Houston Private School Guide 2020: Research K-12 school options in and near the Loop

The Post Oak School offers two campuses inside the Loop. (Courtesy The Post Oak School)
The Post Oak School offers two campuses inside the Loop. (Courtesy The Post Oak School)

The Post Oak School offers two campuses inside the Loop. (Courtesy The Post Oak School)

View some of the private education options that are available in and around Houston's Inner Loop.

Religion based

Annunciation Orthodox School

3600 Yoakum Blvd., Houston

713-470-5600


www.aoshouston.org

Ages/grades: pre-K through eighth grade

Type: Orthodox Christian

Application deadline: Dec. 18

Enrollment: 705

Tuition: $19,450-$27,110

Special programs: athletics, fine arts, chapel, social-emotional curriculum, public speaking

Becker School

1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston

713-535-6400

www.emanuelhouston.org/beckerschool

Ages/grades: toddlers through kindergarten

Type: Jewish

Application deadline: applications accepted year round; enrollment begins February 2021

Enrollment: 100

Tuition: varies per days and hours attending

Special programs: music, library, arts, outdoor play and gardening

Beth Yeshurun Day School

4525 Beechnut St., Houston

713-666-1884

www.byds.org

Ages/grades: infant-5 years old

Type: Jewish

Application deadline: January 2021

Enrollment: 328

Tuition: $7,040-$14,765

Special programs: J-STEAM, art, Spanish, music

Shlenker School

5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., Houston

713-270-6127

www.theshlenkerschool.org

Ages/grades: 15 months-fifth grade

Type: Jewish

Application deadline: Feb. 26, 2021

Enrollment: 300

Tuition: $8,000-$21,000

Special programs: Extended Day, early birds, summer camps, afternoon adventures, and after-school academy

St. Anne Catholic School2120 Westheimer Road, Houston

713-526-3279

www.stannecs.org

Ages/grades: pre-K from 3 years old through eighth grade

Type: Catholic

Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2021

Enrollment: 500

Tuition (per academic year): $10,735-$11,250

Special programs: cheerleading, track, cross-country, basketball and soccer for sixth to eighth grade

St. Nicholas School

3511A Linkwood Drive, Houston

713-791-9977

www.saintnicholas.school

Ages/grades: Pre-K through eighth grade

Type: Anglican

Application deadline: Year-round

Enrollment: 100

Tuition per academic year: $15,540

Special programs: Classical curriculum: Latin, French, and Spanish; Singapore Mathematics and Science; soccer, tennis, basketball

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

1800 Sul Ross St., Houston

713-821-9100

http://school.ststephenshouston.org

Ages/grades: 15 months through eighth grade

Type: Episcopal

Application deadline: Rolling

Enrollment: 150

Tuition: $12,500-$23,400

Special programs: The da Vinci Lab for Creative Arts and Sciences, visual art, music, film, theater

St. Theresa Catholic School

6500 Durford St., Houston

346-335-1700

www.sttheresaschool.cc

Ages/grades: pre-K from 3 years old through eighth grade

Type: Catholic

Application deadline: Jan. 29, 2021 for first-round decisions

Enrollment: 317

Tuition: $9,900-$10,700

Special programs: sports, theater, speech/debate, mock trial, liturgical ministry

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School

4900 Jackwood St., Houston

713-666-3111

www.stes.org

Ages/grades: Pre-K through 12th grade

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2021 (priority application deadline)

Type: Episcopal

Enrollment: 535

Tuition per academic year: $16,715-$21,060

Special programs: Scottish Arts program, swimming, cross country, orchestra, choir and yearbook

St. Thomas High School

4500 Memorial Drive, Houston

713-864-6348

www.ehshouston.org

Ages/grades: ninth-12th grade

Type: Catholic

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

Enrollment: 620

Tuition: $19,720

Special programs: Campus Ministry/faith formation, STEAM, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, instrumental music, chess, speech/debate

St. Thomas More Parish School

5927 Wigton Drive, Houston

713-729-3434

www.stthomasmore-school.org

Ages/grades: Pre-K through 8th grade

Type: Catholic

Application deadline: Nov. 1-Jan. 29, 2021

Enrollment: 330

Tuition (per academic year): $7,860-$11,035

Special programs: academic competitions, Jr. Beta Club, speech teams, robotics club, band, cheerleading

