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Welcome to The Awty International School

Founded in 1956, Awty is Houston’s premier international school. We offer students a rigorous path to graduating with either the International Baccalaureate or the French Baccalauréat, and are the only school in Houston accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Beginning with three year olds, our program combines high academic standards with a kind and friendly atmosphere celebrating cultural, national, and linguistic diversity.

Click here to tour both of our modern campuses.

Awty Annual Fund Week will run TODAY through Sunday, November 19. Each weekday a different activity will take place to help Awty reach its goal of $1,000,000 for our deserving students, faculty, and staff.
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On Friday, October 20, Awty students in grades PK3 - 12 are invited to participate in CRAZY SOCK DAY and to bring in a pair of children's socks to donate to a local school who suffered damage in Hurricane Harvey. Bins will be placed throughout the school for students to donate NEW children's socks. 
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Awty will have its first spirit day, Volleypalooza, on October 17. Wearing this year's spirit shirt gets you a free meal from the food truck (starting at 4:30 p.m.). Show your Awty spirit by coming to the PAAC for some good food and join the fun while supporting our teams.
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Awty Community, come and party with Awty at the ELC Open House on Saturday, September 23.  This adults-only event is open to the entire Awty community.
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Houston’s most diverse faculty and student body. Awty prepares students to live, work, and lead anywhere in the world.

We believe all students thrive best in a culture of vibrant diversity. We value every member of our community and celebrate many traditions, which helps us guide our students in becoming responsible world citizens. Our commitment to learning about and respecting one another's diversity brings distinct richness to students, alumni, employees, parents and our community.

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Unparalleled language immersion program leading to 2nd and 3rd language fluency.

All of our students, regardless of the grade of entry, study multiple languages, whether through our immersion programs in French and Spanish at the Early Learning level, continuing intensive language study in Lower School, or through our numerous offerings—Arabic, Dutch, English, Farsi, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Russian—in Middle School and Upper School.

  • Welcome
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  • اهلًا بكم
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100% of Awty students progress towards an International Baccalaureate or French Baccalauréat diploma.

Awty students outperform world averages with a 100% pass rate on the International Baccalaureate and a 100% pass rate on the French Baccalauréat. Our students are prepared for success at colleges and universities around the world.

Meet some of our students and let them tell you what they love about Awty.

Our students are worldly, confident, innovative, inquisitive, articulate, thoughtful, kind, considerate, and joyful… just to name a few! We love to talk about our students but we will let them tell you what they like about Awty.

Phoebe and Marley, PK4

USA/Belize

Phoebe: “I love playing at the playground.”
Marley: "I love everything about Awty."

Mac, 7th Grade

USA

"I really like how each of the teachers really want you to be successful. They help you find a way to learn that makes sense to you. I know they care."

Gerardo, CE1

USA/Mexico

"I love Awty because the teachers are so nice and encouraging. Another reason I love Awty is because they have clean and organized classrooms. I also love the events that Awty does. I think Awty has a cool playground. Finally, I love Awty because I have learned three languages: French, English, and Spanish."

Danae, Terminale

France/Mexico

"As an international person who has moved around a lot, I love the sense of community and openness to every culture that Awty has. Awty can be a home for everyone."

Zade, 7th Grade

Jordan

"I love Awty's advanced curriculum and I enjoy meeting fellow students from different cultures and nationalities."

Sarah, 9th Grade

USA/Korea

"I feel like I'm accepted for who I am and there's not any pressure to change. Everybody is accepted for who they are, not because of their interests, wealth, ethnicity, or looks. Differences are welcomed!"

An International School for an International City

Designated America’s most diverse city, Houston welcomes thousands of new residents from across the globe each year. Awty is a key participant in attracting global citizens from around the corner and around the world.