Our History

In 2002, The Girls’ School of Austin became the first all-girls school in Austin when it 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. The success of our inaugural year convinced our faculty and families of our mission: to develop confident young women who lead intellectually vibrant and fulfilling lives.

In our first 15 years, we have celebrated many milestones, including:

  • a student community of around 150 girls in grades K – 8
  • A new state of the art building that teaches sustainability
  • a growing record of student achievement in language arts, math, science, music and art including All-region Orchestra and Scholastic National Gold Medals in art.  (See News & Events for news of recent awards.)
  • a service learning program that connects GSA to other local organizations such as Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

We look forward to growing and building on this strong foundation of education, innovation and community.

Original class of Girls' School Students - 2002

At a small home in West Austin, our school began instruction in 2002 with five students in fifth and sixth grades; teachers outnumbered the students.