Regents School of Austin

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Regents School of Austin
Regents School of Austin crest.jpg
The official seal of Regents School of Austin
Address
3230 Travis Country Circle
Austin, Texas
United States
Coordinates 30°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
Type Private
Motto Coram Deo
Established 1992
Headmaster Rod Gilbert
Faculty 99.4 (FTE)
Grades K through 12
Enrollment 1,000
Student to teacher ratio 10.06[1]
Color(s) Blue and Gold          
Athletics conference Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 3A
Mascot Knight
Accreditation TEPSAC - ACCS
Website

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

Curriculum[edit]

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, includinginclude 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.

The school uses a mentoring program called THRIVE to emphasize a "thriving" rather than a "surviving" relationship between teachers and students.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Athletics[edit]

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

  • Football
  • Cheerleading
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse

The school is part of TAPPS Division II. 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 people[edit]

References[edit]

  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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