The Tenney School

The Tenney School promotes individualized learning and the acquisition of positive attitudes, advanced knowledge, and skills for success.
The program approach delivers individual student attention, customized instructional approaches, to maximized academic achievement for each student.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 64 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,750
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
64 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Tenney School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
1 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English III, English IV, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Statistics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Michael Tenney


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Gaming Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club

School Notes

  • It`s as simple as 1+1. We offer a one student to one teacher ratio. That means your child will receive tailored learning with personalized mentoring, one lesson at a time. We call this, the Power of One.
  • The Tenney School creates an enviornment in which students develop their academic skills and work ethic, leading to better performance in school and life. High school students pursue a regular or advanced diploma while the one student : one teacher approach allows individual learning needs and styles to be addressed. Small group classes provide peer interaction and group learning experiences. Beyond courses in english, mathematics, history and science, The Tenney School offers various electives such as Spanish, art, computer and music, college preparation, advanced placement classes are available to qualified students, flexibility in class scheduling can accommodate students with special circumstances.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Tenney School cost?
The Tenney School's tuition is approximately $28,750 for private students.
What schools are The Tenney School often compared to?
The Tenney Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like River Oaks Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of The Tenney School?
The acceptance rate of The Tenney School is 74%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. The Tenney School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Texas with low acceptance rates.
Does The Tenney School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Tenney School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is The Tenney School's ranking?
The Tenney School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for The Tenney School?
The application deadline for The Tenney School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Tenney School located?
The Tenney School is located in the Westside neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 26 other private schools located in Westside.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
This school was more than we could have ever hoped for. My son, a quiet child who keeps to himself, was getting lost in public school. We then tried a private Catholic school where his differing beliefs left him alienated by some students and teachers. He began to hate school. We found the Tenney school and were initially worrier about the higher tuition, but we went for an interview. This school makes learning so individualized that there is no way for a child to fall through the cracks. One on one teaching is absolutely amazing and the level of what my son is taking in and remembering is astounding. My son went from making all D's and F's to ALL A's almost immediately. He comes home excited about school and the things he's learned. He's taken up debate and is almost giddy when it's his time to speak. My shy child. The tuition is worth it and so much more. My only regret is that we did not come sooner.
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This is our first year at the Tenney School and we feel very pleased with the structure that the school offers.We are so thankful to the Tenney School for the opportunity they gave my son to be part of them .The school offers the creative environment where children are able to flourish in all areas of their lives. They are supported by masterful teachers and staff to help them face any challenges the kids have .
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Our son recently began the sixth grade and we are very pleased with the difference and happiness we have witnessed after three weeks at Tenney. We believe our son is engaging in school and working on homework during proscribed school time. He seems happier and more relaxed about homework as well as preparing for tests and about going to school. We have found homework and home study time to be manageable allowing us to have more time to relax at home and enjoy being a family. In prior years, he has made A's in school with a lot of homework and parental assistance for test preparation. I believe we are beginning to see that the teachers at Tenney are effectively working with him resulting in his taking more ownership of his schoolwork and generally being happier.We are very pleased with Tenney.
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The Tenney School faculty do not only provide students with a quality education, they strive to create a healthy and inclusive learning environment for all. The one to one setup allows students to thrive and develop a curiosity for each respective subject. Truly a great school with an amazing community of people.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 64 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,750
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $16,411 for elementary schools and $18,897 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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