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Private School Directory

Finding the right fit for your child’s education is vital to academic and personal growth. Buzz-area residents are fortunate in that Houston is home to many of the nation’s top private schools, most of which are located right here in our neighborhoods. The Buzz Magazines Private School Directory, for Pre-K though high school, is a resource for our readers. It includes private schools that support our magazines through advertising. Our goal is to provide readers with a snapshot of each of these schools, as a starting point in the research process.

Find stories about a variety of local private and public schools – including articles written by students – here.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1970
3600 Yoakum Blvd.

Houston, Texas 77006 (map)
713-470-5600 • www.aoshouston.org
Mr. Rob Wise, Director of Admissions

Open House Dates: Early Childhood, Sept. 14, 2016, 9 a.m., Sept. 29, 2016, 6 p.m.; Kindergarten-Grade 4, Oct. 13, 2016, 6 p.m.; Kindergarten, Nov. 2, 2016, 9 a.m.; Middle School, Nov. 13, 2016, 1 p.m.;  All Grades, Dec. 7, 2016, 9 a.m.
Annunciation Orthodox School, having grown from a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, celebrates the diverse and individual qualities of all children and their families. AOS provides a superior education in a secure and stimulating Christian environment which encourages the individual child to achieve academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical excellence, and to become a responsible member of our society.

Preschool / Lower School / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1956
7455 Awty School Lane

Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-580-0579 • www.awty.org
Soraya Diaz Tamayo, Director of Enrollment, Outreach and Management

Open House Dates: Preschool, Sept. 20, 2016, 6 p.m., Oct. 19, 2016, 6 p.m.; Lower School, Oct. 21, 2016, 9 a.m.; Middle/Upper School, Nov. 6, 2016, 2 p.m.
The Awty International School, Houston’s premier international school, educates 1,600 students, from preschool through 12th grade, to become responsible world citizens. The leader in international education, Awty is a diverse community of students and teachers, hailing from over 55 nations. In the culminating grades, our students pursue either the French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate. Join us on campus to learn more about Awty!

Early Childhood and Elementary School
Co-ed • Est. 1949
4525 Beechnut
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-666-1884 • www.byds.org
Mireille Chait, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Next year previews for individual grades, Jan. 2017

Beth Yeshurun Day School combines tradition with innovation to create an extraordinary dual program. Families join our school to be a part of a welcoming, nurturing community and families stay for the individualized instruction through small classes. Our administration’s open-door policy offers parents the support they need when they need it.  Since 1949, more than 2,000 students have graduated from BYDS, becoming doctors, attorneys, businessmen and women, civic leaders, and leaders in the Jewish community.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1977
1424 Sherwood Forest
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-465-0288 • www.thebranchschool.org
Lynne Rankin, Admissions and Marketing Coordinator
Open House Dates: Sept. 29, 2016, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan 21, 2017, 2-4 p.m.

The Branch School, celebrating its 40th anniversary, educates students three years old through 8th grade. The school is known for its higher level thinking curriculum that includes critical-thinking, problem-solving and peacemaking skills and promotes students “thinking outside the box.” Hands-on, project-oriented learning complements the “whole-child curriculum.” Parents and students appreciate the environmental education taught in the Outdoor Classroom nature studies program, the focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and a comprehensive language arts program.

Elementary / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1967
12207 Whittington Drive
Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-493-1070 • www.briarwoodschool.org
Georgia Stanton, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Tours held Sept. 8, 2016, Oct. 4, 2016, Oct. 20, 2016, 9-10:30 a.m.

The Briarwood School is one of the premier schools in the country for children with a broad range of learning differences. Our Tuttle School is designed for children with developmental disorders. The goal of Briarwood is to provide a learning environment that fosters the total development of each student and builds academic skills, increases motivation, and bolsters self-esteem. By identifying a child’s learning style, remediating weaknesses, and teaching to strengths, Briarwood provides each child with a solid foundation that serves as the basis for future successes.

