Houston’s Premier PK3 – 12th Grade International Day School

Experiential Education

The goal of experiential education at Awty is for our students to discover and connect to the world in a meaningful way that expands the boundaries of traditional education and allows for independent thinking and growth.



All Secondary students participate in the annual Fall Trips Programs.  These trips and activities are designed to introduce students with their teachers to the wide variety of customs, cultures and languages within the Awty community.  Following on years of tradition, sixth and ninth grade students will embark on an overnight excursion.  In grades seven and eight as well as grades ten through twelve, students will be in class on Thursday and then spend Friday focused on bonding. We depend on the value of these community building programs to bring students and teachers together in the true Spirit of Awty. Detailed plans will appear here on this page shortly following the start of Secondary classes.


March 16-20, 2020

Awty Connects Week is a chance for Awty students and faculty to connect to the world outside of the classroom... connecting to nature and the outdoors, to the past, to real-life work experiences, to other cultures, languages, and ways of life, to each other, and so much more!

Middle School

6th Grade / 6ème - Local Trips

Students will participate in day trips in and around the greater Houston area. The trips they will take include High Island Bird Sanctuary and Brazos Bend State Park. Students will also work on team building and connecting with their classmates.

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7th Grade / 5ème - Washington, D.C.

For the last four years, our 7th grade/5ème students have traveled to Washington, D.C. trip. The school expects all 7th grade/5ème students to participate in this unique educational opportunity which is a required element of the curriculum.



The trip include first-hand learning outside of the classroom and the opportunity for the students to share this experience with peers and educators. Students will explore the historical foundations of the United States and visit a variety of museums. Moreover, students gain invaluable self-confidence from traveling on their own.

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8th Grade / 4ème - Palo Duro

The Big Bend trip is an 8th grade tradition at The Awty International School spanning 30 years. This is an opportunity for both sections of the 8th grade to travel to the remote splendor of west Texas.



Here students learn about the flora and fauna that make the Big Bend National Park one of the world’s most diverse places in North America. In small groups, students work together loading and unloading equipment, building their tents, and organizing an outdoor kitchen where they cook meals for over one hundred people. Guided by their teachers, students hit the trails while using a uniquely developed workbook that introduces them to the geology, natural history, and the desert environment of this region.

The opportunities offered to the 8th grade throughout this trip are designed to develop the character of the students during this pivotal point in their development.

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Upper School

9th Grade / 3ème - Internships

The Awty International School’s ninth grade students will undertake an internship in a field of their choice. The purpose of the internship is to give students a dynamic experience with real life professions.



This will not only fulfill students’ interest in selected areas with hands-on experience outside classrooms, but should also allow them to apply their academic knowledge in a practical setting

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10th Grade / 2nde & 11th Grade / 1ère - Global Trips

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the world first hand through travel.



They will have a menu to choose from, including opportunities to explore new cultures, learn about historical events in person, be immersed in other languages, and even explore new areas of Texas.

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12th Grade / Tle - Mock Exams

Students will be eagerly preparing for their International Baccalaureate or French Baccalaureate exams. They will be sitting for practice exams and looking forward to graduation.