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2022-23 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, 2022, 11 a.m. Oct. 21 | Lower School, 9 a.m. Oct. 14 | Middle/Upper School, 2 p.m. Nov. 13; French Program (All Grades), 12 p.m. Oct. 20

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.

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!

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: Grades 9-12, Oct. 23, 2022, 1 p.m.; Pre-K3-8th Grade, Nov. 6, 2022, 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 Catholic 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, Oct. 30, 2022; Upper School, Nov. 9, 2022

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 collaboration, 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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1983
4650 Bissonnet
Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
713-512-3400 • [email protected]www.ehshouston.org
Carol Wasden, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Open House Dates: Oct. 26, 2022, 7-9 p.m.

From day one, Episcopal High School was designed to be different. A place where students fearlessly test out new waters. Take intellectual risks. Make great leaps of faith. Our curriculum, the Four Pillars, stretches students in bold new directions – academically, artistically, athletically, and spiritually. At EHS, students uncover their God-given gifts and discover their purpose along the way. Because we believe that when you know who you are and what you’re capable of, you can do extraordinary things.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1997
2700 W Sam Houston Pkwy. N
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-580-6020 • [email protected]www.houstonchristian.org
Anne Dalton, Admissions
Open House Dates: Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, 2022, 7 p.m.

Houston Christian is an exemplary, college preparatory high school providing outstanding academic and leadership programs aimed at preparing each student for collegiate study and beyond. HC offers a distinctive curriculum and a spiritual focus, all while giving students the opportunity to compete and perform in award-winning sports and fine arts programs. Located in the heart of Houston’s growing west side, HC is housed on a 45-acre collegiate-styled campus.

Grades 6-12
Co-ed • Est. 1980
1130 W. 34th St.
Houston, Texas 77018 (map)
713-880-3131 • [email protected]www.lutherannorth.org
Courtney Adkinson, Director of Admissions and Marketing
Open House Date: Fri., Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m.

Lutheran 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’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.

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. 1, Dec. 1; Grades 7-12, Oct. 6, Dec. 6

Post Oak challenges the norm. We don’t teach to a test. Instead, we guide our students as they learn how to learn – not for the sake of grades, but to help them develop social 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.

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 2023-24 will be 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 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 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 68th 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.

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 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.

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.

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: In-person tours begin Sept. 19, 2022.

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-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: Nov. 5, 2022 (all divisions). Primary School Tour Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 20, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 9, 2023; Lower School Tour Dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 8, Jan. 11, 2023; Middle School Tour Dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 8, Jan. 11, 2023; Upper School Tour Dates: Sept. 28, Oct. 17, Nov. 15, Dec. 5, Jan. 12, 2023.

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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1956
811 W. Donovan St.
Houston, Texas 77091 (map)
713-692-3581 • [email protected]www.stpiusx.org
Johnny Misleh, Enrollment Management
Open House Date: Dec. 11, 2022

St. Pius X is Houston's premier co-ed Catholic high school. Founded in 1956 by the Dominican Sisters of Houston, SPX is recognized for its strong academic programs, its tradition of champions in athletics and fine arts, and its wide range of co-curricular activities. Education at SPX is rooted in the Four Pillars of the Dominican charism – Prayer, Study, Community and Preaching. St. Pius X is a welcoming community that embraces diversity.

College Preparatory
Boys • Est. 1900
4500 Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas 77007 (map)
713-864-6348 • [email protected]www.sths.org
Maxwell Holmes, Director of Admissions
Open House Date: Dec. 4, 2022, 1 p.m.

St. Thomas High School is a Catholic college preparatory institution for young men in grades 9-12. With more than 120 years of teaching tradition, the Basilian Fathers’ sacred mission of teaching goodness, discipline, and knowledge inspires faith-filled, lifelong learners who think critically, communicate effectively, and prepare thoroughly to excel personally and professionally. A man of St. Thomas actively serves his community and integrates Christian morality into all aspects of his life.

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, 2022

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 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. 23, 2022 and Jan. 22, 2023, 2-4 p.m. Please register at www.westburychristian.org/visit.

Westbury Christian School is a Christ-centered college preparatory school for students from age 3 to 12th grade. Since 1975, we have provided our students 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.

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.

At Xavier, our mission is to cultivate each of our students to realize their greatest potential through highly individualized learning practices that foster their passions by promoting a collaborative teaching experience that deeply respects and honors each child’s unique value while providing a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment that encourages every child to embrace their truest selves.