• Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Full Day.Half Day.3 Day Option
We nurture our students here at I.S.T. from the age of 2, and are delighted to offer our I.S.T. families a state-of-the-art early childhood department for our youngest learners. This exceptional, 21st-century learning environment encourages and promotes children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. Our newly renovated early childhood is fully equipped with age-appropriate, play-based equipment, custom collaborative furniture, promoting a love for learning, collaborative interactions and fun!
 
We place great emphasis on the pastoral care of all of our children, but none more so than with our youngest learners; social and emotional development is a hugely important focus in our early childhood unit. Throughout our day, we lovingly guide the children to collaborate with each other; teaching and encouraging them to share, to use good manners and politeness and to speak and interact with others in a caring and respectful manner.
 
In our early childhood department, we offer our students a varied curriculum, nurturing them both socially and academically, to adequately prepare them for their ultimate transition into pre-k and beyond. The children engage in age-appropriate lessons in literacy, IT and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as the teaching of modern foreign languages (Spanish and Mandarin), four times a week. Activities are differentiated according to each child’s needs and we pride ourselves on our low-stress environment. The children will also use our brand new STEM and Inquiry lab, which opens in September, for innovative and practical lessons involving resources such as Lego engineering, Lego WeDo, Bee Bots, Makey Makey, Little Bits, robotics and Snap Circuits, to name a few. The purpose of our STEM and Inquiry Lab is to allow the children to invent, create and experiment at IST.
 
Our early childhood staff members are experts within their field and hold a clear passion for, and experience in, teaching early childhood. In addition, all of our early childhood staff members are bilingual. Though lessons are delivered in English, having bilingual staff members allows them to interact with the children in both English and Spanish, to promote fluency.
 
We offer 3-day, half and full day programs. 3-Day students attend Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:20- 3:30. Half-day students are in attendance from 8.20-12.30, daily; whilst our full time friends remain in the early childhood class from 8.20-3.30. In addition, I.S.T. is catered for by ‘Whole Foods’ and we are proud to offer a nutritious, well-balanced and delicious menu for all our students and staff, all of which is included in tuition fees. All children are provided with a healthy morning snack and full lunch; and full day students will also have an afternoon snack.
 
We are exceptionally proud of our early childhood unit and believe it provides our students with best possible opportunity to begin a lifelong love of learning and a sense of international mindedness throughout I.S.T. and beyond.

Upcoming Open House!

Saturday, November 4th @ 9:30 am

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


IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

This has been a very exciting week in music class!

On Monday we had special guest musicians Emma Dean and Eddie Dickerson perform for us during assembly. They were even able to stay and have a ukulele “jam session” with G4 and G5. The students had a chance to explore Mr. Flowers’ primary instrument, the double bass. The students did an excellent job learning the basics of how to play the instrument, and were even open-minded enough to try it themselves!

Students also took some time this week to learn about the life and work of Tom Petty, to appreciate the contributions he made to music during his lifetime.
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Around the world and at IST we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day! Our Grade 3 students have been reading "Out of My Mind", an inspirational story of a child with Cerebral Palsy. Our student trailblazers decided to take action by organizing a whole school "Wear Green Day" to show support and unity for those who have CP. From our school to everyone with CP you are an inspiration and shining example of courage and commitment to never giving up!

Take a look at this amazing World Cerebral Palsy Day video recognizing trailblazers around the globe with CP!

m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KmVC8IcpgTo

Visit worldcpday.org to learn more!
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We had such a busy week of learning! Most classrooms have just finished their first unit of inquiry and will be moving on to their 2nd unit of inquiry on Tuesday.

Take a look at our Grade 2 summative assessment, where they presented the inventions they have been working on. By the looks of it, we have some trailblazing inventors on our hands!
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Our end of month spotlight is.....our Pre-K classroom!

Take a peak into our Pre-K classroom and see why this is IST!
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Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27th @ 9:30 am for our 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

Our classrooms are reaching waitlist with limited placements available.

Brain Friendly Learning. Spanish and Mandarin. Music. Healthy Eating. Inquiry/STEM Lab. Transportation 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!
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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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