~Austin Eco Bilingual IB School~Our MissionAEBS lays the groundwork for a life-long love of learning by combining the benefits of multilingual and intercultural education, promoting international awareness. We strive to provide opportunities to reach both the intrinsic and extrinsic educational potential of every student. We create global leaders who are compassionate learners and who engage, enlighten, empower and contribute to build a better world.
We are excited to share with you that as of November of 2013, our south location has become an official International Baccalaureate (IB) authorized school and our north location is in progress toward candidacy status. As an IB World School we have successfully completed an intensive, globally focused application and vetting process enabling us to deliver an outstanding IB education through the Primary Years Program (PYP).
Our commitment to the community and the education of your children through the IB PYP Program:
· is rooted in the IB Philosophy with a focus on international-mindedness
· includes a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum fostering student curiosity and inquiry
· is taught by teachers, leaders, and staff trained in the IB program and philosophy
· has school leadership and administrative structures that serve its mission and support the IB program and
· is backed by a comprehensive plan for implementation and sustainability.
Our international school promotes the IB philosophy by providing diverse, multicultural experiences to cultivate openness and an appreciation for different cultures. In addition, we have integrated curriculum standards based on the Reggio Emilia approach which place a high emphasis on nature and conservation. We believe this prepares children to successfully navigate and function in a multilingual and multicultural world with a high regard for conservation and the preservation of our planet and resources. In order to reflect these recent accomplishments and exciting enhancements to our program, we have now become Austin Eco Bilingual School.
~ Language Experience ~
In order to achieve the desired levels of Spanish proficiency, infant children are fully immersed in the language as early as possible. During our full immersion period, our students are immersed in Spanish 100% of the time until they reach the age of kindergarten. At that point they receive dual language instruction in the core program consisting of 20% English and 80% Spanish and they begin receiving French and Mandarin once day a week. From 1st grade and up, the dual language core component changes to 50% English and 50% Spanish.
-Working class community.
-Promoting peer relationship.
-Empower children through active learning experiences.
-Learning though exploration and play.
-Teachers roll in the child’s learning.
-Children are in the age of discovery.
-Teaching and learning in a diverse world.
-Balancing needs and values in our children through philanthropy to improve world communities.
-Integrate artisitic natural expressions.
-Foster creative thinking, hard work, ethic and give sense of achivement.
-Providing and environment as a third teacher surrounding to physical explorations to the Reggio Emilia Approach.
-Our students are the protagonists of their own learning.
-Inquiry-based learning is driven by children's thoughts through questions and personal interest.
~ Austin Eco's Mission ~
Austin Eco Bilingual Schools lay the groundwork for a lifelong love of learning by combining the benefits of multilingual, intercultural education and promoting international awareness. We strive to provide opportunities to reach the intrinsic and extrinsic educational potential of every student. We create global leaders who are compassionate learners who engage, enlighten, empower and contribute to build a better world.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Bilinguals have been proven to be smarter but most importantly they are more open and tolerant to different cultures and ways of thinking – Paula Bendfeidt Diaz.