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2023-24 Private School Directory

Private School Directory

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Finding the right fit for your child’s education is vital to their academic, social, 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 early learning through high school, has been a valuable resource to our readers since 2016, and has been even more beneficial in helping families navigate the changing landscape of in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning.
This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all Houston private schools. Instead, our goal is to provide readers with a snapshot of each participating school, as a starting point in the research process.
Also, check out buzzworthy stories about local schools and students on our Schools section and read stories written by local high school students on our School Buzz blog.

Early Learning / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School​
Co-ed • Est. 1956
7455 Awty School Lane

Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-580-0579 • [email protected]www.awty.org
Erika Benavente, Acting Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Early Learning, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 2023, 12 p.m. Oct. 26 | Lower School, 9 a.m. Oct. 20 Middle/Upper School, 2 p.m. Nov. 12; French Program (All Grades), 12 p.m. Oct. 24

The Awty International School, Houston’s premier international school, educates over 1,700 students from PK3 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 50 nations. In the culminating grades, our students pursue either the French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate. Visit our website to learn more about Awty.

15 months through 5 years
Co-ed • Est. 1989
1500 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77005 (map)
713-535-6400 • [email protected]www.emanuelhouston.org Rachel Spector-McAdam, School Director
Open House Dates: To schedule a tour, please contact the school director.

The curriculum at Becker School is constantly evolving and uses many of today’s best practices in early childhood education, including but not limited to Reggio-inspired learning, differentiated instruction and play-based exploration. We recognize children as capable learners with individual and unique abilities who have the right to an outstanding education. We nurture children to grow intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically through a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment that respects each child. We encourage respect of others and the positive values of Judaism. We believe that young children learn through play and the opportunity to investigate their interests in a meaningful way. Family and community participation are a priority in creating a positive environment for the children and our families.

Pre-K3 through 8th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1977
1424 Sherwood Forest
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-465-0288 • [email protected]www.thebranchschool.org
Maryam Habib, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 19, 2023 and Jan. 27, 2024

The mission of The Branch School is to inspire every child to love, learn, and lead in an atmosphere of genuine acceptance and support. A Branch education provides a strong academic foundation, instilling critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that serve our students for a lifetime. We have a strong commitment to social-emotional learning, peacemaking, and kindness, as well as a focus on environmental stewardship and diversity. Come see why you belong at Branch!

Pre-K3 through 12th grade
Co-ed • Est. 2000
2203 North Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77449 (map)
713-290-9025 • [email protected]www.bishouston.org
Jane Chastant, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Call to schedule a tour.

The British International School of Houston is an international and diverse private school with research based and contemporary pedagogy. Our internationally recruited teachers and caring and inclusive environment produce outstanding IB results and excellent academic progress. Serving children from Pre-K3 to 12th grade, learning and achievement are supported by collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and UNICEF. Inquire to learn more about the future of education today!

20 months through 8th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1975
10219 Ella Lee Lane
Houston, Texas 77042 (map)
713-782-4421 • [email protected]www.graceschool.org

Laura Greenway, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates:
Please contact Laura Greenway for information to visit our campus or see website for details.
Led by a vision to inspire compassionate, thoughtful students eager to engage in the world around them, Grace School is committed to staying at the forefront of educational advancements and preparing students to flourish and succeed. Grace School features a dynamic curriculum enhanced by a broad-based STEM program and a project-based learning approach in all classes. Balancing exceptional academics, Grace offers vibrant fine arts and athletic programs and a welcoming and inclusive campus culture.

Infants through 8th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1962
12535 Perthshire Road
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-5138 • [email protected]www.hses.org
Kelly Broaddus, School Director
Open House Dates: Oct. 4, 2023, 9 a.m.; Jan. 31, 2024, 9 a.m. Or schedule a personalized tour at [email protected].

Holy Spirit Episcopal School (HSES) has a 60-year history of exemplary, preparatory education for Kindergarten through 8th grade that provides hands-on learning in a nurturing environment, which is equally dedicated to building strong character and a solid spiritual foundation. HSES also offers a creative and innovative early learning program for infants, toddlers, preschool, and Bridge to Kindergarten. HSES focuses on an advanced STEAM curriculum, a problem-based math program, science labs for K-8th grade, hands-on learning, outdoor education, and critical thinking. Holy Spirit Episcopal School incorporates detailed student assessments to determine individual learning styles and needs. To learn more, go to hses.org.

Ages 2-12
Co-ed • Est. 1983
11001 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043 (map)
713-467-4696 • [email protected] • parishschool.org
Molly Weisselberg, MA, CCC-SLP, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Private campus tours are available year-round. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and include an overview of the campus and classrooms, as well as a presentation from the director of admissions.

