Explorations Preparatory School

Explorations Preparatory School's mission is to instill in students the joy of learning and accomplishment while providing the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to succeed in life.
EPS will achieve this vision by providing a well rounded, world class, hands-on curriculum, low student/teacher ratios and an emphasis on the importance of family involvement and family time in the education experience.
EPS' vision focuses the school on guiding students toward becoming creative, engaged and active learners with the ability and desire to reason, question and solve problems in school and in life.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Cognia
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students98 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Explorations Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, polo with logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesTuition Assistance Available
Admissions DirectorCarolyn Murtoff


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Audio Visual Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Drama Club, Lego Robotics Club

School Notes

  • EPS` vision is to be a premier pre-K through 5th grade educational institution.  EPS will provide students a well-rounded, interdisciplinary, and project-based education in math, science, humanities, bilingual communications, and critical thinking.  Low student/teacher ratios allow us to focus on guiding students toward becoming creative, engaged, and active learners with the ability and desire to reason, question, and solve problems in school and in life.  EPS students build character and learn global responsibility while being celebrated as the individuals they are, without fear of discrimination. 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
When your kid loves his school so much that he misses going to school during the holidays, you know you have found the best place possible! We are so pleased with how our child has progressed at EPS. There is a great sense of community and it has a very warm, safe, fun, and enriching environment for kids. The principal, the teachers, and all the staff are extremely helpful, caring, friendly, highly qualified and easy to communicate with! As parents, it's comforting to know our kids are getting a great education, and are in very good hands! We wouldn`t want to be anywhere else!
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This school is very good and I enjoy the atmosphere of it. 5 stars.
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This school is an amazing school with incredible teachers and students. Everybody knows each other, and we all are a big family.
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Over the three years I spent as a middle school student at Explorations Preparatory School, I learned more about how the world is, was, and will be than I ever learned before, or have since. The style of learning and the personal environment made it so that everyone can learn as quickly and as efficiently as possible. However, it was never bad to be behind or to struggle with a concept that the whole grade was excelling in; you could go to a friend, and your teachers had no qualms about staying after class had ended to help you catch up or just finish hearing a story.These tight-knit groups are a keystone to the EPS experience. The teachers are mentors and encouraging in all endeavors, your friends are confidants and sharers of inside jokes. The rigorous curriculum was always challenging, but the help you could get for even the most trivial matter was readily available. Circumstances prepare you for how to form friendships with people you may not have clicked with at first, and the close proximity teaches you how to reconcile and apologize, and how to forgive. The teachers help you learn independently and show you how to do the work yourself. They are always open to discussion and willing to have a whole class dedicated to a seminar answering a student question, as long as you still learn. My ability to manage my time, workload, and assignments at EPS had me so well prepared, that I now find myself with the skills required to succeed at a rigorous private high school.
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