Elementary / Middle School / High School
Co-Ed • Est. 1977
5822 Dolores Street
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-977-1221 • www.crossroadshouston.org
Amy Levin, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Call to schedule a Personalized Tour

Crossroads School prepares students with learning differences (K-12) to integrate into a conventional school or college by facilitating maximum academic and social potential in an emotionally safe and supportive environment.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School
All Girls • Est. 1960
10202 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-8211 • www.duchesne.org
Mrs. Beth Anchondo, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 6, 2016

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart instills the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ intellectual and spiritual graces into each girl’s mind, heart and life from age three to grade 12. Your daughter’s formation starts with heart – hers and ours. Enveloped in Duchesne’s joyful, stimulating and compassionate community, each girl grows into a unique, complex and conscientious young woman who uses her clear voice, affirming spirit and discerning mind to fulfill her God-given purpose.

Pre-K / Elementary
Co-ed • Est. 1991
105 Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-681-8300 • www.thefayschool.org
Allison Teare, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m., Dec. 6, 2016, 9 a.m., Jan. 11, 2017, 9 a.m.

The Fay School is a nondenominational, not-for-profit, co-educational school in which children of diverse talents and backgrounds with average to above average academic abilities are offered a high-quality education in a secure, nurturing, and academically challenging environment. Here children learn and grow intellectually, physically, socially, ethically, and artistically while developing self-confidence and a lifelong love of learning through an active partnership among educators, parents, and students.

Infants / Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1962
12535 Perthshire Road
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-5138 • www.hses.org
Ross Purdy, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 12, 2016

Holy Spirit Episcopal School offers an exemplary education that develops the whole child while achieving academic excellence in a dynamic Christian-based environment. We offer a small classroom environment and a consistent level of excellence in curriculum and instruction in each of the school’s divisions. Your child will receive age-appropriate programs in all areas. Our goal is to help create the next generation of global leaders who will solve problems, think independently and be the influence as the Creator intended.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1980
5800 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-782-4022 • www.memoriallutheranschool.org
LouAnn Webber, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Pre-Kindergarten, Nov. 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m.; Elementary and Middle School, Nov. 15, 201, 6 p.m.; Kindergarten, Nov. 30, 201, 11:30 a.m.

Building a strong foundation through classical education is our mission at Memorial Lutheran School. It reflects our commitment to give children both a strong spiritual foundation and a strong academic foundation. Memorial Lutheran School provides excellence in comprehensive, classical education preparing students to be successful learners and effective leaders. Children will leave Memorial Lutheran School a better person, equipped academically for service in the world, with faith in Christ that is evident in his or her life.

Early Childhood / Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1954
8601 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-432-7082 • www.plshouston.org
Megan Hill, Admissions and Marketing Director

Open House Dates: TBD
Nurturing God-given gifts and talents through academic excellence. Pilgrim Lutheran School is a private school offering a traditional education to students 18 months through 8th grade who live in the Greater Southwest Houston area.

Early Childhood / Lower School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1988
5300 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77004 (map)
713-520-0284 • www.pshouston.org
Kristin Brown, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Open House Dates: Early Childhood and Lower School, Nov. 2, 2016, 6 p.m.; Middle School, Nov. 16, 2016, 6 p.m.

Presbyterian School believes children should be educated in an environment integrating the three major institutions in their lives (family, school and church).  The School is rooted in 21st century technology, skills and habits of mind that appeal to a diversity of learners. In the heart of Houston, Presbyterian School is the destination for families who seek a Christ-centered community that inspires perseverant leaders and servants to grow in belief and understanding, wisdom beyond knowledge, character above accomplishment, and confidence to last a lifetime.

