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

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Non-Verbal Learning Disorders, Speech/Language, Processing Disorders
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The Briarwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
23%
Admissions DirectorDebbie Etheridge
Admissions AssociateBrynn Matherne

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

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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