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- Do students get grades?
- What about report cards?
- Do you give the STAAR test?
- Can a student fail a grade at Briarwood?
- What about a summer academic program?
Do students get grades?
What about report cards?
Do you give the STAAR test?
Can a student fail a grade at Briarwood?
What about a summer academic program?
Check out our summer program, Project Briarwood, designed for grade levels 1 through 6. We are introducing Project Briarwood Junior this summer, for kids in PreK 4 and Kindergarten. Project Briarwood and Project Briarwood Junior are four weeks, June 5 through June 30. For more information, go to www.briarwoodschool.org/academics/summer.
- My child (and the whole family) struggles with homework. Will Briarwood help with this?
- Is there after-school care?
- Do you have sports?
My child (and the whole family) struggles with homework. Will Briarwood help with this?
Is there after-school care?
For students in the Lower School (K-6), an After School Program is provided on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mustang Madness offers several classes including art, music, sports, tutoring, and speech supported classes.
Do you have sports?
Students in grades 7-12 may participate in Briarwood’s interscholastic athletic programs. Sports activities include track, basketball, flag football, tennis, soccer, golf, cross country, and volleyball. Students in 6th grade may participate in spring track.
Is there tuition assistance?
Briarwood offers need-based tuition assistance through Blackbaud Financial Aid Management. The application and acceptance process is separate from the tuition assistance process. An application for tuition assistance may be submitted only after the contract is accepted. (Please see tuition assistance procedures below.) Tuition assistance covers only a portion of the tuition.
While tuition assistance is offered, it is important for the family to assume primary responsibility for financing their child’s education. Both parents/guardians, if applicable, are expected to contribute to tuition. When completing tuition assistance documents, both parents/guardians are expected to include all assets. This includes parents who are divorced, separated or not married.
Briarwood strives to offer tuition assistance to as many families as possible through grants and donations. Our funds are limited to the amount raised and families who are awarded assistance are expected to sell raffle tickets, secure sponsorships and participate in volunteer activities.
Tuition Assistance Procedures
An application for tuition assistance can be made after the student has been accepted and all required enrollment paperwork is received by Briarwood. Assistance is granted on the basis of the financial information provided. The Briarwood school determines tuition assistance annually. Amounts may change and are not guaranteed from year to year.
Briarwood uses BlackBaud Financial Aid Management to process tuition assistance applications for parents of current students only:
General Admissions Questions
- Are there any openings for the current school year?
- What are the criteria for acceptance?
- What do you need for the application process?
- How long does it take until we know if our student has been accepted?
- Can students enroll at any time of the school year?
- Are immunizations required?
Are there any openings for the current school year?
What are the criteria for acceptance?
What do you need for the application process?
Click here to go directly to the Admissions Process page.
Thank you for your interest in the Briarwood School. The application deadline for first round admissions decisions for the 2023-24 school year has passed. Applications may still be accepted after speaking with either Beth Anchondo, Director of Admissions, or Ashley Ackerman, Admissions Associate. Please email for a phone appointment to discuss your child further.
How long does it take until we know if our student has been accepted?
Can students enroll at any time of the school year?
Are immunizations required?
All students enrolled at Briarwood shall be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A student who fails to present the required evidence shall not be accepted for enrollment. The only exception to the foregoing requirement is a medical exemption signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O) authorized to practice in the State of Texas, which includes the physician’s license number. The Briarwood school nurse will review the immunization status of all enrolled students.
The Briarwood School does not accept exemptions based on conscientious objections.
- How many students are in a class?
- What about school lunch?
- What about transportation?
- Do students wear school uniforms?
- Do students dress out for P.E.?
- When does school begin each day? How early can my child arrive?
- Why do you dismiss early on Wednesday?
- We have children in another school. Will the school calendars match?
How many students are in a class?
What about school lunch?
Each school (Lower, Middle-Upper, and Tuttle) has their own lunchroom. Road Runner Foods is our school caterer. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, they provide a hot lunch. To set-up an account, go to lunchdirect.com and enter the Briarwood registration code 122071. Students may also choose to bring their lunch.
What about transportation?
Briarwood students travel from all over Houston and the surrounding areas. There are many ways that students come to school each day. Briarwood parents have organized buses, van services, and carpool. StarKids Express is a bus service that will provide transportation for your child to and from Briarwood. Please call the front desk at (281) 493-1070 for more information.
Do students wear school uniforms?
Do students dress out for P.E.?
When does school begin each day? How early can my child arrive?
Why do you dismiss early on Wednesday?
We have children in another school. Will the school calendars match?
- Do you have speech therapists that work with the students?
- Do you have occupational therapists that work with the students?
- Do you do any testing or evaluations at The Briarwood School?
- Can you give us some names of professionals that do testing?
Do you have speech therapists that work with the students?
Yes, we have certified speech and language therapists on staff. All new students are screened to see if this is a service that would be beneficial. There is an additional fee for this service. If you already have a therapist, our teachers do collaborate very effectively with speech and language therapists that work outside of Briarwood.
Do you have occupational therapists that work with the students?
Do you do any testing or evaluations at The Briarwood School?
Can you give us some names of professionals that do testing?
- My student is working below grade level. Is that ok?
- How long will it take for my child to ‘catch-up’ and go back to our neighborhood school? How will I know when the time comes?
- Are many students able to return to a regular school program without a problem?
- Do you have students who stay at Briarwood for a long time?
- Do Briarwood graduates go to college?
My student is working below grade level. Is that ok?
How long will it take for my child to ‘catch-up’ and go back to our neighborhood school? How will I know when the time comes?
It is impossible to predict the length of time it will take to remediate any child. They are all individual and unique. Learning differences are lifelong. With early intervention at Briarwood, children with learning differences learn compensatory skills and strategies to become successful, lifelong learners. The Briarwood Transition Team regularly evaluates the progress of each student. Parents will be advised when the time approaches that their student is ready to move to a more traditional school setting.