NameSake

Samuel Augustus Maverick (July 23, 1803 - September 2, 1870)

Samuel Augustus Maverick is our namesake.   Born in South Carolina, S. Maverick moved to Texas where he became a lawyer after graduating from Yale University.   He has many credits to his name, some include signing the Declaration of Independence for the state of Texas,  being the mayor of San Antonio in addition to also owning a cattle ranch.  Samuel didn't find it necessary to brand his cattle.  When other Cattleman would come across unbranded cows they called them “Mavericks”.  This is how the phrase was coined... do to Samuel Augustus Maverick’s independently-minded thinking.


Maverick Prep Private School for Gifted Dyslexic Students' mascot has aptly been determined to be a “Maverick.”  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines maverick as “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.”  A maverick is “a person who refuses to follow the customs or rules of a group.”  Now maverick is most often used to speak of a person who thinks and acts in an individual or independent way.  They often behave differently from the customary manner.  Maverick Prep's concept is developed on a model that is different from the traditional public and private school, in that every single student learns at his or her own pace and in his or her own way.  


Maverick Prep celebrates the unique and individual manner of instructing and learning and uses the Mavericks to lead the way.  A Maverick will think deeply, think independently, learn to value the contributions of each other, and work to develop a positive future for their generation and other individuals the Mavericks encounter.  Mavericks are “doers.”  Individuals who “do” through problem-solving, hands-on activities, creating and developing, defending and justifying.  At Maverick, learning is not a passive experience, but rather a learning by doing experience.  This is a powerful model that will develop strong, independent, capable “doers.”

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