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 nation-wide. 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.
So 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. Students entering Kinder and up are also invited to apply. 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.
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 International Baccalaureate Program from preschool-grade 8 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 grade 8 will be moving to a new 16 acre campus in Northwest Austin with plans to expand into a high school.