14 months through High School
Co-ed • Est. 1963
4600 Bissonnet Street
Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
713-661-6688 • www.postoakschool.org
Vivian Blum, Admission Director
Open House Dates: High School, Nov. 15, Dec. 8, Jan. 10, 2017, Feb. 8, 2017, Apr. 4, 2017

Post Oak offers a comprehensive education from infancy through high school providing graduates with an International Baccalaureate education grounded in Montessori principles. Students at each level benefit from carefully prepared environments including a second campus dedicated to adolescent development that accesses partner institutions in the Museum District, Texas Medical Center, and downtown. As lifelong learners, our students develop the academic, social, and entrepreneurial skills that help them pursue their passions and live purposeful, successful lives.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1986
11059 Timberline Road
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-647-7246 • www.rainard.org
Tara Tomicic, Ph.D., Head of School
Open House Dates: Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.; Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m.

Inspiring joy in learning for bright, inquisitive minds, Rainard is Houston’s nonprofit, private school for gifted students. Students learn in small classes designed to meet their social and emotional needs, challenge them intellectually, and allow them to advance at the pace that is most appropriate for them.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
All Boys • Est. 1991
7330 Westview Drive
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-682-8383 • www.theregisschool.org
Beth Schneider, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 30, 2016, 1-3 p.m.; Group tours 9-11 a.m., first Tuesday of each month beginning Oct. 4, 2016

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, educating boys in Preschool 3 through 8th grade, offers an advanced educational curriculum specifically designed to teach and motivate boys. For 25 years, Regis has been educating scholars and gentlemen. With our small class sizes, combined with experienced teachers who know how to inspire boys to learn and grow, Regis graduates are well-prepared to attend the high schools of their choice.

Preschool / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1955
2300 Willowick
Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
713-623-6938 • www.robs.org
Kristin Poe, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Preschool & Lower School, Oct. 13, 2016; Middle School, Nov. 10, 2016

River Oaks Baptist School’s student-centered approach to education will advance your child’s energetic mind and budding character. We intentionally meld ambitious academics with abiding values, preparing students with the tools to identify and solve nuanced problems in a changing world. Our graduates thrive in Houston’s top high schools, some of America's best boarding schools, and beyond. ROBS’ two-fold curriculum will challenge your child, always, to be the example of a mind and heart seeking ever-forward.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1969
11333 Cliffwood Drive
Houston, Texas 77035 (map)
713-723-7170 • www.berenacademy.org
Loren Chorn, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: TBD, please call

Robert M. Beren Academy is a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school that adheres to standards of academic excellence and exemplary moral conduct as it prepares its students to become self-confident, compassionate, practicing Jews as well as committed citizens and life-long learners. We provide an integrated college preparatory education in an atmosphere of excellence with a commitment to Torah and to the Jewish people. We foster the development of a spiritual bond with Israel and the dedication to our American heritage and achievement in contemporary society.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1955
4900 Jackwood
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-666-3111 • www.stes.org
Danny Kahalley, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Lower School, Oct. 23, 2016, 2-4 p.m.; Middle and Upper School, Nov. 9, 2016, 7-9 p.m.

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE) is celebrating its 62nd year as a Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school offering a classical education grounded in Christian values.  Over the last two years, STE students have won state championships in swimming, cross-country, orchestra, yearbook, and soccer.  We also offer a world-renowned Scottish Arts program that includes Highland dance, piping and drumming. In a typical year 100 percent of our graduates go to four-year colleges and universities.  

Pre-K / Elementary / Woods Middle School / Woods High School
Co-ed • Est. 1962
1321 Wirt Road
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-686-8811 • www.schoolofthewoods.org
Sara Sornson, Admissions/Registrar
Open House Dates: November, 2016 and January, 2017. Call the office for dates or to schedule an appointment.

School of the Woods offers a continuum of Montessori education for pre-school through grade 12 in Houston, Texas. It is an independent, non-sectarian, Texas non-profit corporation. Founded in 1962, Woods Middle School was established in 1985 and Woods High School, in 1999. The school provides an educational program proven and strengthened through more than five decades of successful experience. Applications are accepted at any time.

Pre-K-grade 12
Co-ed, Christian • Est. 1946
6410 Woodway Drive
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-365-2310 • secondbaptistschool.org
Mrs. Andrea Prothro, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Lower School, Oct.12, 2016, 8:30 a.m.; Middle School, Oct. 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m.; Upper School, Oct. 5, 2016, 9 a.m., Oct. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.

