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Welcome to The Awty International School!

We are a diverse community of students and teachers, hailing from some 50 nations as well as from our local Houston environs. Our school spans Pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade. In the culminating grades, our students pursue either the French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate. You can find all the information about Awty here on our website, but what is harder to feel via a site search is the distinctive spirit that pervades the Awty experience.

We have the warmth and feel of a small school, but the opportunities, excitement, and diversity of a large school. Intellectual life, academic excellence and character development play an equal part in our educational process. It is often said there is more to learn at Awty. Our top notch and challenging academics lead to two of the premier high school diplomas recognized across the globe. Furthermore, our engagement in a complex, multi-ethnic, multi-national world is a real part of everyday learning on our campus.

We foster the development of world citizens; Awty alumni living lives of significance and integrity couldn't be better evidence of our work.

Houston is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and incredibly diverse place; Awty makes a huge contribution to our city. Major corporations and medical centers count on our world-class international school to support the families of the professionals they bring to Houston. The diversity of students, families, faculty, and staff associated with Awty means that our students engage every day in a rich and global environment, It prepares them for the dynamic world they will one day inherit and lead, but we don't wait for the future. We believe it is here now.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we strive to provide safe and healthy conditions for our students, faculty and staff. The rigorous efforts and resilience of our community have allowed us to operate the school on campus safely, following the guidance of the CDC, our local health officials, and our medical advisors. These unprecedented times have demonstrated the adaptability of the Awty community. We take pride in our students' continued academic success and in our joyful sense of community.

We hope you will come to know us, the longest standing leader in international education in Houston. Our proven track record of exemplary IB and French Bac results over decades is complemented by the largest array of language programs available. We provide the only French program in the city fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education. And our terrific work environment is just another reflection of the extraordinary school we are. Thanks for taking the first step by perusing our website. We hope to see you on campus one day soon!

With warm regards,

Lisa A. H. Darling
Head of School


Purpose Statement

To inspire learners through academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multilingual fluency for a life of global impact.

School Vision

A world-class international school, on a welcoming campus, with a unique school spirit, which challenges and inspires all of our students to achieve their ultimate potential.

School Mission

The Awty International School provides a challenging education, leading to either the International Baccalaureate or the French Baccalauréat.

Within a friendly and nurturing environment, which encourages learning and the pursuit of excellence, Awty celebrates linguistic, cultural and international diversity and seeks to maximize the potential in all of our students as they grow to become responsible world citizens.

Diversity Statement

At Awty, we believe all students thrive best in a culture of vibrant diversity.  Diversity is an essential quality of our school environment; our commitment to learning and the pursuit of excellence can occur only in such a context. It helps us guide our students to become responsible world citizens.

We are a community of many cultures, languages, and countries of origin. We are also a community diverse in age, appearance, family structure, gender, gender identity, national origin, political view, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic level, and in the traditions we observe.

We strive to be a friendly and nurturing environment for all in our community.  We value every member of our community and treat all with dignity and respect.  We celebrate many traditions and seek to learn from all. Our commitment to learning about and respecting one another’s diversity brings distinct richness to the Awty experience for students, alumni, employees, and parents.