School Snapshot

    2013-14 School Population
    • Total Current School Families: 587
    • Preschool Students: 135 (2 years of age through Prekindergarten)
    • Lower School Students: 401 (Kindergarten – fourth grade)
    • Middle School Students: 310 (Grades 5 – 8)
    • 139 employees; 97 faculty
    • Faculty with advanced degrees: 50%
    • Main entry points: Discovery, Readiness, Kindergarten, and sixth grade
    • 22% of applicants admitted
    • Over $675,000 of need-based financial aid awarded annually
    Religious Affiliation of School Families
    Methodist 22%
    Episcopalian 18%
    Catholic 16%
    Other Christian 12%
    Baptist 10%
    Not Reported 11%
    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 2013 Graduates
    Here are a few high schools recent R.O.B.S. graduates are attending:

    Episcopal High School
    St. John’s School
    Strake Jesuit
    Lamar IB Program
    Memorial High School
    St. Thomas Catholic
    St. Agnes
    St. Thomas Episcopal
    Bellaire High School
    Colleges Chosen by R.O.B.S. Classes of 2008 and 2009

    American University
    Ohio Wesleyan University
    University of Alabama
    Auburn University
    Prairie View A & M University
    University of California-Los Angeles
    Baylor University
    Princeton University
    University of Chicago
    Colgate University
    Rhode Island School of Design
    University of Colorado
    College of Charleston
    Rhodes College
    University of Denver
    Columbia University
    Rice University
    University of Florida
    Cornell University
    St. Edwards University
    University of Georgia
    Dartmouth College
    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    University of Houston
    Davidson College
    Sewanee: University of the South
    University of Mississippi
    Denison University
    Southern Methodist University
    University of Oklahoma
    Elon College
    Spellman College
    University of Richmond
    Emory University
    Stanford University
    University of St. Andrews Scotland
    Georgia Tech
    Texas A & M University
    University of Texas Austin
    Lamar University
    Texas Christian University
    University of Texas Arlington
    Louisiana State University
    Texas State University
    University of Virginia
    Loyola College Prep
    Texas Tech University
    Vanderbilt University
    New York University
    Trinity University
    Wake Forest University
    Northeastern University
    Tulane University
    Washington & Lee University
    Northwestern University
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Washington University