The Post Oak School

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  • 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 Students475 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The Post Oak School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 students
Average SAT score1290
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,708
Tuition NotesTuition ranges between $18,445-$30,370 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 Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,


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 has operated continuously since 1963 and is a non-profit corporation. With a faculty and staff of over 100, we provide a culturally diverse student population with a comprehensive education founded on AMI Montessori principles. The Post Oak School is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and, at the high school level, by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Our core curriculum is enhanced by specialized offerings (such as art and theater), extracurricular programs, interscholastic sports, travel opportunities, and internships with partner institutions in the Museum District and Texas Medical Center. Fundamental to the Montessori idea is the belief that a person`s life work should have significance both for the individual and for society. To that end, The Post Oak School has cultivated a culture of active, regular community involvement among both students, families, and staff. Our students perform community service as part of their curriculum, our families participate in service opportunities, and we as a school contribute to the academic community by training teachers, organizing and chairing educational conferences, and hosting respected speakers on a variety of topics.

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    4.2 miles
    201 Kinkaid School Dr
    Houston, TX 77024
    (713) 782-1640
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    2 miles
    4900 Jackwood St
    Houston, TX 77096
    (713) 666-3111
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    Grades: NS-8 | 853 students
    2.3 miles
    2300 Willowick Rd
    Houston, TX 77027
    (713) 623-6938
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    Grades: PK-8 | 398 students
    1.2 miles
    3816 Bellaire Blvd
    Houston, TX 77025
    (713) 667-7030
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    Grades: PK-8 | 279 students
    3.2 miles
    4711 McDermed Dr
    Houston, TX 77035
    (713) 723-5888
    3.2 PK-8

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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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