"A powerful combination of IB and language immersion (Spanish, Mandarin)"
Students enrolled 285
Hours 7:30 AM - 6:00 AM
School leader Maria Isabel Leon
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 196
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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7938 Great Northern Boulevard
Austin, TX 78757

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(512) 782-2327
(512) 519-8796
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June 18, 2014
We have attended Magellan for the last four years and love it. Our kids have loved everything about the school. Progressively over the years, the school is getting more and more organized. The fundraising can be a little obnoxious. They have tuition plus a recommended donation via the annual fund. They are now starting a capitol campaign. It does feel like they are charging you for every event. Despite this petty complaint, the teachers are out of this world. They differentiate to high achieving kids and keep everyone challenged. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
This is our son's second year at Magellan, and we're very happy so far. The IB curriculum provides a good foundation for lifelong learning. The school has attracted faculty that is both deeply experienced, and very passionate about their work. Spanish immersion is icing on the cake.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
Phenomenal program where kids learn to think in a global context, learn how to be open minded and calculated risk takers, and have a keen sense of responsibility to not only themselves but to the community. I don't know of any other school that has the quality of teachers that MIS has - all with Bachelors degrees and most with at least a Masters, even at the PreK level! Finally, the warm and caring environment is for real, and probably a result of the quality selection of teachers who care deeply about the kids. A top notch world class school that benchmarks itself against the best international schools around the world - and we have it right here in Austin, Texas!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2013
I have twins in one of the 1st grade classes. It is their first year at Magellan, after finishing at an excellent Montessori school. The first thing that attracted us was the fact that it is Spanish immersion, since I am Mexican (they also do Mandarin starting in 3rd grade), but what made us commit to it was the excellent academics, in particular the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Program (PYP), as well as the passion and experience of everyone from the founder and director down. As a mathematician, married to a scientist, I can say that they use the best way of teaching numeracy (Singapore math). My kids' math and language skills have developed at an astonishing rate. The community is very involved, and the families are invariably warm, friendly, supportive, diverse and very "Austin". Teachers come from Australia, Mexico, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Spain, and the US (I may be missing some countries!). The families there are even more diverse. Just in my kids' classroom they have Russia, Poland, India, Ecuador, England, Mexico and Canada represented. The school is also truly committed to economic diversity as well. Highly recommended!

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The Magellan International School prepares children to thrive as global citizens of the 21st century with the knowledge, skills and values to make informed and intelligent decisions in an increasingly competitive world and to champion sustainability and understanding. We are a united community of different cultures committed to world-class education and lifelong learning.

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The Magellan International School
7938 Great Northern Boulevard , Austin, TX  78757
(512) 782-2327
Last modified The Magellan International School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
The Magellan International School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top