Private School Guide

Houston’s Best Private Schools in 2019

The 25 best private schools in Houston, ranked. Plus: The 2019 valedictorian of St. Thomas High School shares his tips for success as he heads off to college.

09/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private Schools Guide

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools in 2019

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston —these are the top 25 this year.

09/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

How to Succeed in Private School, According to This Valedictorian

Kellin McGowan graduated from St. Thomas High School in May with a 4.57 GPA, becoming the school’s first African American valedictorian in its 100-plus-year history.

09/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

News

Will the UH Men's Track Team Make History?

Over the past couple of years, the UH men’s track team has had a stunning rise. With Nationals and the 2020 Olympics swiftly approaching, could the Coogs make it to the top?

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Education

With Its Pre-Law Pipeline, UH Makes Diversity in Law a Priority

Only about 15 percent of attorneys in the U.S. are people of color. UH wants to change that.

11/26/2018 By Jeff Balke

Private School Guide

Houston’s Best Private Schools 2018

The best private schools in Houston, and the cool electives they have that make us wish we were back in school.

09/21/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas, Morgan Kinney, and Nicki Koetting

Private School Guide

The Best Private Schools in Houston in 2018

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston —these are the top 25 this year.

09/21/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

10 Private School Electives That (Almost) Make Us Wish We Were Back in School

Teenagers across the city are learning to program robots, start businesses, and design buildings. Not to mention listening to Hamilton for "summer reading."

09/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney and Nicki Koetting

Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Standout Public School Districts

Here’s what you need to know about Houston’s 16 top-performing school districts and 4 top-performing charter school systems, as they stand today.

08/30/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Bayougraphy

Ruth Simmons Is the Leader Prairie View A&M Has Been Waiting For

When you know as much as she does, it’s hard to retire.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

UPDATED: Everything We Know So Far About the Santa Fe High School Shooting

An active shooter situation at a Galveston County school has left 10 dead and more injured.

05/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

An American Story

This Houston DREAMer Turned His Experience as an Immigrant into a Book to Help Struggling Students

High school teacher Carlos Salazar wrote "Yo Soy Americano" to teach Spanish students not only the language, but about immigration, too.

03/07/2018 By Rony Ortiz Andrade

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

DIY

TXRX Labs Hosts Houston's First Repair Cafe This Weekend

Don't throw it away—fix it. Don't know how? These folks do.

10/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Private School Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Private Schooling in Houston

The top private schools in town, tips on how to send your child to the right one, how to maximize your money, and more.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

The Buck Goes On: When Your Kid Goes to Private School, Be Prepared to Spend

It's not just the tuition that'll cost you—fees for extracurricular activities, school trips, technology and more add up.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

At the Houston Sudbury School, the Kids Call the Shots—All of Them

Welcome to the world of "unschooling."

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston —these are the top 25.

10/02/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Private School Guide

When Choosing a Private School, Think About the Right Track for Your Child

Is your kid striving for the Ivy League or a state school? It's something to keep in mind when searching for the right fit.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian