Parents in Austin who want to send their children to a private Christian school are blessed with an abundance of choices. Austin has more than 300 private schools and many of those have a religious affiliation, usually either Christian or Catholic. Tuition runs the gamut from expensive to affordable so there is a selection of quality, private schools for every budget.
Why Choose Private Schools
1. Biblical Teaching
Many parents want their children to be instructed about God and the Bible. With God all-but-banned in secular schools, many parents are turning to private, Christian schools so that their child will not be taught in a secular classroom.
2. Safer Campuses
Safety is another consideration. Many secular schools are unable to maintain a safe environment for their students.
3. Superior Education
Private Christian schools usually provide a better education, and students from those institutions consistently out-perform their peers who were educated in the secular schools. For more information and insight on choosing private Christian schools, click here.
Names and Locations
Hill Country Christian School of Austin is ranked as one of the top private schools in the area with dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools and from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Teaching grades PK-12, their strong emphasis on Christianity and academia coupled with an extensive selection of extracurricular activities results in extraordinarily talented students.
Brentwood Christian School, also highly rated, offers a Christ-centered education in a nurturing environment. A small school with less than 800 students, Brentwood Christian encompasses grades K-12 and provides their students with the type of one-on-one attention that only a small school can offer.
Regents School in Austin provides a classical, Christian education to grades K-12. Enrollment is currently just over 1,000, which means the staff is able to provide individualized attention to each student. Regents is accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, which is a member of the Texas Private School Association Commission. This ensures a God-centered, quality, and comprehensive education for its students.
Bannockburn Christian Academy is one of the premier schools for younger students. Teaching grades PK-5, BCA students are instructed in the Bible, academia, social graces, and living a productive, Christ-centered life.
Picking up where BCA stops, Hyde Park Schools offer a college preparatory, Christ-centered education for grades 4-12. Its two campuses provide a variety of extracurricular activities in addition to their excellent academic studies, resulting in talented and productive graduates.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School is an independent, private Catholic school for grades PK-8 and it accepts students of all faiths. The school emphasizes the need for a Christ-centered life and the need to live in harmony with each other. Small-group reading programs facilitate learning at an individual pace and state-of-the-art technology is available for educational support.
Other Excellent Schools
Parents have the option of many more private, Christian schools in Austin. An overview of many of them can be found here or here.
If you’re looking for private, Christian high schools, this resource may help.