Students doing science experiement: The Branch School, Private School in Houston

STEAM education prepares your child for a lifetime of learning and earning potential.



“STEAM is an educational approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.”
Susan Riley, Arts Integration Specialist

STEAM takes STEM to a new level. It recognizes the fact that in order to be successful in technical areas, people must also be able to be creative and use critical thinking skills that are best developed through the use of the arts.

If you are looking for a top private school in Houston that helps lay the groundwork for your child to excel later in life, look no further than the STEAM program at The Branch School of Houston. We offer STEAM teaching geared for preschool, elementary and middle school students.


Today’s children need the rigorous education that only one of Houston’s top private schools for preschool through 8th grade can provide. Our student-teacher ratio ranges from 10-1 to 14-1 for core subjects so that academics can be differentiated to meet varied learning styles of students, with:

  • Blended, interactive teaching that appeals to all styles of learning; audio, visual and kinetic
  • Skills-based learning geared to the workplace of tomorrow, including information gathering, digital media, team-building and critical thinking
  • Active environmental education in an outdoor classroom
  • Daily focus on peacemaking, problem-solving skills and conflict resolution strategies
  • A diverse student body representing many cultures and religions
  • A private school campus convenient to the energy corridor and to West Houston communities such as Katy, Hunters Creek, Bunker Hill, Lakes of Eldridge, Lakes of Eldridge North, Jersey Village, Sugar Land and Missouri City
  • Rigorous academics and community spirit that prepares our graduates for top private high schools in Houston

It’s never too early to begin developing your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). That’s why The Branch School provides a fun yet rigorous and age-appropriate education for preschool, elementary school and middle school.


You give your children an inevitable advantage when you choose a STEAM-focused Middle School while also providing the necessary building blocks for success for their formative education.

The Branch School uses STEMScopes, a comprehensive online curriculum developed at Rice University, that provides inquiry-based learning through hands-on activities. This interactive approach engages students through classroom activities, games, virtual labs, embedded technology and online assessments.

STEMScopes allows students to make discoveries and connect concepts. Teachers act as guides, creating activities and projects that incorporate music, art and challenging real-life scenarios that students solve using the knowledge and skills developed through mastery of scientific concepts.

The Arts and Technology –

In addition to our Specialty classes in Art, Music, Drama, and Technology, The Branch School curriculum allows these subjects to become an all day, every day part of the student experience. Imagination and individual creativeness are stressed as each child uses his/her unique abilities to explore, create, and learn.

Learn more about our STEAM school education program and what it can do for your young learner. Call us to learn more or request a private tour.


STEAM-Focused Curriculum

The Branch School's challenging academics focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in a nurturing environment. 

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