Academic Accreditation & Partnerships

The Magellan International School is an IB World School sharing a common philosophy—a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education. Both the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) are authorized by the International Baccalaureate.

The Magellan International School is also a member of the Texas International Baccalaureate Schools organization (TIBS).

The Magellan International School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. The School competed its reaccreditation visit in Fall 2015.

The “International Spanish Academies” (ISA) are educational institutions in the U.S. and Canada, of all non-university academic levels (Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School), of recognized academic prestige, that follow (with all or a part of their student body) an integrated curriculum of Spanish language and content. In order to join the ISA network, the institutions have signed an agreement of collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. As a U.S./Canadian K-12 schools which implements a high quality dual language/bilingual English-Spanish program, The Magellan International School is recognized as an ISA institution in acknowledgement of the prestigious academic program integrating a learning methodology of content and language in Spanish. MIS received its recognition in 2017.

The Youth Chinese Text (YCT) is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency launched by the Confucius Institute-Hanban in order to encourage foreign students to learn Chinese and improve their Chinese language proficiency. The Magellan International School is proud to be an official testing center for the YCT.

Please Contact Li-Ting Liu for more information about the YCT, or to learn how to register.

Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) is a certification granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain for competence and mastery of the Spanish language. The Magellan International School is proud to be an official testing center for the DELE Exams.

In 2018 MIS will offer DELE exams on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 6th: levels A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1. Register before February 14th.
  • Friday, May 18th: levels A1 for Young Learners (not for adults) and A2-B1 for Young Learners (not for adults). Register before March 28th.
  • Saturday, May 19th: levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Register before March 28th.
  • Friday, November 9th: levels A1 for Young Learners (not for adults) and A2-B1 for Young Learners (not for adults). Register before October 3rd.
  • Saturday, November 10th: levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Register before October 3rd.

If you are interested in taking the DELE Exam:

  1. Sign, scan, and e-mail a completed registration form to Victor Solís. Also, send a copy of your passport or any other valid identification document.
  2. Pay the exam fee and send a check to The Magellan International School to the following address:

7938 Great Northern Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78757

Do not hesitate to contact Victor Solís if you have further questions.