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Our Achievements

Education for Its Own Sake

Our greatest academic successes cannot be quantified, but anyone who walks around the hallways or overhears our students talking over lunch can see that they are not only learning a great deal but that their curiosity has been piqued by the things they have studied. In Western Civilization class one semester, the students read arguments from the Greek Ministry of Culture and the British Museum about the proper home of the Parthenon marbles. The debate began in class and soon became heated—so heated, in fact, that the teacher eventually had to ask the students to leave her classroom and go home because the school day had already ended.

It’s impossible to describe successes like this with statistics, but the results we have measured are nevertheless promising.

PSAT and SAT Performance

Founders Classical Academy of Leander students perform well above the national and state averages on standard college entrance exams.


National Merit Scholarship Program

Since 2014, Founders high school students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program for their performance on the PSAT.

Even among a very small first senior class of just 12, one student achieved the rank of National Merit Scholar.

U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

One student in the Class of 2017 was chosen as one of 2600 candidates invited to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Her score on the college entrance exams placed her as one of the top 20 female high school seniors in the state of Texas.

Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching

In 2017 Founders Classical Academy was awarded the Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The $25,000 Prize has three objectives:  to focus attention on teaching, which is the core ingredient of effective education reform; to support deserving schools with funds for books, equipment, and other educational material; and to promote the principles of classical liberal arts education. The funds from the prize have been spent on purchasing a telescope, an air track, and other lab supplies  for the science department, and violas, cellos, and

an upright bass for the fine arts department.

Alumni Across the Country and Abroad

Founders Classical Academy graduated its first class of 12 students in May of 2017. The second graduating class has 28 students, and future classes will have between 30 and 40 each year. Our seniors have been accepted to top colleges and universities across the country and in Europe. A full list is available below. Click here to explore an interactive map showing the colleges and universities that Founders Classical Academy of Leander students have attended since our first graduating class in 2017.


College Acceptances and Scholarships

Here is a partial list of colleges and universities to which our students have been accepted. The 28 students from the Class of 2018 were accepted to colleges and universities across the country, and earned over $2,500,000 in scholarships--an average of $90,000 in scholarship offers per student.


Abilene Christian University

Austin College

Baylor University

Belmont Abby College

Benedictine College

Berry College

Brigham Young University

Clemson University

Cornell University

Concordia University

Catholic University of America

Colorado School of Mines

DePaul University

Duke University

Duquesne University

Emory University

Hardin‐Simmons University

Hendrix College

Hillsdale College

Houston Baptist University

Knox College

Louisiana State University

Lubbock Christian University

Point Loma Nazarene Univ.

Purdue University

Rhodes College

Rochester Inst. of Technology

St. John’s College

St. Edward’s University

St. Mary’s University

St. Michael’s Abbey Seminary

Samford University

Southern Methodist University

Southern Virginia University

Southwestern University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University

Thomas Aquinas College

University of Alabama

University of Chicago

University of Colorado

University of Dallas

U of Mary Hardin‐Baylor

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

U of St. Andrews, Scotland

University of St. Thomas

University of Texas

University of Utah

Washington & Lee University

Wheaton College

Westmont College