Holy Spirit Episcopal School

Holy Spirit Episcopal School has a 60-year history of exemplary preparatory education for Kindergarten through 8th Grade that provides hands-on learning in a nurturing environment that is equally dedicated to building strong character and a strong spiritual foundation.
Holy Spirit Episcopal School incorporates detailed student assessments to determine individual learning styles and needs.
Test scores are in the national top quarter.  The STEAM curriculum drives excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Graduates attend top tier high schools.
Teachers work with educational experts to advance effective teaching with programs like the Rice University School Literacy and Culture program.
For more information on the HSES STEAM curriculum, go to hses.org, or schedule a tour at admissions@hses.org.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,600
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Spirit Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1962
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2000, 2001

Student Body

Total Students
360 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Holy Spirit Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
9%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies with Primary School, Lower School, and Middle School
% on Financial Aid
2%
Admissions Director
Jenn McMahon

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Basketball Team, Educational Field Trips, Educational travel, National Junior Honor Society, Tennis, Track

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano Lessons, Theater Arts

School Notes

Holy Spirit Episcopal Schoolis an exemplary preparatory education for Kindergarten through 8th Grade that focuses on the needs of each student. HSES incorporates detailed student assessements to determine individual learning styles and needs.
  • Test Scores in the National Top Quarter
  • Advanced STEAM Curriculum
  • Science Lab for K-8th Grades
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Leadership Development
  • Outdoor Education
  • Piano Lessons for 3rd-8th Grades
  • Mission Service Projects
  • Character and Confidence Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Supportive Family Envionrment
  • No STAAR Testing
  • Average 12:1 student to teacher ratio

Holy Spirit Episcopal School also offers innovative early learning programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and Bridge to Kindergarten.

Holy Spirit Episcopal School is a welcoming world where students join a tightly knit family, learn in small classes, bond with teachers, and are known and valued by classmates and schoolmates across every grade level.

HSES is a place with vivid engagement through hands-on, project driven STEAM lessons that spark curiosity, feed resilience, and fuel wonder.

The Rice University Early Literacy and Culture program enhances early literacy development through the use of storytelling. Music plays a vital role at HSES where all students in grades 3-8 participate in piano lessons in the piano lab.

HSES is place where all students can stand out and participate in athletics, fine arts, outdoor learning, service projects, and leadership roles.

HSES students spend time learning outside the classroom, trekking into local wilderness sports through the Ecolink program, striking out at adventurous regional field trips, and even traveling internationally to study the ecology, language, and culture.

Holy Spirit Episcopal School graduates go on to succeed at top tier high schools. HSES guides Middle School families through the high school application process to help them choose their next best step.

For more information on the HSES advanced STEAM curriculum, go to hses.org, or email admissions@hses.org to schedule a personalized tour.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Holy Spirit Episcopal School cost?
Holy Spirit Episcopal School's tuition is approximately $19,600 for private students.
What sports does Holy Spirit Episcopal School offer?
Holy Spirit Episcopal School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.
What is Holy Spirit Episcopal School's ranking?
Holy Spirit Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Holy Spirit Episcopal School?
The application deadline for Holy Spirit Episcopal School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Holy Spirit Episcopal School located?
Holy Spirit Episcopal School is located in the Memorial neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 5 other private schools located in Memorial.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
The teachers and everyone involved with the school are wonderful. They bring kids along even at a very young age. Great location as well!
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5  
Holy Spirit has been a wonderful school for my two kids. The curriculum is challenging, yet fun. Both kids love going to school each day. The teachers and staff are so loving and you can tell immediately they love what they do.
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5  
Holy Spirit was the best decision we have ever made for our children and our family. We came because of the class size and the Christian education but got so many more benefits. The teachers and staff are invested in the students and their well-being. The athletics are competitive and fun, with the full range of sports offered (volleyball, soccer, basketball, track, etc...). Academically my children were challenged and supported. And spiritually, they have grown beyond what I would expect for other children this age. Their EcoLink trips and their Costa Rican exchange program are the cherry on the cake-- my children learned so much about the world beyond them. Diverse, interesting, welcoming... don't miss out on this gem of a school.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,600
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $16,411 for elementary schools and $18,897 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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