The Post Oak School

The Post Oak School Photo #1 - Middle School (D.C. trip)
  • The mission of The Post Oak School is to prepare an outstanding Montessori environment that fosters collaboration, cooperation and peace, and to provide experiences that promote curiosity, inquiry and engagement.
  • Designed according to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual characteristics and needs of the learner, our methods guide and nurture each individual from infancy to adulthood.
  • The school`s approach is grounded in the principles of AMI Montessori education.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1963

Student Body

Total Students514 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade The Post Oak School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,129
Tuition NotesTuition ranges between $17136-27678 depending on the program.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,517
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAshley Krug
Admissions AssociateTiffney Trimble


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Coder Kids, Cooking Club, Engineering For Kids, French Class, Minecraft

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Drum Jam, Post Oak Performers, Sewing Class, Ukulele/Guitar Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing with Houston Sword Sports, Mad About Hoops, Soccer Shots, Tennis Skills

School Notes

  • The Post Oak School is an educational leader both among Houston`s top private schools and among the more than 5,000 Montessori schools across the country. Post Oak serves students from age 14 months through high school and is one of the U.S.` oldest Montessori schools. We have attracted an accomplished team of faculty and staff and built campuses dedicated to learning. Our mission, our vision, our method, and our people are the means by which The Post Oak School helps students develop curiosity into interest, and interest in expertise.  The Post Oak School has operated continuously since 1963 and is a non-profit corporation. With a faculty and staff of over 80, we provide a culturally diverse student population with a comprehensive Montessori education steeped in AMI heritage and fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and at the high school level, by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-12 | 1412 students
    4.2 miles
    201 Kinkaid School Dr
    Houston, TX 77024
    4.2 PK-12
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-12 | 604 students
    2 miles
    4900 Jackwood St
    Houston, TX 77096
    2 PK-12
  • Houston
    Grades: NS-8 | 853 students
    2.3 miles
    2300 Willowick Rd
    Houston, TX 77027
    2.3 NS-8
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-8 | 377 students
    1.2 miles
    3816 Bellaire Blvd
    Houston, TX 77025
    1.2 PK-8
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-8 | 279 students
    3.2 miles
    4711 McDermed Dr
    Houston, TX 77035
    3.2 PK-8

School Reviews

World-class Montessori education. We have been members of the Post Oak community for six years. We enrolled our children in part because of my own positive experiences as a Post Oak student in the 1980s. From my own experience, one skill that I unequivocally attribute to Post Oak is an endless curiosity about the world and my place in it; a love of learning for the sake of learning. Post Oak provides the perfect foundation for the development of a well-rounded, intellectually-curious, self-reliant child. We love the faculty and their dedication to empowering our children as individuals for future success not just as students, but as contributing members of society.
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The average private school tuition in Texas is $8,017 for elementary schools and $10,975 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).