Last week, IB coordinators and Math teachers from six IB schools in the greater Houston area gathered at Awty for a Meet & Greet. Being a part of the IB community is unique and brings professionals from both public and private schools together. One of the most valuable resources for educators is one another. Sharing experiences and best practices among colleagues is not only stimulating, but it also provides important insights and boosts competence. The Meet & Greet was positively received by all colleagues, and we look forward to a follow-up meeting in the spring!
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.
Awty Parents: we want to help you lower your carbon footprint and help the morning traffic. We have created a closed carpool group just for you.
Katerina Sawyer, an aspiring saxophonist and junior at Awty, was selected to perform at the 18th World Saxophone Congress (WSC), which took place on July 10-14 in Zagreb, Croatia. As the only high school student chosen to participate, Katerina performed both as a soloist and as a part of the trio Saxophone Revolution at the WSC.
Awtybots, Awty's robotics team (Team #5829), had quite the adventurous weekend, winning the Championship at the Red Stick Rumble in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the team's first-ever win!
This past June, Ivy He and Doreen Cai represented the Awty Dance Ensemble at the Starquest International World Finals Dance Competition, winning several awards including Best Costume (in both solo and duet competition), the Pretty Picture Award (duet competition), and the Technical Spectacle Award (solo competition). Both students received top scores, ranking them at the Platinum level.
Congratulations to Awty student Ana Sofia Munoz! Her book "Lala and Max" won first place in her age division (Kindergarten) in the 2018 Houston Public Media PBS KIDS Writers Contest!
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.