St. Thomas High School

St. Thomas High School

Houston Schools August 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

Three priests from the Congregation of St. Basil founded the school, then named St. Thomas College, in 1900 in an unused building of the Franciscan Monastery in downtown Houston.  That first location in a warehouse was temporary as the school quickly moved to a location on Main Street in 1903. Read More

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T.H. Rogers School

Houston Schools August 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

Founded in 1962, T.H. Rogers sees itself as “a lighthouse beacon that safely guides all children into harbors of success.”  T.H. Rogers School consists of three sub-schools: MI-PSI, Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PDHH), and the Vanguard Program.  MI-PSI serves students who have severe disabilities in cognitiveRead More

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St. John’s School

Houston Schools August 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm

At the behest of members of the Houston community, St. John’s School was founded in 1946 in coordination with the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine.  A former Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Chicago, Alan Lake Chidsey served as the school’s first headmaster when he welcomedRead More

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Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Houston Schools August 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Father Michel F. Kennelly of the Jesuit Fathers of New Orleans Province founded Strake Jesuit in 1960 on land donated by the Strake family in what is now the Greater Sharpstown area.  The school’s first class of freshman boys matriculated in 1961.  Although it remains at its original location, theRead More

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The Village School

Houston Schools August 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

The Village School began as an early childhood education facility in 1966, expanding to include Pre-Kindergarten to 4th grade students by 1983.  During the ten years that followed, The Village School moved to its current location in West Houston and introduced 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to its curriculum. Read More

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Edgar Allen Poe Elementary

Houston Schools July 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Edgar Allen Poe Elementary is a fine arts magnet school pursuing authorization as an IB World School with a Primary Years Program (IB PYP). The school’s goal is to “develop creative thinkers and performers in the arts that recognize and appreciate how the arts, through time, have continued to distinguishRead More

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Incarnate Word Academy

Houston Schools July 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament (CVI) founded the Incarnate Word Academy (IWA), a girl’s college preparatory school, in November of 1873.  Although the building has changed, the school remains at its original location at 609 Crawford Street.  IWA is accredited by Southern AssociationRead More

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Pershing Middle School

Houston Schools July 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Pershing Middle School was established as part of HISD in 1928.  Originally connected to West University Elementary School, Pershing moved to its own campus in 1948 on Braes Boulevard.  It has since been rebuilt at the same location but with a new address on Blue Bonnet Street.  Pershing’s mission statementRead More

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Lanier Middle School

Houston Schools July 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

Lanier Junior High School was founded in 1926 as one of the first junior high schools in HISD and was named after southern poet Sidney Lanier.  Lanier occupies its original building, although it has undergone many renovations to upgrade its existing facilities. Lanier’s mission is to “provide a relevant rigorousRead More

Houston Christian High School

Houston Christian High School

Houston Schools July 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

Houston Christian High School split off from Northwest Academy in 1997.  It remained on the same campus for two years, and then moved in 1999 to its current location.  The school was founded by a group of pastors from several Houston-area evangelical churches.  They wanted to create a school, whichRead More

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Lamar High School

Houston Schools July 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

In 1859, a school for local children opened at what, in 1936, would become Lamar High School.  Forty-six years later, Lamar added its IB program, and seven years after that, it added its Business Magnet Program.   Lamar serves River Oaks, the incorporated city of West University Place, and other HoustonRead More

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The Kinkaid School

Houston Schools July 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Founded in 1906, The Kinkaid School purports to be the “oldest independent coeducational school in Houston.”  A public school teacher, Margaret Hunter Kinkaid founded the school when she learned that married women were not allowed to be teachers in her school district.  Since its inception, Kinkaid has been based outRead More


Bellaire High School

Houston Schools July 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Bellaire High School started in 1955 and was the first International Baccalaureate School in Texas.  With its IB program and its World Languages magnet program,.  Bellaire’s goal is to create “…active learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged citizens, who gain the practical experience of being part of an international community.”  TheRead More

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Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions

Houston Schools July 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

In 1972, DeBakey opened at Baylor College of Medicine.  Now on its own campus, DeBakey keeps close ties to the Texas Medical Center, giving students the opportunity to experience the Medical Center’s healthcare and research facilities while still in high school.  Debakey’s mission is “to provide a challenging, well-balanced collegeRead More

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Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

Houston Schools July 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1960 as part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  The school derives its name from Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a Catholic nun, French saint, and founder of the first houses of the Society of the Sacred Heart in America.  DuchesneRead More


Horn Academy

Houston Schools July 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Horn Academy, named after educator Paul W. Horn, is an elementary school in HISD with a magnet program and Vanguard Neighborhood Program. Horn is a total school magnet for art, communications, computers, life sports, and science. The magnet program, which “emphasizes the academic and social development of the ‘whole child,’”Read More