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Head's Welcome

At The Branch School, love leads

Our love of learning and the keen interests of our students form the basis of all instruction. Our program is focused not only on fostering academic discovery but also cherishing each student as an individual, recognizing each child’s unique talents, and supporting every one of our leaders-in-the-making. Here, students learn how to learn—how to navigate in an ever-changing global environment.
We provide our students with a strong academic program that encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our thinking curriculum nurtures logical, mathematical, and intuitive capacities and allows students to solve problems and express their ideas creatively, in projects and presentations. In addition, we focus on skills which enable our future leaders to communicate effectively, listen to other points of view, collaborate, and empathetically respect the dignity of all. From preschool to middle school, a low student-teacher ratio ensures that lessons take root and kids feel safe to take risks while learning in warm, affirmative classrooms. Our challenging academics develop the qualities of resilience and perseverance, two key elements of present and future success, even as our children feel valued and celebrated for their strengths and contributions to our community.

We hope that as you explore our website, you discover more about where The Branch School might lead your child. If you have any questions, we would love for you to contact us at any time.

Emily Smith,
Head of School

Head of School reading with students; The Branch School; Private School in Houston
Branch School students together at fence on playground; The Branch School; Private School in Houston
Elementary students doing Outdoor Classroom project with compost; The Branch School; Private School in Houston

EMILY SMITH,
HEAD OF SCHOOL

B.A. Psychology,
Smith College

M.A. School of Education,
University of Connecticut