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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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1968
10255 Richmond Ave., Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77042 (map)
713-266-0920 •
Pam Rameau and Margaret Waldner De La Garza, Admissions
Open House Dates: TBD, please call

Alexander-Smith Academy’s mission is to offer a college-preparatory high school education in a relaxed and safe environment. Treating students as young adults fosters graduates who are equipped to lead productive lives. ASA’s primary goal is to create an environment in which each student can acquire the knowledge necessary to develop intellectual maturity. A structured curriculum is fundamental in achieving this goal, as is the unique class size of five to seven students and daily tutorials.

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!

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.

Middle School / High School
Co-ed • Est. 1978
9825 Stella Link Rd.
Houston, Texas 77025 (map)
832-204-5900 •
Caroline Sarnoff, Director of Admissions 
Open House Dates: Middle School, Nov. 11, 2018, Upper School, Oct. 29, 2018

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. 

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1983
4650 Bissonnet
Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
713-512-3400 •
Carol Wasden, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Nov. 7, 2018, 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.

Grades 6-12
Co-ed • Est. 2006
3721 Dacoma St.
Houston, Texas 77092 (map)
713-659-7900 •
Michele Joseph, 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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1997
2700 W Sam Houston Pkwy. N
Houston, Texas 77043 (map)
713-580-6020 •
Anne Dalton, Admissions  
Open House Dates: Oct. 1, 2018, 7 p.m., Nov. 5, 2018, 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.

High School
Girls • Est. 1873
609 Crawford St.
Houston, Texas 77002 (map)
713-227-3637 •
Kate O’Brien, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Nov. 4, 2018, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Incarnate Word Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women, is uniquely situated in downtown Houston. For the past 145 years, IWA has empowered Women of the Word with a rigorous education rooted in academics, values, and spirituality.  IWA is home to the innovative Young Leaders Program, a four-year character and leadership development curriculum that develops in-demand leadership skills built upon a foundation of strong personal character.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1980
1130 W. 34th St.
Houston, Texas 77018 (map)
713-880-3131 •
Kendra Benson, Admissions and Marketing
Open House Dates: Please call to schedule a private tour or visit us at one of our Open House events. Friday Night Lights Open House, Oct. 12. School tours at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m. LHN Preview Brunches, Oct. 25, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, 9-11 a.m.

Lutheran High North has a rich history of preparing and equipping students to become Christian leaders in their communities and places of vocation. Many opportunities exist at LHN, both academically and within the different extracurricular activities, which help to promote and develop our students' leadership qualities. At LHN, we are proud to claim that Every Day is a Great Day to Be a Lion!

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

Our school builds confidence, enabling students to achieve their dreams. The small teacher-to-student ratio, structured classroom settings, numerous school activities and college preparatory curriculum make our school great. The typical student enjoys smaller group settings and wants a faith-based school. We maintain a 60-student maximum. High achieving students find a peaceful environment and those who also have learning issues make great strides in their academics. Accredited by 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 •
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.

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 / 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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1956
811 W. Donovan St.
Houston, Texas 77091 (map)
713-692-3581 •
Jeff Guedry, Admissions 

Open House Date: Oct. 17, 2018
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 •
Maxwell Holmes, Admissions and Recruiting 

Open House Date: Dec. 9, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
St. Thomas High School is a Catholic college-preparatory institution that places students in top universities within Texas, nationally and abroad. With more than 100 years of teaching tradition, the Basilian Fathers’ sacred mission of teaching goodness, discipline and knowledge continues to inspire 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
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.