Memorial Private School (6th - 12th)

Memorial Private School is a life and college prep independent school for grades 6-12, located in West Houston.
Leading the way in research-based education, the school offers a full academic year program, as well as summer classes.
The learning environment appeals to students who want more academic challenge, lower stress, extra help and support, and small classes. Our students also want to attend a small school, but one that still offers sports, fitness options, dances, trips, community service, annual retreat, and other activities.  Includes importance of high values, faith-based

Quick Stats (2024)

Top Rankings

Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English 10, English 11, English 12, Geometry, Physics, Spanish, United States History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
We have a school uniform.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Memorial Private School has a monthly payment plan and offers one of the most affordable tuition levels in Houston.
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Candace Heidenrich
Admissions Associate
Eleanor Sheldon

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Comic Book Club, Drawing Club, Farming Club, H.O.P.E. Club, Jounalism Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council, Toastmasters

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Crossfit, Girls Fitness, Yoga

School Notes

  • Rankings - Consistenly ranked as a top private school in Houston and all of Texas by various review sites, including Private School Review, Niche, and Great Schools.
  • Accreditation - Accredited by Cognia/AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, Memorial Private School is a life and college prep independent school for grades 6-12.
  • Founded in 2004 -Memorial Private School serves students in the Spring Branch ISD area and surrounding areas in Houston, Texas.
  • Academics - Full academic year school, as well as summer school classes. Prep for top local and Ivy League schools.
  • Advanced Placement- Classes are available in a number of subject areas, as well as enrichment classes during the academic year and summer school.
  • Student Profile - Memorial Private School appeals to students who want more academic challenge, lower stress, extra help and support, and small classes. In addition, we find our students also want to attend a small school, but one that still offers sports and fitness options, prom, trips, annual retreat, community service and other activities.
  • Microschool - An early pioneer in microschooling, also called small schools and pods, Memorial Private School intentionally keeps the student body small. Hiring policy of caring and highly supportive faculty, with Masters, MD and PhD, with a cohesive values.
  • Summer School - In the summer, Memorial Private expands the school members to include over 400 students from all over Houston by offering summer school classes on campus or by remote with support sessions.
  • Neurodiversity - Memorial Private School is helpful to a diverse spectrum of students, from those with mild learning differences to the gifted and talented.
  • Traditional Values - The school helps students mature and grow socially, academically, and spiritually through traditional values and chapel talks. Athough there is a spiritual component, Memorial is open to students of all faiths.
  • What Makes MPS Unique? An emphasis on neuroscience, research-based approach to learning sets us apart. We work alongside some of the best universities and companies in the country on researach projects. Also, quite unique, Memorial Private School offers a small, safe, supportive and calm learning environment with traditional values.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) cost?
Memorial Private School (6th - 12th)'s tuition is approximately $19,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Memorial Private School (6th - 12th)?
The acceptance rate of Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) is 35%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Memorial Private School (6th - 12th)'s acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
Does Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) offer a summer program?
Yes, Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) offer?
Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) offers 13 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Fit, Dance, Paddle Tennis, Ski Jumping, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Texas for most sports offered.
What is Memorial Private School (6th - 12th)'s ranking?
Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Memorial Private School (6th - 12th)?
The application deadline for Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) located?
Memorial Private School (6th - 12th) 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  (9 reviews)
5  
In my experience, MPHS is a school that knows how to take care of students who are looking for an oasis where they can develop and learn in an environment full of love and patience, where teachers and staff not only teach their classes one-on-one but are interested in the emotional state of their students, developing relationships of trust and emotional support.
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5  
Memorial Private School is certainly a bright spot for study in Houston. The staff goes above and beyond for their students, and in this nurturing, kind environment, students are truly able to strive for greatness and reach their academic potential unencumbered.
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5  
MPS is an outstanding private school providing the best education for our children. The atmosphere is truly low stress & high outcome & the teachers are patient & caring & knowledgeable. The classes are small & which allows time for a more one on one setting with students & instructors. The founders genuinely have a passion for providing a great environment for kids to have low stress & high outcome experiences that will prepare our children for college! Our child is thriving academically & we feel so blessed to have found Memorial Private School!
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5  
Our son attended MPS for all 4 years of high school and graduated in 2022. He thrived with the small class sizes and individual attention given by each teacher. We appreciated the daily chapel lessons and the schools` focus on instilling good values. Our son excelled in the low-stress environment. He just completed his first semester of college, was well-prepared, and made the Dean`s List. We are grateful to MPS for preparing him so well.
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5  
MPS is a great little school. Our son attended 4 years of high school at MPS, graduating in 2022. He thrived in the small classes and the low-stress environment. We appreciated the lessons given in daily chapel, and the focus on the growth of the whole person. Our son just finished his first semester of college, made all A's, and is on the Dean's List. We are grateful to MPS for preparing him so well!
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5  
MPS is a wonderful school! The staff is great! My son has studied there for 3 years and he really enjoys everything MPS has to offer. This school is unlike any other in Houston.
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5  
Memorial Private is an amazing school! The teachers and staff take the time to get to know each student individually and provide the tools to help them succeed. My daughter is not only thriving academically, but growing in character thanks to the strong values the school instills. Community service, academic success, "low stress, high outcomes"...you'll find all of these things at Memorial Private!
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5  
I want to thank MPHS staff and teachers for all their hard work. Our son, Mike, graduated from Memorial Private High School 1 year ago. His teachers there were great at working with students as individuals, both those more advanced learners and those with specific challenges. This past year Mike studied and earned a certificate as a pharmacy technician. And Monday he starts his first job in his field. We are so excited to see him using his strong abilities and continuing to work through challenges to become a productive young adult.Joan Gonzalez
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Memorial Private School is really different from most private schools because of their research project-based approach to education. They partner with top universities and companies to give teens a chance to experience practical applications to subject matter. Small classes, individualized attention, and strong values are integral at MPHS. As a former private school administrator for over 15 years, I am impressed.
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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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