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About our School

About Our School

Expanding Minds. Broadening Perspectives.

Austin International School is a trilingual private school for families in the Austin area who share a global perspective and value international education. The only school of its kind in the Austin area, Austin International School’s innovative approach, high academic standards, and supportive multicultural community stimulates independent thinking, builds confidence, and broadens perspectives, laying the foundation for success in the global community.


Our close-knit and diverse community of students, staff, and parents is a microcosm of Austin, representing 36 countries and speaking 17 languages. A group of local business leaders founded the school in 2001 to provide a high quality international education that meets the demands of an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Originally the Lycée Français d’Austin, the school was renamed Austin International School in 2004 to better reflect our mission. After a successful decade, the school purchased a permanent property in 2011. We have grown from 65 students to more than 200 students. The presence of an established international school is also a major draw for attracting international employees to Austin. Offering classes from Pre-K to 5th grade, we are preparing to open our middle school in August 2017.

Heads of School
  • 2016 to Present: Jacques A. Weber
  • 2010 to 2016: Christophe Bonnet
  • 2004 to 2010: Eric Thuau
  • 2003 to 2004: Jean-Serge Roy
  • 2001 to 2003: Jeanne Jeannin