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

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.

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Upcoming Open House!

Wednesday, September 27th @ 9:30 am

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

For International Day of Peace, IST students participated in many exciting events throughout the day!

Our classrooms celebrated by creating magnificent pieces of art, some classrooms wrote inspirational quotes about tolerance around our play area, many of our students participated in mindfulness moments around our peace pole, and our youngest learners even planted a peace garden!

It was an amazing day filled with reflection, friendship and promoting the IB attitude of tolerance!
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Check out this science exploration in Grade 5!

During their first "Unit of Inquiry", trailblazers are inquiring into how human rights vary with place and time. Students are making connections, and using their research skills during this science inquiry to look at the basic human need of water. In this collaborative project our Grade 5 class is designing, creating, testing, and improving water wells.
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IST is celebrating International Dot Day!

This week IST trailblazers read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.

During their mindfulness exercises, trailblazers reflected on the mark they have made in the world. They also reflected on how they can continue to make their mark by taking action to positively change the world around us. These future leaders continue to demonstrate compassion, tolerance, and courage on a daily basis. What a great community of learners we have here at IST!

Take a look at some of our International Dot Day projects!

In art, students used their imagination to make some very creative dot pieces.

Our Early Childhood classroom even joined in the fun during a collaborative sensory play & paint activity! This popular classroom is almost full! Interested in securing a spot in our Early Childhood 1 (ages 2-3) or Early Childhood 2 (ages 3-4) Program for 2018-2019 school year? Contact us today: admissions@istexas.org

"Make your mark, and see where it takes you." -Peter H. Reynolds
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Take a look at our STEM/Inquiry Lab in action!

This inspiring learning space has been equipped with SmartBoard technology, a Lego wall, Lego Mindstorm and Lego WeDo robotics kits, programmable Bee Bots, Makey Makey interactive circuit boards, Little Bits magnetic snap circuits, solar robots, 3D pen technology, and a brand new Creator Pro Flashforge 3D printer and more!

As with all of our classrooms, our Inquiry Lab serves as a student centered classroom that encourages collaboration between students.

Check out our Grade 4 students exploring migration through Music and STEM. Students have been inquiring into how migration has influenced music and instruments from around the world. In this activity students utilized the Makey Makeys to research and then program a set of bongo drums!
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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