The mission of Second Baptist School is to train students in areas of knowledge that will allow them to understand clearly, to think deeply, to judge wisely, and to have the courage to live their lives on the great principles and convictions of biblical truth as they engage an innovative and digitally based global community.

Preschool / Pre-K / Elementary
Co-ed • Est. 1977
1331 Sherwood Forest
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-464-5791 • www.sherwoodforestmontessori.com
Elizabeth Miller, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Weekly by appointment

The mission of Sherwood Forest Montessori School is to foster the development of the whole child through the creation of dynamic learning environments. Our staff is committed to supporting children’s highest academic potential and encouraging their growth as they become independent, responsible, and productive members of the community.

Pre-K / Elementary
Co-ed • Est. 1982
5600 North Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-270-6127 • www.shlenker.org
Gail Rovinsky, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: November 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Families choose The Shlenker School because of the School’s commitment to Jewish values. We provide an outstanding education that prepares our students for the next stage of their academic life. We foster the whole child in a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is nurturing and challenging. When you visit, meet our faculty, and speak with Shlenker parents, you will understand why Shlenker graduates have become scholars, professionals, and leaders within and beyond our community. 

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1930
2120 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77098 (map)
713-526-3279 • www.stannecs.org
Paige McCauley, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Tours each Thursday, 9 a.m. throughout the school year

Since 1930, St. Anne Catholic School has been educating children from the Houston area with the Basilian philosophy of “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” Eighty-five years later, our commitment to educating students in the Catholic faith continues. We are blessed with a rich history, a committed and energetic faculty and staff, and a diverse community that reflects the city of Houston.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1966
9821 Timberside
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-665-2915 • www.stcathmont.org
Laurie Farris, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Tours on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.

St. Catherine’s provides an academically and spiritually engaging environment, and a culture of environmental stewardship.  Academic progress is a crucial focus of our program, but it is only part of our goal.  Our underlying mission is to help students develop the character, confidence and resilience to handle whatever life brings. For 50 years we have provided an education that serves the hearts, minds and spirits of our students.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School / High School opening in 2018
Co-ed • Est. 1952
335 Piney Point Road
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-458-6100 • www.stfrancishouston.org
Morgan B. Scoville, MEd, Head of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 16, 2016; Primary School Tours, Sept. 29, 2016, Oct. 27, 2016, Nov. 10, 2016, Dec 1, 2016; Lower and Middle School Tours; Oct. 4, 2016, Nov. 1, 2016, Nov. 15, 2016

Founded in 1952, St. Francis combines rigorous academics and thoughtful religious instruction with competitive athletics, superb fine arts, advanced technological instruction, and compassionate service programs to create a truly inspired education. In the Anglican tradition, St. Francis Episcopal School challenges and motivates students in an academically and spiritually stimulating environment to become imaginative, critical thinkers and people for others. Cornerstones: faith, scholarship, courage, honor.

Infants / Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1949
1515 Hillendahl
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-468-2623 • www.gostmark.org
Gabriella Gonzalez, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Nov. 16, 2016, 9-10:30 a.m.; March 8, 2017, 5-6:30 p.m.

St. Mark Lutheran School has integrated Christian principles and values with a demanding academic curriculum since 1949. Students benefit from high academic standards, competitive athletics, computer assisted learning including a 1:1 iPad program for 6-8th grades, and diverse fine arts opportunities. Our dedicated teachers know their students personally and give them the guidance, encouragement and challenges they need to realize their full potential.

