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Information Session
  • A Global Family

    We come from over 60 different countries, and leave for some of the best universities around the world.

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  • Personalized Education

    We offer inspiring education designed to nurture your child’s strengths, with one of the broadest post-16 curricula in North America.

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    Our exam results are well above the global average, thanks to our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

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    Your child will grow into a considerate, confident adult, ready to explore a world of opportunities.

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    Catch up on the latest news and find out what we’re doing to brighten up your child’s school day.

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Celebrating Our Host Culture

This concept was discussed all the way back in 1938 by the General Manager of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, and it was not until the 1950s that it finally was put into practice and has now become an annual tradition in Houston.

  • Go Texan Day

Despite coming from many different places and living in many different countries and having so many stories and experiences that interweave to make us who we are, in this moment in time, one common element to all of us, is living in Houston, Texas. I often wonder, what do the children notice about this place, what do they see, hear, smell or feel?

Our class representatives organized some activities to help us to better understand our host culture and to develop our appreciation of how fortunate we are to be living in Texas. We are grateful for our Texan parents working with us with the support of parents from many different backgrounds to add a cultural richness to the day. 

The children excitedly arrived at school dressed in their cowboy boots and hats, jeans and plaid shirts. We made cornbread and cooked sausages and beans. A band of older students performed country music songs. The children eagerly watched the The official Salt Grass Trail Ride as it passed by the school. The Salt Grass Trail is the original and oldest trail ride that promotes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  

As expected there were so many engaging conversations between the children as dressing as cowboys captured their curiosity and imagination. There were so many ideas about cowboys… What is a cowboy? What do they do? Can girls be cowboys too?

“They ride horses and they live in the sand.”  (Bilal)

“They’ve got rope and they wear belts.” (Luke)

“Cowgirls have a lasso to catch cows.” (Juliette)

“They round up bad guys. They live in the wild west.” (Jude)

“Their horses have saddles to sit on.” (Lara)

“They wear cowboy hats and boots.” (Eli)

“They live in a different desert.” (Anna)

“It’s called a cowboy but it could be a horse boy because it rides a horse.” (Noah)

These experiences all bind us together in common memory and increase the depth of our relationships and understanding of one another.