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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 through post-high school, has been a valuable resource to our residents and readers, both in print and online, for many years. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all private schools. Instead, our goal is to provide readers with a snapshot of each school, as a starting point in the research process. Additionally, see our Schools section for more articles related to schools, and check out our popular School Buzz blog for stories about local high schools written from students’ perspectives.

Preschool through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1970
3600 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006 (map)
713-470-5600 •
Rob Wise, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Early Childhood, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 2018, 9 a.m.; Lower School, Sept. 27, Nov. 1, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.; Middle School, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. To schedule other tours, see

Firmly established almost 50 years ago as The School for Hearts and Minds, we offer an innovative academic curriculum, an open and loving spiritual experience rooted in Eastern Orthodox Christianity, robust fine arts and athletics, extensive extended-day programs, and a joyous parent community.

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

Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-580-0579 •
Soraya Diaz Tamayo, Director of Enrollment, Outreach and Management
Open House Dates: Early Learning (PK3/PS-1st/CP), Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.; Lower School (2nd/CE1-5th/CM2), Oct. 19, 9 a.m.; Middle/Upper School (6th/6ème-12th/Tle), Nov. 4, 2 p.m.; French Program (All Grades), Oct. 12, 9 a.m.

The Awty International School, Houston’s premier international school, educates 1,665 students, from PK3/Petite Section through 12th grade/Terminale, to become responsible world citizens. The leader in international education, Awty is a diverse community of students and teachers hailing from over 75 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!

3 months through Fifth Grade​
Co-ed • Est. 1949
4525 Beechnut
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-666-1884 •
Lauren Kupor, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: TBA

Beth Yeshurun Day School combines Jewish tradition with innovation to create an extraordinary dual curriculum program where we learn and celebrate together. We love and care about our children – because they are ours. BYDS students develop strong, positive, Jewish identities that prepare them to live as committed, knowledgeable citizens of the world, prepared for their future educational endeavors with the confidence and skills to succeed. Come see why our families choose to “Start Here.”

Elementary School / Middle School / High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1967
12207 Whittington Dr.
Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-493-1070 •
Debbie Etheridge, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Sept. 13, 2018, 9 a.m., Oct. 11, 9 a.m., Oct. 30, 9 a.m., Nov. 13, 9 a.m., Nov. 29, 9 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.

Age 2 through High School
Co-ed • Est. 2000
2203 North Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77449 (map)
713-290-9025 •
Anne-Marie Derry, Director of Admissions 
Open House Dates: For information sessions, please see the Events page of our website. Tours are given year-round by appointment.

The British International School of Houston offers truly personalized learning adapted to each child’s individual strengths, areas of growth and passions. Learning is further enhanced through collaborations with Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF. Our International Baccalaureate students have achieved an average score of at least 35 points the last five years. We take great joy in developing lifelong learners who are global citizens and capable of shaping the world around them for the better. 

Elementary School / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1977
5822 Dolores St.
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-977-1221 •
Julianne Dishongh, Executive Assistant 
Open House Dates: Call to schedule a personal tour.

Crossroads School, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit school that 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. The school employs individualized curriculum, targeted teaching strategies and multi-sensory approaches to learning. Specializing in the education of children with learning differences since 1977, Crossroads accepts students with learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia, expressive/receptive language disorders, auditory/visual processing disorders and gifted and talented.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School
Girls • Est. 1960
10202 Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-8211 •
Tony Houle, Head of Admissions and Strategic Imperatives
Open House Dates: Nov. 8, 2018, 6 p.m., Jan. 13, 2019, 2 p.m.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is Houston’s only all-girls Pre-K3 through 12th grade college preparatory school. At Duchesne, we help girls seek an active faith, embark on challenging intellectual journeys, put social awareness into forthright action, participate in a vibrant campus community, and develop independence. Our single-sex education ensures that our classes and community offer the support, challenges, and freedom that allow girls to shine.

Primary / Elementary School
Co-ed • Est. 1991
105 Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-681-8300 •
Allison Teare, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 24 and Dec. 5, 2018, 9 a.m., Jan. 23, 2019, 9 a.m.

The Fay School is a nonsectarian, 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.  

6 weeks through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1998
7450 Memorial Woods Dr.
​Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-290-2500 •
Mary Torregrossa, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Call or go online to schedule a tour. PreK-8th Grade Preview, Oct. 24, 2018, Jan. 28, 2019; Early Childhood Preview, Oct. 26, 2018, Jan. 24, 2019

First Baptist Academy’s mission is to equip students with the Truth of God’s word while developing their character, intellect, and potential to explore, create, challenge, and lead. The Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) accredits First Baptist Academy. ISAS membership provides FBA with high-level networking, benchmarking, and professional development with the top schools in Houston and the country.

