- Middle School
The study of the fundamental needs of humans culminates in a class trip to the Colorado Plateau region of Arizona to work archeology sites with scientists in the field.
- United States
Post Oak students are not limited by the walls of a classroom. They are encouraged to grow their minds and get to know the world around them, from observing nature, discovering their passions outside of books and lectures, and taking on work for a more peaceful society.
Opportunities abound for Post Oak students to explore and learn about the region in which they live. Students in Elementary begin taking short trips, while Middle School and High School students take on service learning and internships in the Museum District and beyond.
Just a plane ride away from the hub of Houston, Post Oak students join programs that take them on historical, cultural, and environmental learning adventures. And our own state of Texas offers paleontological treasures and coastal excursions within a day's drive.
Passports? Check. Our students have the opportunity to travel internationally for field schools, cultural exchanges, Montessori Model United Nations conferences, and enriching experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.
Europe Upper Elementary classes join together for this exciting four-day adventure to Nature’s Classroom Institute (NCI) in New Ulm, TX. Each year students experience new curriculum and activities while also anticipating the fun traditions, games and challenges that make this outdoor school special.
Asia The highlight of overnight travel in Elementary is the 6th grade trip to Williamsburg. This uniquely developed and operated township serves as an ideal setting to experience and study American history. This week-long excursion is packed with too many events, programs, and meals to mention here.
November is Native American Heritage Month, which offers a great opportunity to talk with students about a more accurate history of Thanksgiving and also introduce them to contemporary Indigenous voices.
For more than two decades, The Post Oak School has celebrated Día de los Muertos. The students learn about the significance of Día de Los Muertos, work collaboratively to prepare Day of the Dead offerings, write reports, and create presentations to share this tradition with our school community. Post Oak’s celebration is one of many that happen around the world in honor of the holiday.
At Post Oak, transitions are part of our everyday language, from the daily classroom transitions our children experience to cyclical level and classroom movements. Throughout these changes, we prepare intentionally and mindfully, aware that a child might experience these differently depending on their emotional needs.
To help you bring some of our Montessori practices home and ease transitions with your young child as they grow, our early childhood experts, Miriam Winton and Mirani Smith, share tips and guidance for these periods of your family’s life.
Students at Post Oak
Countries represented by Post Oak families
Student population diversity
Locations for High School internships
Middle School community service hours in a school year
of the budget is devoted to need-based student financial aid
Learn more about Post Oak at one of our upcoming virtual and in-person events in October, November, and December. We look forward to meeting you soon!