Since 1983, The Parish School has empowered children ages 2-12 who have communication delays and learning differences to thrive through whole-child education, innovative therapy, and access to nature. This nationally recognized, special needs school provides an education for the entire family within the environment of a nurturing and safe 17-acre campus with on-site pediatric therapy clinic, The Carruth Center.

14 months through High School
Co-ed • Est. 1963
4600 Bissonnet St.
Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
1010 Autrey St.
Houston, Texas 77006 (map)
713-661-6688 • [email protected]www.postoakschool.org
Ashley Krug, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: 14 months-Grade 6, Oct. 14, Nov. 30; Grades 7–12, Oct. 12; Grades 9-12, Dec. 5

Post Oak challenges the norm. We don’t teach to a test. Instead, we guide our students from toddler through high school as they learn how to learn – to help them develop problem-solving, leadership, interpersonal, and academic skills for creating their own bold pathways through life. Post Oak’s two campuses are engaging Montessori environments, culminating in the IB diploma program and year-round internships for high school students at partner institutions throughout Houston.

Early Childhood / Lower School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1988
40 Oakdale St.
Houston, Texas 77006 (map)
713-520-0284 • [email protected]www.pshouston.org
Kristin Brown, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Go to www.pshouston.org/openhouse for more information.

If you want your children to achieve and be happy while they do it, send them to Presbyterian School. It’s the future of education, with a faculty, curriculum, building, and location that make the most of the best new research about how students learn and how they can thrive while doing it. All of this in a Christ-centered setting. Come and see why we believe our way is not merely different – it’s better.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School
Boys • Est. 1991
7330 Westview Drive
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-682-8383 • [email protected]www.theREGISschool.org
Steven R. Turner, Jr., Head of School
Open House Dates: Visit www.theREGISschool.org/Admissions

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart is Houston’s only all-boys 3 Pre-K through eighth-grade school, educating scholars and gentlemen in the Sacred Heart tradition since 1991. Through a unique mix of challenging academics and the values of the Sacred Heart, Regis empowers students of all faiths to become lifelong scholars and authentic, compassionate leaders.

Preschool / Lower School / Middle School​
Co-ed • Est. 1955
2300 Willowick Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
713-623-6938 • [email protected]www.robs.org
Kealey Johnson, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Visit our website for available dates and registration links.

ROBS melds ambitious academics with abiding Christian values, preparing students to identify and solve nuanced problems in an ever-changing world. Through our student-centered approach, ROBS will challenge your child to be the example of an eager mind guided by a faithful heart. Our graduates become leaders in Houston’s top high schools, premier boarding schools, and beyond. If your hopes for your child include intellectual curiosity and a strong moral compass, apply now.

Pre-K3 through High School
Co-ed • Est. 2015
7177 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77036 (map)
832-975-7075 • [email protected]www.saintconstantine.org
Rebecca Rautio, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Private tours available by appointment. Applications for 2024-25 will be available Nov. 6.

With a commitment to small classes and an emphasis on outdoor learning and play, we practice education as a pursuit for the whole person. Our teachers provide students with excellent classroom instruction balanced with time to play, wonder, and explore. Students in our Lower School spend many hours outside in our natural playground and garden each day, and are not burdened with take-home busywork afterwards. Older students receive rigorous instruction in discussion-based, dual-credit courses, giving them a head start in college and preparing them for life as independent adults.

Preschool / Elementary School / Middle School / High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1955
4900 Jackwood St.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-666-3111 • [email protected]www.stes.org
Danny Kahalley, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: For open houses and visit information, go to www.stes.org/visit.

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE) is celebrating its 69th year as a preschool through 12th grade Christian college preparatory school offering a classical education. STE students have won recent state awards in quiz bowl, mock trial, language competition, soccer, basketball, swimming, cross country, orchestra, choir, and yearbook. We also offer a world-renowned Scottish Arts program that includes bagpiping, drumming, and Highland dance. Graduates attend universities throughout the nation, with recent acceptances from MIT, Cornell, Georgetown, Boston University, Rice, Penn, Colorado School of Mines, UT, and Texas A&M. Be sure to visit our renovated campus and new three-story academic building.

Pre-K through 12th grade; 5-day and 7-day boarding options available
Co-ed • 1907
2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas 78666 (map)
512-753-8000 • [email protected]smabears.org
Mattie Howard, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: TBD

The mission of San Marcos Academy is to education young men and women within a nurturing community based upon Christian values. The vision of San Marcos Academy is to produce leaders whose lives are built on integrity, a strong moral compass, and total commitment to lifelong learning and who exemplify Christ’s devotion to service and His compassionate concern for others.

