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Welcome to AIS

Message from our Head of School


Welcome to Austin International School

Thank you, merci beaucoup, and muchas gracias for visiting us! Whether you are considering Austin International School as your next school or you have already decided to join our community, we hope this website will convey to you our sense of purpose, our commitment to excellence, and our devotion to the personal and academic development of each one of our students.

At AIS, our vision is to create a world in which "global citizens with strong interpersonal skills... will interact positively with people from all cultural backgrounds and adapt to ever-changing international conditions." Our educators work hand-in-hand with AIS families to deliver the best international education available in Austin. We enjoy strong participation in school life from our parent body and we foster an environment in which each person is welcomed as a valued member of our growing community.

We promote a culture of academic excellence nourished in a close-knit community of learners committed to internationalism, creativity, innovation, generosity, respect, and civic responsibility. We seamlessly deliver a strong curriculum in three languages (French, English, and Spanish), and while it is based on the curricular framework of the French national system, our curriculum is carefully designed to build on each language’s strengths and cultures. We are accredited by the French Ministry of Education (MEN) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); we also work in partnership with the Mission Laïque Française (La Mlf).

Students enjoy further learning through a host of extracurricular experiences in our after-school activity program and our seasonal camps. Through all of our programs, our mission at Austin International School is to “develop our students’ critical thinking skills and pique their intellectual curiosity, preparing them for personal and academic success at AIS and beyond.”

We hope that this virtual tour of our school will provide you with the information you need to see us as the school of choice in Austin. If you require any clarification or further information, please email or call us at 512 331 7806. Our doors are open to you.

On behalf of our staff, families, and supporters, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community very soon, where we will inspire, guide, and learn with your children.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. Jacques A. Weber, M.Ed.
Head of School / Chef d’Établissement
Austin International School (Texas, USA)