ADMISSION TO MAGELLAN
Magellan is in an exciting growth period and you’re invited aboard.
New K-12 Campus | Accepting non-Spanish speakers in grades 6 and 9 | Expanding to add a High School
Starting your journey
Hello and welcome to Magellan International School! We’re so glad you’ve taken the time to learn more about our special school. So why us? Magellan is a unique school in Austin and nationwide. We are a nationally accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) school paired with Spanish immersion. In essence, this means rather than just memorizing data our students learn to think critically, ask thoughtful questions, and take action in and responsibility for their own learning – and they do so in both English and Spanish.
First things first
Does my child have to know Spanish?
Students typically start Magellan in the preschool years and have no background in Spanish. They learn together and quickly acclimate to a primarily Spanish-speaking environment. That being said, beginning in fall 2023, Magellan will be admitting non-Spanish speaking students in grades 6 and 9. If applying for K-5, students will need to have some background in Spanish. They will be given a grade-level appropriate Spanish assessment to determine their eligibility for entrance.
Not sure if your child qualifies? No problem. Our Admissions Team is happy to chat with you about any questions you may have.
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 many 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.
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 9th grade are moving to a new 14 acre campus in Northwest Austin in 2023-2024 .