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Best Houston Public High Schools by AP Scores

AP stands for Advanced Placement, which is a national curriculum for very smart high school students administered by the College Board. The College Board is the same non-profit organization that administers the SAT college [...]

Top Houston Public High Schools by SAT Scores

Together with the ACT, the SAT is one of the most widely administered college admissions tests in the United States; more than 3 million high school students take these tests annually. As such, these [...]

Browse Houston’s Top Private & Public Schools

Chinquapin Preparatory School

Chinquapin Preparatory School
Chinquapin Preparatory School is a non-profit college-preparatory school for grades six through twelve, primarily serving economically disadvantaged youth from the Houston area. Their mission is to provide a high-quality college-preparatory education to able and motivated youth from low-income families in the greater Houston area. No event information is available at this time. Founded in 1969 by Bob and Maxine Moore, ...
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St. John’s School

St. John's School Houston, Texas
St. John’s School is sought after by families for its highly rigorous academic program and competitive environment, which generally fosters positive peer pressure among students. St. John’s pushes its students to be ambitious and to be leaders in all fields. St. John’s students consistently demonstrate that they are a cut above the rest with test scores.   St. John's School ...
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The Fay School

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The Fay School offers a holistic academic program that includes technology and elements of Montessori-style education. The Fay School focuses on developing a student’s social and self awareness alongside creating a strong work ethic. The Fay School is a good choice for families that want a non-traditional education that is not wholly Montessori. The Fay School (TFS) is a private ...
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The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School
The John Cooper School is a traditional academically competitive school for the Woodlands area of Houston. It has a strong education program and a full assortment of solid athletic and extracurricular options. Your Content Goes Here Founded in The Woodlands in 1988, The John Cooper School (JCS) was named after the original headmaster of Houston’s Kinkaid School. JCS is an ...
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The Kinkaid School

Kikaid School
The Kinkaid School is a top choice for families due to its rigorous academics, competitive athletics program, and solid fine arts options. Kinkaid fosters a competitive environment that encourages students to push their academic limits and seek out leadership roles. Founded in 1906, The Kinkaid School purports to be the “oldest independent coeducational school in Houston.”  A public school teacher, ...
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The Tenney School

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The Tenney School is meant for students whose talents clash with the traditional school schedule and format. Students meet one-on-one with their teachers, which gives them the education they need while allocating more time to their talents, such as athletics. In 1973, George and Judy Tenney founded The Tenney School, which uses a one-to-one teaching method. Each student meets with ...
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The Village School

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The Village School is a for-profit school that has one of the few boarding school programs in Houston. It is convenient for those located in Houston’s “energy corridor”, and its involvement with the Nord Anglia Education School program allows interaction with its partner schools across the globe. The Village School began as an Early Childhood education facility in 1966 and ...
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Trafton Academy

Trafton Academy
Trafton Academy is a private school with pre-kindergarten(4), kindergarten, and grades one through eight located in the southwest area of Houston, Texas. Trafton provides Houston families with an outstanding education at very affordable tuition rates. Trafton Academy was founded in 1973 as a private middle school for grades 4-8. The school’s philosophy states that low student-teacher ratios work best; therefore, ...
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Annunciation Orthodox School

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Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) is one of the premier middle schools in central Houston. Founded in 1970, it is respected for its advanced academic programs and adherence to traditional structure. Its location near the Museum District is good. However, non-Catholic families may be turned off by its close affiliation with the Catholic church and relative traditionalism. At middle school, applicants ...
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Corpus Christi Catholic School

Corpus Christi Catholic School
Corpus Christi Catholic School (CCCS) was founded in 1959.  The school serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students.  Intellectual development is grounded in a sound basic curriculum provided by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and delivered through multiple teaching strategies. Corpus Christi Catholic School (CCCS) was founded in 1959 with support from the local Catholic community and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The ...
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Episcopal High School

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Episcopal High School is a top choice for a wide variety of students with differing academic abilities and athletic/fine arts interests. EHS's fine arts program is just behind the High School for Visual and Performing Arts in strength. EHS has academic options for low, average, and high performing students, and it has a competitive athletics program. In 1981, a group ...
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First Baptist Academy

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Rooted in the ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church (HFBC), First Baptist Academy (FBA) serves students, from Infant through 8th Grade, and their families. Their curriculum tightly integrates Christian faith into learning in every class and every activity. James Moody and Marcene Adams founded Northwest Academy in 1970 for families in northwest Houston. By 1980, Northwest Academy became a ministry ...
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Fort Bend Christian Academy

Aerial view of Fort Bend Christian Academy
Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) is a private PK-12 Christian school opened in September 1987.  The 7th and 8th grades opened in the 1993-1994 school year.  All subjects are presented from a biblical perspective.  It is the mission of Fort Bend Christian Academy to equip students to thrive spiritually, academically, socially and physically. Fort Bend Christian Academy is an independent, ...
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Grace School

