• 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.

Upcoming Open House!

Wednesday, July 19th @ 9:30 am

Click here to RSVP or call (512) 351-3403


Register for Summer Camp Today!

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day. Help us commemorate one of our IST Trailblazers by sharing this post! Let's spread his message to take action and inspire change.

How will your family take action this summer? Tag us at International School of Texas #ISTTakesAction to share your summer stories!

#MakeEverydayaMandelaDay

"It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it."
-Nelson Mandela
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School may be out but summer camps are keeping our campus full of laughter and smiling faces! Take a look at our recent campers having a blast with Learning Fun 101 - Engineering & Robotics - South Austin. Next week we are delighted to welcome TexARTS to IST for our performing arts camp! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us Wednesday, July 19th @ 9:30 am for our Summer Open House and Information Session!

4402 Hudson Bend Rd, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 351.3403
RSVP today by visiting ISTexas.org or email admissions@istexas.org

Classes are reaching capacity with limited placements available.

Providing high-quality international education to children from Early Childhood, age 2-3, through 5th grade. Also offering 3 day and 1/2 day option for Early Childhood.

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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Oh the places you'll go!
-Texas, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, Germany, England and more!

Thank you to all of our families who have participated in our summer writing challenge.

Take a look at the postcards from our traveling trailblazers!
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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