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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 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!

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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1983
4650 Bissonnet
Bellaire, Texas 77401 (map)
713-512-3400 • cwasden@ehshouston.orgwww.ehshouston.org
Carol Wasden, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Open House Dates: Oct 24, 2019, 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 • 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.

High School
Girls • Est. 1873
609 Crawford St.
Houston, Texas 77002 (map)
713-227-3637 • ssheppard@incarnateword.orgwww.incarnateword.org
Sarah Sheppard, Director of Admissions
Open House Dates: Nov. 3, 2019, 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 builds in-demand leadership skills upon a foundation of strong personal character.

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.

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.

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.

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.

High School
Co-ed • Est. 1956
811 W. Donovan St.
Houston, Texas 77091 (map)
713-692-3581 • admissions@stpiusx.orgwww.stpiusx.org
Jeff Guedry, Admissions
Open House Date: Nov. 20, 2019

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 • admissions@sths.orgwww.sths.org
Maxwell Holmes, Admissions and Recruiting
Open House Date: Dec. 8, 2019, 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 • 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.