Grace School
Grace School was founded in 1975.  It serves students age 20 months - 8th grade.  There are students more than 500 students with varying demographics and backgrounds.  The mission of Grace Schools is to provide a rigorous educational program that embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ in a safe and inclusive environment. Grace School was founded in 1975 in affiliation ...
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Holy Spirit Episcopal School

Students at Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Holy Spirit Episcopal School opened in September 1962 with eighty-nine students.  The founding Directors, Mrs. Jan Leach and Mrs. Maurine Alfrey, both retired in 1985, and Mrs. Jeanne Tiemann Stillwell, a teacher at the school, was named the first Principal and served from 1985-1990.  Holy Spirit Episcopal School remains committed to academic excellence within the Christian traditions of the Episcopal ...
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Houston Christian High School

Chapel of Houston Christian High School by Merriman Holt Power Architects
Houston Christian is an independent, nonprofit, coed day school accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and serves nearly 500 students in ninth through twelfth grades.  The campus is built on 45 beautiful acres near Interstate 10 and Beltway 8.  With nearly 70 percent of its faculty awarded advanced degrees.  Houston Christian High School is a college preparatory ...
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Incarnate Word Academy

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Incarnate Word Academy is an all-girls Roman Catholic college preparatory school located in Downtown Houston.  Incarnate Word Academy serves grades 9 through 12 and is owned and operated by the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament (CVI) founded Incarnate Word Academy (IWA), a girls' college preparatory ...
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Presbyterian School

Presbyterian-School
Presbyterian School was officially founded in 1988 and opened its doors in the Fall of 1989.  Presbyterian School is a private, coeducational Christian day school in the Museum District, Houston.  Presbyterian School is composed of three divisions: an Early Childhood division, Alpha through Pre-kindergarten, a Lower School division, Kindergarten through grade four, and a Middle School division, fifth through eighth ...
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Regis School

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The Regis School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic primary and middle school for boys that is part of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. Regis has strong academic and athletic programs, and it hosts plenty of extracurricular options for its students. The Regis School of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1991 after approval by Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza. Three Catholic ...
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River Oaks Baptist School

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River Oaks Baptist School is a top choice for families for its strong academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. ROB uniquely integrates learning the Spanish language in all grade levels. In 1955, the River Oaks Baptist Church established the River Oaks Baptist School (ROBS) as a weekly preschool and kindergarten program with two teachers and thirty students.  River Oaks Baptist gradually ...
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Robert M. Beren Academy

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Robert M. Beren Academy (RMBA) was founded in 1969. It is located near the Willow Meadows and Willowbend neighborhoods. The school, previously named The South Texas Hebrew Academy, offers an integrated Orthodox Jewish and college preparatory education in an atmosphere of excellence. No event information is available at this time. Robert M. Beren Academy (RMBA) is the only Jewish day ...
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Second Baptist School

Second Baptist School Houston
Second Baptist School is a private primary and secondary Christian school in the Memorial area of Houston. SBS was established with the purpose of providing a place of biblical instruction and learning where students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Second Baptist School (SBS) was founded in 1946 through Second Baptist Church. Located in what is now Midtown Houston, it welcomed ...
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St Thomas Episcopal School

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St. Thomas' Episcopal School (STES) is a private, Episcopal institution serving grades PreK-2 through 12.  The school opened in September, 1955, with the founder T. Robert Ingram, five teachers, and eighty-five students in kindergarten and primary grades.  The school's mission is "to form honorable men and women through a classical education grounded in a Christ-centered world view. The educational arm ...
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St. Agnes Academy

St.Agnes
St. Agnes Academy is a top choice for families who want an all-girls Catholic education with strong academics, athletics, and extracurricular options. St. Agnes has a solid mix of high quality fine arts, STEM, and sports programs, and it regularly partners with Strake Jesuit (the all-boys Catholic school next door) on projects, clubs, and organizations. The Prioress of the Dominican ...
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St. Anne Catholic School

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St. Anne Catholic School is a coeducational school for grades Pre-K through 8th, and the majority of its student body is Catholic. It pulls from 28 parishes and 52 zipcodes in the greater Houston area. In 1930, the Basilian fathers opened St. Anne Catholic School under the direction of five sisters of Divine Providence from Our Lady of the Lake ...
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St. Catherine’s Montessori

St. Catherine’s Montessori
St. Catherine’s Montessori is the only Catholic Montessori program in Houston, and it has mixed classrooms throughout all grade levels. Families look to St. Catherine’s for its small class sizes and its unique incorporation of Catholicism with a Montessori education. St. Catherine’s Montessori is a coeducational, Catholic Montessori school which works with students aged 14 months to 12th grade. Sisters ...
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St. Francis Episcopal Day School

