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 fully 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.
Mark your calendars! The Awty Gala online auction is going live next week at 10:00 a.m. on February 29. Start the festivities before the gala by bidding on some amazing items in the 2024 Awty Gala online auction. Items include gift certificates to restaurants, private getaways, kid’s birthday party packages, and much, much more!
KIND REMINDER: Tomorrow, February 19 is an in-service and professional development day for our dedicated faculty and staff. No school for students on this day. Students return to class on Tuesday, February 20.
Eleven Awty MUN Club members participated in the Model United Nations Conference at the University of Houston earlier this month, and they represented our school brilliantly.
In the 8th grade physics class, students organized into groups of three and conducted interviews with Awty employees who always get either cold or hot in their work environment. Using their understanding of Thermodynamics, the students proceeded to design and construct prototypes of devices aimed at providing relief.
Winter Break at Awty is next week (February 12-16) with no school for students during this time. Following the break, a faculty/staff in-service and professional development day will take place on Monday, February 19. Students return to class on Tuesday, February 20. We hope everyone has a safe and restful break.
Express your gratitude to your child's teacher or shower them with love by gifting them the Gala experience! Every year, many of our dedicated faculty and staff eagerly register for Gala tickets. Take a look at the list to see if your favorite educator is among them, and secure tickets for them today!
Over 100 guests had a magical evening at the Gala VIP Party last week, celebrating our fantastic gala sponsors and underwriters. If you missed the festivities, there’s still time to be a part of the magic and support the 2024 Awty Gala, Cirque de la Nuit.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
The Awty International School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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.