IST is an authorized IB World School. We are delighted to be an official part of a worldwide network of IB global schools, as well as an active member of Texas IB Schools (TIBS). IST is also a member of the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS). To learn more about the benefits of an International Baccalaureate education, click here.
My name is Tim Reilly and I’m the Head of School for the International School of Texas!
IST was founded in 2013 by a small group of parents who wanted to provide their children with a balanced education that would inspire and nurture them, provide them with outstanding teachers and small class sizes, and also prepare them for leadership roles in today’s ever-changing, increasingly international world. They wanted to create a school environment where their children would not only develop as students, but, thrive as active global citizens who are ready to tackle their future.
The learning atmosphere at IST inspires and engages our students, while, at the same time, gives them the room for the creativity that makes learning fun! As an educator, I cannot emphasize enough how happiness at school can deepen students’ love for lifelong learning and foster retention. It is my firmly held belief, and my observation from numerous alumni at IST, we are preparing tomorrow’s leaders to thrive and succeed in a world we cannot envision yet. We are preparing our students for problems we have yet to be faced with and for jobs that do not exist yet. We accomplish this at IST by teaching our students how to work together to solve problems and how to think critically, instead of memorizing facts for a test.
IST provides a world-class education in a welcoming and nurturing environment. As an International Baccalaureate World School, we encourage our students to inquire, think outside the box and work together to solve problems and take action in the world around them. We’re academically rigorous and focused on whole-child wellness, which I think is imperative in today’s day and age! With our small class sizes and outstanding student-to-teacher ratios, we can provide tailored, differentiated learning experiences that bring our students to the next level. We pride ourselves on meeting children at their present level and challenging them, instead of a one-size-fits-all environment.
We offer a world language program with Mandarin and Spanish, STEM and IT, music, art, Singapore Math and PE as well as healthy eating and mindfulness programs. We have a vibrant student life with dynamic after-school clubs, including competitive sports teams and academic teams. Not to mention, we have an amazingly supportive parent community.
We can’t wait to talk to you about all of the exciting things happening at IST. We would love to show you our 12 acre campus overlooking Lake Travis and share more about what sets IST apart.
Tim Reilly, Head of School