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International schools

Schools that follow a curriculum other than or in addition to the american one. To anyone interested in the international Baccalaureate (IB, website,  you should know that there are many public schools in Houston that have embraced the IB curriculum, like the Westchester Academy for International Studies in Spring Branch, Lamar in Houston and Bellaire in the City of Bellaire, near the Galleria area.

More and more primary, middle and high schools are filing for IB accreditation. Check Texas Association for IB world schools which have been accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization for a complete and updated list.

The Newsweek publishes yearly the Best High School list, check if any of the schools you are interested in made it into the list.

The Awty International School 
7455 Awty School Lane
Tel: + 1 (
713) 686 4850
International and French curriculum. 
Highly academic school,  excellent reputation, with selective entry. Various tests are required to gain admission and the availability of places is limited.

The Village School
High School
2005 Gentryside Drive
Houston, Texas 77077
Tel: + 1 281 496 7900
IB coordinator Lydia Peeran Tel:  281 496 7900 ext. 408 
email: [email protected]
Fax:  + 1 281 496 4244
email:[email protected]
The school offers the IB program since 2008 together with the Texas Diploma. In addition the school provides international students with the possibility of boarding and preparing for entrance to American universities. If you wish to learn more about the Meritas Elite Boarding Program, please contact [email protected]

British School of Houston 
4211 Watonga Blvd
Tel: +1 713 290 9025
Fax: +1 713 290 9014
UK Curriculum (I-GCSE) and IB for the last two year of high school, no A-level program. Dutch instruction is available. Foreign languages: French and Spanish. No entry test required, geared towards admission to the UK universities, very little knowledge of the admission process to US or other countries universities. Small school population, only one class at the IB Diploma level which limits the possibility of subjects offered. 


Japanese Education Institute Houston
12651 Briar Forest Drive Suite105
Texas 77077-0770
Tel: + 1(281) 531 6743

Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston
Tel: (713) 666 8125 
Fax: (713) 666-8178
email: [email protected]
Created 24 years ago to foster German language education and culture in children. The school meets on Saturday morning at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Rice Village. Classes offered include Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary Level through High School. In addition, we offer adult classes on Saturdays and during the week on Tuesday. 
Many of the students have successfully taken the AP, the AATG Exam, and das Deutsche Sprachdiplom. For adults we offer the “Zertifikat Deutsch” and the “Goethe-Zertifikat B2” of the Goethe Institute of Germany.

Private Schools

Some private schools are off-limits for passing-by expat (like Kinkaid, Saint John's), because it is already difficult for the local to gain entry, still it is worth a try. If the american curriculum fits your family's education needs, go for it, you will be met by outstanding facilities and high academic standard with more contained fees. The schools reputation is also an excellent passport for admission to some of the most prestigious university in the US.

Holy Spirit Episcopal school   
12535 Perthshire
Houston, Texas 77024

John Paul II Catholic School  
1400 Parkway Plaza Drive
Houston, Texas 77077

The Kinkaid School   
201 Kinkaid Drive
Houston, Texas 77024

The Village school
13077 Westella
Houston, Texas 77077

Duchesne Academy   
10202 Memorialn Drive
Houston, Texas 77024
Girls Bilingual French School

St. Anne Catholic School   
2120 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77098
Tel: + 1 (713) 526 3279
US curriculum

St. Johns School   
2401Claremont Lane
Houston, Texas 77019
Tel: + 1 (713) 850 022

The Regis School   
7330 Westview
Houston, Texas 77055
Tel: + 1 (713) 682 8383
Boys only

St. Pius X High School   
811 West Donovan
Houston, Texas 77091
Tel: + 1 (713) 692 3581

St Agnes Academy  
9100 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, Texas 77036
Tel: + 1 (713) 219 5400

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory  
8900 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, Texas 77036
Tel: + 1 (713) 774 7651

Holy Rosary School  
Rosenberg, Texas 77471
Tel: + 1 (281) 342 5813

Rainard School for Gifted Students
1059 Timberline
Houston, TX 77043
Lower School Tel: + (713) 647 7246
High School Te: + (713) 722 8829
Fax: + (713) 365 0372
email: [email protected]
Rainard School is Houston's only non-profit private school for academically gifted children. They offer a school-year program designed to meet the academic, social, emotional and intellectual needs of exceptionally bright students.  The students meet in small classes of 12-15. The classes are mixed-age, so students can be with other kids who are their peers both intellectually and socially.
Rainard is a very small school. In the fall of 2010, the school's total enrollment, lower school and high school combined, was approximately 70 students.



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