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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 high school, has been a valuable resource to our residents and readers, both in print and online, for many years. This year, it should be especially useful, with the constantly evolving issues regarding in-person and virtual learning.
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 participating 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.

Early Childhood /  Lower School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1970
3600 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006 (map)
713-470-5600 • [email protected]www.aoshouston.org
Molly Khalil, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Applications opened and tour registration began Aug. 16.

Annunciation Orthodox School offers an educational experience that extends beyond academic excellence and includes the development of strong character in an Orthodox Christian environment. Every day, we celebrate the distinct talents and diverse backgrounds of our students, cultivating empathy, resilience, confidence, and agape (unconditional love in action) while fostering a joy of learning. Our students mature into grounded and compassionate members of society, prepared for future challenges.

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
Chantel Olufsen, Chief Advancement Officer

Open House Dates: Early Learning, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2021, 11 a.m. Oct. 22; Lower School, 9 a.m. Oct. 15; Middle/Upper School, 2 p.m. Nov. 14; French Program (All Grades), noon Oct. 21
The Awty International School, Houston’s premier international school, educates over 1,700 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 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.

Pre-K / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School
Girls • Est. 1960
10202 Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-468-8211 • [email protected]www.duchesne.org
Ginger Montalbano, Head of Enrollment Management
Open House Dates: Pre-K3-8th Grade, Oct. 10, 2021, 1 p.m.; Grades 9-12, Oct. 17, 2021, 1 p.m.

Leading and teaching with Sacred Heart values in mind, Duchesne Academy challenges students to embark on intellectual journeys and seek an active faith. As Houston’s only all-girls Pre-K3 through 12 school, our single-sex education fosters a vibrant campus community that provides the support, challenges, and freedom needed for our girls to succeed. At Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, backed by a global network, we teach our students the importance of community, how to put social awareness into forthright action, and how to develop independence.

Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1978
9825 Stella Link Rd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
832-204-5900 • [email protected]www.emeryweiner.org
Caroline Sarnoff, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Middle School, Nov. 14, 2021; Upper School, Nov. 3, 2021

The Emery/Weiner School is a private, college-preparatory middle and high school offering an exceptional education in a supportive, hands-on, experiential environment, framed by and infused with progressive and pluralistic Judaism. Our unique, inclusive culture values diversity and encourages students to pursue a wide range of academic, athletic, and artistic interests while developing a strong sense of self and community. A robust Experiential Education program inspires trust, resilience, and camaraderie among students and faculty. Small class sizes allow for talented teachers to help students grow in confidence and competence. Emery students graduate with a profound sense of moral self-reliance, empowered to advocate for themselves and others.

Grades 6-12
Co-ed • Est. 2006
3721 Dacoma St.
Houston, Texas 77092 (map)
713-659-7900 • [email protected]thegatewayacademy.org
Michele Joseph, M.Ed., Head of School
Open House Dates: Tours available by request.

Gateway Academy serves 6th-12th grade students with academic and social challenges through innovative approaches to learning, physical fitness, and social awareness. Our graduates encounter a changing world with self-advocacy, opening a path to personal significance in college, career, and community.

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.

Grades 6-12
Co-ed • Est. 1980
1130 W. 34th St.
Houston, Texas 77018 (map)
713-880-3131 • [email protected]www.lutheranhighnorth.org
Courtney Adkinson, Director of Admissions and Marketing
Open House Dates: Please call to schedule a private tour.

LEAH Schools North Academy (formerly Lutheran High North) is a fully accredited college-preparatory school presenting a newly developed seven-year sequence of quality academics that provide a strong foundation on literacy and Christian education. North Academy is now enrolling students from 6th-12th grade for the fall ’22-23 school year. Students who enroll at North Academy join a diverse community and culture which will help develop them spiritually, intellectually and socially. We are ranked among the top 15 percent most diverse private schools in Texas. We welcome you to discover and join our community.

Infant / Pre-K / Elementary / Middle / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1980
5800 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-782-4022 • [email protected]www.memoriallutheranschool.org
Ruth Hanson, Office of the Headmaster
Open House Dates: Personal tours by appointment.

Memorial Lutheran School's mission is to "build a strong foundation" for the love of God and neighbor. This is done through the spiritual foundation of the preaching and teaching of the Gospel and the academic foundation of a comprehensive, classical education.

Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 2004
14333 Fern Dr.
Houston, Texas 77079 (map)
281-759-2288 • [email protected]www.memorialprivateschool.com
Pamela Camp, Admissions
Open House Dates: By appointment

Low stress. High outcomes. Recognized as the “Best Private School in Memorial” and ranked in the top 20 percent of all Texas private schools, MPS is a 6-12 grade college prep, research microschool. We ensure students’ success by combining a 1:1 instruction and self-paced format in a structured classroom setting, a calm learning environment, and a continual partnership with distinguished universities and businesses for concept application. MPS is accredited by Cognia, AdvancED, and SACS.