Early Childhood / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1960
3816 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-667-7030 • www.stmes.org
Mr. Matt Burgy, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 19, 2016 and Nov. 16, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness and growth in a child-centered environment.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Est.  1954
1833 Sage Road, Houston, Texas 77056 (map)
713-621-6847 • www.stmichaelcs.org
Tana Adamo, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Established in 1954, St. Michael Catholic School integrates faith and knowledge in the tradition of providing a Catholic education to boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. We educate the whole person, promoting growth and development of the mind, body and spirit. We take pride in the history of our Catholic beliefs, while cultivating the values of faith, conscience, scholarship, and service to empower our students to be leaders and good stewards of the community.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1943
6802 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-666-2345 • www.saintvincentschool.org
Renee McCurry, Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 9, 2016, 2:30-4 p.m.; Nov. 6, 2016, 2:30-4 p.m.

It is the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School to develop students to their fullest potential in an environment permeated with Gospel values.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1973
4711 McDermed
Houston, Texas 77035 (map)
713-723-3732 • www.trafton.org
Yvonne Cosgrove, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Grades 4-8, Oct. 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m., Nov. 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.; Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3, Oct. 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m.; Small Group Tours, Oct.-Dec., 2016 (sign up on website beginning in October)

Trafton Academy’s mission is to provide the environment and opportunity for the maturation of each child into a well-adjusted adult, equipped to work in and enjoy the world in which he or she lives. Education is student-centered; each child is recognized as an individual with unique interests, needs and abilities. Students learn most effectively in a low student-teacher ratio environment, and class sizes do not exceed 20 students. The school establishes an atmosphere in which students develop abilities to think originally and analytically, to draw logical conclusions and to express these thoughts in written and spoken form.

Preschool / Elementary / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 2002
7000 Ferris Street
Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
713-773- 9605 • www.veritasca.org
Zachary Villafuerte, Director of Admissions and Communication
Open House Date: Oct. 5, 2016, 9 a.m.

“Deep in Learning, Deep in Christ.”  Our desire is to raise a generation of strong academic ambassadors of Christ. Veritas offers a holistic education that is aimed to shape excellence in academics, faith and virtue by utilizing a strong Biblically integrated curriculum, a language-intensive education with French, Latin and Spanish, a rigorous science and math program, history and literature classes taught within the classical tradition, and special programs of art, drama, logic, apologetics, technology and travel.

Pre-K / Elementary / Middle School / High School / Boarding School
Co-ed • Est. 1966
13077 Westella Drive
Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-496-7900 • www.thevillageschool.com
Jen McMahon, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Early Childhood and Elementary, Nov. 2, 2016, 6:30-8 p.m.; Middle School and High School, Nov. 3, 2016, 6:30-8 p.m.

Founded in 1966, The Village School has a tradition of a rigorous curriculum and a highly personalized learning approach. Located in the energy corridor, its student body represents more than 60 countries and six continents. Known for its strength in math and science, Village is dedicated to STEM education. In August 2016, The Village School opened its French-English Bilingual Program. Limited placements for Preschool 2s through grade 12. An International Baccalaureate School.

Elementary / Middle School
All Boys • Est. 2010
1511 Butlercrest Street
Houston, Texas 77080 (map)
713-461-7000 • www.westernacademy.net
John G. Power IV, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 23

Western Academy is a private, independent, liberal arts, lower school and middle school for boys. Through personal attention and dedicated effort, teachers foster a genuine passion for learning and provide an integrated education, assisting parents in the developing the whole person: intellectual, moral, physical and spiritual. With a spirit of adventure and freedom, students are encouraged to approach their academic work with professional excellence and to strive in the life of virtue.

Preschool / Elementary
Co-ed • Est. 1984
14120 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77079 (map)
281-531-6088 • www.yorkshireacademy.com
Yvonne Galloway, Admissions Director
Open House Date:  Jan. 26, 2017, 5-7 p.m.

Yorkshire Academy, a private school located in the Memorial area, was established in 1984, with its primary goal being to create an environment in which children can develop to their fullest potential at their own individual rate. Students range in age from 18 months to Grade 5. Yorkshire’s extensive afterschool enrichment program offers classes as diverse as engineering, yoga, chess, piano, tae kwon do and dozens more. Its summer program consists of academics, over 50 enrichment camps, theme-based camps for little ones, and full time care. These programs are open to the community, and attract families from all over the Houston area