Abercrombie Academy

5.00 5 1 (10 reviews)
17102 Theiss Mail Route Road
Spring, TX 77379
  • Founded in 1969 by Cathy Abercrombie, Abercrombie Academy is a private, nonsectarian Preschool and Elementary that offers a comprehensive STEM-based academic program to students residing in Northwest Houston area including Champions, Klein, Gleannloch Farms, Cypress and The Woodlands. Our school prides itself with small class sizes and academic excellence as well as our time-honored traditions of hands-on learning, field trips, musical performances and extracurricular offerings that set our school apart. Our students' Iowa Assesments test scores consistently rank among the top 10% in the nation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded1969
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students127 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Abercrombie Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anti-Defamation, Computers, Private, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
P.E., Tae

School Notes

Abercrombie Academy is accredited through the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), a member of the STEM Education Coalition, Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) academic competitions and a designated "No Place for Hate" campus through the Anti-Defamation League.  More than 90% of our students qualify for the prestigious Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) for 4th-6th graders.

We foster a love of learning through hands-on experiences including field trips, class discussions, performances, artwork, guest speakers and community service opportunities to supplement our rigorous academic curriculum which is taught in a traditional, teacher-led classroom setting.

Our strengths:
  • low student-teacher ratio
  • self-contained classrooms
  • beautiful campus set in a suburban residential area
  • STEAM-based curriculum
  • state-of-the-art Computer Lab, Science Lab, Indoor Gymnasium and Art Room
  • standardized test scores well above national norms
  • extended care (before and after school), afterschool extracurricular classes and summer camps
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Spring
    Grades: NS-8 | 138 students
    3 miles
    17512 W Strack Drive
    Spring, TX 77379
    3 NS-8
  • Spring
    Grades: PK-12 | 1202 students
    10.6 miles
    One John Cooper Drive
    Spring, TX 77381
    10.6 PK-12
  • Spring
    Providence Classical School
    Providence Classical School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 403 students
    2.2 miles
    18100 Stuebner Airline
    Spring, TX 77379
    2.2 PK-12
  • Spring
    Grades: K-8 | 19 students
    3 miles
    17610 E Strack Drive
    Spring, TX 77379
    3 K-8
  • Spring
    Cypresswood Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 19 students
    3.1 miles
    18323 Kuykendahl Rd
    Spring, TX 77379
    3.1 PK-K

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
Wonderful school. Their teaching staff is second to none. Their administration is responsive. My child loves it here so much that she misses the school on the weekends. Their tuition is affordable.
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Love the school. My 2 oldest left Abercrombie and had no trouble integrating to Northland Christian School. My youngest is now attending Abercrombie and loves it.
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My older son attends Abercrombie Academy`s preschool, and my younger son will start there next year. Abercrombie Academy is a gem! The first three words that come to mind when I think of the school are safe, loving, and experienced. Here are a few of the things I like most about the school: It provides a good balance between academics and fun. My son`s fine motor skills have improved greatly, and now in Pre-K he is learning to read and do math, but there is still plenty of time for recess and fun activities. They also provide after-school options like basketball, science & engineering, and more. It is well-established and has been around at least since I was a kid my two siblings and I all attended Abercrombie Academy as children. I have very fond memories of the years I spent in school there, and my older son is loving his time there as well. The school-day teachers and the aftercare staff in the preschool have years of experience, and it shows. They know just how to handle the kids in a loving and gentle, but firm, way that provides guidance in social skills and manners, and learning to care about others, while having fun and enjoying school. The classrooms and playground are charming and cozy. The preschool building has just four classrooms, (each with a fantastic teacher) so it`s nice and small, just the right size for 3- and 4-year-olds. The preschoolers also do lots of "homey" activities like baking, which the kids love. The pre-K class does fun field trips. The administrative staff is great. I highly recommend Abercrombie Academy as a wonderful "home away from home" for kids to learn and play during the school year and summers.
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Such a wonderful school with dedicated teachers and supportive administrators. STEAM based curriculum, whole child teaching/learning, fun field trips, excellent specials classes. Abercrombie is living up to it's legacy!
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This is our first year at Abercrombie with our daughter enrolled in Kindergarten, and couldn't be happier. We love the nurturing teachers who know all of the children in the school and the experienced administrators and staff who are always there to answer any questions and add so much to our child`s school experience. We are very happy with the STEAM-based curriculum and hands-on teaching method that is implemented at Abercrombie with the wide range of field trips, extracurricular activities and community projects. Our daughter loves the after school programs that Abercrombie offers such as Art, Tae Kwon Do, Computer, Drama and Dance-just to name a few. The Science and Computer labs are top notch and the Art teacher is wonderful with all the children. We love the low student to child ratio, the individual attention each child receives and the after school teachers and staff are exceptional. It has been our experience that Abercrombie, its administration and teachers always have the best interest of the students in mind and welcome parent feedback. I highly recommend Abercrombie Academy and we look forward to enrolling our youngest child in the Pre-School next year
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This is my daughter's second year attending Abercrombie. We could not be happier with the education she is receiving. The administration and Abercrombie family have committed to developing an innovative and thorough curriculum. My Kindergartener is quickly outpacing her friends in the well known neighborhood public school. I highly recommend you look into Abercrombie if you are interested in the advantages a private school education can provide your child.
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My children have attended Abercrombie Academy for 2 years and I am so pleased with their teachers, curriculum and the close-knit family feeling there is since there are many siblings who attend the school. It has been about a year since the Abercrombie family took back ownership of the school and the new administration was hired. We cannot say enough positive things about all the new changes including starting a new PTO, rejoining PSIA, being affiliated with Duke TIP and No Place for Hate. The school's owner, new elementary principal and preschool director truly care about each child and are so welcoming to parents. The school's recent Iowa test scores were incredible so I know they are certainly doing things right and have amazing teachers. We love Abercrombie!
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We love the school - teachers truly care for the students, great school atmosphere and dedicated staff members
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Effective April 21, 2014, the Abercrombie family regained full ownership of Abercrombie Academy. Our school prides itself with small student/teacher class ratios and academic excellence. We look forward to many more wonderful years of educating with our high academic standards and qualified teaching staff. We also look forward to retaining our Abercrombie traditions of hands-on learning, field trips, and extracurricular offerings that set our school apart.
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An excellent school all around!
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