Academic Success Stories
Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. To qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search, candidates must score above the 95th percentile on grade-level standardized testing and take the ACT or SAT, an above-grade-level testing designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders.
We are extremely proud of Evan for accomplishing this exceptional award and achieving an outstanding ACT score that ranked him nationally in the 93rd percentile for college-bound seniors.
Way to go Evan!
Our brilliant Primary 4 teachers graduated from Rice University’s School Literacy & Culture Weeklong Institute last week. The three ladies attended an early childhood program to deepen their reading and writing competencies and discover innovative teaching techniques.
Ms. McKim, Ms. Kyburz and Mrs. Stevens shared the training with early childhood and elementary teachers from across the country. Not only did they collaborate with a dynamic group of professionals but they also built key relationships with School Literacy and Culture mentors and Creative Writing Camp instructors.
The Primary School teachers are excited to apply their new reading and writing practices with their curious learners and create a hands-on classroom environment.
HSES took home three “First Place” titles, one “Second Place” title, three “Third Place” titles and “Sixth Place” in the Middle School Division – the only school in Houston to rank in the top ten – at the PSIA State Competition.
Ten HSES students participated in the academic tournament that took place on May 6 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. We are very proud of their hard work and dedication during the qualifying process and final round!
The PSIA (Private Schools Interscholastic Association) State Meet hosted around 2,600 contestants from more than 250 schools across Texas. The students from diverse lower and middle school grade levels competed in a wide spectrum of subjects including mathematics, social studies, science, writing, art, reading, music, and more.
Fourth grade presented their first annual Living Wax Museum at Palmer Hall with engaging, project-based learning for all!
The students researched their historical figures and changed into characters with fun costumes and colorful exhibits. The fourth graders awaited to come alive and recite their glorious speeches with the push of a “play” button.
HSES students (including the curious primary scholars), staff and guests browsed through the museum intrigued to watch these characters in action and discover their achievements. HSES was very proud of its fourth grader’s hard work and leadership.