The
Magellan Story

In 2007, Erin Defossé began searching for a school for his young children that offered a robust academic curriculum, language immersion program and an international community, like the one he attended as a kid in Mexico. He came up empty. And so, in true Austin, Texas fashion, Erin embarked upon the traditional start-up journey. He conducted market research, secured capital investments and hired a highly experienced Head of School and began facilitating the broad logistics of establishing a new, accredited International Baccalaureate school in Austin, Texas. One that not only met the needs of his children, but that he discovered met the desires of many parents in the Austin area. Founded by Erin two years later, Magellan International School opened its doors at its Chimney Corners campus on August 24, 2009 with 47 students, 7 teachers and 2 administrative staff. Now just over ten short years later, with over 450 students, 66 teachers, 20 administrators and 3 campuses, the school is a true testament to the ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity of both our founder, and of Austin, Texas.

Accreditations & Associations

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Preschool - PP3

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Preschool - PP4

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Kindergarten

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1st Grade

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2nd Grade

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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5th Grade

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Middle School

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Preschool

Chimney Corners Campus

7130 Chimney Corners
Austin, Texas 78731
(512) 961-5289

A place for our youngest Magellan students, the Chimney Corners campus off of Far West Boulevard in Northwest Austin is right-sized for our preschool students. With smaller desks and bathrooms fit for our younger students, the facility is divided into classroom learning environments, a multi-purpose space, a lunch room, a library just for our young learners and two playgrounds for age appropriate outdoor play and recreation. The campus has a dedicated nurse and campus manager staff to attend to all medical needs of the students. The Head of Preschool and other Leadership Team members are regularly present to guide and support administrative staff who provide oversight and management of the day-to-day program.

To keep them all safe, our front desk team guides visitors to check in to our online guest registration portal and wear a printed day-specific badge while on site.

Chimmey Corners Campus

7130 Chimney Corners
Austin, Texas 78731

Kinder – 5th

Anderson Lane Campus

7938 Great Northern Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 782-2327

Magellan International School’s Primary School students are located at our Anderson Lane campus off of Anderson Lane and Shoal Creek Boulevard in North Central Austin. The facility provides large classroom learning environments upwards of 600 square feet with vaulted ceilings and ample lighting. Additionally, the Anderson Lane campus features a spacious multi-purpose space ready for lunch, large presentations and student theater performances. There’s also a science lab, dedicated art and music rooms, i.lab for design + making, licensed kitchen, urban garden, robust multi-language library, outdoor sport court, and a shaded modern playground and turf field for outdoor learning, play and recreation. To keep them all safe, our front desk team guides visitors to check in to our online guest registration portal and wear a printed day-specific badge while on site.

Anderson Lane Campus

7938 Great Northern Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78757

6th – 8th

Middle School Campus

7940 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 782-2327

Magellan International School’s Middle School students have their own dedicated space directly next door to the Anderson Lane Primary School campus. Comprised of half of the upstairs portion of the building, the facility houses six classrooms, a lounging space for our Middle Schoolers, lockers, a conference room and several of our executive team’s offices. Students cross over to the main Anderson Lane campus for lunch as well as physical education classes, the science lab and to take advantage of the tools in the i.lab. All Middle School students have a badge used to unlock the always-locked doors to this Middle School campus. Visitors must check in to our online guest registration portal at the Primary School campus next door, wear a printed day-specific badge while on site and will be escorted to the Middle School campus by a team member with an access badge.

Middle School Campus

7940 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78757