The Branch School

The mission of The Branch School is to inspire students to love, learn, and lead.
The Branch School was established in 1977 and offers a strong academic education with hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities.
The school`s project-based approach provides a strong foundation as well as the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1977

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Maryam Habib
Admissions Associate
n/a

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Coding, Piano Lessons, Robotics, Theater, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Golf, Junior Athletes, Tennis

School Notes

  • The Branch School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
  • We provide our students a world-class education in a warm, caring community.
  • The school's curriculum is STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math).
  • A love of nature is cultivated through our Outdoor Classroom program with environmental studies.
  • Our low student/teacher ratio allows for individualized attention with differentiated instruction.
  • Values and character education are taught and modeled.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does The Branch School offer?
The Branch School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Track and Field.
When is the application deadline for The Branch School?
The application deadline for The Branch School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Branch School located?
The Branch School is located in the Northwest Houston neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 16 other private schools located in Northwest Houston.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
W are going on our 6th year at The Branch School and have two kids there. We are beyond happy with our experience. The classroom size is small so offers more one on one experience with the students and teachers. The teachers and staff are so caring and really go the extra mile to make every student feel their worth. My kids absolutely love their school and it shows in their efforts and excitement every day!
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5  
My daughter has attended The Branch School for five years. She is in middle school. She is receiving an amazing education here. The small class sizes make it possible for teachers to offer very experiential learning opportunities and to really know your child's strengths and weaknesses. Homework is reasonable and allows for extracurriculars and family time in the evenings. We also love the daily outdoor time TBS prioritizes, even at the middle school level. Most importantly, though, this school fosters a community of kindness and respect amongst the students. Teachers and administrators live these principles and set the tone for a campus free from bullying and exclusion. The Principal is approachable, very dynamic, and deeply cares about every student at TBS.
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5  
My son attended The Branch School from 3rd to 8th grade and he just graduated in May 2020. He loved every single moment at TBS. The class sizes are small enough for the students to get personalized attention. Each student is recognized for their originality - they do not have to fit into a "box" to attend or feel at home. TBS was truly our second family, and we miss it dearly. I am so impressed at how prepared my son is for high school. He attends a prominent academy in Virginia and immediately he was able excel, which shows me that TBS prepared him well both academically and socially. I would recommend anyone to TBS - if you are looking for a warm, competent, and caring school for your child - this is the place!
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5  
Our children have attended this school since they were 3 years old and we are beyond content. The families are so close; the curriculum is challenging; the teachers are so loving! I like that they have 2 teachers per a class, that way one can teach and the other help a struggling student catch up or a student that is ahead keep moving further ahead. They focus so much on kindness I'm grateful we have never had to encounter the meanness that's so prevalent in other schools now. The counselor, a third and kinder teacher are especially gems.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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