The Village School

13077 Westella Drive
Houston, TX 77077
Tel: 212.232.0266 x826
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 1410 students
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The Village School is located in the Energy Corridor of Houston, Texas,  and hosts a vibrant international population which enriches the school community with a global perspective.
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The Village School is located in the Energy Corridor of Houston, Texas,  and hosts a vibrant international population which enriches the school community with a global perspective.
The Village School's athletic programs develop well-rounded individuals by providing opportunities that build confidence, inspire teamwork and foster good health. The Village School offers a variety of individual and team sports so that ever student has the opportunity to participate.
The Village School intimately understands the importance of math and science, offering differentiated programs integrated with the arts and spearheaded by a passionate and innovative group of educators who lead, inspire and excite.
The Village School?'s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is one of the highest-rated academic programs in the world, and prepares students to excel at any size university, and to be leaders in the 21st century. Many students achieve such exceptional academic outcomes that they are sought after by and succeeding at their top-choice universities.
The Village School offers a wide array of fine and performing arts, athletics and extracurricular activities to help students uncover hidden talents and discover new passions.
The Village School's hands-on, innovative methods of teaching, particularly in math and science, and personal attention to students develop life-long learners and determined problem solvers who are fully prepared to be leaders in the 21st century.
The Village School boarding students reside in comfortable appointed, newly-built, on-campus dormitories. 
We take pride in providing a safe, nurturing boarding environment and consistently hear from our residential families just how much our school feels like home.
The Village School is committed to incorporating technology into every child's learning experience and using technology to engage and educate students in ways never before possible.
The Village School, an international community, is committed to developing inquisitive life-long learners prepared to think critically, to collaborate genuinely, and to give of themselves generously, as they prepare to lead the next generation into an ever-changing world

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Village School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1966 1910
Campus Size 28 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1410 students 295 students
% International Students 23% 20%
% Students Boarding 25% 67%
Average SAT Score 1725 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
Number of IB Courses Offered 27 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 30% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,500
(*Includes tution, room & board.)
$48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$23,200
(*Precise day tuition amounts vary by grade)
$27,525
Tuition international students $49,500 $45,400
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsErica Johnson
Erik Srnka

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 0 16
CoursesAlgebra II Honors, Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, IB Biology HL, IB Biology SL, IB Chemistry HL, IB Chemistry SL, IB Chinese A, IB Dance HL, IB Dance SL, IB Dutch A SL, IB Economics HL, IB Economics SL, IB English A: Literature HL, IB English A: Literature SL, IB English B HL, IB English B SL, IB Environmental Studies HL, IB Environmental Studies SL, IB French ab initio, IB French HL, IB French SL, IB Further Math HL, IB History HL, IB History SL, IB Language B, IB Literature HL, IB Mathematical Studies, IB Mathematics HL, IB Mathematics SL, IB Music SL, IB Physics HL, IB Physics SL, IB Psychology HL, IB Psychology SL, IB Spanish ab initio, IB Spanish HL, IB Spanish SL, IB Theater HL, IB Theater SL, IB Visual Art HL, IB Visual Art SL, Physics Honors

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 25 24
ExtracurricularsAlthletic Booster Club, Amnesty International, Art Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Choir, Dance & Cheerleading Club, Debate Club, Design Club, Environmental Club, Fashion Design, International Film Club, Jazz Band, Karaoke Club, Literary Magazine, Math & Science Club, Model UN, Music Club, Orchestra, Photography, Social Club, STARS Theatre & Performance, Student Government, Viking Way, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2013-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Houston 13
The University of Texas, Austin 9
Michigan State University 5
University of Colorado at Boulder 3
Baylor University 2
Purdue University 2
University of California at Los Angeles 2
Harvard University 1
Princeton University 1
Rice University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

    The Village School's Elite Boarding Program offers unparalleled opportunities for families considering a boarding school for their children. 
    Some of the many benefits of our program include:
  • A highly personalized educationA focus on academic and social progress for each child
  • The chance to speak, understand, read and write English
  • Life-long friendships with students from around the world
  • Real-life experience in the United States
  • A comprehensive college guidance counseling program 

  • The Village School teachers take a personal interest in each student and help them adjust to life at an American school. Our teachers are focused on continuous growth and a superior education. They incorporate the Meritas Academic Plan, a time-tested plan that provides each student with a Personal Learning Plan(PLP). Each PLP identifies individual student strengths and opportunities for growth and is based upon classroom observation, individual performance, student portfolios and CTP-4 test results. In certain cases when a student is proficient in English, he or she may be advanced to the next level.

    Our international and boarding students are also provided with unique off-campus opportunities, such as a trip to New York with Meritas sister schools, which is offered twice a year.

    With the help of a college counseling process that begins as early as Grade 6, students  are accepted at prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and around the world.

    To learn more about The Village School's Elite Boarding Program, please contact Boarding@meritas.net. 
  • School accreditations: Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is St. Stephen's Episcopal School (137.5 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Austin, TXSt. Stephen's Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    6500 St. Stephen's Drive
    AustinTX 78746
    512-327-1213 ex.210
    137.5 mi | 688 students | Gr. 6-12
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