The Magellan International School
- Magellan International School is an International Baccalaureate World School in Austin, Texas, offering Spanish immersion, Mandarin Chinese instruction and a design-thinking influence curriculum to students ages 3 through 8th grade.
- The school was established in 2009 with 47 students and now has 470+ with 70 teachers guiding learning every day in our classrooms.
- Students in our school are building skills that transcend boundries - countries, continents and industries - and are surrounded by an inclusive and diverse community.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||AdvancED|
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||471 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 38%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||70 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||22 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Polo shirts with school logo, navy and khaki bottoms)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$17,980|
|Tuition Notes||Preschool $13,700 Primary $17,980 Middle School $20,190 Rates include all annual fees.|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Amy Lovaas|
|Admissions Associate||Paige Polishook|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Flag Football, Golf,
Intramural Sports Only, Soccer,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||6 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Chess Club, Destination Imagination, Entrepreneurs Club, Model United Nations Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- As an IB World School, Magellan International School: "prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom." We offer the Primary Years Programme through our Preschool and Primary School (ages 3 through 5th grade) as well as the Middle Years Programme (6th through 8th grade).
- All IB programmes seek to develop students according to the Learner Profile. The profile aims to develop learners who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective. Teaching and learning intentionally focus on cultivating these traits amongst our students.
- Like we all learned our first language at home through verbal cues and association, Magellan teaches our students the Spanish language through an immersion model. Our preschool students have 80% of their day spoken only in Spanish. As reading - in Spanish and English - becomes a significant focus in the classroom, the percentage of English each day increases. With the introduction of Mandarin Chinese instruction in 3rd grade, our students are hearing, reading, writing and speaking in 3 separate languages throughout the day.
- Magellan has graduated four classes of Middle School students, with the oldest in their last year of high school this year. Our alumni attend schools throughout Austin and across the world, but the largest number matriculate to Anderson High School, LASA and Headwaters School.
- Students are offered the opportunity to engage in extracurricular programs, from joining one of 9 competitive sports teams beginning in 4th grade to academic enrichment clubs like Model UN and Destination Imagination. Partners offer 20+ programs after school at our campuses each semester as well. Our students are busy learning and developing!
- Magellan's community is diverse. As an international school, many our teachers come from many Spanish-speaking countries and our families choose us because of the breadth and global applicability of the education provided. Many of our students have been born outside of the United States - and even more have parents from other countries - that makes our school experience enriching by blending the unique experiences and perspectives of all.
- The school offers financial assistance for families that may struggle to afford the full cost of a private education for their child or children. We welcome families from all backgrounds and invite you to explore becoming a part of our Magellan community.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Austin Grades: K-8 | 534 students
3901 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746
(512)472-9525 6 K-8
- Austin Grades: K-4 | 83 students
6817 Great Northern Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
(512)450-1940 0.9 K-4
- Austin Grades: NS-12 | 545 students
5110 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723
(512)926-1737 6 NS-12
- Austin Grades: K-8 | 150 students
2007 Mccall Rd
Austin, TX 78703
(512)478-7827 4.5 K-8
Our daughter joined MIS in Kindergarten with no prior knowledge of Spanish. The adjustment was much better than expected, even better then hoped for, driven by multiple factors: the fantastic quality of the teachers and staff, low student-teacher ratio, the truly superior didactic approach and materials, as well as parent engagement. We chose the school primarily for the language immersion but have become even bigger fans as we experienced the school's implementation of the IB PYP program.
- Posted by Parent - Fabian