SCHOOL
of
the
WOODS
MONTESSORI EDUCATION
1321 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055

Celebrating 53 Years
of Learning!

1962 - 2015

American
Montessori
Society (AMS)
Full
Member
School
     
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Welcome to
School of the Woods!
A COLLEGE PREP MONTESSORI SCHOOL
EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH GRADE 12
Located in Houston, Texas
For Information Phone 713-686-8811
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call 713-756-3919

Coming to the Woods
( Printable All School Calendar )
March 30 - April 3
Middle School: Adventure Trip 
April 1
All School Spring Picnic Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
April 3
GOOD FRIDAY / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session)  
April 6
Parent Education: Coffee with Dr. Betsy Coe, Middle School and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m.  
April 7 - 10
Elementary: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Elementary students  
April 7 - 8
Upper Elementary: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Upper Elementary students  
April 8
Parent Education: Coffee for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Upper Elementary Parents, 8:45 a.m.  
April 13 - 17
Middle School: Immersion Week 
April 15
All School Spring Picnic Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
April 16 - 18
High School: Musical, Woods Hall, 1321 Wirt Rd., Thu., Fri., Sat., 7:00 p.m. 
April 24 - May 1
6th-grade History Field Study to Williamsburg, Virginia  

See the printable
All School Calendar

2014-15 School Year - Highlights
  • THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - November 26-28
  • WINTER BREAK, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - December 22 - January 2
  • School Resumes - January 5
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - January 19
  • PRESIDENTS' DAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - February 16
  • SPRING BREAK - March 16-20
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - April 3
  • All School Spring Picnic - April 26
  • MEMORIAL DAY, Student Holiday, School Offices Closed - May 25
  • LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS, May 28
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Athletic Event Calendars

 
Track Calendar
Middle School Track Meet Schedule
High School Track Meet Schedule
School Location Maps

Basketball Season Wrap Up

JV Basketball played a competitive schedule to finish out the second half of their season. They played Lake Houston, Briarwood, The Oaks, Central Christian, Humble Christian, KOR, Banff, and in the Allen Academy Tournament where they finished 3rd. The boys JV squad ended with a season record of 13 wins and 5 losses.

Our Girls Varsity team finished up their schedule with district play and the Texas Christian Athletic League State tournament held in College Station. We finished district play with a record of 4-1, that earned us a Co-District Championship with KIPP Northeast. We went into the T-CAL State Championships with a #2 seed. We had a bye the first round that put us against Phoenix Charter School from Greenville, Texas in the State Semi-Finals game. We got into foul trouble early and lost 63-31. Despite that tough loss, I am very proud of this young team. We are composed of only 8th graders and Juniors. I am looking forward to a strong core coming back next year, and I hope we can add to this group of dedicated athletes. Our girls varsity team finished with a record of 14-7.

We had one player earn Second Team All-Sate honors, and two players earn First Team All-State honors. These athletes will be honored at the T-CAL All Star Weekend at the end of this month.

Our Boys Varsity team finished up regular season with a tough district schedule. They finished district with a 3-2 record for a second place finish. We went into the T-CAL State Championships with the #6 seed against Corpus Christi Annapolis Academy. We lost that game 52-44. In the consolation round, we played King's Academy from Tyler, Texas and lost 37-70. Coach Andrews says he is very proud of the effort we had this year. I'm proud of the Varsity, and how well the middle school played. I will miss the seniors and all they have contributed to the program. The Varsity squad finished with a record of 12-16. We had one player earn First Team All-State honors, one earn Second Team All-State, and one earn Honorable Mention honors. These athletes will be honored at the T-CAL All Star Weekend at the end of this month. The support we received from our Woods community this season was absolutely amazing. We cannot thank you all enough for all you do for us each game. It was a great season, and we look forward to many more.

Go Wildcats!


Boys Soccer Finishes Up
at T-CAL State Tournament

Boys Soccer had a tough schedule this season against most of the 3A schools in our league under the direction of Coach Jasmine Martinez. In January alone, we played Mount Carmel, Baytown Christian, Allen Academy, and Clear Lake Christian. The team worked very hard, and always had a great attitude no matter the situation.

We traveled to San Antonio for the 3A state soccer tournament as a 2A school. We played our last two games against Cristo Rey and Faith El Paso. Despite many injuries and limited personnel, they held Cristo Rey to zero goals in the second half, and lost a very close game to Faith El Paso.

We have improved dramatically this season and we are looking forward to how this team continues to grow. Our Boys Soccer team finished up their season with a record of 2-7-1.

Go Wildcats!


Girls Varsity Basketball wins
Central Christian Tournament

Our Varsity Girls Basketball team played their best basketball of the season this past weekend at Central Christian's annual basketball tournament. We played Humble Christian on Friday and won 39-19. On Saturday we played Lighthouse Baptist and won 42-4. This put us in the Championship game versus host Central Christian. We played a very exciting game that went into double overtime. It came down to free throws and turnovers, and we secured first place in the final seconds for a 34-30 win.

We also earned four all tournament players awards and the tournament MVP award. These girls gave it their all and it paid off. They were exhausted when the game was over, but they were ecstatic about the win.

Go Wildcats!

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December 2014 Inside the Woods 
  Featuring - Open House programs in January, Book Discussion, E-reading for Young Children, On the Road to Reading, Poem: "The Duel", Conducting Interactive Reading Experiences
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Below:August 18, 2014, the entire School of the Woods Staff gathers for a kickoff meeting to start the 2014-2015 school year. After a joint morning session, everyone dispersed to the classrooms and offices to prepare for arrival of the first students on August 25.


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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 ...


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   School of the Woods
 
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
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.