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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.

Early Childhood /  Lower School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1970
3600 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006 (map)
713-470-5600 • admissions@aoshouston.orgwww.aoshouston.org
Molly Khalil, Interim Director of Admissions

Open House Dates: Middle School, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.; register online for a tour.
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 • admissions@awty.orgwww.awty.org
Soraya Diaz Tamayo, Director of Enrollment Outreach and Management
Open House Dates: Early Learning (PK3/PS-1st/CP), Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.; Lower School (2nd/CE1-5th/CM2), Oct. 18, 9:00 a.m.; Middle/Upper School (6th/6éme-12th/Tle), Nov. 10, 2 p.m.

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 70 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!

Preschool through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1977
1424 Sherwood Forest
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-465-0288 • information@thebranchschool.orgwww.thebranchschool.org
Emily Smith, Head of School
Open House Dates: Oct. 3, 2019, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (including STEAM Night); Jan. 25, 2020, 2-4 p.m.; Drop-In Friday Open House Events 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or as scheduled. Please see bit.ly/rsvp_tbs or contact the office for details.

The mission of The Branch School is to inspire students to love, learn, and lead. The school’s curriculum has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) focus with students engaged in project-based, collaborative, and hands-on learning opportunities. At The Branch School, your child will experience a nurturing, respectful, and accepting environment that promotes a lifelong love of learning.

Elementary School / Middle School / High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1967
12207 Whittington Dr.
Houston, Texas 77077 (map)
281-493-1070 • detheridge@briarwoodschool.orgwww.briarwoodschool.org
Debbie Etheridge, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 8, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, 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 • admissions@houston.nae.schoolwww.bishouston.org
Jane Chastant, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Call to schedule a tour.

The British International School of Houston (BISH) is the leading international school for children ages 2-18 and is committed to transforming learning for students by thinking beyond traditional education. BISH is an inclusive and engaging learning environment accompanied by a warm and supportive community. BISH students consistently demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and college placement. Now enrolling.

Elementary School / Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1977
5822 Dolores St.
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-977-1221 • jdishongh@crossroadshouston.orgwww.crossroadshouston.org
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 • admissions@duchesne.orgwww.duchesne.org
Tony Houle, Head of Admissions and Strategic Imperatives
Open House Dates: Oct. 27, 2019, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 2019, 6 p.m., Jan. 12, 2020, 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.

Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1978
9825 Stella Link Rd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
832-204-5900 • csarnoff@emeryweiner.orgwww.emeryweiner.org
Caroline Sarnoff, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Middle School, Nov. 10, 2019, Upper School, Oct. 30, 2019

The Emery/Weiner School is a private, college-preparatory middle and high school offering an exceptional education in a supportive 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. 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.

6 weeks through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1998
7450 Memorial Woods Dr.
​Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
713-290-2500 • admissions@hfba.orgwww.fbahouston.org
Mary Torregrossa, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: PK-Eighth Grade Preview Nov. 5, 2019, Jan. 27, 2020; Early Childhood Preview Oct. 25, 2019, Jan. 24, 2020

Great leaders inspire and motivate others through everything they do. We focus on developing traits of great leadership – exceptional listening and communication, empathy, exploring all aspects of an issue, and being open to new possibilities. By equipping our students with these skills, we prepare them for any course in life that they may take. The best way to get to know FBA is through a visit. Come meet our students, get to know our teachers, and check out our campus. See the difference we can make for your child and family! Financial aid available for Bridge Kinder through Eighth Grade students.

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

Gateway Academy serves 6th-12th grade students with social and academic challenges through innovative approaches to learning, physical fitness, and social awareness. Our graduates face 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 • nhumlicek@graceschool.orgwww.graceschool.org
Nicole Humlicek, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Oct. 9, 2019, and Jan. 22, 2020; see website to schedule a tour

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.

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

The small teacher-to-student ratio, structured classroom settings, numerous school activities and college preparatory curriculum are designed to build confidence in our students. MPHS is highly selective in admissions, maintaining a maximum 60-student count. High-achieving students are fully challenged in an innovative and less stressful environment, and those who have learning issues make great strides in their academics. AdvancED/SACS Accredited.

18 months through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1954
8601 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-432-7082 • schooloffice@plshouston.orgplshouston.org
Ashlee Juarez, Principal
Open House Dates: Email to schedule a tour.

Pilgrim Lutheran School provides an enriching, educational environment which is centered on Christian values and focused on academic excellence.

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 • admission@postoakschool.orgwww.postoakschool.org
Ashley Krug, Admission Director
Open House Dates: 14 months-Grade 6, Nov. 7, Dec. 3; Middle and High School, Oct. 22, Dec. 10

Post Oak challenges the norm – rows of desks, learning for tests, knowledge quickly forgotten. Instead, you’ll find collaboration and camaraderie, independence and self-confidence, creativity and perseverance, from the youngest students at 14 months old through 12th graders. Post Oak’s two campuses are Montessori environments serving the needs of students at each level of their development, including 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 • kbrown@pshouston.orgwww.pshouston.org
Kristin Brown, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Open House Dates: Early Childhood and Lower School Open House, November 6, 2019, 6:00 pm; Middle School Open House, November 20 , 2019, 6:00 pm

If you want your child to achieve and be happy while they do it, send your kids to Presbyterian School. It’s meaningful, joyful, soulful learning for every child, every day. It’s also the future of education with a faculty, curriculum, building, and location that make the most of the best new research about how students learn. We believe our way is not merely different – it’s better.

