• 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.

Private Tours Available!

Enrollment opens for new families on Friday, February 23rd @ 12pm

Click here to request a tour or call (512) 351-3403


IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

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Prospective parents and students, join us this Saturday, February 10th at 9:30 am for our Open House and information session. Families will enjoy some morning treats, learn more about IST, and explore the campus having fun as they stop to visit our classrooms and teachers!

Join us and you'll see... why this is IST!
RSVP to admissions@istexas.org or online at istexas.org
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Mark your calendars! This Friday we have two very exciting community events you won't want to miss!

Join us in celebrating trailblazer Meerah Rajavel on Friday, January 26th at 2:30pm as she shares with us her inspirational story about her journey from a rural village in India to becoming the Chief Information Officer at Forcepoint, one of leading cyber security firms in the world.

After the Trailblazer Speaker Series, IST will be hosting a movie night at the Rough Hollow Event Center! Get ready for a night filled with fun with a special viewing of Disney's "Planes". Doors will open at 6pm. In flight snacks and beverages will be provided.

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year by visiting us at istexas.org! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am.
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Check out our Grade 2 trailblazers most recent collaborative project!

While exploring the IB transdiciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves", students are inquiring into how people use measurement systems as organizational tools. During this engineering project, students were tasked with designing, measuring, building and improving a dream home for one of their stuffed animals.

Take a look at these trailblazers demonstrating the IB Learner Profile Attributes of "Inquirer, Thinker, and Communicator" as they built their dream homes!

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am
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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

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