Regents School of Austin

Regents School of Austin is a private, classical, non-denominational Christian school located in Austin, Texas.

Regents School of Austin
Regents School of Austin crest.jpg
The official seal of Regents School of Austin
Address
3230 Travis Country Circle

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Coordinates30°15′16″N 97°50′43″W / 30.254519°N 97.845369°W / 30.254519; -97.845369Coordinates: 30°15′16″N 97°50′43″W / 30.254519°N 97.845369°W / 30.254519; -97.845369
Information
TypePrivate
MottoCoram Deo
Established1992
HeadmasterDr. Dan Peterson
Faculty99.4 (FTE)
GradesK through 12
Enrollment1,000
Student to teacher ratio10.06[1]
Color(s)Blue and Gold          
Athletics conferenceTexas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 3A
MascotKnights
AccreditationTEPSAC - ACCS
Website

CurriculumEdit

The Regents curriculum is loosely based on a classical education model called the Trivium. The Trivium is composed of three stages: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. Each corresponds to a stage in child development. Grammar school comprises kindergarten through 6th grade. School of Logic is grades 7 and 8. School of Rhetoric is grades 9 to 12.

In the Grammar stage (K - 6) Regents students are taught the building blocks for future subjects, including phonics, Latin, grammar, and math facts.

In the Logic stage (grades 7 – 8), when a child would naturally become more argumentative, Regents students learn Formal Logic.

In the final stage, Rhetoric (grades 9 - 12), students learn Classical Rhetoric.

Their Classical Christian Approach states:

Classical education is an ancient Western approach to the process of growing children into knowledgeable, well-rounded, thoughtful adult citizens by means of the Trivium. Latin for “the three ways,” the Trivium forms the core of classical education, as represented by the names of our three schools: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

While all students approach new material using this framework, the school names represent the unique emphasis of the developmental stage of the child. Classical education works because it focuses on the way children learn best at each stage of life, then builds on the foundation of previous stages.

Whether you are a parent looking at the Grammar years or a student preparing to enter into high school, know that we see our success not measured by where a student is after a single year, or even as a high school graduate: if we help you become a good man or woman speaking well, it will be evident in the life you live in the years and decades after you earn a Regents diploma.

The goal is for Regents teachers to model discipleship principles and instill them into the hearts and minds of the students.[2]

GeographyEdit

Regents School of Austin in located at https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Regents_School_of_Austin&params=30.254519_N_97.845369_W_type:edu.

HistoryEdit

Regents was founded in 1992. It originally met at Park Hills Baptist Church before moving to Tarrytown Baptist Church. Regents spent many years meeting in portable buildings in the parking lot at Tarrytown Baptist before moving to a permanent campus in 1998. Regents had its first graduating class in the year 2000, consisting of two students.

AthleticsEdit

Regents offers the following athletic programs at the high-school level:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Dance
  • Cheer

The school is part of TAPPS Division III. The 6-man football team has won five state championships within a ten-year period, the first TAPPS team to do so: in 2001, 2002, 2003 in divisions 1A and 2A, in 2006 in 4A, and again in 2010.[3] The Knights again made the state championship game in 2011, losing to Bullard Brook Hill 26-3.[3] In 2012 Regents moved up to TAPPS Division II and in 2016 again made the state championship game, losing to Grapevine Faith Christian 29-30 in double-overtime.[4]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Austin MSA" (PDF). Austin Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "School Resource Guide". Austin Monthly. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Texas High School Football State Champions 1920-present". Dave Campbell's Texas Football. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Eric Zarate (December 2, 2016). "Grapevine Faith wins TAPPS title in double overtime". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  5. ^ Evan Berkowitz (October 9, 2014) [October 8, 2014]. "Where are they now: Texas guard Terrence Rencher". The Daily Texan.
  6. ^ Boti Nagy (January 12, 2017). "Wright stuff is to empower your players says Sixers coach as he reaches 400th NBL game milestone". The Sunday Times. Perth, Western Australia.

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