Preschool / Lower School / Middle School​
Co-ed • Est. 1955
2300 Willowick Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027 (map)
713-623-6938 • kpoe@robs.orgwww.robs.org
Kristin Poe, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Preschool and Lower School, Oct. 3, 2019; Middle School, Nov. 7, 2019

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 • admissions@saintconstantine.orgwww.saintconstantine.org
Lily Yee, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Private tours available by appointment.

The mission of The Saint Constantine School reaches far beyond sending well-educated, well-rounded students into the world. What happens in the classroom is important to us, but what happens in the heart of each student is the cornerstone of a Saint Constantine education. Small class sizes and passionate faculty mean students receive personalized instruction and care. Young students are not overburdened with take-home work, and spend hours playing outside in our natural playground and garden. Older students receive rigorous instruction in dual-credit courses, giving them a head start in college and preparing them for life as free-thinking, independent adults. As a mission of the Eastern Orthodox Christian church, Saint Constantine is an academically rich environment that firmly believes that each student is a soul made in the image of God, to be nurtured and enlivened.

K-Bridge / Elementary School / Middle School / High School​
Co-ed • Est. 1955
4900 Jackwood St.
Houston, Texas 77096 (map)
713-666-3111 • admissions@stes.orgwww.stes.org
Danny Kahalley, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Kindergarten and Lower School Oct. 22, 2019, 9:30-11 a.m.; Middle School and Upper School Oct. 29, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Saint Thomas' Episcopal School (STE) is celebrating its 65th year as a Kindergarten 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 bagpiping, drumming, and Highland dance. Graduates attend universities throughout the nation, with recent acceptances from Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Rice, UC Berkeley, NYU, Penn, Carnegie Mellon, UT, and Texas A&M. STE was named the 2019 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 • 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 new 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.

Pre-K through 12
Co-ed • Est. 1946
6410 Woodway Dr.
Houston, Texas 77057 (map)
713-365-2310 • admissions@secondbaptistschool.orgsecondbaptistschool.org
Andrea Prothro, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Please visit secondbaptistschool.org/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.

Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1930
2120 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77098 (map)
713-526-3279 • admissions@stannecs.orgwww.stannecs.org
Dawn Martinez, Principal
Open House Dates: Tours each Wednesday, 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 • admissions@saintcecilia.orgwww.saintceciliacatholicschool.org
Jeff Matthews, Principal
Open House Dates: Nov. 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 (opened 2018)​
Co-ed • Est. 1952
Main Campus
335 Piney Point Road
Houston, Texas 77024 (map)
South Campus
2300 S. Piney Point Road
Houston, Texas 77063 (map)
713-458-6100 • jglover@stfrancishouston.orgwww.stfrancishouston.org
Jennifer Glover, Head of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Open House Dates: Group Tours: Primary School Sept. 27, Oct. 20, Nov. 7, Dec. 6; Lower and Middle School Sept. 24, Oct. 20, Oct. 29, Dec. 3; Upper School Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11

St. Francis offers an inspired education combining rigorous academics, thoughtful religious instruction, competitive athletics, robust fine arts, advanced technological instruction, and compassionate service learning. It’s a place where learning truly comes to life for our students. 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.

Six weeks through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 1949
1516 Pech Road
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-468-2623 • jbradford@stmarkhouston.orggostmark.org
Jennifer Bradford, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Early Childhood (Infants-Preschool 3) Nov. 5, 2019, 9 a.m.; Elementary School (PreK-5th) Nov. 12, 2019, 9 a.m.; Middle School (5-8) Nov. 12, 2019, 1 p.m.

St. Mark Lutheran School seeks to introduce Houston families to the life-changing love of Jesus through scholarship, ministry, and leadership.

Early Childhood / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1960
3816 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
713-667-7030 • aduplantis@stmes.orgwww.stmes.org
Amanda Duplantis, Director of Admission
Open House Dates: Campus Tours and Open Houses will be hosted in the fall. Visit website to register.

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 • tadamo@stmichaelcs.orgwww.stmichaelcs.org
Tana Adamo, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Oct. 4, 2019, 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 • admissions@ssesh.orgssesh.org
Office of Campus Life
Open House Dates: Tour dates are 9 a.m. Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 2019; Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, 2020.

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 • rmccurry@svdp-edu.orgwww.saintvincentschool.org
Renee McCurry, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 13, 2019, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 17, 2019, 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.

First through Eighth Grade
Co-ed • Est. 2018
1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, Texas 77055 (map)
713-263-3800 • contact@thriveacademyhouston.orgthriveacademyhouston.org
Mark Kelly, Head of School
Open House Dates: Please call for information.

The mission of Thrive Academy is to create a joyful environment where children love to learn, teachers are passionate about student success, and parents are confident that their children will excel.

Pre-K / Elementary School / Middle School
Co-ed • Est. 1973
4711 McDermed Dr.
Houston, Texas 77035 (map)
713-723-5888 • admissions@trafton.orgwww.trafton.org
Yvonne Cosgrove, Admissions Director
Open House Dates: Open House Dates: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 (Upper Elementary-Middle), Nov. 7 (Upper Elementary-Middle) and Nov. 8 (Pre-K, Kinder, Grades 1-3). Individual tours 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 • admissions@veritasca.orgwww.veritasca.org
Kim Berger, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct 23, 2019, 9 a.m.; Jan 15, 2020, 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 • admissions@thevillageschool.comwww.thevillageschool.com
Jen McMahon, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Innovation Open House, all-school open house, Nov. 8, 2019

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 60 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.