Campus & Facilities

The Post Oak School occupies a 3.44-acre lot on the corner of Bissonnet and Avenue B in Bellaire, a suburb of Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States. The city's main loop highway, I-610, passes nearby, allowing easy access to and from the rest of the urban area. Many students come from Bellaire and the nearby communities of Southside Place, West University, and River Oaks; others travel from as far afield as Katy, Sugar Land, or Pearland.

The school's current building was custom-built in 1986, with extensive remodeling and additions in several phases since then. The approximately 55,279 square feet of indoor space include 19 classrooms, rooms for Primary Home Environment and Elementary Before- and After-Care, administrative offices, two kitchens, and work areas for specialty subjects such as the library and art room. The full gym and back field provide a home for the school's Bearkats athletics team. Each classroom offers a full set of AMI-approved Montessori materials and custom furniture appropriate for the ages of children working in that environment. All classrooms have exterior windows or skylights, and most have their own gardens, allowing easy and immediate access to the outdoor environment. The school is also invested in being environmentally responsible. To read more about that, see our Green Initiatives.

In 2008, the school completed a redesign of the outdoor environment and playground. Part of this project included labeling all outdoor plants on campus for the Montessori biology curriculum. In 2010, Post Oak completed building a new Upper Elementary classroom, relocated the library, and added a new meeting room.

Each classroom has a telephone with voicemail, and wired and wireless networks allowing faculty and older students to take advantage of the school's T1 Internet connection.

The school also makes occasional use of facilities at neighboring Episcopal High School, particularly their auditorium, for events like Cinco de Mayo. Large parent gatherings, like the POPA Dinner or Biennial Gala, are usually held off-campus.