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International School of Texas is a non-profit, independent private school serving the areas of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Stiener Ranch, Four Points, River Place, Westlake and the surrounding communities. The school’s mission is to provide students with rigorous academics while growing global citizens and global leaders. This is accomplished through:

  • -The integration of the International Baccalaureate Program and a high quality, unique, International Curriculum including the renowned British National Curriculum and Singapore math.
  • -Modern Foreign Languages including Spanish and Mandarin
  • -Healthy eating program with lunch provided daily
  • -STEM/Inquiry Lab
  • -Music and Physical Education

Our children are International educated, Socially aware and Tomorrow’s leaders. We teach them to be global citizens and global leaders through a curriculum that emphasizes honesty, integrity, hard work and respect of each other’s differences, both in and out of the classroom.

Serving students Age 2- 5th Grade.
Also offering a half-day Nursery Program.

Join us and you’ll see why This is IST.

  • Our Philosophy
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  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

GOOD HEALTH
A good night’s sleep, a diet rich in zinc, protein and complex carbohydrates, plenty of water and plenty of oxygen add to the brain’s ability to handle mental processes. Our focus on healthy eating, drinking plenty of water and regular physical activity allows us to feed our brain physically so that learning and teaching have the best possible foundations for intellectual and academic success.

MAKING CONNECTIONS
Information presented in an exciting and creative manner is more likely to be remembered than information presented in a dull and lifeless way. The memory will be most effective when the learner makes a personal and emotional connection to what he or she are learning. Therefore we present key information and skills in dynamic ways that impact children’s individual learning styles and targets their individual needs. The child must make an emotional connection between the new learning and his or her own life experiences. All of this means we must be clear on what our learning objectives will be so we can plan to present these critical topics in the appropriate manner and maximize these connections.

A LOW STRESS ENVIRONMENT IS BEST FOR LEARNING
Children under stress can’t learn. The neocortex is the part of the brain we use to think and assimilate knowledge. It works slower than the limbic brain which we use for emotions. When a child is stressed, the limbic brain takes over, resulting in a range of negative emotions as the brain tries to counteract the stress brought on by a perceived threat.

BRAIN-FRIENDLY LEARNING
Much of our work and professional practice is influenced by the huge body of work and materials developed by Trevor Hawes, one of the U.K.’s leading experts on teaching and the learning brain. We endeavor to create a Brain Friendly learning zone in each classroom in order to maximize every child’s learning opportunities and to create an optimal learning environment.

Open House Dates

March 22, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Fill out the form to RSVP to reserve your spot or call 512.351.3403

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Open House

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 9:30am

Click here to RSVP or call (512) 351-3403

Registration for Club Trailblazer and Summer Camps Open!

Click here to Register for Club Trailblazer Term 2

Click here to Register for Summer Camps 2017

IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

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Happy World Poetry Day from the IST Trailblazers!

Our Grade 3 students created certificates for all students who took part in celebrating World Poetry Day by reading or writing a poem.

In Grade 1 our enthusiastic learners read a poem using a mirror and wrote poems of their own "mirroring" a style they had explored. They chose to write poems that followed the format of each line beginning with an action verb and with the last line ending with as they put it "something boring". IST trailblazers love poetry!

Take a look at some of the fun our students took part in today!
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Open House Wednesday, March 22th @ 9:30 am 4402 Hudson Bend Rd, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 351.3403 RSVP today by visiting ISTexas.org or email admissions@istexas.org Providing high-quality international...

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On our Spring Break adventure our trailblazers visited the breathtaking Inca city of Machu Picchu!

No wonder Manchu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World!

Check out these amazing photos from our journey through the spectacular city!
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On their last day, IST students visited the Inca museum in Cusco where they learned about the history and culture of the incredible Inca people. What an amazing journey our trailblazers have been on this last week!

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Contact Info

Address:
International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
Map: Google Map
Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org