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Old 04-24-2012, 10:25 AM
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We are a family of 5 relocating to Houston from Baltimore suburbs. My largest concern is an elementry school for my son. He is currently in a very small, amazing private school in Baltimore City. I believe his school is very comparable to St. John's, but I don't have very high hopes of his admission, given that they don't accept transfers and the application deadline was last fall.
Can you please provide me with some ideas for alternative private schools. I would love to find a school similar to his that offers young students language, technology and art in addition to the basic math, geography, science, PE and social studies. He will be 7 in September.
Also, we have been looking at the Piney Point neighborhood. Can anyone provide me with some feedback about the area? Or offer opinions regarding other neighborhoods to search. My husband's office will be located in the southwest section. We are looking for something with 6+ bdrms and a yard (a pool wouldn't hurt my feelings either).
I appreciate any positive input!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:02 PM
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Piney point isn't a neighborhood per se, it's a bedroom city. I suspect if you're looking in the villages (as bunker hill, hunters creek, piney point, spring valley and hilshire village are known) then you need a boutique realtor to help you any further. All I can say is you're looking in the premiere area of Houston and they all look amazing (barring the occasional teardown ranch) to me.

The schools are pretty much the best you'll find in Houston outside of the private alternatives.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:15 PM
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You could look at Awty, Second Baptist, St Francis, Regis, the Village School if living in the Villages.

If you want to look for housing in River Oaks you can look into River Oaks Baptist or Annunciation Orthodox School.

I suspect you would not be happy with the public schools in the area. Your relo company should steer you to an agent to help your searches.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:11 AM
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We are doing the same move; from Baltimore city to Houston. I am so worried about schools. My kid goes to a great private school in the city but getting into a private school seems so tough in Houston. Would you mind letting me know your experience? Thanks so much,
Worried Mom
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:37 AM
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I've heard peope having success getting into the Village private school. It's located in the energy corridor of Houston.
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