Others Before Self | Otros Antes De Uno Mismo | 先人后己
International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) is a free public charter school serving more than 23,000 K-12 students at 22 physical campuses in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Cleveland, and College Station areas. ILTexas was founded by Mr. Eddie Conger, and the charter was approved by the Texas Education Agency in November, 2012.
At ILTexas, education is taught from a global perspective, where all students are given the opportunity to learn the English, Spanish, and Chinese languages, and graduate with the necessary tools for future leadership and success in Texas, the U.S., and internationally.
Texas is a strong economic force in the world and its top three countries of export are Mexico, Canada, and China. English, Spanish, and Chinese are among the top four spoken languages globally. China is now the second-largest economy, so more than ever, it is critical that future generations are prepared for today’s internationally connected world.
The core of the ILTexas education is our exclusive leadership program, which emphasizes servant leadership and teaches students how to live our motto, "Others Before Self." Every year, each grade level carries out a student-led service-learning project. With minimal help from teachers, the students are responsible for the entire process—from brainstorming, research, and choosing an idea to planning, organizing, and executing the service project that gives back to their community.
The result of our world-class education, is a student who graduates with a servant’s heart, a leader’s character, and a mastery of three languages that bolsters their acceptance into four-year colleges and universities.