St. Edward’s University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
University of Chicago
University of Glasgow
Univ. of Mass. Amherst
University of Nebraska
Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Texas
University of Tennessee
University of Texas at Austin
Class of 2017 SAT Scores
Class of 2017 ACT Composite Scores
National Merit Recognition, 2017
Two students were recognized as National Merit Hispanic Scholars.
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.