International School Texas IB British Curriculum, non-profit, secular private school. Support us, Annual Campaign, and Planned Giving.

Annual Campaign Begins on October 26, 2016

Click here to download a donation form.

Annual Campaign dollars represent unrestricted funds that International School of Texas uses to bridge the gap between the operating budget and the actual cost of running the school. These funds support our operations including:

  • Teacher and staff training
  • Competitive salaries
  • Teacher and student materials and supplies
  • Healthy Eating Program
  • Systems and technology
  • The gap between actual cost per student and tuition

International School of Texas is not unique in its need for resources above and beyond tuition revenue. Like all other independent non-profit schools, our school must bridge the gap between what tuition revenue provides and the operating costs of the school. We rely on donations from family and friends, local businesses, and grants from foundations.

Your meaningful gift to the International School of Texas Annual Campaign moves us closer to this year’s goal. We ask all IST families to make a meaningful contribution. A rate of high participation, especially amongst current families, strengthens our school foundation, improves our applications for grants and shows how important an IST education is to our larger community.

To learn more about the Annual Campaign or make a gift contact Jen Cohen at fundraising@internationalschooloftexas.com.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Campaign

I already pay tuition. Why should I give more?

While tuition provides part of our foundation for excellence, gifts to the Annual Campaign enable IST to enhance the educational environment of our school and to strengthen our financial position, especially in these crucial early years. The expenses of operating a high-quality school committed to academic excellence are enormous. Supplemental funds raised through voluntary contributions to the Annual Campaign are essential for IST to maintain a comprehensive, well-rounded educational program that offers challenging academics and a wide variety of extra curricular activities to our children. We strive for 100% parent, faculty and grandparent participation. Annual Campaign gifts are an important way in which families show renewed support every year.

Why does IST solicit each year for the Annual Campaign?

The Campaign raises dollars in annual gifts that are generally used within the fiscal year in which they are raised to support the annual operating budget of the school.

Who gives to the Annual Campaign—just parents?

The Annual Campaign is supported by a variety of the school’s constituencies, not just parents. While most of our support comes from our parents, we also have grandparents, friends, staff members and businesses that provide funds to assist the school.

Are contributions tax deductible?

Yes. All gifts to International School of Texas are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

Planned Giving

There are many ways you can make a financial gift to the International School of Texas, most with significant tax advantages. Please contact us at fundraising@istexas.org to make a planned gift.

Monthly or Annual Giving
Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling automatic monthly or annual contributions.

Life Insurance
Give a memorable gift by making the school the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Making the school a beneficiary also entitles you to a current charitable income tax donation.

Gifts by Will
Leave a lasting legacy by naming the International School of Texas in your will, by either leaving a percentage of your estate, a designated amount from your estate or a by naming the school a residuary beneficiary.

Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gifts for charitable giving. Check with your employer to see if they offer this benefit, and please notify the school if we should be expecting a matching gift from your employer.

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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