As Unique as Austin itself

Kirby Hall School believes students learn best when they feel appreciated, respected and challenged. Our academic philosophy centers on the belief that excellent teachers and curricula guide each student and that classes operate best when small in order to provide each child the opportunity to excel.  These small, intimate class sizes inspire lively discussions and highly engaged students who are encouraged to become critical, confident and independent thinkers. 


The Kirby Hall experience provides a strong foundation in traditional coursework for science, math, English, history, Spanish, art, physical education, drama and music, as well as innovative STEM and MakerSpace technologies. 


We are fortunate to be located adjacent to The University of Texas, affording our students valuable access to many campus facilities including the Harry Ransom Center, Blanton Museum of Art, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. 


The high expectations that enhance our academics also inspire citizenship, accountability, and a high level of decorum in and out of the classroom. 


In a community where numerous world cultures are represented, our students are taught to appreciate the differences in others. Kirby Hall helps students develop a  strong sense of self as well as learn about the importance of compassion and consideration for others. 


We prepare them to go forth and succeed in this world while making it a better place and grounding them in our same core values established more than 45 years ago:


  • Kindness
  • Humility
  • Respect


Today, the Mission of Kirby Hall School continues to be preparing bright young people for a life of academic success, personal fulfillment, and dedicated service to their local, national, and global community. 

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We would love to get to know you better and discuss the future of your child. Come visit Kirby Hall and see what makes our environment special for yourself!