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Who We Are

The Post Oak School is an educational leader—both among Houston’s top private schools and among the more than 5,000 Montessori schools across the country. Post Oak has operated continuously since 1963 and is a non-profit corporation. With a faculty and staff of over 100, we provide a culturally diverse student population with a comprehensive education founded on AMI Montessori principles from early childhood through high school.

Maura Joyce, Head of School

Our students are active and engaged learners, using exploration, hands-on experience, collaboration, and creativity as their main academic tools. At Post Oak, education is challenging, relevant, and never passive—we truly challenge the norm. Maura Joyce, Head of School

At Post Oak, we help children understand the world, not just because the world is infinitely interesting and learning is fun.

  • We help them understand it so they’ll know how to make it a better place.
  • We emphasize reading, math, and science because they open doors into the world.
  • We emphasize independence, self-direction, and choice because they help young people identify which doors they want to walk through.
  • We emphasize collaboration, cooperation, and peace because, ultimately, we know that neither we nor our children walk alone.

The Post Oak Difference

Our Mission & Vision

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Our Mission

The Post Oak School is a diverse and welcoming Montessori community that honors and guides lifelong learners as they create their own bold pathways in leading purposeful lives. 

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Our Vision

At The Post Oak School, we will boldly strive towards:

  • Empowering our students to exemplify compassion, independence, and a lifelong love of learning.
  • Advancing our school as the preeminent model of innovative education grounded in Montessori principles.

Our Philosophy

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