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The Village School in Houston

By far the best school in Texas, outstanding facilities and accommodation
Address: 13077 Westella Drive Houston, Texas 77077
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Description The Village School in Houston

  • Year of foundation: 1966
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Age of students: 3-18 years, residence from 15 years
  • Type of education: joint
  • Number of students: 1300
  • Programs: elementary school, high school, high school, IB, Advanced Placement
  • Accommodation: residence
  • The cost of studying: from 24750 USD per semester with accommodation
  • Ranking: one of the best schools in the Nord Anglia group

The Village School in Houston is one of the most popular educational institutions of a non-religious type. Every year it accepts students from 40 countries of the world. The school was founded as a kindergarten. Subsequently, it has been increased in size, has changed its location and, nowadays, it continues to actively develop. In 2006, The Village School became a part of Meritas family network. First graduates of the Village School entered the most prestigious universities and colleges in the United States. Today's students are preparing to enter high-rated universities of San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas.

The institution attracts foreign students with high-quality of academic preparation and convenient location. The boarding school is located in a city famous for its energy and space industry. Also, Houston is known as the cultural center of the region. It is full of theaters and museums. As for the visiting card of the city, there are numerous mass events (mainly theatrical, music festivals). 

Academic preparation at The Village School is provided at the highest level. The boarding school offers studying of standard pre-university programs. Very well combined curriculum provides great opportunities for creative development of students. Art is studied in the boarding school at all levels of preparation. In addition, students have a wide range of individual lessons.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Village School in Houston

Program name
07.09.2015 -24.06.2016
from 56 000 $ / year

Preparation at this stage is conducted in a complex way and provides for the child's social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development. In the same way, the study of disciplines of exact and humanitarian courses is envisaged, a balance is maintained between mathematics and social subjects. All children at The Village School study music, Spanish and computer programs. Training on motor skills provides a harmonious work of muscles and excellent physical development of the body as a whole. Teachers take care that the kids in the school feel at home: confident, comfortable and protected.

07.09.2015 -24.06.2016
from 56 000 $ / year

Teachers in this period of training begin work on the personal development of the child, identify and support the talents and abilities of the student. Also, the skills needed to continue studying in high school are being developed. The development of spheres of interests occurs on extra-curricular lessons. It is desirable to attend an athletics course or a sports circle.

07.09.2015 -24.06.2016
from 56 000 $ / year

The complex of attestation courses (Honors courses), several subjects of Advanced Placement (preliminary enrollment) and selective electives are the basis of the AP. This course thoroughly prepares for university life and is recognized by colleges as pre-university.

The program provides for the writing of the final qualifying work and the accumulation of 26 annual attestations (credits). Optional subjects will require 8 credits, 4 students receive credits for social studies and English courses. The courses of mathematics and natural disciplines provide for three necessary annual attestations each. Two loans can be obtained for a foreign language, and lessons in physical culture and fine arts are evaluated for 1 loan. Benefits for the school community should be at least 100 hours during the program.

07.09.2015 -24.06.2016
from 56 000 $ / year

In high school, students can choose a two-year program of preparation for higher education. The diploma IB will allow to enter any higher school of peace. The complexity of the program is in the scientific direction. Of the six subjects necessary for studying, the main are the TOK (ways and methods of obtaining knowledge), the writing of scientific work (4 thousand words) and CAS (150 hours of creativity and socially useful activity). Three subjects students are exploring with the standardized specification (SL), and three - capitally (HL).

If the student has not completed the full program or passed the exams, he does not receive an IB diploma, but a certificate indicating the credits received and the grades in the examinations.

At The Village School, the International Baccalaureate course is divided into 6 specializations. The first group includes a list of humanitarian subjects and is called "Language + Literature" (type A). The group includes English, Chinese and Spanish. Group 2 also aims at learning languages ​​(type B) and involves the development of English, French and Spanish. The third group is "Man + Society". The students who chose it get acquainted with psychology, economic theory and historical subjects. Natural science subjects were included in group number 4. This direction consists of biology, an ecological complex of sciences, chemistry and physics. General and higher mathematics is included in the group number 5. The last group is complex and provides for a combination of subjects in the field of art and disciplines from groups 2 to 4. The sixth group is called "Art + Sample Items" and allows for the study of theater, music, visual art and dance.

Accommodation and food

The Village School students live in comfortable residences in apartments for 2 to 4 people. In each residential building there are kitchens, laundry, spacious equipped relaxation rooms. Students are under control around the clock. With any question, boarders can contact the school staff in 24/7 mode.

Students get full board meals. The menu is usually international, also students can choose vegetarian dishes. Accommodation on campus is available for students from 9th grade, for an earlier age it is necessary to live with parents and relatives.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: algebra, Analysis of scientific data, art, art, biology, Business process modeling, chemistry, Chinese, Computer skills, computer techologies, Computers, design, drawing lessons, ecology, economics, English, French, geography, geology, Geometry, Higher mathematics, history, journalism, letter, Materials Science, maths, modern languages, multimedia, music, Photography / photography, physical Culture, physics, psychology, reading, social sciencies, Spanish, theater, Visual arts, World history,  Creative writing,  History of america
Events list: American football, basketball, Chamber orchestra, chess, Chorus, dance club, dancing, fitness, football, lacrosse, Leadership program, oratory, Protection of Nature, Scientific research group, tennis, Theatrical show, volleyball,  dance Sport


  • The Village School implements an educational model, adopted in the international network Meritas. In particular, the critical thinking course is taught in all classes.
  • A personal studying plan is compiled for each student. It is based on individual student's performance in the group, individual growth, and range of interests.
  • Students have a great opportunity to study individually with teachers and in groups.
  • In the 6th grade vocational counseling for students begins. With the help of experienced specialists, students choose the direction of their future activity.
  • Teaching methods and personal approach allow to guarantee high quality of academic preparation. 

Equipment The Village School in Houston

The boarding school is known for a high level of technology. Here, to ensure the educational needs of students, there are computer classes, interactive whiteboards, wireless Internet, multimedia, graphic tablets, videoconferencing. In the academic building there are scientific laboratories, a library with 20,000 books and a huge electronic information bank. Also, students are offered sports resources. To ensure creative development, there are auditoriums, clubs for interests, music, dance halls. At the school there is a medical center with highly qualified personnel, modern equipment.

Term dates and fees

The school year consists of two semesters. The Village School assumes, upon admission, a number of additional payments: visa support for the school, registration at the school, support of the school guardian (curator) and enrollment in the chosen programme - 3000 USD (If the visa is denied, the deposit is returned). There are compulsory payments (technological fee, telephone charges, books, uniform, accommodation during the holidays) - 6000 USD. All these types of payment must be paid additionally.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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The Village School in Houston reviews

Zemtsova Tamara (daughter Alla), The Village School - Houston

This year she sent her daughter to study in the USA in Houston. The IB program in TheVillageSchool was chosen on the recommendation of the staff of the SMAS. Expectations completely coincided with reality.

Daughters love school, especially Alla notes the variety of electives and extracurricular activities. The daughter is fond of painting, she has an opportunity to develop her abilities in the American school, she plans to participate in the school thematic exhibition. An important advantage of the school for parents is the quality of career counseling. My daughter, thanks to the specialists of TheVillageSchool, was established in the choice of the field of activity.


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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