Distinctly Magellan

Admission to Magellan

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  • Magellan is in an exciting growth period and you’re invited aboard.

    Big changes are happening at Magellan! Our new, 14-acre Bull Creek Campus opens in fall 2023 with the addition of a high school in 2024. Additionally, non-Spanish speaking students are invited to apply beginning in sixth grade. Join us as we navigate the bright future ahead.
Magellan is a unique school in Austin and nation-wide. Here are a few examples of what makes us special.
  • We are one of just four schools in the nation, and the only in Texas, to offer the full International Baccalaureate Program with Spanish Language immersion.
  • We are the only secular independent school in Austin to offer this programming.
  • We are one of the most diverse independent schools in Austin.
  • We are growing. Kinder through 8th grade (High School opening fall 2024) are moving to a new 14 acre campus in Northwest Austin in 2023-2024.

Does my child have to know Spanish?
  • If starting in preschool through first grade, no Spanish background is required.
  • If starting in 2-5, students will need some background in Spanish and will be given a grade-level appropriate Spanish assessment to determine their eligibility for entrance.
  • If starting in grades 6 or higher, no Spanish is required through our flexible English program.
Have questions? Our Admissions Team is happy to chat with you.

What is International Baccalaureate?
The International Baccalaureate is a set of challenging programs that aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

An IB education provides opportunities to develop both disciplinary and transdisciplinary understanding through curriculum frameworks and courses that are broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.  The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by universities worldwide.

Want to know more? Feel free to reach out to our Admissions Team or join us for a tour or virtual information session. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Magellan at a Glance

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    We are 1 of just 4 independent schools in the US to offer the full IB continuum in a Spanish immersion setting.
  • $1.1M

    Magellan is proud to have a generous financial aid program. Each year 15% of our families receive assistance.
  • 580

    Magellan is growing year over year and has now reached a historic enrollment number.
  • 60%

    Our school has one of the most diverse family populations of any independent school in Austin.
  • 70%

    Seventy percent of our faculty are international, representing 15 different countries around the globe.
  • 91%

    More than 90 percent of our students scored above the national average for MAP reading and language usage tests.