British School of Houston4211 Watonga Boulevard, Houston, TX 77092, USA
Tel: (+1) 713 290 9025
Fax: (+1) 713 290 9014
Email: admissionsbsh@britishschool. org
Web site: www.britishschool. org
Headteacher - Stephen Foxwell
Admissions Director - Melissa Dobey
Admissions Director - Tami Riggs
Head's PA - Pat Toombs
IB Coordinator - Simon Porter
Office Manager/PA to Head - Heather Denzin
CEO - Marcel Van Miert
Full time: 13 men, 43 women
Part time: 0 men, 10 women
Nationalities: 6 CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:
Curriculum: UK, IB
Exams: GCSE, IGCSE, SAT, IB Enrolment
Age Range: 3-18
268 boys, 220 girls
Key Stage 1: 79
Key Stage 2: 148
Key Stage 3: 121
Key Stages 4/5: 111
Day only: US$ 10360-US$ 23070
Other Fees: Registration US$150; Refundable deposit US$1,000; Development levy US$2,000
The British School of Houston, located in North West Houston, is in close proximity to Highway 290 and I-610. It opened in September 2000. The school is a private co-educational day school currently catering for children aged 3 to 18. It follows the English National Curriculum at Foundation Stage, and Key Stages 1–4, offering IGCSE in Years 10 and 11. At Key Stage 5 it offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with the first graduating class in July 2007. French is taught to children from Nursery, with Spanish taken as a second foreign language from Year 5.
The British School of Houston is a sister school to the British Schools of Chicago, Boston, Washington and Charlotte.
The school is housed in a large building on a 14-acre campus, and includes extensive academic and sporting facilities.
Classes run from early September to early July from 8. 30am (Secondary) and 8. 40am (Primary) to 3. 15pm and 3. 20pm respectively. The school follows a UK vacation pattern.
Teachers run extra-curricular activities three nights per week and care is available from 08:00. Classroom teachers are UK trained and experienced in delivery of the National Curriculum and IB.
The school tests at the end of Key Stages using the UK Statutory Assessment Tests, which are sent to UK exam boards for marking. Children from Year 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 take the Optional SATs papers each year so parents can make comparisons of their child’s potential and achievement against UK national norms. School inspections are conducted using qualified inspectors from the UK.
There is a mandatory school uniform for pupils in Nursery through Year 11. IB students have a dress code of smart, business attire.
The day-to-day operation of the school is managed by the Head Teacher, in consultation with the British Schools of America Management Team and the School Consultative Group (drawn from the local, international parental community). The school has an open admissions programme with year-round enrolment, subject to availability of places, and is non-selective, but requires reports from previous schools and an evaluation process. There is some special needs provision which caters for mild learning difficulties.