About Us

Welcome to The Girls' School

What’s in a name? At The Girls’ School of Austin, our name is the simplest expression of our mission: to provide an academically challenging education for girls in a community that fosters creative learning and personal excellence. Our mission is to develop confident young women who lead intellectually vibrant and fulfilling lives. 

We are Austin’s first school for girls from elementary through middle school (K-8) and the only all-girls school for grades K-4.

Our History

The Girls’ School of Austin opened its doors in 2002 – or perhaps we should say, we opened a single door. At a small home in west Austin, our school began instruction with five students in fifth and sixth grades, and the teachers outnumbered the students.

Learn more about Our History.

Why A Girls' School

You may already appreciate that a private education affords a finer level of individual attention for your daughter. But why choose The Girls’ School? Read more from our Head of School, Lisa Schmitt.

Service Learning

Our Service Learning Program involves our girls in the wider Austin community in order to support girls in developing the knowledge and skills to become capable and responsible participants in the world.

Our service learning activities promote cooperation and problem-solving skills and build appreciation of basic human needs such as access to food, clothing and shelter.

Learn more about how we're involved in service learning.