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 Nursery 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

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

April 19, 2017
9:30 a.m.

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Open House

Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 9:30am

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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!

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Good luck today Trailblazing Mathletes!

We are thrilled to announce that 10 of our IST students were invited to participate in the International Singapore Maths Competition today!

Our Grade 3, 4, and 5 students were filled with enthusiasm and confidence as they entered the room! We can't wait to hear the results! Stay tuned, we should have them in a few days time!

We are so excited to be one of the few schools representing the US in this international competition!

"Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein
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Happy Earth Day Everyone!

As our final service learning project of the year, we explored the outdoors and got our hands dirty as we planted gardens alongside the trails that blaze through our 12 acre campus!

A special thank you to everyone who came to help the students plant our new gardens! Our Head Boy, Head Girl, Captains and Vice Captains worked very hard to organize this event; well done everyone!
The gardens look amazing and we look forward to watching them grow!
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Flashback Friday!

Here at IST we celebrate inclusion, diversity and global-mindedness. Throughout the year we participate in many cultural celebrations to embrace these values.

Check out this year's Holi Celebration!
youtu.be/1961f_6FGGg

"Our differences disappear the moment we come to realize that all hearts are one." -Siri Chinmony
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Thank you BookPeople for coming to share with us some of your favorite books! Our students loved hearing all of the exciting adventures within each of these beautifully designed books. We are so excited for our upcoming book fair May 8-May 12th! Parents, mark your calendars and join us to grab all of the books on your summer reading lists! ... See MoreSee Less

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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