Both of our children have made friends at school of so many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. They learn every day that all of God's children are wonderfully made!
Our mission and strategic plan are much more than just words on a page. They act as our roadmap, put in place by the School’s Board of Trustees. Our leaders use them every day to consider options and make decisions: How should our students spend their time during the school day? What curriculum should we adopt? What is the best way to use our financial resources?

Mission Statement

The mission of River Oaks Baptist School is to prepare its students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles.
We believe that strong foundations are built upon:
  • Balanced growth of the interdependent aspects of human nature—intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral, and social.
  • Principles of responsibility, diligence, and cooperation, as well as respect for diversity and the dignity of the individual; and
  • Skills in critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and effective communication.
We believe that our students will reach their fullest growth in a school environment which:

  • Encourages students, faculty, and staff to see themselves as uniquely created by God with special qualities and gifts for development;
  • Balances high expectations with developmentally-appropriate nurturing; and
  • Works cooperatively with parents in concert with the School’s mission for the benefit of the student.

Diversity Mission Statement

The River Oaks Baptist community acknowledges and respects the diversity that exists in our ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, the languages we speak, our genders and ages, the traditions that we observe, the structure of our families, our financial and educational resources, how we learn, and the special needs and gifts that we may have. River Oaks Baptist School believes that:
  • Welcoming people with diverse points of views and being sensitive to the interests and traditions of others emulates Christ-like principles of living; 
  • Diversity in our School community enhances the quality of the education that ROBS provides. 
ROBS is committed to a diverse School community whose members embrace the Mission Statement and policies of the School by:
  • Attracting, retaining, and supporting a diverse student-body and their families;
  • Attracting, retaining, and supporting a diverse faculty and administration who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior;
  • Actively teaching and advocating the appreciation and valuing of diversity throughout the School and community.

Strategic Plan

  • 2013 Strategic Plan

    Buying more land, creating state-of-the-art spaces for learning, continuously enriching our curriculum, and shaping an inclusive community—all these priorities come straight out of our 2013 strategic plan. These are lofty goals. They require time, treasure, and perseverance. But at ROBS, when we make plans, we achieve them.

Progress towards Strategic Priorities

Since the 2013 Strategic Plan was adopted, we've been steadily achieving our goals. These examples illustrate our progress.
    • GOAL:  Enhance student leadership opportunities.

      GOAL: Enhance student leadership opportunities.

      The introduction of fifth grade safety patrol enables students to grow as leaders.

    • GOAL:  Acquire Additional Land

      GOAL: Acquire Additional Land

      Property on Westheimer was acquired to make way for our Middle School building.

    • GOAL: Expand STEAM Programming

      GOAL: Expand STEAM Programming

      Curriculum consultant Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs worked with teachers on infusing lessons with contemporary skills.

    • GOAL:  Expand programming in STEAM.

      GOAL: Expand programming in STEAM.

      The School is partnered with professional engineers to enrich STEAM programming using tools such as robotics, and 3D printing.

    • GOAL: Expand Global Learning Programming

      GOAL: Expand Global Learning Programming

      In tandem with the Japan America Society of Houston, our student exchange program with Chiba City, Japan has fostered friendships and global learning.

    • GOAL: Improve professional development

      GOAL: Improve professional development

      New faculty grants allowed teachers to take advantage of travel and learning opportunities that introduced new skills and refreshed enthusiasm.

Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8

Located in Houston, Texas, River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school for students in preschool, lower school, and middle school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.