Welcome to the International School of Texas!
13 years ago, a brave and dedicated group of parents were inspired to establish a new school that could provide their children with a truly modern, holistic learning experience that prepared them for our rapidly changing world. They knew that preparing their children would take a new approach and a stellar environment—one that is academically rigorous, fosters innovation, and is focused on whole-child wellness. 10 years later, their original mission has manifested itself as a thriving, international community that remains just as eager to grow and learn as it was in the beginning.
As the incoming Head of School, I am eager and excited to get to work with such a stellar community of learners. I fell in love with the Trailblazer community from the moment I met the students, teachers, and parents who call this school home. The passion and excitement around learning, exploration, collaboration and caring for one another and the world around us is second to none. As an authorized PYP and MYP International Baccalaureate World School, we are one of the few IB Continuum schools in the Austin area—and we will be adding a high school next year too! With small class sizes and tailored, differentiated learning experiences, our students excel in our wide diversity of programs that include Mandarin, Spanish, STEM, Art, Music, IT, Singapore Math, PE, Mindfulness and Well-Being, not to mention our vibrant after-school activities and competitive sports teams as well!
In a rapidly changing and globalized world, we all know that finding the right balance of what to teach and how to teach it is the key to success for our children. At IST, we believe that we have found that balance. We have created an ecosystem that fosters the learning, collaboration, problem-solving, resilience, and resourcefulness that our students will need to be leaders in the future. We help them understand who they are, who they want to be, and how to make it possible. In short, our students are preparing to have a meaningful impact on the world, no matter which corner of the globe they are from or which corner they are headed next.
I warmly invite you to please come and visit one of our campuses! I’m confident that you will be just as impressed as I was when I first met the IST community—there’s no better way to know if a school is a good fit for your child than to walk our halls, visit our classrooms, and meet our warm, vibrant community. Come see what it means to be a Trailblazer!
Brian Couch, IST Head of School