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, Sept. 23, Nov. 13; Grades 7-12, Oct. 5, Dec. 7

Post Oak students challenge the norm. Goodbye, cramming for tests, then forgetting what you’ve learned, and welcome to mastery. Our students learn how to learn and understand their ability to make a difference. Post Oak’s two campuses are engaging Montessori environments, culminating in an IB diploma program and year-round internships for high school students at partner institutions in the Museum District, Texas Medical Center, and downtown.

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: TBD

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
Dennis P. Phillips, 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
Lily Yee, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Private tours available by appointment. Applications for 2022-23 available Nov. 1.

With a commitment to small classes and outdoor learning and play, we are ready to handle the challenges of on-campus learning in our changing world. Because education is 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 are not overburdened with take-home busywork, and spend many hours outside in our natural playground and garden each day. Older students receive rigorous instruction in 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: Nov. 11, 2021, 6 p.m., 9th-12th grade; Dec. 7, 6 p.m., 6th-8th grade; Dec. 9, 6 p.m., K-5th grade; Register Today at stes.org/visit-us

Saint Thomas' Episcopal School (STE) is celebrating its 67th year as a kindergarten 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 Cornell, Georgetown, Boston University, Rice, Penn, Colorado School of Mines, UT, and Texas A&M. STE will open a new three-story academic building later this fall. Our preschool program is open to children ages 2 and up.

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 November and January. See our website for dates, or call the office 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. Come see our 44,000-square-foot, purpose-built high school campus, which opened March 2019. The school provides an educational program proven and strengthened through more than five decades of successful experience. Applications are accepted at any time. Accredited by COGNIA (AdvancED) and Texas Education Agency, American Montessori Society Member School, Texas Private Schools Association Member School.

Pre-K3 through Grade 12
Co-ed • Est. 1946
6410 Woodway Dr.
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-365-2314 • [email protected]secondbaptistschool.org
Andrea Prothro, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Visit secondbaptistschool.org/admissions for information on tours and events for prospective families.

The mission of Second Baptist School is to equip students to think critically, live biblically and lead courageously to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

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
Susan Tracy, Head of School
Open House Dates: Virtual and in-person tours begin Sept. 21, 2021.

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. 11, 2021. 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 Dates: Lower and Middle School Nov. 6, 2021; Primary and Upper School Nov. 7; Group tours: Primary School Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 3, Dec. 13; Lower and Middle School Sept. 21, Oct. 8, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec. 14; Upper School Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Nov. 2, Nov. 17, Dec. 2

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.

Pre-K3 through 8th grade
Co-ed • Est. 1947
6500 Durford St.
Houston Texas 77007 (map)
346-335-1706 • [email protected]sttheresaschool.cc
Kelly McCarty, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Oct. 24, 2021; Jan. 30, 2022. Check website for times.

St. Theresa School is a diverse educational community rooted in the Catholic faith and committed to providing students with a comprehensive, creative, and challenging program of studies. In a nurturing environment, students are encouraged to discover their full potential and to generously put their gifts at the service of God and others.

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: Please visit our school website for admissions information.

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 • [email protected]www.trafton.org
Olivia Jolet, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Open House coffees are Pre-K-Grade 3 Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.; Grades 4-8 Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.; and All School Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. Individual and small-group tours begin in October.

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 a 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 • [email protected]www.veritasca.org
Kim Berger, Assistant Head of School
Open House Dates: Oct. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.; Jan. 26, 2022, 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
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, 2021

The Village School has a tradition of rigorous and highly personalized learning paired with hands-on innovative methods of teaching. Located in the Energy Corridor of Houston, Village offers an American educational experience to its diverse and international student body who represent six continents and more than 80 countries. The Village School is known for its excellence in math and science and utilizes a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to enhance its widely recognized STEAM curriculum. The Village School is a proud member of the 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: Oct. 24, 2021, and Jan. 23, 2022, both 2-4 p.m. Monthly Coffee Talk/Tours are 8:30-10 a.m.; K3-4th grades: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Feb. 2, March 2, Apr. 6, May 4; 5th-12th grades: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, March 9, Apr. 13, May 11.

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

Grades 5 through 12
Co-ed • Est. 2007
1001 West Loop South, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
832-533-2652 • [email protected]xavieracademy.org
Richard de la Cuadra, Founder and Headmaster
Open House Dates: Call for information.

Our mission is to cultivate each of our students to realize their greatest potential through highly individualized learning practices that foster their passions; a team of educators that deeply respect and honor each child’s unique value; and a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment that encourages every child to embrace their truest selves.