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  • We are Unique

    An American school with an international community in Houston.


  • We are Creative

    Experience the joy of creating something together.

    Visual Arts

  • We are a Team

    Building confidence, building teams.


  • We are Innovative

    Fostering a love of learning.

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  • We are Competitive

    Building confidence, teamwork, and wellness

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  • We are Connected

    Striving to create, express, and shine.

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  • We are Home

    A truly immersive learning experience. Currently accepting boarding applications, limited placements available.

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  • We are Village. Are you?

    Rigorous. Inspired. Innovative. Ready.

    Welcome to Village MS

Katie Lopez

Katie Lopez My School My Story

Art Department Chair

The feeling of a camera in her hand sets her mind at ease. As she looks at the world through her lens, her mind drifts as she imagines the final photo. She moves herself and the camera around the subject, finding the perfect shot second nature to her now. For her, photography is a way to create a tangible piece of her soul. A bell sounds and chatter brings her back to reality as she looks up at the clock. It’s time for her next class. She puts down the camera and walks to her desk, welcoming the eager young faces as they file in. She smiles as she begins her lesson. She is fortunate to be able to pass her passion onto the next generation. 

Katie Lopez, the visual art instructor and art department chair at The Village School, has been teaching for eight years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with concentrations in photography and art history at Sam Houston State University and attended Concordia University for her masters in education with concentrations in curriculum and instruction. She is a supporter of the Houston art scene and entered Village’s first Art Car in the annual Houston Art Car Parade. 
“I love the opportunity and flexibility to create the department curriculum. The challenges and risks Village administration allows me to make, for example cutting a car in half for the sake of art, is a rare gift,” Katie said. “The diversity and the support the school community has truly make Village a unique place. I believe that our school has the most kind, accepting, and amazing students.” 

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