1321 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055

Celebrating 53 Years
of Learning!

1962 - 2015

Society (AMS)
Welcome to
School of the Woods!
Located in Houston, Texas
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Coming to the Woods
( Printable All School Calendar )
December 2
Parent Education: Write to Read: Elementary  
December 8
Parent Education: Coffee with Dr. Betsy Coe, Middle and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
December 8
High School: Pot Luck Supper, 6 p.m., Intersession 2 Meeting, 7:00 p.m.  
December 9
Gala: Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
December 10
African-Drum Student Concert, Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
December 11
All School: Holiday Coffee, Wirt Road Campus, 8:15 am - 10:00 am 
December 14 - 18
Middle School: Immersion Week: Independent Study/Drama Class  
December 14 - 17
High School: Final Exams 
December 14
Guitar Student Concert, Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
December 18
Middle School: Dinner & Independent Study Presentations, 6:00 p.m.; Drama Performance, 7:00 p.m.  
December 21 - January 1
WINTER BREAK / No Academic Classes / School offices closed 
January 4
Academic Classes Resume  

See the printable
All School Calendar

2015-16 School Year - Highlights

  • THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - November 25-27
  • WINTER BREAK, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - December 21 - January 1
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - January 18
  • PRESIDENTS' DAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - February 15
  • SPRING BREAK / GOOD FRIDAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - March 21-25
  • MEMORIAL DAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - May 30
Athletic Event Calendars
Girls Basketball Varsity
Boys Basketball Varsity
Boys Basketball Junior Varsity
Soccer Varsity

Woods High Debate Team
  Soars in Rankings !

The Woods High School Speech and Debate Team Rank in the National Speech and Debate Association jumped 40 positions this month. We are now ranked in the top 15.1% of all schools participating in NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association) competitions, said Coach Val McAvey. This includes schools of all sizes such as Katy Taylor, Bellaire, Kinkaid, Strake Jesuit, Mayde Creek, Memorial among thousands of others. We are in the top 20% in Texas.

Go Wildcats!

Volleyball finishes season
at TCAL State Tournament

Our JV and Varsity volleyball teams have finished up their seasons. Our Varsity team traveled to the Texas Christian Athletic League State Volleyball Tournament in San Antonio October 29th and 30th. We played a warm up game with #3 ranked Cristo Rey on Friday and won in three sets. We faced #1 ranked Allen Academy on Friday and lost in three sets. We played the best game of our season on Thursday, so our team was very proud of our overall performance. Senior, Gabrielle Holt, also earned an All Tournament award.

Our JV team wrapped up their season a week before with a 2-11 record. The Varsity team went a perfect 6-0 in district play and earned the District Championship for the second straight year. We had 7 All District selections, 5 All Region selections, and 3 All State selections.

We had a great season with 20 wins, 9 losses, and 1 tie. Our team worked hard all season and each player improved.

We are thankful for all of the support we received throughout the season and we look forward to next season. We will have many players returning, and we definitely have players ready to step up and fill big roles.

Go Wildcats!

Our National Merit Finalists

School of the Woods congratulates two National Merit Finalists from the class of 2015. Both women were acknowledged for their high academic standards, school and community activities and leadership abilities. Stanford University and Yale University will be enriched by these life long learners.

November 2015 Inside the Woods 
  Featuring - Early Childhood Grandparent’s Day, Evening Learning Programs in Nov, Fine Art Exhibits This Fall, Knowing Who Your Child Is, Putting Your Trust in the Process, Fibonacci Day, What’s Your Net Worth, Montessori: More Relevant than Ever
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Evening Open House
Programs Coming Up!

Every year School of the Woods hosts get acquainted evenings for anyone interested in learning about Montessori education. The events are open to the general public, as well as parents whose children are already enrolled here. These programs are structured as full-evening events.

Three sessions are scheduled for January 2016; January 12 - Upper Elementary, January 19 - Elementary, January 26 - Early Childhood.

Current and prospective parents will learn how Montessori tenets blend seamlessly from elementary grades to middle school years and how the curriculum is organized at each level.

Reservations are not required. All programs start at 7 PM.

Parent Volunteer
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Join the fun and volunteer for events that are organized and sponsored by the Parent Volunteer Community . Contact the Events Coordinator for further information.

School of the Woods Participates
in Montessori Census

The largest effort ever to collect data on Montessori programs in the United States is underway. The 2013-2014 USA Montessori Census is a collaborative effort between all major Montessori associations in the USA. The Montessori School Census will, for the first time, provide authoritative information on the size, location and organization of Montessori education in the USA. Learn More ...

2015-2016 School Year
Faculty & Staff

August 24, 2015, the entire School of the Woods Staff gathers for a kickoff meeting to start the 2015-2016 school year. After a joint morning session, everyone dispersed to the classrooms and offices to prepare for arrival of the first students on August 31.

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   School of the Woods
The School of the Woods, a Montessori school, admits students of any race, color, national & ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs & activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national & ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship & loan programs & athletic & other school administered programs.