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    School Snapshot

    2014-15 School Population
    • Total Current School Families: 589
    • Preschool Students: 132 (2 years of age through Prekindergarten)
    • Lower School Students: 399 (Kindergarten – fourth grade)
    • Middle School Students: 314 (Grades 5 – 8)
    • 141 employees; 104 faculty
    • Faculty with advanced degrees: 50%
    • Main entry points: Discovery, Readiness, Kindergarten, and sixth grade
    • 22% of applicants admitted
    • Over $820,000 of need-based financial aid awarded annually
    Religious Affiliation of School Families
    Methodist 20%
    Episcopalian 18%
    Catholic 16%
    Other Christian 14%
    Baptist 10%
    Not Reported 12%
    Presbyterian   8%
    Non-Christian   2%

    School Hours and Schedule
    Discovery 8:15 - 11:45 a.m.  MWF or TTh
    Discovery Plus 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  MWF or TTh
    Readiness and Prekindergarten 8:15 - 11:45 a.m.  M - F
    Readiness Plus and Prekindergarten Plus 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  M - F
    Kindergarten 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  M - F
    Grades 1 - 4 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  M - F
    Grades 5 - 8 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  M - F

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    National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    Education Records Bureau (ERB)
    Independent School Management (ISM)
    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

    • R.O.B.S. was the only school in the nation to receive the prestigious Melba Woodruff Award for Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Program in 2008 from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
    • R.O.B.S. was one of 10 schools to be recognized as a National School of Character in 2004 by the Character Education Partnership.
    • R.O.B.S. was the only independent school in Texas to receive the Texas Arts Basic Award from the Texas Commission on the Arts in 1997.
    • R.O.B.S. received the Blue Ribbon Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education in 1991.
    High Schools Attended by 2014 Graduates
    Here are a few high schools recent R.O.B.S. graduates are attending:

    Strake Jesuit
    St. John's
    St. Agnes
    St. Thomas Catholic
    Lamar IB
    Second Baptist
    Carnegie Vanguard
    Colleges Chosen by R.O.B.S. Class of 2010
    Auburn University Loyola University Tulane University
    Austin Community College     Messiah College U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Baylor University New York University University of Alabama
    Belmont University Pomona College University of Georgia
    Carnegie Mellon University Princeton University University of Houston
    Coastal Carolina University Rhodes College University of Kansas
    College of William & Mary Rice University University of Missouri
    Columbia University Santa Barbara City College University of Oklahoma
    Covenant College Southern Methodist University University of Pennsylvania
    Duke University St. Edward's University University of Southern California
    Duquesne University Stanford University University of Texas
    EMSAP - UTMB/UT-PA Syracuse University University of Virginia
    Georgia Tech Texas A&M University Vanderbilt University
    Hampton University Texas Christian University Washington & Lee University
    Harvard University Texas State University  
    Louisiana State University Trinity University