Recent News

New Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
We are thrilled to share that Kristina Waugh has been named Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Kris served as the Ann Richards School’s Academic Dean for 10 years and was named Interim Principal following Jeanne Goka’s retirement in September. She was instrumental in developing the school’s innovative curriculum and practices,... Read more »
ARS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to ARS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sarah Walker (second from left)! Ms. Walker teaches sophomore English, Yearbook and Newspaper.
Youth and Government State Conference Highlights
Fifty Ann Richards School students attended the 71st Annual Youth and Government State Conference held in Austin from January 25-28, 2018. The conference activities took place at the Renaissance Arboretum Hotel and all around the Capitol Complex. We had delegates in State Affairs, Legislative, Judicial, and Media sections of the competition. Ann Richards School State... Read more »
Pathway Day Photo Recap
What Pathway would you choose? Our 8th graders spent part of their Wednesday experiencing what it’s like to be a high schooler in the Biomedical Sciences, Media Technology or Engineering Pathways. Pathways are a “major” or a sequence of four year-long courses in STEM coursework that challenge our Stars to solve community problems by the... Read more »
Marching Stars featured by FloMarching
Check out this short feature by FloMarching on the Marching Stars in San Antonio for Bands of America Regionals. "We don't allow football to validate our existence. Being an all-girls school, I kind of love being able to say that." — @MrHoward56, Director of Bands at @arshs_band. ??? pic.twitter.com/bBAVwze3E7 — FloMarching (@FloMarching) January 15, 2018
5th Annual ARS Alumnae Day
Forty-seven Ann Richards School alumnae visited with our current Stars during the 5th Annual ARS Alumnae Day. Graduates from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2017 shared great advice to the Class of 2018 seniors during a lunch visit and met with the rest of the school during advisory classes where they participated... Read more »
#InterSession2018 Photos
Our #StarSmart students are having fun creating and learning new passions to start the Spring semester during #InterSession2018. Our Stars were around town as they explore, experience and learn more about animal sanctuaries, boxing, Texas State Parks, biking around Austin, camping, car maintenance, fair-trade coffee, building computers, Crossfit, drones, Harry Potter wand making, hiking around... Read more »
Foundation Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant
Texas Bar Foundation Supports Youth & Government Club to Create Future Leaders The Ann Richards School Foundation recently received a $6,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of the Youth & Government high school club at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. The Ann Richards School is an all-girls, public school... Read more »
A Letter from Ms. Goka
August 22, 2017 Dear Parents and Friends of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, I took a small risk in applying for this job 12 years ago. Your daughters took a big risk by applying for admission here, by traveling across the city and through traffic to get here, by knowing that they... Read more »