The mission of Houston Academy, a college preparatory institution for grades PreK-12, is to prepare students for responsible participation in a global society by providing an excellent learning environment and opportunities to achieve their highest academic, social, and creative potential.
Houston Academy is a college preparatory school. As such, the curriculum aims quite properly toward fine scholarship. The teachers who implement the course of study maintain high academic standards to insure the development of skills and the mastery of ideas requisite for matriculation at higher levels of learning. Driven by the ideals of the mission statement, Houston Academy seeks to prepare its students not merely to endure the world about them, but to thrive in it. We endeavor to develop students who enjoy thinking, analyzing, and expressing. We intend for them to make a significant difference in their community. The Academy strives to help individual students to develop their personal, intellectual, physical, artistic, and social selves to their utmost capability.
Houston Academys Upper School curriculum focuses on the core classes yet gives students a sampling of electives to meet their interests and talents. Honors and AP classes, in addition to the college preparatory level, give students the opportunity to fulfill their potential and expand their horizons. The strength of Houston Academys Upper School is the excellent, qualified faculty members who strive every day to challenge, enlighten, encourage, and intellectually stimulate their students. In Upper School a semester system is in effect with an additional one week Short Term program in the spring. There are seven periods in a school day and classes meet for fifty minutes. Six of the seven periods rotate on a six day cycle. This serves to uphold Houston Academys strong academic tradition.