International School of Texas

previous
next
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded2012

Student Body

Total Students141 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade International School of Texas Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMary Strange

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsCheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, SoccerCheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamSoccer,

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

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! 
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Austin
    Grades: PK-3 | 53 students
    2.2 miles
    15099 Debba Dr
    Austin, TX 78734
    (512) 266-6626
    2.2 PK-3
    53
  • Austin
    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    10.7 miles
    11124 Jollyville Rd
    Austin, TX 78759
    (512) 342-1033
    10.7 PK-K
    50
  • Austin
    Grades: PK-8 | 630 students
    11.4 miles
    9400 Neenah Avenue
    Austin, TX 78717
    (512) 246-4455
    11.4 PK-8
    630
  • Austin
    Grades: K-9 | 388 students
    18.3 miles
    11530 Manchaca Rd
    Austin, TX 78748
    (512) 282-7739
    18.3 K-9
    388
  • Cedar Park
    Grades: PK-6
    11.4 miles
    1220 Cottonwood Creek Trl
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
    (512) 260-2261
    11.4 PK-6
    n/a

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
- Posted by
5  
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.
- Posted by
5  
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.
- Posted by
5  
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.
- Posted by

Endorse International School of Texas. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the United States, we look at steps schools and parents can take to protect themselves from this highly contagious virus.
Raising children involves constant attention to their development and progress. Identifying learning disabilities must be part of your plan.
This article aims to show you where to look for information about school reopening protocols, school reopening communications, schools that have closed, and schools with COVID-19 cases, among other COVID-19 related issues.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $10,779 for elementary schools and $14,693 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).