Learners and Leaders Together


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 & 3 day Early Childhood Program.

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

  • 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.

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

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Check out our Grade 1's newest bulletin board! What an amazing example of the transdisciplinary nature of the IB program!

Our knowledgeable first graders are inquiring into "how we organize ourselves" through researching how man-made and natural systems occur in our communities and other environments throughout the world. During this last 6-week learning adventure our students are applying their research skills to learn more about the world around them. Take a look at their newest display of knowledge focusing on animals, art, science, and writing!

Our students have loved this unit of inquiry so much that some have even taken action outside of school to research habitats and create their own dioramas to share with their classmates!
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Open House tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17th @ 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 from Early Education, age 2-3, through 5th grade. Also offering 3 day and 1/2 day option for Early Education. Limited placements available.

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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Welcome to IST Tricia Berry!

We are delighted to have engineer Tricia Berry with us today!

Tricia is a trailblazer in her field and is named one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector. She is also the director of the Women in Engineering Program - The University of Texas at Austin. Through both roles, she connects and supports organizations and individuals working to advance gender equality in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields across Texas and beyond.

Thank you for an amazing Trailblazer Speaker Series!
Our students, staff, parents, and community members enjoyed listening to your story and participating in a hands-on engineering activity!
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In PreK our students are exploring into the IB "Key Concepts" of function (how does it work?), connection (how is it connected to other things) and reflection (how do we know) through examining evidence, categorizing things, and analyzing systems. The children are having so much fun inquiring into their central idea of, "People use observing, sorting, and classifying to make sense of the world".

Take a look at our PreK students having a blast in one of our outdoor classrooms during this "sink or float" classification exploration!
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Today is the big day!

Our 5th grade class is very excited to show off their Exhibition work to everyone today! Exhibition is a culminating project for G5 students and marks the end of the PYP program.

During Exhibition, our students will display their learning in all areas of the curricula with a special emphasis on art, action, writing, and technology.

Here is a look at our students preparing the final touches to their end of year project!
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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