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Students and staff at Meridian School
Who we are

Meridian is a public, tuition-free charter school funded through state and federal dollars like traditional schools. Open to all students who live within Williamson County in Central Texas, Meridian was founded in 2011, the product of several families who banded together to create an education that fosters a love of learning for all students. Now, 1,650 students strong, we are proud to recognize 44 native languages reported by families.
Meridian, an IB World School, offers a continuum of International Baccalaureate education, from the Primary and the Middle Years Programs, ending with the Diploma Program. 
Our Mission

Meridian School provides an invigorating educational environment that develops responsible citizens who can artfully navigate our complex world
and enjoy a good life with others.
Quick Facts

  • Our primary school includes approximately 865 students with a class size of 22:1 in kindergarten and first grade and 25:1 in grades 2-5
  • Our secondary school includes approximately 800 students with a class size of 25:1. 
  • Our Head of School and principals are all experienced administrators with extensive IB program training and credentials.
  • Primary students engage in Specials classes, including art, Spanish, French, Health and Wellness, Physical Education, Counseling, and Music.
  • Secondary departments include English, Foreign Language, Humanities, Science, Mathematics, Fine Arts, and Physical Education
  • Each Wednesday ends in early release, giving teachers weekly professional development and students the opportunity to attend appointments, enjoy extracurricular activities, or study.
  • Technology remains a focus, with mobile labs throughout the campuses and technology and media specialists in house.

A Balanced Education
At Meridian School, we believe that a healthy diet positively impacts academic achievement. Healthy, scratch-made breakfasts and lunches are made daily by professional chef Leslie Sterzinger. 
An outdoor classroom, garden beds, chicken coop, outdoor play areas and natural playscapes, and a lush courtyard filled with Central Texas plants encourage students and staff to unwind and recharge outside. Our sustainable practices include a water catchment system that reclaims more than 30,000 gallons of water a year and a robust composting program that keeps 99 pounds of food waste out of landfills every single week.
After School Enrichment programs engage our youngest minds after the school day ends for extended day pick-up at 6 pm. Athletics, theater, art, band and orchestra programs give 7th-12 grade students a well-rounded education.

Our Board of Directors: Ann Wink, Paul Emerson, Tadd Phillips, Tejal Bhalani, Scott Duff, Sofia L. O'Malley and Alice Ortiz
Title IX and Anti-Discrimination Statement:
As required by law, under Title IX, Meridian World School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that we operate in either student admission and employment.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Meridian World School maybe referred to: 
Student complaints: Title IX Coordinator Paige Bender (512-660-5230 Ext 212) 
Employee Complaints: Title IX Coordinator Eileen Kuhn (512-660-5230 Ext 128)
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
Our program is designed for all students and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, athletic, or artistic ability, or the district the child would otherwise attend without regard to disability or handicapping condition, in administration or educational policies, admission and hiring policies and other school administered programs.
As an open enrollment public charter school, there will be no admissions requirements and no tuition.