Preschool / Pre-K / Kindergarten / Elementary School / Woods Middle School / Woods High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1962
1321 Wirt Rd.
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-686-8811 • www.schoolofthewoods.org
Sara Sornson, Admissions/Registrar
Open House Dates: Open houses in October, November and January. See our website for dates, or call the office to schedule an appointment for a tour.

School of the Woods is Houston’s oldest continuously operating Montessori school and is non-profit, independent, and non-sectarian. It is accredited by Cognia, the Texas Education Agency, and is an American Montessori Society member school. The school provides students with a college preparatory Montessori curriculum from ages 2 1/2 through high school in an interactive learning environment, through individualized curriculum personalized by credentialed Montessori teachers. Educational programs encompass: Early Childhood-Kindergarten, Elementary, Upper Elementary, Woods Middle School, and Woods High School. Auxiliary programs include After School Care, Dance, Gymnastics, Music, Sports, and Summer Theater Camps. All children are eligible for enrollment regardless of race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin.

15 months through Fifth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1982
5600 North Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-270-6127 • [email protected]www.shlenker.org
Tara Gassett, Director of Admissions and Development
Open House Date: To schedule a tour, please contact the director of admissions and development.

Families choose The Shlenker School because of the school’s commitment to an outstanding secular education with integrated Jewish studies. Our curriculum fosters the whole child in a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is both nurturing and challenging. When you visit our campus, you will feel the warmth of our community and see why students and families strongly believe in the foundation that The Shlenker School provides. Shlenker students graduate with confidence, knowing that they are prepared for the next stage of their academic life and beyond.

Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1930
2120 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77098 (map)
713-526-3279 • [email protected]www.stannecs.org
Dawn Martinez, Principal
Open House Dates: Visit www.stannecs.org for information on tours.

Since 1930, St. Anne Catholic School has been committed to teaching the Basilian philosophy of “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge,” in a nurturing environment. The St. Anne philosophy embraces the uniqueness of the whole child and celebrates the diversity of the student body. In collaboration with the family as a partner, St. Anne endeavors to provide an opportunity for the optimal growth of each child, while celebrating our Catholic heritage.

14 months through 12th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1966
9821 Timberside
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-665-2195 • [email protected]www.stcathmont.org
Lina Delgado, Head of School
Open House Dates: Oct. 19, 2023; Jan. 18, 2024

As a Catholic Montessori School, St. Catherine’s is dedicated to an educational experience which awakens in our students the awareness of their gifts and responsibilities as individuals in relationship with Jesus Christ and as stewards of the global community.

Pre-K3 through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1958
11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-9515 • [email protected]www.saintceciliacatholicschool.org
Jeff Matthews, Principal
Open House Dates: Nov. 28, 2023. Individual tours are also available by appointment.

Our mission at St. Cecilia Catholic School is the ongoing Catholic formation and education of the whole child in mind, heart, and spirit, in preparation for an adult life of commitment and service.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1952
Piney Point Campus (Lower and Middle School):
335 Piney Point Road
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
Couper Campus (Primary and Upper School):
2300 S. Piney Point Road
Houston, Texas 77063 (map)
713-458-6100 • [email protected]www.stfrancishouston.org
Jennifer Glover, Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Open House Date: Oct. 21, 2023 (all divisions). Primary School Tour Dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 12, 2024; Lower School Tour Dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 3, Dec. 8, Jan. 10, 2024; Middle School Tour Dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 3, Dec. 8, Jan. 10, 2024; Upper School Tour Dates: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, 2024.

Founded as a parish school of St. Francis Episcopal Church, St. Francis Episcopal School is an accredited, college-preparatory school serving students age 2 through grade 12. We support growth not just in mind, but also in body, soul, and heart, in an environment that is at once challenging and supportive. Our students develop a healthy tolerance for wise risk-taking, celebrate earned success and good choices, and learn resilience and reflection by turning occasional missteps into opportunities.

Early Childhood / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1960
3816 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-667-7030 • [email protected]www.stmes.org
Amanda Duplantis, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 8. Visit our website for tour details.

At St. Mark’s Episcopal School, we strive to be a place where students from 18 months old through 8th grade cultivate intellectual curiosity and a fearless pursuit of knowledge. Encouraged to take ownership for their own learning, our students grow into confident young people who are excited to discover new passions and are able to advocate for themselves and others. We are an inclusive, diverse, and engaged community that believes in the partnership between home and school. Join us at St. Mark’s and be known and celebrated for the unique person you are.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1971
1800 Sul Ross St.
Houston, Texas 77098 (map)
713-821-9100 • [email protected]www.ssesh.org
Office of Campus Life
Open House Dates: Visit ssesh.org/admission/tours to sign up for a tour.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, is a Montessori school located in Montrose near the Museum District and Rice University. We serve students from 15 months old through 8th grade and accept families of all faiths, backgrounds, and lifestyles. At St. Stephen’s, students enjoy individualized work plans featuring hands-on, project-based learning and vibrant classes in film, fine arts, performing arts, and Spanish. Our focus is to aid students in becoming good learners and good people, providing a caring community that is true of moral and academic learning.

