For over 60 years, River Oaks Baptist School has been driven by an audacious dream: to offer an ambitious academic program while holding fast to our Christian roots. We have always believed that cultivating children’s intellect, spirituality, and character are inextricably intertwined. We are now pursuing another big plan—construction of a new Middle School building completely designed around the way children learn best.
Research tells us learning environments matter. Kids flourish in light-filled spaces, with ample room for active learning; in outdoor areas with breeze and sunshine; in flexible spaces with the freedom to experiment; and in quiet nooks for reflection and solitude. We are building just such a place.
Our new building is designed to strengthen the bonds among students, teachers, and the entire ROBS community. Each grade will “own” a whole floor, complete with classrooms, an advanced science lab, and a spacious room where the entire grade can gather. Outdoor terraces and balconies will extend classrooms, while a room for Bible instruction and adjacent prayer garden will provide peaceful sanctuary.
The additional space allows for expansion of our curriculum and our student body. The building will include a versatile black-box theater; dedicated music rooms for instrumental and choral instruction; studio spaces for visual arts; a high tech hub for robotics, graphic design, and photography; and an underground parking garage. While our student body will grow, individual class size will diminish.
Our formula for success has produced a unique school environment in which kids love learning. Over the years, you have helped generations of children define their dreams, grow their faith in God, and go forth confidently into the world. Today, we have another ambitious vision, one we can only achieve with God’s grace and your support.
In town hall meetings held in April 2017, ROBS leaders laid out their exciting plans for the School's future. Excerpts from the presentation are included below. Just click the link in each response for a brief video with more information.