International Schools in Houston

As the fourth largest city in the United States, a foreign-born population of more than 20%, and consular offices representing 92 countries, Houston is a fantastically cosmopolitan place. While expatriates moving to Houston have access to all public and private schools, many will gravitate to so-called “international schools.”

Private international schools in Houston usually distinguish themselves by offering programs that conform to foreign curricula such as the International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, and British A-Levels. Typically the student body of these schools is comprised of more than 50% expatriates.


Public schools offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum might be worth exploring for expatriates looking for a good balance between the “typical American experience” and access to an internationally accepted diploma.

Awty International School

Awty International School is Houston’s premier international school and offers both the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalauréat curricula. Awty has a strong academic program with an emphasis on learning languages, and it has solid athletics and fine arts programs. The Awty International School (AIS) was originally founded as the Awty School in 1956 as a preschool, adding higher grades by ...
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British International School of Houston

The British International School of Houston is a for-profit school that is part of the Nord Anglia Education School program. BISH offers a combination of British and international education curricula, and is very much an expatriate’s school given its mostly British and international student body.   The British International School of Houston (BISH) is remarkable for its majority expatriate population ...
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The Village School

The Village School is a for-profit school that has one of the few boarding school programs in Houston. It is convenient for those located in Houston’s “energy corridor”, and its involvement with the Nord Anglia Education School program allows interaction with its partner schools across the globe. The Village School began as an Early Childhood education facility in 1966 and ...
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