Curriculum


The Girls’ School Difference

The Girls’ School of Austin is a community of educators and families that create a foundation for girls to achieve personal and academic excellence. We focus on providing an intellectually challenging education in a supportive and creative environment that complements girls’ unique intellectual and social development between ages 5 and 14. Our core curriculum includes Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Technology (S.E.T.), Spanish, Art, Music (Strings and Piano) and Physical Education.

See our curriculum guide.

The Lower School, K-4th

Our lower school curriculum is balanced and integrated and contains a strong traditional component. Our purpose is to provide a nurturing environment where learning takes center stage, and where students become confident thinkers, leaders, citizens, and friends.

  • One class per grade
  • Small class size
  • School day 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Middle School, 5th-8th

With its supportive, nurturing environment and challenging interdisciplinary curriculum, The Girls’ School of Austin is a place where girls learn to excel. The Girls’ School begins middle school in fifth grade because of the significant transition in girls’ development at this time. By age 10, girls are shifting from “learning to” -- read, write and calculate – and beginning to apply their communication and problem-solving skills. Our environment encourages intellectual risk-taking, fosters collaboration without shying away from competition, and enables students to deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

  • One class per grade
  • Small class size
  • School day 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

learn more about our middle school curriculum and student achievements.

Austin Is Our Classroom

Our “place-based” and integrated approach to social studies and science instruction turns Austin into our classroom through regular field trips for all grade levels.

After School Programs

At the end of the school day, students may choose to participate in a range of enrichment activities or attend our teacher-led after-care program.