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Our students achieve self-direction, responsibility, and respect for others through learning by doing.

Independence

Post Oak Montessori students work together and encourage each other to do their best.

Collaboration

Post Oak classrooms are purposefully and appealingly designed, supporting students’ curiosity and creativity.

Curated Environments

Our students are empowered to take on big work to tackle problems for a peaceful world.

Entrepreneurship

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Young Children

14 to 36 months

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Primary

3 to 6 years old

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Elementary

Grades 1 through 6

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Middle School

Grades 7 through 8

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High School

Grades 9 through 12

Post Oak Voices

Students

Carly '20
Owen '25
Ren '21
Federico '26
Maddie '26
Sydney '20

Staff

Maura Joyce, Head of School
Emily Hansen, Young Children's Community Lead Teacher
Anita Taj Mahmood, Elementary Lead Teacher
James Quillin speaks at commencement
Suanny Vasquez

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Global Learning

Extending the Classroom

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.

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Middle School students on A-Term
  • Middle School

The Middle School April-Term (A-Term) is a one-week course intensive for students. Each student participates in a single class (possibly involving local travel) for the duration of the term.

  • local
Middle School students volunteer at The Beacon
  • Middle School

Students assist with laundry, sort toiletries and necessities, and distribute items to people experiencing homelessness.

  • local
  • service learning

Local

Local Trips and Programs

Middle School students on A-Term
  • Middle School

The Middle School April-Term (A-Term) is a one-week course intensive for students. Each student participates in a single class (possibly involving local travel) for the duration of the term.

  • local
Middle School students volunteer at The Beacon
  • Middle School

Students assist with laundry, sort toiletries and necessities, and distribute items to people experiencing homelessness.

  • local
  • service learning
  • High School
Flatiron School Internship

At this coding school, interns are involved in coding JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, and helping to make web applications. Another student has interned in the marketing department where he aids in strategizing and implementing new marketing ventures.

  • coding
  • internship
  • local

United States

United States Travel

High School students study paleontology in the field
  • High School

The paleontology fieldwork in the red beds of Seymour, Texas, gives students a good overview of paleontology in the Permian Period. They have the chance to participate in a dig for fossils from this period, learning both proper fieldwork skills and fossil preparation.

  • mini-term
  • Seymour
  • Texas
  • United States
Middle School students travel across the US on their Odyssey trip
  • Middle School

The Odyssey trip focuses on a part of the country or theme that encourages students to experience their country through a different lens than can occur in the classroom.

  • United States
Middle School students travel to DC
  • Middle School

This trip reinforces the Humanities curriculum related to Law and Government by visiting many of the sights and experiencing many presentations that are available in the nation's capitol.

  • humanities
  • law and government
  • United States

International

Travel Abroad

Students at the Great Wall in China
  • High School

Students connect what they learned during January-Term (J-Term) "China, the Chinese, and Chinese Culture" with travel to China.

  • international
  • mini-term
High School students in Managua
  • High School

On this trip, students experience the majestic countryside and diverse ecology on Ometepe island, where they visit coffee plantations and hike in the rainforest. From there, they step back in history and stay in the colonial city of Granada, exploring the old churches and architecture.

  • international
  • mini-term
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Students at Post Oak

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Countries represented by Post Oak families

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48%

Student population diversity

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Locations for High School internships

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1,836

Middle School community service hours in a school year

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11%

of the budget is devoted to need-based student financial aid