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Birthday Party
50th Anniversary Gala

College Prep With Heart

for Half a Century

1973 - 2023

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Save the Date!

Saturday, October 21

Sumner Hall

St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, TX

Since 1973, Huntington-Surrey has been building something special: College Prep With Heart, an unparalleled marriage of academic rigor with personalized community warmth. We’ve spent decades honing and fine-tuning our model: bringing together a top-flight, passionate corps of teachers; empowering our students to co-create a vibrant, inclusive campus life; initiating generations of students into the long tradition of the liberal arts through a comprehensive college-prep academic curriculum, with our signature program, Individual Literature, at its heart; successfully transitioning from a family business to a nonprofit in 2017; and, most recently, supporting our alumni in the creation of the Huntington-Surrey Alumni Association, an organization established and led by and for graduates of the school.


Now, all that effort – those decades of creation, expansion, hard work, and community cultivation – is culminating: for the first, last, and only time, in 2023 Huntington-Surrey is turning 50! That’s right – a full half-century of transforming students’ lives and offering a truly irreplaceable independent educational alternative in the heart of Austin.


So, we’re having a party! Next month, Huntington-Surrey will host our 50th Anniversary Gala, an exuberant and joyful affair that will bring together the far-flung members of the Huntington-Surrey family that’s been growing since the 70s.


We hope that will include you!

The Honorees


We will be honoring two familiar and beloved names – leaders and scholars who shepherded Huntington-Surrey together for decades, creating the traditions and unique approach that make our school so special:​

Dr. Light German & Johni Walker-Little



You can become a sponsor – go the extra distance and show the whole community how much the transformational, life-expanding experience of Huntington-Surrey means to you and your family! Download the sponsorship form below:

Tickets Coming Soon


Tickets will be available to purchase on Monday, 18 September! Space is limited – don’t hesitate to get your spot! Check this page for more information.

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For Alumni


Huntington-Surrey’s alumni are playing a special role in preparing for the Gala – to find out more, including how local alums and families can get involved in hands-on, real-life volunteering, click the link below to email

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