I'm in love with this school from the first time I walk in. We've been looking for a fun,challenging and nurturing school and I found it. I love what they teach about critical thinking,problem solving,strong leadership and work in group. Every day my son always exited to talk about the staff that he
... Read more learn from school. They make the learning like a game. They event have show and tell every week to build kids confident in front of the class,incourage their imagination. This school is beyond my expectation. I couldn't ask for a better school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/03/13
After unexpectedly relocating from overseas, we narrowed our school search to 4 schools in the area. I knew when I arrived at The Branch School it would be our school of choice. Speaking with administrators and teachers only cemented my decision. Our two boys have found a nurturing, communal environment
... Read more that encourages interaction from the youngest students to the oldest and offers them familiarity with educators throughout the school. The school encourages and welcomes parent and family involvement and we are fortunate to have very active participants. The boys have thoroughly enjoyed outdoor classroom activities in what they describe as the 'big backyard'. I know that they will never be lost in the shuffle here. They are allowed, and are comfortable enough, to be creative and fun and most of all, themselves. We are nearing the half-way point of our second year here and I remain confident in the choice we've made to be a part of The Branch School. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/13
The Branch School is a HAVEN for us! We were so amazingly lucky to find this school. I have Kindergarten and Preschool aged boys, they are both attending. Although school has been in session for over 8 weeks now, I still pinch myself every time I drop off / pick up and wonder "Is this real? Is it
... Read more too good to be true?" I have met many other parents who share the wonder I have expressed. Many of them are long time Branch School attendees, whose children have been here for many years. Parents have a great love and appreciation for the school, the teachers, and the staff. They can't seem to say enough about what their kids have gotten out of their time here, and what they have learned. I myself have worked in several schools and I really have to say, this place seems to be the real deal. Academic achievement is serious, and social development is taken extremely seriously. My boys are happy every day, their teachers are EXCELLENT, the administration is amazing - They truly have it together. The hard work and love they put into their school is obvious. If you're looking for a school for your child, do yourself a favor: visit the Branch School, you will be very impressed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/20/13
We could not be happier with the quality of education our son is getting at The Branch School. I feel the school has an innovative learning environment where character building is just as important as traditional academics. There appears to be strong leadership and an active parent group. The teacher's
... Read more heart seems to be so large. She is calm, practical and adored by my son. She communicated with families regularly. I think The Branch School is teaching my son to be the sort of person I want him to be. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/30/12
I toured a great number of school across Houston before enrolling our son in The Greenhouse program at The Branch School. It was hands down the best decision we ever made for him. The school is progressive, nurturing and strikes a wonderful balance between academics and play. As a parent I feel well
... Read more informed and encouraged to make connections with other parents. With part time, full time, half day and full day options I felt that the needs of each child was put before the bottom line. Now in the PreK 4 program we continue to be impressed by our son is doing whilst at school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/31/12
It's fun, active and exciting. It's really is a school where kids can grow and learn in an creative way.
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Posted by a parent on 01/29/12
If you are looking for a school that is a truely warm, welcoming and nurturing environment, look no further. I have serched high and wide in Houston for a school that provides a sense of community, with high, Chrsitian Ideals, academic excellence and small class size. I've not found anything that surpasses
... Read more the Branch School in all these metrics. We were driving 35-40 min to bring my pre-schooler to the Branch School last year then opted for a closer alternative with a "top tier" rating and heftier price tag. However, we found our daughter is constantly asking to return to her "old school" and her academic and social progress seems not as rapid as before. So we will be returning to the longer commute and looking forward to returning to the Branch School Family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/06/11
This is a dynamic school where the kids are happy and thriving. The curriculum is challenging, as well as providing innovation to expand the children's critical thinking and creativity.
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Posted by a parent on 10/13/10
I love the teachers their dedication, experience and care. Their unique teaching style employs a successful combination of nurturing discipline that allows the children to flourish and operate at their optimum -- children are treated with respect -- the teachers constantly communicate so that the children
... Read more know the schedule, plan and what is expected of them. Plus I really enjoy the unique families who attend The Branch It s such a diverse group and The Branch embraces and respects their individuality. What unconditional love, what powerful self-reliance, what an invaluable lesson! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/24/10
My affiliation with The Branch School has spanned many years. My oldest child attended from 1st (1992) through 5th(1996) grades. My youngest child has been here from P-K through 5th grade. The fundamental elements of teaching and nurturing the whole child have remained constant over the years. The idea
... Read more that all children are inherently capable and expected to achieve has enabled both of my children, who have very different personalities, to excell. The hands-on approach to learning, especially in the Outdoor Classroom, inspires children to explore not only the facts they are given but their own ideas about their environment. They are learning to be great thinkers. Peacemaking skills and respect for others are taught. These ideas apply not only to classmates but also extend into the global community. TBS is and has been a wonderful place to prepare my children for future endeavors. I highly recommend this school. Read less
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Houston schools — The Branch School is located at 1424 Sherwood Forest St, Houston TX 77043. 1424 Sherwood Forest St is in the 77043 ZIP code in Houston, TX The Branch School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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