The Post Oak School

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The Post Oak School
Post Oak High School
Gordon Elementary School (now Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School), the former site of The Post Oak School

The Post Oak School is a Montessori school with two campuses in Greater Houston. The elementary and middle school is located in Bellaire, Texas while the high school is in the Museum District of Houston.

Founded in 1963, the school is a non-profit corporation. It is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). The school serves approximately 400 students, from 14 months through high school. The classroom levels are Infant Community, Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Each level consists of children in three-year age ranges (apart from middle school which has a two-year age range, and high school consisting of a four-year range).[1][citation needed]

After the 1983 closure of Gordon Elementary School, a Houston Independent School District public school facility, as a neighborhood school, Gordon temporarily housed The Post Oak School.[2]

In 2013 the school received a permit to expand from the Bellaire City Government.[3]

One well-known graduate of The Post Oak School is U.S. figure skater Becky Bereswill.[4]

High school[edit]

The Post Oak High School is a private Montessori high school in the Museum District, Houston. As of 2011 the director is James Moudry. The high school opened in the northern hemisphere fall of 2012.[5]

It is the first high school to open in the Museum District and it is the third Montessori high school in Houston.[6]

In 2011 the school plans called for partnering with area medical institutions and museums. The school is in proximity to the Texas Medical Center. As of that year the tuition is $21,000 per year.[6] The school plans to have a student population of 120. As of April 29, 2015 the high school has 34 students.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.postoakschool.org/postoak/School_Profile.asp
  2. ^ School Histories. Houston Independent School District. Retrieved October 4, 2008.
  3. ^ Foster, Robin. "Bellaire still has work to do after granting Post Oak School permit." (Archive) West University Examiner. Tuesday March 5, 2013. Retrieved on March 7, 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.postoakschool.org/postoak/Free_the_Child%27s_Potential.asp
  5. ^ a b Quick, Mark. "Museum District a study playground for new high school." Houston Chronicle. March 28, 2013. Ultimate Bellaire. Retrieved on April 1, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Patel, Purva. "School turns Museum District into a classroom." Houston Chronicle. September 25, 2011. Retrieved on April 1, 2014.

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