St. Vincent De Paul

6802 Buffalo Speedway, Houston

713-666-2345

www.saintvincentschool.org

Ages/grades: Pre-K from 4 years old through eighth grade

Type: Catholic

Application deadline: Jan. 14, 2021

Enrollment: 505

Tuition: $9,800-$10,970

Special programs: advanced academics, religion, service, athletics, fine arts

Veritas Christian Academy

7000 Ferris St., Bellaire

713-773-9605

www.veritasca.org

Ages/grades: Pre-K from 3 years old through eighth grade

Type: Christian

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2021; rolling basis after

Enrollment: 206

Tuition: $8,900-$13,900

Special Programs: STEAM, Cultural Expeditions program, sports, fine arts, Great Books program

Westbury Christian

10420 Hillcroft St., Houston

713-551-8100

www.westburychristian.org

Ages/grades: Pre-K from 3 years old through 12th grade

Type: Christian

Application deadline: Oct. 15; first-round decisions Feb. 28, 2021; second-round decisions March 27, 2021

Enrollment: 350

Tuition: Varies by grade

Special programs: middle/high school athletics, comprehensive fine arts programs/courses, Advanced Placement program with 15+ AP courses, robotics and STEM, clubs, and competitions, social-emotional learning program

Montessori

St. Catherine’s Montessori

9821 Timberside Drive, Houston

713-665-2195

www.stcathmont.org

Ages/grades: 14 months through 12th grade

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2021; rolling after that date

Enrollment: 245

Tuition: $14,191

Special programs: AMI Montessori; environmental focus; 2020 inaugural high school class awarded $1.1 M in scholarships and accepted to 17 applied colleges; K-12 LEEDS certified building, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd religious curriculum

The Fay School

105 N. Post Oak Lane, Houston

713-681-8300

www.thefayschool.org

Ages/grades: Pre-K from 3 years old through fifth grade

Application deadline: Jan. 20, 2021 for first-round application consideration; rolling admission available after

Enrollment: 260

Tuition (per academic year): $21,900-$26,900

Special programs: outdoor education, leadership development, extended day, makerspace/engineering

Montessori Learning Institute

5701 Beechnut St., Houston

713-771-5600

www.montessorilearninginstitute.com

Ages/grades: 3 months through eighth grade

Application deadline: March 31, 2021

Enrollment: 110

Tuition: Nursery (3 months-1 year): $1,285 monthly; Toddlers (1-3): $1,065 monthly; Primary (3-6):$1,075 monthly; Elementary (first to fifth grade):$ 1,105 monthly; Middle class: (sixth to eighth grade): $1,315 monthly

Special programs: Spanish, music, computer, physical education, fine arts to ages 6-14

The Post Oak School

Early childhood through elementary campus: 4600 Bissonnet St., Bellaire

713-661-6688

Middle and high school campus: 1010 Autrey St., Houston

832-538-1988

www.postoakschool.org

Ages/grades: 14 months through 12th grade

Application deadline: Jan. 8, 2021 (priority admission)

Enrollment: 479

Tuition: $18,445-$33,292

Special programs: volleyball, basketball, Mad about Hoops, flag football, Montessori Model United Nations
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


MOST RECENT

George Floyd protest
Houston-area officials, advocates react to guilty verdicts in George Floyd murder

Across the city of Houston, local officials and advocates shared messages of solidarity and urged for more reforms in the wake of the announcement.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Bridges on Chimney Rock Road and South Rice Avenue will soon see lane reductions for a flood reduction project. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Flood project to reduce lanes on Chimney Rock, South Rice bridges

The two-lane bridges will be cut down to one lane between North Braeswood and South Braeswood Boulevard.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Black, indigenous and people of color-owned businesses will be the aim in The Ion’s new Aerospace accelerator. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Minority-owned businesses aim for Ion’s new aerospace accelerator launch

The accelerator will take four businesses through a 12-week program designed to further develop their innovations.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Houston’s Galleria will add several new high-end luxury brands. (Courtesy Simon)
The Galleria announces new restaurant, luxury brand additions

Moncler, the French-Italian apparel manufacturer and lifestyle brand, will be bringing its well-known jackets and sportswear for the first time in Houston.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church and School has received an up to $500,000 commitment that will go toward rebuilding its campus due to Hurricane Harvey-incurred flood damage. (Rendering courtesy St. Thomas Episcopal Church and School)
St. Thomas Episcopal receives $500K commitment for campus rebuild

The donations are aimed at helping St. Thomas complete its $10 million Fulfilling the Promise capital campaign.