Head of School

A Word from the Head

On behalf of the entire Regents School of Austin community, welcome to our website and thank you for visiting. Our website serves an important function for our school community with regular news and scheduling updates found on the other side of our community login. And for those of you learning about Regents School of Austin for the first time or seeking to learn more, the second function of our website is to help you understand our story and our distinctives.

Founded in 1992 with 17 students, Regents believes in a Christ-centered education for the whole person, flourishing throughout childhood and into adulthood. We call this classical Christian. Along our journey, the school has grown under the careful care of our community to an 82 acre campus with over 1000 students. We invite you to learn more and explore the following:

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  • Our Viewbook

    Our Viewbook provides a glimpse into the philosophy and programs Regents has to offer in an easy-to-read magazine style.

    Our Viewbook
  • Our Mission

    The mission of Regents School is to provide a classical and Christian education founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and which challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.

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  • Our Classical and Christian Approach

    Regents' academic guiding principles are two-fold:  to integrate God's word into the curriculum and to capitalize on the Western liberal arts tradition. 
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  • Our Crest & Symbols

    The crest within Regents Traditional Seal is the symbolic heart of the school.  It contains a set of images that represent key elements of Regents' values, traditions, and aspirations.  The crest has four quadrants divided by a cross, with each quadrant identifying a unique aspect of Christian life.

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  • Our Academic Profile

    Our Academic Profile is distributed to colleges so they can learn more about Regents and the unique and challenging academics we offer.

    View our Academic Profile
  • Our Magazine: Arches

    Our aim with Arches is to provide an easily accessible way for you to get a snapshot of the amazing stories and student enrichment happening at Regents.

    Read our digital magazine.
  • Our Annual Report

Every parent desires the best education possible for their children.  Our motor lab addresses focus on the entire young body and soul as we guide the efforts of the mind. Our academics challenge the mind, resulting in prepared students who achieve strong Advanced Placement scores and high SAT/ACT scores. Our Senior Thesis program is the capstone of the Regents educational experience and we invite you to learn more. But if you ask our faculty and staff, the true joy at Regents is growth of the student’s character and spiritual formation. This happens along the way through careful readings of ancient wisdom expanding our moral and spiritual capacities, through caring teachers shepherding hearts and minds, through ministeriums where students experience hands on the joy of serving others, and through our wonderful co-curriculars providing ample opportunity for growth in discipleship, love, passion, attitude, poise, and focus.

Our Regents Parents Council is our biggest asset at Regents. Our parents come together and provide countless hours of volunteering. These hours create a partnership within our parent/teacher community resulting in incredible and memorable events throughout our calendar year.

Each and every day we seek to live up to our name. All of this and more has culminated into Regents School of Austin – a place for joy, character, challenge, commitment, and community. It is our privilege to host you here online, and we look forward to an opportunity to host you on our amazing campus. Please do plan to visit. I look forward to meeting you.

For His Glory,
Dan Peterson, Ph.D.
Head of School

Word From...Articles

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  • A Word from...Emma Gaertner and Will Thomas, 6th Grade Students

    My Time in Grammar
    by Emma Gaertner

    Community: It is my favorite thing about Regents. When I look back on the last seven years in Grammar School, all the memories surround this idea of being together. A recent example is our sixth grade trip to Louisiana. We danced Civil War dances in period attire and made crazy memories together. Regents is a school that takes pride in every “I can’t believe that happened!” moment.

    It is through our community that we can celebrate a working Rube Goldberg project, or persevere through the sting of your fifth grade rocket not flying. It is through our community we pray for each other in homeroom and memorize life-changing verses (Ephesians 6:5-6). It is through this community we learn to live by the R.E.A.D. rule, and spelling rules, and just the rules of life -- like how to say you are sorry when it is hard. A big part of our community is the incredible teachers who teach us how to live the Christian life, to test our strengths, and to work together so our community will stay strong forever.

    A High Bar
    by Will Thomas

    During my seven years in the Grammar School, I have had many amazing teachers, made great friends, and created wonderful memories. My teachers have been awesome. In third grade, Mrs. Gold picked up both a snake and a tarantula-like it was nothing! She is fearless! In sixth grade, Mr. Christian has been a great role model. He gives everybody nicknames. Mine is WILL.I.AM.

    From kindergarten through sixth grade, I have made terrific friends. We have been blessed with an amazing grade. Every time I think it could not possibly improve, an awesome new student joins us and makes it even better. Through seven years at the Grammar School, we have many funny memories. For instance, in fourth grade, while my class was praying, a friend rested his face in silly putty and it stuck to his eyebrows. Eventually, he had to pull out his eyebrows to get the silly putty out. Thankfully, they grew back.

    I am positive that when I transition to Logic, I will have many more amazing teachers, make many more outstanding friends, and continue to create amazing memories. However, the bar was set pretty high in Grammar.
  • A Word from...Rose Usry, Senior Thesis Chair

    At the beginning of each year, I tell the seniors that good theses always begin with good learning, not with good arguments. In the fall, seniors work hard to learn the “grammar” of their topic through independent research. Once they have a basic understanding of the people, terms, and various issues involved in their topic, they begin to formulate an argument. At this point, they apply their “logic” skills and knowledge to make connections with what they’ve learned. This process usually happens in the early winter. Finally, in the spring, they incorporate their “rhetoric” skills to express their ideas in a clear and engaging way in order to persuade their audience to consider their argument.

    This is what we mean when we say that the senior thesis is the culmination of a student’s Regents education. A Regents education aims to create an ethically good human being capable of producing effective, thoughtful, and grace-filled words in both written and oral form as exemplified in a student’s senior thesis.

    At this time of the year, there are always students who proclaim with a little despair that “there is so much that they still don’t know.” When those words get uttered, I always smile. They've learned that their journey of learning has only begun, and, yes, there is still so much more to learn, more questions to ask as they accumulate more life experiences and knowledge and wisdom.

    Their arguments are sometimes flawed, their ideas aren’t always as clear as possible. But as Philippians 1:6 assures us, “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” When we stand to applaud these seniors, we applaud their courage to stimulate a dialogue about something meaningful to them and their audience. We applaud their courage to face the world with a mind that thinks critically, with a heart that cares for others, and with a voice that speaks for Christ. I hope to see as many of our Regents community at the thesis presentations as we celebrate together these seniors’ accomplishments and perseverance.

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