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 disciple, 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

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  • A Word from...Betsy Nowrasteh, Rhetoric Drama

    I’ve always loved "The Miser" By: Molière. Ever since I first saw it as a kid in Stratford, this play has been one of my all time favorites. I love how smart and how silly it is; it is the perfect hybrid of over the top physical humor and deeply insightful moments. I love the way Molière helps us laugh at ourselves by creating endearing characters and goofy moments that, at least for me, resonate with at least some small hint of familiarity. But under all of the humor, there are also moments of true brokenness and pain, which make the play all the more powerful.

    Recently the seniors and I did a podcast with Dr. Peterson about this production. During the podcast, we discussed briefly the true, good, and beautiful in terms of this play. As a classical Christian school, we strive to do great works that are part of the literary canon, works that challenge us intellectually and philosophically as well as artistically. Every time we open a new script and begin a new production, our goal is to grow as individuals and as a group and to strive for excellence and understanding. In this play, we have explored themes ranging from romantic love to the love of money above all things, to duty and honor, to the consequences of employing flattery and dishonesty to get ahead.

    One of my favorite characters in this play is poor Master Jacques, whose honesty and sincerity are met only with chastisement and punishment. At one point he tells the audience that he is resolved never to tell the truth again, “for only liars and flatterers prosper.” In that moment I find myself thinking of the Psalms and Proverbs that tell us not to be envious of wicked men, or those who do wrong--that even though they may prosper in the short term, they will always wither like the grass. Sure enough, as the play progresses, we see the fruits of Master Jacques' choices, and although the consequences are played out in humor, they are nonetheless very clear.

    As always, I am so thankful that we as a school have the freedom to do such challenging and enriching theater with such wonderful people. The parents, students, staff, volunteers, teachers, and administration who have come alongside us to make this play happen are such a gift. We hope you will enjoy it.
  • A Word From...Harlan Gilliam, RSNC

    Cultivating Gratitude
    The Regents Science and Nature Center (RSNC) began some 16 years ago as a vision in the hearts and minds of a group of Regents Families. With the blessing of the board and administration, an overgrown, abandoned corner of the campus became the animal life, plant life, and pond life learning areas known collectively as the RSNC. The hope of these parents was that their children would come in contact with the Creator as they spent part of their week observing and exploring and gardening and tending animals.

    I have been here in the garden for 13 years now and can testify that the hope of these families is a reality in the lives of our students. Each class in Grammar comes to the RSNC every week. Their visit begins with a nature walk through the woods. We take this time to observe the living world and often marvel at the variety of sights, sounds, and even smell of creation. As we make our way to the garden surrounded by God’s handiwork, we have the opportunity to discover His genius and begin to get a sense of His imagination. The seemingly endless activity of the natural world can remind us of the One who never sleeps but is always with us. God speaks to us through His creation. Though we cannot see Him we can see His delightfully whimsical creativity in every direction. We see a mushroom here, a butterfly there, a seed floating on the breeze to land and grow and continue the cycle of life. Joy rises. Awareness expands. Truth, goodness, and beauty defined before our very eyes! All of creation seems to be the arms of our Father open in invitation to quench the drought in our souls, to fill the longings we hardly notice anymore, and to grant revelation of “the height, the width, the breadth, and the depth…,” a knowing that surpasses Knowledge!

    Our hearts respond thank you, thank you, thank you!
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