Head of School

A Word from the Head

On behalf of the entire Regents School of Austin community, thank you for your interest in our school. Our website serves as a valuable resource, our virtual personality, for our school community with regular news and scheduling information accessed through our community portal. For those of you wanting to learn more about Regents as an educational option for your family, we hope our website will allow you to see what makes a Regents education unique.

Our mission 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 challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. What a weighty mission! I am committed daily to serve, protect, and advance this mission in our 21stcentury context. My hope and vision for our students is that they grow to be men and women who “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).

As you learn more about Regents, there are three words you will hear frequently: Classical. Christian. Community. Regents is committed to gospel influence through the vehicle of classical Christian education. This model of education uses Christian truth combined with the classical tradition and methodology to raise a generation of thinkers that are lifelong learners and cultural influencers. Our faculty and staff pursue excellence daily to cultivate the pursuit of the true, good, and beautiful.

We are a community of parents, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and grandparents “striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27). Our very name, Regents, has significant meaning and informs what we do each day. The definition of a ‘regent’ is ‘one who rules or administers during the absence of a sovereign.’ Being a regent implies using the abilities God has given to you as an opportunity to give God glory. We are mandated by God to be stewards, regents, caretakers, cultivators of the culture we live that fosters human flourishing. We are a community of individual regents making up this greater academic institution called Regents.

On a personal note, my wife and I have four children ranging from the teenage years to the elementary ages, and I know they are receiving an amazing education founded upon a Christian worldview.

From our talented, caring, and godly faculty and staff, to our Science and Nature Center, to the motor lab, to Harkness discussions, to parent volunteers, to athletic events, to fine arts concerts, historical feasts bringing learning to life, field trips, and ultimately to the culmination of a Regents education with Senior Thesis presentations . . . this is what makes Regents School of Austin such a special place. It is our privilege to host you here online, and we look forward to an opportunity to host you and your family in person on our campus so you can experience Regents for yourself.

Soli Deo Gloria,
 
Dan Peterson, Ph.D.
Head of School

Regents School of Austin

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Regents School of Austin admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.