Pre-K through 8th grade
Co-ed • 1965
5927 Wigton Dr.
Houston, TX 77096
713-729-3434 • [email protected]www.stthomasmore-school.org
Judy Gentempo, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Nov. 12, 2023, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Jan. 28, 2024, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tours every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Please contact us to schedule a tour.

St. Thomas More Parish School equips students with a dynamic education while embracing our strong Catholic identity. We are STREAM-certified, a two-time National Blue Ribbon recipient school, a National Beta Club School of Distinction, and boast teachers who hold advanced certifications and degrees in their respective fields. Our curriculum is intentionally curated to offer students an opportunity to excel. We strive to draw families closer to Christ through Catholic education. Visit our 11-acre campus and see why so many families are choosing St. Thomas More Parish School.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1943
6802 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-666-2345 • [email protected]www.saintvincentschool.org
Renee McCurry, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Tues., Oct. 10, 2023, 6:30 p.m.; Weds., Nov. 8, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

SVdP Catholic School provides a rigorous academic curriculum enriched by Catholic teachings that challenges students while encouraging critical thinking, creativity, and a love for lifelong learning. We were named a National Blue-Ribbon school in 2016 and 2022. SVdP was the first Catholic school in the nation to become STEM-certified by NISE (National Institute for STEM Education). Discover the countless opportunities our school offers, from advanced academics, engaging extracurricular activities, excellent Fine Arts, a strong athletic program, and meaningful service projects. Our school community is united by shared values, and we cherish the partnership between our dedicated faculty, parents, and students.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1973
4711 McDermed Dr.
Houston, Texas 77035 (map)
713-723-5888 • [email protected]www.trafton.org
Olivia Jolet, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Coffee Dates: Pre-K4-Grade 3, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.; Grades 4-8, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.

Trafton Academy fosters the maturation of each child into a well-adjusted adult, equipped to succeed in the world in which we live. Education is student-centered; each child is recognized as an individual with unique interests, needs, and abilities. Our staff is dedicated to cultivating life-long learners while helping them to develop organizational skills and a strong work ethic.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1966
13051 Whittington Dr.
Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-496-7900 • [email protected]www.thevillageschool.com
Bill Delbrugge, Head of School
Open House Date: Nov. 8, 2023

The Village School, located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, is an academically rigorous American school with an International community. Our world-class teachers provide highly personalized and hands-on innovative learning experiences to generations of creative and resilient global citizens. Village offers three specialty diplomas including the International Baccalaureate (IB), Pre-Medical Science, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, it offers The Village track, a standard High School diploma, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses. With its diverse student body representing six continents and over 80 countries, The Village School serves students from preschool through 12th grade. Known for its commitment to excellence in math and science, The Village School's STEAM curriculum includes enhanced learning experiences through unique collaborations with MIT, Space Center Houston, Juilliard and UNICEF. The Village School is a proud member of Nord Anglia Education’s network of schools.

Pre-K3 through 12th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1975
10420 Hillcroft St.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-551-8100 • [email protected]www.westburychristian.org
Nathan Wagner, Head of School
Open House Dates: To view upcoming Coffee Talks and Tours and Open House dates, see www.westburychristian.org/visit.

Westbury Christian School is a Christ-centered college preparatory school for students from age 3 to 12th grade. A vibrant community of learners, WCS reflects the Kingdom: Faithful, Wise, and Diverse. Since 1975, we have provided our students with a safe and diverse environment with challenging academics taught from a Biblical worldview and personalized instruction. WCS strives to support families in Christian education and cultivate relationships that build a strong sense of belonging within our community. Students are encouraged to find their God-given talents by participating in our student-led clubs, athletics, and fine arts programs. WCS develops students to become Christian servants, compassionate leaders, and lifelong learners who are prepared for here and eternity.

Preschool through Elementary School
Co-ed • Est. 1984
14120 Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas 77079 (map)
281-531-6088 • [email protected]www.yorkshireacademy.com
Elizabeth Williams, Principal
Open House Dates: Jan. 25, 2024, 5-7 p.m.; Open House Coffee, Jan. 26, 2024, 10 a.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 coding, tennis, 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. Yorkshire invites you to visit to see for yourself why its tagline, “A Little School Making a Big Impact,” rings so true.