Best High Schools 2016

Dream Catcher: Meet the Man Who Helps Students—and Their Parents—Achieve Success

Local expert Ibrahim Firat on choosing the right school, tutoring over Skype, and why your teenager should be on LinkedIn.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Today’s High School Classes Are as Unique as Your Child

Classes in video editing and marine science are only offered in college, right? Not so fast.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

Making the Grade: HISD and Graduation Rates

The district continues to lag Texas, but progress has been made.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best High Schools 2016

The No. 1 Public High School in Texas Is in Houston

DeBakey turns out math and science whiz kids who head to top colleges. But with high expectations comes high pressure.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Behind the Data

Straight-A Schools: How Children at Risk Compiles Its Yearly Rankings

Dr. Bob Sanborn discusses how Children at Risk uses data to push for better inner city schools.

09/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Public High Schools

Children at Risk ranked the top schools in Texas—and these Houston high schools got straight A's.

09/16/2016

Houston's Best High Schools 2016

The Best Houston-Area Private High Schools

There are hundreds of private schools in the greater Houston metro area; these are the cream of the crop.

09/16/2016

Museums

Escape the Heat with Houston’s Summer Museum Exhibits

Be cool at these hot shows.

06/08/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

Best Preschools

Chart: Houston’s Best Preschools, Compared

Presenting 126 of Houston’s best preschools, organized by tuition, student-teacher ratio, educational approach, and more.

11/03/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Ready, Set— Wait

Is Your Child Really Ready for Preschool?

Before you answer, assess your child’s development in four key areas.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Best Preschools

When It Comes to Early Education, B is for Bilingual

The best time to tackle a second language is before the age of six—hence the growth of immersive language programs at schools across the city.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Think Outside the Sandbox

Preschools’ Educational Philosophies: a Guide

Learn the difference between Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf schools of thought

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow and Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

Preschool Confidential

Finger painting’s nice, but will it get you into Harvard?

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Best of Houstonia

Best Schools 2013

It’s a brave new high school world out there. We investigate what schools are like today, from technology in the classroom to bullying. Plus: our list of best high schools.

10/31/2013

Best Schools 2013

Bullying: When Should Schools Step In?

Are anti-bullying initiatives doing enough to protect our kids, or are we robbing them of conflict resolution skills?

10/31/2013 By John Lomax

Best Schools 2013

TAKS Under Attack: Does Standardized Testing Actually Work?

Or are testing companies trying to trick us?

10/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Best Schools 2013

Prep School Prep

Competition for entry into Houston’s elite schools spawns an industry.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Best Schools 2013

Cy-Fair ISD’s Very Own Police Department

Safety, not privacy, is their top priority.

10/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Best Schools 2013

Electronic Devices: From Banned to Subsidized

Ten years ago, the teacher would take cell phones away. Oh, how quickly things change.

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow