The Briarwood School

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The Briarwood School Photo #1 - The Briarwood School is the premier school for students with diagnosed learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and/or ADHD.
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The Briarwood School Photo #1 - The Briarwood School is the premier school for students with diagnosed learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and/or ADHD.
The Briarwood School Photo #2 - Our mission at Briarwood is to empower students with diagnosed learning differences or developmental disorders to reach their maximum potential through diagnostic-prescriptive instruction in a structured academic environment.
The Briarwood School Photo #3 - The Lower School is structured to meet the needs of students with average to above average intellectual ability and a diagnosed learning difference. While our approach to teaching and learning is both diagnostic and prescriptive, our Lower School recognizes childhood as an important stage in a student's social and emotional journey. We embrace fun and play, with time designated daily
The Briarwood School Photo #4 - Middle School curricula builds upon the student's areas of strength and continues to remediate areas of need. Our goal is to cultivate independent, confident, and self-aware learners. Students gain a better understanding of their personal strengths and areas for growth, as well as identify which accommodations, strategies, and learning environments benefit them most.
The Briarwood School Photo #5 - The Upper School uniquely provides a traditional secondary school experience while supporting the needs of students with average or above intellectual abilities and diagnosed learning disabilities. Briarwood graduates pursue college and career opportunities post-high school. Our goal is to cultivate independent and confident learners with self-awareness and the ability to self-advocate.
Why Briarwood? At Briarwood, we start our journey by identifying how your child learns best. Through intensive instruction, we strive to remediate weaknesses while teaching to each child's strengths. This approach leads to stronger academic skills and increased self-esteem. We provide proven remediation and support for students with diagnosed learning differences while fostering talents, strengths, and opportunities in and outside of the classroom.
We emphasize language, reading, fluency, comprehension, time management, and organizational skills through evidence-based, specialized programs.
We ensure individualized instruction and active participation through small class sizes.
We provide a guidance program to assist each graduate with his or her post-high school years.
We provide opportunities for professional development for faculty, staff, and outreach to the professional community.  We maintain two full-time Licensed Professional Counselors.

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
349 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Briarwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 20 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
23%
Admissions Director
Debbie Etheridge
Admissions Associate
Brynn Matherne

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Middle School Clubs, Upper School Clubs

Arts and Music Programs:
Lower School After School - Mustang Madness (Arts & Crafts, Chess, Coding, Tae Kwon Do, etc.), Lower School Mustang Choir, Upper School Theater

School Notes

  • The Briarwood School provides a traditional school experience for students who learn in a variety of non-traditional ways. Utilizing the latest research in brain science and constantly drawing from evidence-based best practices, our curriculum is specifically designed with our individual learners' needs in mind. Our academic program is divided across three divisions (Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School) and provides students with an array of instructional strategies.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Briarwood School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Briarwood School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Briarwood School offer?
The Briarwood School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.
What is The Briarwood School's ranking?
The Briarwood School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Briarwood School?
The application deadline for The Briarwood School is Feb. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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