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St. Francis Episcopal Day School was founded in 1952.  In fall 2018, St. Francis opened a high school on the South Campus with its inaugural freshman class.  Francis Episcopal School is the largest K–8 Episcopal parish day school in the United States. St. Francis Episcopal Day School was founded in 1952 by a group of area residents, both parishioners and ...
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St. John XXIII College Preparatory

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Pope John XXIII High School opened in 2004.   With the canonization of Pope John XXIII in April 2014, the school changed its name to St. John XXIII College Preparatory.  As a Catholic college preparatory, the school is dedicated to the mission of the Catholic Church to share the teachings of Jesus Christ. Pope John XXIII High School opened in ...
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St. Mark’s Episcopal School

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St. Mark’s Episcopal School is a private co-educational school in Houston for students in Preschool 2s through 8th grade.  St. Mark’s Episcopal School began as a nursery program for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in 1960. St. Mark’s Episcopal School began as a nursery program for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in 1960. Over the next twenty years, St. Mark’s expanded to serve ...
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St. Michael Catholic School

St. Michael Catholic School
St. Michael Catholic School is a co-educational private elementary/middle school, founded in 1954,  located in the Galleria area and serving southwest Houston, Texas.  Affiliated with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, St. Michael Catholic School is dedicated to integrating faith and knowledge in the rich tradition of Catholic education.  St. Michael Catholic School serves approximately 500 co-ed students in grades PK(3) through ...
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St. Pius X High School

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The Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas, in conjunction with the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, founded St. Pius X High School in 1956.  St. Pius X serves grades nine through 12.  The School offers a diverse curriculum of required courses in traditional academic subjects, as well as in theology, fine arts and technology. St. Pius X High School educates approximately 650 young ...
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, photo by Ben Koush
St. Stephen’s Episcopal follows a Montessori education through grade 6 and the International Middle Years Curriculum for grades 7 and 8. STES was the first school in the US to adopt IMYC, and it integrates technology in all grade levels. St. Stephen’s Episcopal School teaches children in grades PreK-8 according to Montessori principles of education. It was originally founded in ...
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St. Theresa Catholic School

St. Theresa Catholic School
On August 10, 1947, Bishop Byrne of the Galveston-Houston Catholic Diocese blessed the cornerstone of St. Teresa Catholic School.   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. Bishop C. E. Byrne of the Galveston-Houston Catholic Diocese blessed St. Theresa Catholic ...
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St. Thomas High School

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St. Thomas High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades 9-12. The school was founded by three Basilian priests in the spring of 1900 with the mission to provide secondary education strongly rooted in the teachings of the Catholic faith. Three priests from the Congregation of St. Basil founded the school, then named St ...
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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

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Strake Jesuit is a top choice for families who want an all-boys Catholic education with strong academics, athletics, and extracurricular options. Strake has a solid mix of STEM and sports programs, and it regularly partners with St. Agnes (the all-girls Catholic school next door) on projects, clubs, and organizations. Father Michel F. Kennelly of the Jesuit Fathers of New Orleans ...
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The Duchesne Academy

The Duchesne Academy
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart was founded in the year 1960, on the 15-acre Bering family estate. Duchesne is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and is an all-girls school for Pre-K through 12th grade. No event information is available at this time. Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is a private, college preparatory, all-girls school ...
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The Emery/Weiner School

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The Emery/Weiner School (EWS) is a co-educational, independent Jewish day school that offers solid academic, athletic, and extracurricular options for its students. EWS welcomes non-Jewish students, and its curriculum includes Judaic Studies and learning Hebrew. The Emery/Weiner School is an independent, college-preparatory, co-educational day school for students in grades 6-12. Founded in 1978, The I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School began ...
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The Shlenker School

The Shlenker School
Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest Reform Jewish synagogue in Texas, accepted its first nursery school class of 15 children in 1967.  The Shlenker School is named for the late Irvin M. Shlenker, a prominent Jewish Houston philanthropist and a past president of Congregation Beth Israel.  The Shlenker School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, ...
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Veritas Christian Academy

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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. Veritas Christian Academy of Houston opened in 2002 at its present location on Ferris St. in Bellaire. It was founded by the current Head of School, Lamia Raad, and parents ...
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Westbury Christian School

Westbury Christian School
WCS started as a “Mother’s Day Out” activity of the church. WCS was formally chartered in February of 1975 with visionary support from the Westbury Church of Christ elders. Westbury Christian School (WCS) is a college preparatory school which serves children from age 3 to 12th grade. It was founded in 1975 with support from the Westbury Church of Christ ...
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Awty International School

