Learners and Leaders Together


The International School of Texas is a non-profit, independent private school serving the areas of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, Four Points, River Place, Westlake and the surrounding communities. Our school’s mission is to operate a high-quality, Brain-Friendly Learning environment where children are recognized for their individual abilities, intelligences and learning styles and to help them become future leaders.
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  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy
  • Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

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.

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.

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.

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

February 25, 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: February 25, 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

This is IST!

Our Grade 1 Trailblazers are inquiring into "How the World Works"!

During this Unit of Inquiry students explore how forces cause objects to change shape and/or position.

Through experimentation with different materials the students created different types of mazes to better understand motion and the impact of speed, gravity, and energy.
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There is still time to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the school year. RSVP today by visiting ISTexas.org or email admissions@istexas.org to reserve your spot! ... See MoreSee Less

Open House Saturday, February 25th @ 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 internation...

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Congratulations to our Robotics Team for taking home their first trophy of the school year!

Our students were recognized for "blazing the trail for others" with their creative robot design.

Fantastic job Trailblazers!
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Happy Mother Language Day!

Today in assembly our IB spotlight focused on what it means to be a global citizen.

Our Trailblazers discussed different languages spoken around the world and in our school. Mrs. Mitchell also prepared a very exciting trivia game for the students where they were asked to match a language with the proper greeting.

Did you know there are over 6,500 languages spoken throughout the world!

Stay tuned for a fabulous display the students are creating to celebrate this special day!
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Open House Saturday, February 25th @ 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 education to children age 2
through 5th grade. Also offering 1/2 day program for ages 2-3.

Join us and you'll see why This is IST!
Brain Friendly Learning. Spanish and Mandarin. Music. Healthy Eating. Inquiry/STEM Lab. Transportation Available
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Contact Info

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