Presbyterian School

Presbyterian School was founded on the premise that children should be educated in an environment that integrates the three major institutions in their lives: the Family, the School, and the Church.
Dedicated to strengthening the lives of children and their families, the School provides an educational program of the highest quality in a Christian environment.
Students are respected and treated as individuals of worth, and are encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility in relation to God, to themselves, to others, to their environment and to the world in which they live. At Presbyterian School, children are given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential-intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually-in a supportive yet challenging environment.
The school`s curriculum is developmentally appropriate, respecting the individual learning styles and capabilities of each child, and accommodates children`s different talents and rates of growth and development.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Acceptance rate: 43%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Presbyterian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1989

Student Body

Total Students
630 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Go to www.pshouston.org/SchoolUniform to view dress code requirements.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $21,740-$28,910 depending upon grade level.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
43%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kristin Brown
Admissions Associate
Meredith Gallagher

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
After School Classes, Athletics and Fine Arts electives, Middle School Clubs, Odyssey of the Mind

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Museum Education

School Notes

  • The founding purpose of Presbyterian School, established in 1989, was and remains to provide families with a "Christ-centered learning environment in which the total family will experience support and growth." For more than two decades, Presbyterian School has fostered the unique and wonderful mixture of intellect, emotion, talent, and spirit in children while challenging them to become caring, compassionate citizens of their School, family, community, and world.That children should be educated in an environment integrating the three major institutions in their lives (theFamily, theSchool, and theChurch) is counter-cultural today. However, that was the simple and essential message of the School at its founding, and this mission still guides us in powerful ways here in the first part of the 21st Century.
  • Anchored in this mission, children at Presbyterian School develop to their fullest potential - intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually - in a supportive and challenging environment. Students are treated as individuals of worth and are encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility in relation to God, to others, to the world in which they live, and, ultimately, to themselves.
  • The School's program is rooted in 21st Century skills and habits of mind that appeal to a diversity of learners who acquire these skills and habits in different ways and at different rates. Talented and caring teachers regularly assess each child's development and, drawing upon their own acumen and experiences, employ those techniques most likely to touch and inspire individual learners.
  • Parents are vital to any child`s development, so Presbyterian School offers parent education programs designed to help parents understand the 21st Century`s exciting educational milieu. At the same time and using Christian principles, the School`s programs also support parents through the moral and spiritual dilemmas facing families today as well as with timeless issues faced by all parents throughout the ages.
  • Finally, Presbyterian School seeks to help its students understand and believe, at the simplest yet deepest level, that God loves them unconditionally. Children of all races, ethnic groups, and religious backgrounds are welcome and will be encouraged to develop their spiritual identities and their love of God in a Christ-centered environment.We are a school that believes in the clarity of our mission, identity, and vision and that who we are and what we do is captured succinctly and purposefully in the phrase:Confidence in every Child.Our students will come to anticipate-even welcome-the next challenge with energy, acuity, andconfidence. Along the way each will come to appreciate that, by accepting the challenges of going too far-to paraphrase T.S. Eliot-one discovers how very far one can go.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Presbyterian School?
The acceptance rate of Presbyterian School is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Presbyterian School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Presbyterian School offer?
Presbyterian School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball. Presbyterian School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Texas for most sports offered.
What is Presbyterian School's ranking?
Presbyterian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Presbyterian School?
The application deadline for Presbyterian School is Dec. 15.
In what neighborhood is Presbyterian School located?
Presbyterian School is located in the University Place neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 3 other private schools located in University Place.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Acceptance rate: 43%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15
  • 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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