The Briarwood School

The Briarwood School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school for children with learning differences/disabilities designed for children in grades K-12.
We educate the mind and cultivate the spirit, always striving to enhance self-image through academic, physical, emotional, and social growth.
The warmth and vitality that permeates the Briarwood campus is a great asset in providing the students, from throughout Harris and surrounding counties, support and encouragement to learn and develop individual interests and to bridge the gap between their intellectual potential and academic achievement.
We believe every child can learn and every child has the right to be taught in the way that he or she learns best.
The goal of The Briarwood School is to provide an individual learning environment that fosters the total development of each student and builds academic skills, increases motivation, and bolsters self-esteem.
By identifying a child's learning style, remediating weaknesses, and teaching to strengths, Briarwood provides each child with a solid foundation that serves as the basis for future success.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Non-Verbal Learning Disorders, Speech/Language, Processing Disorders
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
350 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Briarwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
23%
Admissions Director
Debbie Etheridge
Admissions Associate
Brynn Matherne

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Lower School Mustang Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Lower School After School - Mustang Madness (Arts & Crafts, Chess, Coding, Tae Kwon Do, etc.)

School Notes

  • The Briarwood School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school for children with learning differences, especially designed for children in grades K-12. We educate the mind and cultivate the spirit, always striving to enhance self-image through academic, physical, emotional, and social growth. The warmth and vitality that permeates the Briarwood campus is a great asset in providing the students, from throughout Harris and surrounding counties, support and encouragement to learn and develop individual interests and to bridge the gap between their intellectual potential and academic achievement. We believe every child can learn and every child has the right to be taught in the way that he or she learns best. The goal of The Briarwood School is to provide an individual learning environment that fosters the total development of each student and builds academic skills, increases motivation, and bolsters self-esteem. By identifying a child's learning style, remediating weaknesses, and teaching to strengths, Briarwood provides each child with a solid foundation that serves as the basis for future success.

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