International School of Texas Photo #1 - Join us and you'll see why This is IST!
International School of Texas Photo #1 - Join us and you'll see why This is IST!
International School of Texas is a non-profit, independent private school serving the areas of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, Four Points, River Place, Westlake and the surrounding communities.
The school`s mission is to provide students with rigorous academics while growing global citizens and global leaders.
This is accomplished through:-The integration of the International Baccalaureate Program and a high quality, unique, International Curriculum including the renowned British National Curriculum and Singapore math.-Modern Foreign Languages including Spanish and Mandarin-Healthy eating program with lunch provided daily-STEM/Inquiry Lab-Music and Physical EducationOur children are Internationally educated, Socially aware and Tomorrow`s leaders.
We teach them to be global citizens and global leaders through a curriculum that emphasizes honesty, integrity, hard work and respect of each other`s differences, both in and out of the classroom.Serving students Age 2- Middle School.
Also offering a half-day & 3 day Early Childhood Program.Join us and you`ll see why This is IST.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 141 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
141 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
International School of Texas Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Mary Strange


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Fun Friday Club, Music Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Junior, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • We are always delighted to hear from families who feel that International School of Texas may be a good fit for their children. Please feel free to visit our website or to contact us directly to find out more about our Admissions Process. We look forward to welcoming you! 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does International School of Texas offer?

International School of Texas offers 4 interscholastic sports: Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team and Soccer.

When is the application deadline for International School of Texas?

The application deadline for International School of Texas is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
A fantastic school, wonderful teachers, amazing staff, and great leadership. Our kids have attended for many years and we couldn't be happier. Their education and development are beyond our expectations.
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My two boys attend the International School of Texas (IST), and my husband and I are very happy with the school. There are three main reasons we chose IST.1) Excellent Teachers I searched for a school where my sons could learn in a small class environment and spend most of the class time interacting with the teacher and classmates. IST is one of the only schools in the Austin area (besides Waldorf and a handful of other smaller options) that does not use screens in the classroom on a regular basis. Class work is usually done on paper in groups or individually and then discussed aloud. The teachers follow an established IB curriculum, yet they have enough freedom to tailor the lessons to the students' interests. At IST my sons are excited to learn and understand the context of what they're learning. In addition, IST has excellent music, P.E., STEM, and art teachers. Every year the choir concert brings me to tears.2) Healthy Food Both my sons follow a special diet, and IST is very accommodating. Every student eats the same food catered by HEB, and my sons' snacks and lunches are modified so they can eat the same food as everyone else. My sons' teachers are aware of the diet and help make birthday and holiday celebrations inclusive for my kids. Both IST teachers and parents recognize that a healthy diet means happy kids, and classroom celebrations are not sugar free-for-alls. For the past two years, Valentine's Day has been candy free in one of my son's classrooms (it's up to the teacher).3) Strong, Diverse Community I also love the community at IST. There are several community events during the year such as: Popsicles on the playground, Halloween dance, Thanksgiving picnic, gingerbread decorating, Holi celebration, Cinco de Mayo picnic, and school graduation. The Parent League is very active and does a lot of work on the annual gala. I enjoy attending the events and meeting all the parents. My sons know every child's name at the school since the grades often mingle on house days or classrooms mix to give the older kids leadership opportunities. Many kids come to IST because they may not fit in elsewhere, and the inclusive environment is noticeable. The campus itself is also beautiful. When I first drove up to the school, I was impressed by the grounds, the nature walk, and the lake view. A beautiful community thrives in a beautiful place.I would like to address some of the negative reviews below. Fundraising is a focus at the school (like all private schools), and the administration does ask parents to contribute to the annual campaign and the middle school building campaign. What was not stated in prior reviews is that while the administration asks that 100% of parents (and staff) donate to the annual campaign, the amount can be as little as $1. Part of the community spirit is that everyone gives what they can in time and money.Overall I feel very lucky that IST is in the neighborhood, and I highly recommend it to other parents.
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I cannot say enough good things about this school and community. My older son was succeeding in public school, but I knew he could be happier and do better. Our search ended when he visited IST for a day and I immediately saw how happy and engaged and welcomed he was. Fast forward, and he is thriving. Learning Spanish and Mandarin, an active member of the competitive Robotics team, and on the senior soccer team. He is showing a maturity of thought that has been deepened by the school's commitment to teaching our students to safeguard and protect our natural resources, learn about and respect all cultures, and conduct themselves with integrity and caring. I have always known (as we do) that my son has the potential to change the world. At IST, he is becoming that person and enjoying the journey.
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Abercorn International School in Austin, TX is an extraordinary school. I know the leaders and owners of this organization and they are people of great integrity. This is reflected in all aspects of their facilities and curriculum - in their course of studies which are current and in keeping with the demands of a global focus and community, in the facilities themselves which are state of the art and, of course, in the healthy meals provided by Whole Foods. My son will soon need choose a school for his children andI will enthusiastically recommend Abercorn International to him! I support the values demonstrated by this fine educational institution - they provide a much needed perspective if we are to continue to thrive in ever growing global opportunities.
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this is a fantastic school that offers my children a great education. the teachers are amazing, I love the languages and I love the warm, nurturing atmosphere that is provided. I researched this school in depth before sending my child here and I have been delighted by the experience my child has had. I cant recommend it highly enough.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 141 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $12,388 for elementary schools and $14,699 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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