Early Learning Campus

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Grade Equivalencies

Early Learning at The Awty International School includes students who will be between the ages of three and six by the start of the school year and corresponds to the following grade level designations:

  American System French system british system
Ages 3-4 Pre-Kindergarten 3 (PK3)* Petite Section (PS)* Nursery
Ages 4-5 Pre-Kindergarten 4 (PK4) Moyenne Section (MS) Reception
Ages 5-6 Kindergarten (K) Grande Section (GS) Year 1
Ages 6-7 1st Grade (1) Cours Préparatoire (CP) Year 2

* PK3/PS applicants must have birth dates between August 15, 2018 and October 31, 2019 for 2022 entry.

Dual Language Immersion

The Early Learning division offers a robust language immersion program in either French or Spanish. In PK3, students choose between French or Spanish as their primary immersion language, and receive additional instruction in English.

In PK4 and Kindergarten, the language of instruction alternates daily with students either learning in English and French or English and Spanish.

In 1st grade, it is a 60/40 program with the core subjects delivered in either English, French, or Spanish (60% of the instructional time), and the specialty classes (i.e. Art, Physical Education, Technology, Second Language) taught in the immersion language accounting for 40% of the instructional time.

Openings

  • PK3/PS is the main point of entry to Awty with 75 places.
  • PK4/MS openings are extremely limited and preference is given to children already affiliated with Awty.
  • K/GS is an entry point with new enrollment of about 30 students.
  • 1st/CP openings are usually available with new enrollment of about 15 students in total across the various immersion classes.

International Applicants

We understand that applying from outside of the United States can be complicated. While we recommend visiting Awty and Houston during the application process, we will work with you to facilitate your application should you run into any obstacles meeting the application requirements.

CONTACTS:

Telephone: 713-580-0579
Fax: 713-341-4404
Email: admissions@awty.org

ERIKA BENAVENTE
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

PAMELA DORSEY
Assistant Director of Admissions

MERVETTE EL SHAMMAA
Office and Data Manager

LAURA KALFON
Assistant Director of Admissions