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The Bear Essentials Blog

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Four students happily collaborating, showing a warm school community; The Branch School; Private School in Houston

At The Branch School, we believe that strong academics combined with a nurturing environment make for happy, motivated students. Children are unlimited, so we set the bar high. We combine research-based curriculum with project-based learning so students have structure, but can take what they are learning and branch off to learn more about a topic of interest. Students dig deep and use higher-level thinking skills to answer driving questions and memorable experiences are created by the many opportunities given each student.

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The Branch School is a non-profit private institution founded in 1977 and accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and AdvancED.  We offer a low student/teacher ratio and serve coed students three-years-old through eighth grade.  The Branch School encourages higher-level learning through discovery, research and exploration.

Tours of The Branch School's campus are available by contacting Lynne Rankin at 713-465-0288 or by scheduling online

The Branch School is a supportive community which learns and leads from a basis of love and respect.