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.
The 2020 Awty Gala Online Auction is NOW OPEN with a catalog full of wonderful items. Start bidding today for a chance to win! To view and bid on items in our online auction, you must register on the auction website! CLICK HERE to begin your auction experience!
Re-enrollment is now open. The deadline is Monday, February 3! Secure your child's spot for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit My Backpack to complete your re-enrollment contract(s).
So, you think you can dance? Well at Awty, we have 12 ballerinas who have proved they have what it takes to be a part of Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker.
Last spring, Awty's Sustainability Program Director Olivier Logette and STEAM Program Director Robert Sload partnered with Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to create a unique sustainability project that affects the entire Awty Community. The “Container Project” converts two 20’ shipping containers into fully functional growing facilities/laboratories.
Delivered during fall break, the hydroponics container is a ready-made, state-of-the-art hydroponics laboratory. The environmental controls ensure that optimal light, temperature, and nutrients maximize plant growth. The aquaponics container, currently under construction, is essentially a fish farm. Students in our newly created aquaponics/ hydroponics elective were actively involved with the design and flow modelling phases of the project.
The new solar array located on the PAAC roof powers both containers, giving the project a net zero energy footprint. While primarily a learning center, the vegetables and fish harvested from the project will serve as locally sourced ingredients for the dining halls on campus.
We have waited to announce the project until we had tangible elements to share with the community. Look for the containers between the PAAC and the Lower School. Please stay tuned for further updates as the project develops.
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SAVE THE DATE! The Awty Annual Fund Week is coming! Help us reach our objective of raising $1.2 million for our deserving students, faculty, and staff! Open doors for Awty! To make your gift today, click here. #OpeningDoors #Give2Awty #Awty1920
Alive! After 70 million years! Roaring! Walking! Destroying! Roar on over to see the dinosaurs at Jurassic Awty's Fall Fun Festival on Saturday, October 26, 2019!
Get your wristbands now! Wristbands are required for all children ages 3-14 (PK3/PS – 8/4ème). The wristband not only includes entry into the festival, but it also includes all rides, food, fun, and games. Register through My Backpack. You will find the pre-order form under My Forms/Documents > My Forms. Please note: only one form needs to be completed per family.
To volunteer, please click here.
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.
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.
- اهلًا بكم
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.
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: “I love playing at the playground.”
Marley: "I love everything about Awty."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I love Awty's advanced curriculum and I enjoy meeting fellow students from different cultures and nationalities."
"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!"
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.