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Awty International School is Houston’s premier international school and offers both the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalauréat curricula. Awty has a strong academic program with an emphasis on learning languages, and it has solid athletics and fine arts programs. The Awty International School (AIS) was originally founded as the Awty School in 1956 as a preschool, adding higher grades by ...
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British International School of Houston

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The British International School of Houston is a for-profit school that is part of the Nord Anglia Education School program. BISH offers a combination of British and international education curricula, and is very much an expatriate’s school given its mostly British and international student body.   The British International School of Houston (BISH) is remarkable for its majority expatriate population ...
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The Village School

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The Village School is a for-profit school that has one of the few boarding school programs in Houston. It is convenient for those located in Houston’s “energy corridor”, and its involvement with the Nord Anglia Education School program allows interaction with its partner schools across the globe. The Village School began as an Early Childhood education facility in 1966 and ...
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School of the Woods

School of the Woods
School of the Woods is a traditional Montessori school that has mixed and age-level appropriate classrooms. Its school grounds were designated a Wildlife Habitat in 2003, and it fosters a natural environment for its students. School of the Woods was originally founded as a nursery school in 1962, a few years after Montessori education resurfaced in the United States. The ...
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St. Catherine’s Montessori

St. Catherine’s Montessori
St. Catherine’s Montessori is the only Catholic Montessori program in Houston, and it has mixed classrooms throughout all grade levels. Families look to St. Catherine’s for its small class sizes and its unique incorporation of Catholicism with a Montessori education. St. Catherine’s Montessori is a coeducational, Catholic Montessori school which works with students aged 14 months to 12th grade. Sisters ...
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, photo by Ben Koush
St. Stephen’s Episcopal follows a Montessori education through grade 6 and the International Middle Years Curriculum for grades 7 and 8. STES was the first school in the US to adopt IMYC, and it integrates technology in all grade levels. St. Stephen’s Episcopal School teaches children in grades PreK-8 according to Montessori principles of education. It was originally founded in ...
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The Post Oak School

The Post Oak School
The Post Oak School is a Montessori school whose high school also has the International Baccalaureate program. It is the most established Montessori school in Houston, and its high school is close to and has close ties with the Museum District’s facilities. Founded in 1963, The Post Oak School now enrolls nearly 450 PreK-12th grade students on two campuses. The ...
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Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools

Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools
According to the district, Houston Independent School District is the largest in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. Approximately 211,000 students throughout Houston attend 282 schools. In the 2012-2013 academic year, 15% were Gifted/ Talented and 92% of students were categorized as Title I, "economically disadvantaged." Public Magnet School programs in the Houston area are usually structured ...
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Spring Branch (SBISD) Public Schools

Spring Branch (SBISD) Public Schools
According to SBISD, more than 180,000 residents living in approximately a 44 square mile area in the Memorial/ Spring Branch neighborhoods of Houston and 6 incorporated villages send students to its district. The incorporated villages are Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Hilshire, Hunters Creek, Piney Point, and Spring Valley. These students attend 26 elementary schools, 7 regular middle schools, 3 charter middle ...
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Alexander Smith Academy

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Alexander-Smith Academy is meant for students with unique learning and scheduling needs. ASA tailors the curriculum to each student through blended learning (technology + teacher guidance) and very small class sizes. Students have great control over how their education unfolds, and ASA works very well for those that need a high level of individualized instruction. No event information is available ...
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Crossroads School

Crossroads School
Crossroads School, Inc. is an accredited, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit school designed to address the educational needs of children with learning differences such as: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia, processing disorders, language disorders as well as the learning difficulties associated with ADHD and children who have not performed well in traditional school settings. No event information is available at this time. Crossroads School ...
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Marine Military Academy

Marine Military Academy
Marine Military Academy is a private, college-preparatory boarding school for young men in grades 7-12 with an optional post-graduate year.   The school was founded in 1965.  The academy is situated on the site of the former Harlingen Army Airfield.  Marine Military Academy is globally recognized as a premier college-preparatory school for adolescent men on course to achieve their post-secondary education ...
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The Joy School

The Joy School
In 1997, a team of educators, clinicians and parents founded The Joy School in Houston to meet the needs of students with learning differences.  Its founders include Pete Melcher and Patti Melcher, parents of a special-needs child.  It educates approximately 150 children from kindergarten through the eighth grade and serves families from 34-40 zip codes throughout the Greater Houston area ...
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The Tuttle School at Briarwood

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The Briarwood School was started in the summer of 1967 by Yvonne and Dave Streit, who were unable to find a school or facility capable of teaching their severely handicapped daughter. Over 10,000 students have attended Briarwood & Tuttle School. In 1967, Yvonne and Dave Streit founded The Briarwood School because they could not find an institution capable of educating ...
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