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    Fast Facts

    • Total Current School Families: 575
    • Preschool Students: 132 (2 years of age through Prekindergarten)
    • Lower School Students: 400 (Kindergarten – fourth grade)
    • Middle School Students: 314 (Grades 5 – 8)
    • Main admission entry points: Discovery, Readiness, Kindergarten, and sixth grade
    • 22% of applicants admitted
    • 142 employees; 99 faculty
    • Faculty with advanced degrees: 50%
    • Average years of faculty experience: 20
    • $341,000 allocated for faculty professional development in 2015-16
    • Over $820,000 of need-based financial aid awarded annually
    • 14.3 acre campus in the heart of Houston
    • Endowment of $32,300,000
    • Active and supportive parent body; 2,200 volunteer positions filled in 2014-15
    High Schools Where Recent R.O.B.S. Graduates Were Accepted for Admission
    Bellaire High School Mirabeau B. Lamar High School
    Dawson High School (Pearland) Memorial High School
    Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart St. Agnes Academy
    Episcopal High School St. John's School
    The Hotchkiss School (boarding) St. Thomas Catholic High School
    Houston Christian High School Second Baptist School
    Houston School for the Performing and Visual Arts Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
    Kinkaid School The Taft School (boarding)
     
    Colleges Chosen by R.O.B.S. Class of 2011
    American University Southern Methodist University
    Amherst College Syracuse University
    Baylor University Texas A&M University
    Belmont University Texas Christian University
    Blinn College Texas Tech University
    Boston College The Savannah College of Art
    Boston University   and Design
    Chapman University Trinity University
    Colorado School of Mines Tulane University
    Cornell University University of Alabama
    Davidson College University of Colorado
    Emory University University of Houston
    Georgetown University University of Mississippi
    High Point University University of Redlands
    Lehigh University University of Southern California
    Louisiana State University University of Texas-Austin
    Northwestern University University of Virginia
    Princeton University Vanderbilt University
    Rice University Wake Forest University
    Santa Clara University Washington and Lee University
    School of the Art Institute Whittier College
      of Chicago Yale University
    Religious Affiliation of School Families
    Methodist 20%
    Episcopalian 18%
    Catholic 16%
    Other Christian 14%
    Baptist 10%
    Not Reported 12%
    Presbyterian   8%
    Non-Christian   2%

    Accreditation
    Praesidium Inc. (the highest industry
    standard in abuse prevention)

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

    Awards
    - Melba Woodruff Award for
      Exemplary Elementary Foreign
      Language Program in 2008
      by the American Council for the
      Teaching of Foreign Languages

    - One of 10 schools to be recognized
      as a National School of Character
      in 2004 by the Character Education
      Partnership

    - Only independent school in Texas
      to receive the Texas Arts Basic
      Award from the Texas Commission
      on the Arts in 1997