20 months through 8th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1975
10219 Ella Lee Lane
Houston, Texas 77042 (map)
713-782-4421 •
Nicole Humlicek, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Sept. 26, 2018, 9 a.m., Jan. 23, 2019, 9 a.m.

Grace School’s mission is to provide a rigorous educational program that embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ in a safe and inclusive environment. Our vision is to inspire compassionate, thoughtful students eager to engage in the world around them.

Infants through 8th Grade
Co-ed • Est. 2010
600 Shepherd Drive
Houston, Texas 77007 (map)
713-880-3318 •
Jennifer Pierce, School Director
Open House Dates: Nov. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Kipling School was designed from the ground up as a top-of-the-line facility for our most precious gift, our children. We instill a love of learning for future success, teaching values and setting goals, while providing your child with unparalleled care and support. Our childhood programs focus on cognitive, emotional and social growth, while our kindergarten through sixth-grade curriculum will challenge your child to build self-confidence, good citizenship and friendship. We help your child excel beyond the textbook.

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 •
Ashley Krug, Admission Director 
Open House Dates: YCC through Elementary, Nov. 8, 2018, Jan. 15, 2019; High School, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 6, 2018, Feb. 5, 2019

Post Oak offers a comprehensive education from infancy through high school. Students at each level benefit from carefully prepared environments grounded in Montessori principles, fostering lifelong independence, compassion, and collaboration beginning in early childhood. Our second campus for middle and high school students accesses partner institutions in the Museum District, Texas Medical Center, and downtown. All students in Grades 11 and 12 participate in the International Baccalaureate diploma program, complementing our unique student-centered approach.

Early Childhood / Lower School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1988
5300 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77004 (map)
713-520-0284 •
Kristin Brown, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Open House Dates: Early Childhood/Lower School, Oct. 17, 2018, 6 p.m.; Middle School, Nov. 14, 2018, 6 p.m.

At Presbyterian School, taking risks is in our DNA. It’s at the heart of the learning experience because it’s risky to try something you’ve never done; it’s risky to ask for help; and it’s risky to fail and then to learn from that failure over and over again. At PS, missing the mark doesn’t end the learning process; it pushes it forward. As Nelson Mandela shared, “I never lose. I either win or learn.”

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1986
11059 Timberline Rd.
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-647-7246 •
April Finch, Director of Admissions 
Open House Dates: Sept. 25, 2018, Oct. 23, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Inspiring joy in learning, Rainard is Houston’s only school dedicated to gifted education. Our educators create a personalized curriculum that is uniquely suited to the needs of children who have been identified as academically gifted. As a result, bright students thrive in an inclusive and rigorous school environment.

Preschool / Lower School / Middle School​
Co-ed • Est. 1955
2300 Willowick Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
713-623-6938 •
Kristin Poe, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Preschool and Lower School, Oct. 4, 2018; Middle School, Nov. 8, 2018

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, come visit us.

Pre-K through High School
Co-ed • Est. 2015
6000 Dale Carnegie Lane
Houston Texas 77036 (map)
832-975-7075 •
Cate Gilbert, Head of School
Open House Dates: Every other Thursday, 1-2 p.m.; email for dates and to register

As part of the educational mission of the Orthodox Church, The Saint Constantine School educates servant-leaders through classical, Christian, practical education, nurturing the minds and hearts of students for their own salvation, for the benefit of the world, and to the glory of God.

K-Bridge / Elementary School / Middle School / High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1955
4900 Jackwood St.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-666-3111 •
Danny Kahalley, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Kindergarten and Lower School, Sept. 26, 2018, 9:30-11 a.m.; Middle School and Upper School, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Saint Thomas' Episcopal School (STE) is celebrating its 64th year as a Kindergarten-Bridge through 12th grade Christian college preparatory school offering a classical education. STE students have won recent state and national awards in soccer, swimming, cross country, orchestra, choir, and yearbook. We also offer a world-renowned Scottish Arts program that includes Highland dance, bagpiping, and drumming. Graduates attend universities throughout the nation, with recent acceptances from Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, Cornell, Rice, UC Berkeley, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon. STE is rated the 2019 #1 Best Christian High School in Houston by Niche.

Preschool / Pre-K / Elementary School / Woods Middle School / Woods High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1962
1321 Wirt Rd.
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-686-8811 •
Sara Sornson, Admissions/Registrar
Open House Dates: Nov., 2018, and Jan., 2019. Call the office for dates or to schedule an appointment for a tour.

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 through 12
Co-ed • Est. 1946
6410 Woodway Dr.
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-365-2310 •
Andrea Prothro, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Please visit for information on tours and events for prospective families.

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.

Pre-K / Elementary School
Co-ed • Est. 1982
5600 North Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-270-6127 •
Tara Gassett, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 23, 2018, 9 a.m.

Families choose The Shlenker School because of the school’s commitment to an outstanding secular education with integrated Jewish learning and 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.

Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1930
2120 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77098 (map)
713-526-3279 •
Danielle Aleman, Director of Advancement and Admissions
Open House Dates: Tours each Thursday, 9:30 a.m., throughout the school year

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.

Pre-K3 through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1958
11740 Joan of Arc Dr.
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-9515 •
Jeff Matthews, Principal
Open House Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

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 (opened 2018)​
Co-ed • Est. 1952
335 Piney Point Rd.
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-458-6100 •
Steven Scales, Interim Head of Admissions 
Open House Dates: Admissions Group Tours: Primary School, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.; Sept. 28, Oct. 18, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.; Lower and Middle School, Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m.; Nov. 1, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.; Upper School, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, 3 p.m.; most Wednesdays, 9 a.m., October-April

Founded in 1952, St. Francis combines rigorous academics and thoughtful religious instruction with competitive athletics, superb fine arts, advanced technological instruction, and compassionate service learning to create a truly inspired education. Mission: 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, Dignity, Courage, Scholarship.

Infants / Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1949
1515 Hillendahl Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-468-2623 •
Gabriella Gonzalez, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: PS-8th, Nov. 7, 2018, 9 a.m., March 6, 2019, 5:30 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 5-8th 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 School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1960
3816 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-667-7030 •
Amanda Grace, Director of Admission 

Open House Dates: Oct. 24 and Nov. 7, 2018, 6 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 School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1954
1833 Sage Rd.
Houston, Texas 77056 (map)
713-621-6847 •
Tana Adamo, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 5, 2018, 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 School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1971
1800 Sul Ross St.
Houston, Texas 77098 (map)
713-821-9100 •
Office of Campus Life 

Open House Dates: Tour dates are 9 a.m., Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, 2018; Jan. 11, Feb. 7, Mar. 1, Apr. 4, May 9, 2019.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School educates students 15 months-8th grade using the curricula of Montessori and IMYC with a fully integrated and robust fine arts program. At St. Stephen’s, students are valued for who they are. We are a proud progressive Episcopal school, rooted in our values, accepting families of all faiths, backgrounds and lifestyles. Our students approach challenges from multiple perspectives and have the confidence to question, create and contribute, ultimately matriculating to Houston’s finest private and public high schools.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1943
6802 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-666-2345 •
Renee McCurry, Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 7, 2018, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School is a 2016 Blue Ribbon and fully accredited school. Its mission is to develop students to their fullest potential in an environment permeated with Gospel values.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1973
4711 McDermed Dr.
Houston, Texas 77035 (map)
713-723-5888 •
Yvonne Cosgrove, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: (Prospective Parent Coffees) Upper Elementary-Middle, Oct. 18; Pre-K, Kinder, Grades 1-3, Oct. 19; All Grades, Nov. 9, 2018

Trafton Academy provides the environment and opportunity for 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. Students learn most effectively in low student-teacher ratio environment, and class sizes do not exceed twenty students. The staff is dedicated to cultivating a love-of-learning in students while helping them develop organizational skills, a strong work ethic, team spirit, discipline, and self-worth.

Preschool / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 2002
7000 Ferris St.
Bellaire, Texas 77401( map)
713-773- 9605 •
Zachary Villafuerte, Director of Admissions and Communication
Open House Dates: Oct. 4, 2018, 9 a.m., Jan, 10, 2019, 9 a.m.

Veritas is an independent Christian school in the classical tradition that prepares students for lives of service and learning through academic excellence, character development, Biblical literacy, and intentional engagement opportunities.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1966
2005 Gentryside Dr.
Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-496-7900 •
Jen McMahon, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: STEAM Day, all-school open house, Nov. 8, 2018

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. It's known for its excellence in math and science, and recently announced a new collaboration with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which will enhance its widely recognized STEAM curriculum. The Village School is a proud member of the Nord Anglia Education’s network of schools. Limited placements for Preschool 2s through grade 12. An International Baccalaureate School.

Pre-K3 through 12th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1975
10420 Hillcroft St.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-551-8100 •
Michael D. White, School Director
Open House Dates: Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 2018, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, 2019, all 8:40-10 a.m.

Westbury Christian School exists in order to provide each student with the opportunity to acknowledge and respond through faith to the word of God while participating in an educational program that stresses academic, social, emotional and physical development.

Elementary School / Middle School
All Boys • Est. 2010
1511 Butlercrest St.
Houston, Texas 77080 (map)
713-461-7000 •
John G. Power IV, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 28, 2018, 2-5 p.m.

Western Academy is a private, independent, liberal arts, lower 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 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 through Elementary School
Co-ed • Est. 1984
14120 Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas 77079 (map)
281-531-6088 •
Janet Howard, Principal 

Open House Dates: Jan. 24, 2019, 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 coding, 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. Yorkshire invites you to visit to see for yourself why its tagline, “A Little School Making a Big Impact,” rings so true.