Annunciation Orthodox School

  • Annunciation Orthodox School, having grown from a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, celebrates the diverse and individual qualities of all children and their families. AOS provides a superior education in a secure and stimulating Christian environment which encourages the individual child to achieve academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical excellence, and to become a responsible member of society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationGreek Orthodox
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students691 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Annunciation Orthodox School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Formal uniforms on Thursdays; casual uniform on other days)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / Jan. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,000
Tuition Notes$16300 for preschool up to $22680 for Middle School
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRob Wise


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
Martial ArtsSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess, Greek Language, Math Club, Music Lessons, Piano Studio, Spanish Language Program, Theater Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Classes, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Quiz Bowl Team, Robotics Club, Science Club, Scouts

School Notes

  • Annunciation Orthodox School is committed to:High standards for academic achievement,A school culture that allows the whole child to develop and enjoy emotional health and well being,Spiritual and moral guidance from an Orthodox Christian perspective that focuses on values and instills a feeling of joy, respect and confidence, Professional and competent business operations,Contributing to the social, cultural and economic well being of the Houston community,and Promoting physical health and education, athletics and the values of good sportsmanship and team spirit at all levels.
  • Annunciation Orthodox School ("AOS") began in 1970 as a ministry of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  Over the years it has grown from one early childhood class to a school averaging 670 students. AOS is a co-educational, family-oriented school.The school begins with our Delphi Class (age three years) and ends with eighth grade. The AOS curriculum is stimulating, innovative, student-centered and based on the principles of motivation, hard work, and creativity within a nurturing Christian environment. With its close proximity to the museum and performing arts districts, medical center, major universities, libraries, downtown, and zoo, the acquisition of knowledge occurs outside, as well as inside, the classroom. Regardless of the learning activity, the highly qualified faculty is dedicated to challenging the minds of the students and inspiring creative thought. Nationally normed standardized test scores range from the 80s to the 90s, on average, validating the school's academic program and teaching methods. Through this foundation, AOS lays the ground work for high school and beyond. These attributes make AOS a leading independent school in the city of Houston. School Address3600 Yoakum BoulevardHouston, Texas 77006Phone713.470.5600Fax713.470.5605School CommunityAnnunciation Orthodox School is situated near Houston's Museum District, Medical Center, University of St. Thomas, Rice University, the Houston Zoo, and Downtown.School Code447522Founded1970Age groups servedDelphi (3 years of age) through Eighth GradeEnrollmentTotal: 694 studentsReligious BackgroundsEastern OrthodoxCatholicProtestantJewishHinduMuslimOthersStudent/Teacher RatioEarly Childhood: 16 students to 2 teachersKindergarten:     20 students to 2 teachersGrades 1-4:       20 students to 1 teacherGrades 5-8:       18 students to 1 teacherAccreditationIndependent Schools Association of the SouthwestMembershipNational Association of Independent SchoolsHouston Area Association of Independent SchoolsHouston Association for the Education of the Young Child
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  • Houston
    Grades: PK-12 | 1022 students
    5.1 miles
    7455 Awty School Lan
    Houston, TX 77055
    5.1 PK-12
  • Houston
    Grades: NS-8 | 853 students
    3 miles
    2300 Willowick Rd
    Houston, TX 77027
    3 NS-8
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-12 | 1412 students
    7.2 miles
    201 Kinkaid School Dr
    Houston, TX 77024
    7.2 PK-12
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    Grades: PK-8 | 686 students
    0.9 miles
    5300 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77004
    0.9 PK-8
  • Houston
    Grades: K-5 | 1431 students
    2.2 miles
    2401 Claremont Ln
    Houston, TX 77019
    2.2 K-5

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
AOS is a wonderful school. My son is in Pre-K and he loves going to school every day. The school is a nurturing environment that also provides a diverse and challenging curriculum. In addition to academics, the school also focuses on developing the students moral character and sense of community. It is a school that places community service as one of its priorities. AOS is a great community with extensive parent involvement. The new addition to the building is beautiful. The space is open and full of light. You really see all the hard work and dedication that was put in not just by the school, but also by the parents in order to make it all possible. We have just started our AOS journey and we are looking forward to the many years ahead that we have to be a part of this community.
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AOS is an amazing place! Warm teachers, administrators, and parent community. Challenging academics and faculty that are interested in capturing the hearts of young children to create a love of learning from early childhood. My young children (age 3.5 and 5) are exposed to a variety of Fine Arts, Athletics, Language, and other enrichment activities and we could not be more excited to see them grow into the mature, intelligent, and kind middle school children they have as role models at AOS!
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AOS is the most well-rounded school. As a parent of middle and lower school students, I am impressed with the genuine culture of love and powerhouse academics. I wish every school could achieve what this school does, which is to help raise kind, intelligent and compassionate people.
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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $12,177 for elementary schools and $15,832 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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