Our School

Our History

Founded in 1966, The Village School initially served 100 students, aged three through five. In 1973, Ms. Betty Moore acquired the school and set forth the school’s original mission to “foster excellence through knowledge, character, and integrity," a guiding legacy that continues to shape the school's character and purpose.

 

In 1981, The Village School outgrew its facility. In order to meet the increasing demand, we moved to a larger campus on Memorial Drive. By 1983, however, the program had expanded to include students from pre-school through grade 4. We then relocated to our current campus on Westella Drive.

 

In 1984, the first of three new buildings opened, providing space for 25 classrooms, a gymnasium, a stage, a computer room, a music room and a library. The school also added grade 5 and increased our enrollment to nearly 400 students. Grade 6 was added in 1988.

 

The Village School continued to expand throughout the 1990s, adding grade 7 in 1991 and graduating its first 8th grade class in 1993.

Veritas et Scientia
What started as a small, private nursery school in 1966 is now a vibrant campus of approximately 1300 students, spanning pre-school to high school. We believe our dynamic growth record says much about The Village School's commitment to excellence and achievement. Veritas et Scientia:  "Truth and Knowledge" is how both the school - and our students - have grown and thrived.

In 2006, The Village School celebrated its 40th anniversary of academic excellence and joined the Meritas Family of Schools.
 
2008 proved to be another defining year in the school’s history. The Village School opened its high school program, with more than 50 pioneering 9th graders. With each subsequent year, an additional grade was added, with the first senior class graduating in 2012.

Today, The Village School rests on more than 28 acres in a residential area of West Houston. The campus consists of more than 68,000 square-feet of facilities dedicated to the preschool through grade 6 program, and 96,000 square-feet dedicated to the middle and high school programs. In addition, the school has plans to develop 15 acres of land and expand the campus.
 
Our community of students from 40 nations shares a commitment to uncommonly high levels of achievement. Our dedicated and caring faculty and staff continue to prepare students for future success at the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the world.
 
We are fully-accredited by the Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS) and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
 
Village High School is an official International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB Diploma Programme.