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Parent Recommended Houston Area Preschools… Where to Send the Little Ones to School

PreSchool ListTo help you navigate through the school selection processes, below are reader recommended preschools in the Houston area!  This guide is intended to get you started in your search for a mother’s day out, preschool or bridge program.  Details on hours/programs may change, so get the latest information by clicking the links and looking at the school websites.

If you have more suggestions, please contact me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com!  Also, check out Winnie for a comprehensive, searchable and free directory of all the daycares and preschools in Houston. Listings include detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, availability data and more.

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Listings below with “*” mean they were submitted by the school rather than a Houston parent.  If you are a Houston parent and want to endorse the school, tell me!

Updated: 4/2018

Parent Co-Ops:
Beehive Cooperative Preschool
(West University, 3756 University Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77005)
Parent Co-op
2 years & 8 months (by September 1) through 5 years old
AM Class – 8:30 to 11:30 Tuesday through Friday
PM Class – 10:15-3:15 Monday, 12:15 to 3:15 Tuesday through Thursday
On a parent’s work day, the parent and child arrive 15 minutes early and stay until all clean-up is completed.

“Poe Co” Poe Cooperative Nursery School (Museum District at Poe Elementary, 5100 Hazard Street, Houston, TX 77098)
Parent Co-op
3 years old or 4 years old by September 1.  Playbased program that teaches through play.  (Learn about play based instruction HERE.)
Monday – Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm, 8:00am-3:05pm option available Monday through Thursday
On your parent helper day, the parent must arrive by 8:15am and stay until 12:00pm.


Montessori Schools:
(Learn about Montessori with THESE books.)

The Innovative School (12280 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077)
18 months- 6 years old
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Southampton Montessori (Rice Village, 5012 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX)
Preschool and Kindergarten

Montessori Country Day School (Museum District, 5117 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004)
Infant through 6 years old
7:00am-6:00pm, year-round

Post Oak School (Bellaire, 4600 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, TX 77401)
14 months through 12th grade
Monday through Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm options

St. Stephen’s School (Montrose, 1800 Sul Ross, Houston, Texas, 77098)
18 months through 8th grade
Monday through Friday, 8:00am-2:45pm, with before and after school options.

Wilson Elementary Montessori (2100 Yupon, Houston, TX 77006)
4 year old preschool
Monday through Friday


Schools/Early Childhood Centers:
Avalon Academy (1616 Indiana St, Houston, TX 77006)
6 weeks to 4 year old preschool.

Ascension Episcopal School (2525 Seagler Road, Houston, TX 77042)
PreK 3 & 4.  Extended day options available.

Alianza Eco International School Spanish Immersion (12603 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429)*
6 months to kindergarten.  Monday thru Friday 6 am to 6 pm

Annunciation Orthodox School (Montrose, 3600 Yoakum Blvd, Houston, TX 77006)
3 years old through either grade
7:00am to 6:00pm options.

Bear Creek United Methodist Church School (16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, Texas 77084)
15 months through Kindergarten
2, 3, 4, and 5 day option.

Bering Drive Christian School (Galleria, 1910 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057)
2 years through Pre-K.
2, 3 or 6 days.  8:00am-6:00pm options available.

Bethel Mother’s Day Out (Bethel Church, 825 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057)
9 months through 5 years old
Thursdays & Fridays, 9:30am-2:30pm

Blossom Heights (Westpark near Fondren, 8702 Lipan Road, Houston, TX 77063)
18 months through preschool
Flexible hours Monday – Friday, Early drop-off begins at 7:30, daily, Preschool program from 8:30am until 2pm, 2, 3, or 5 days a week, After care until 5:30 pm.

Chapelwood School for Young Children (11140 Greenbay, Houston, TX 77024)
3 months to pre-kindergarten.  Bridge program available.
School Day: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2 days a week to 5 days a week. After school activities available.

Children’s Place (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, West University, 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005)
6 months through 5 years old
School Day: 9:00am-2:00pm, Extended Day: 7:00am-6:00pm

Chrysalis Christian School (11522 Telge Rd Cypress, TX 77429)
6 weeks to preschool.
7:00-6:00pm options available.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church (Cypress, 18081 West Road, Houston, TX 77095)
18 months through 5 years old.
Monday thought Friday – 9:00-1:00pm

Crossing Boarders (Rice Village, King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX  77005)
Spanish, Mandarin, French and English Preschool
18 months through 5 years old.  Before and Afterschool care for 5-12 year olds.

Esperanza School (Rice Military/Heights,1100 Roy Street, Houston, TX, 77007)
6 weeks through 5 years old.
Pre-School, Mother’s Day Out, Afterschool Programs, 6:30am – 6:00pm Options Available

Faith Lutheran Day School (Bellaire, 4600 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401)
3 years through Kindergarten, Kinder bridge available
Monday – Friday:  7:00am – 6:00pm

First Steps Montessori (The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd  Houston, TX 77019)
18 months through kindergarten
Monday – Friday: 8:15am – 2:30pm

Kid’s Day Out (KDO) Learning Center (First Presbyterian Church of Houston, 5300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004)

Kid’s Day Out Learning Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of young children by nurturing the whole child. The curriculum is thematic and incorporates art, music, science and math, writing and language skills, literacy, dramatic play, sensory experiences, block building, Bible and more.  KDO serves children ages 4 months through Pre-Kindergarten.  MWF 9:00am-2:30pm (extended care 8:00am-3:45pm)

Klein Weekday Ministries (Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring, TX)
18 months through 5 years old
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Kindergarten Bridge offered

Montessori Learning Institute (Beechnut & Maple locations)
5701 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074 (Ages 1-3) and 5812 Maple, Houston, TX 77074 (Ages 3 and up)
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 6:30pm options available

Our Savior Lutheran School (5000 W Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77091)
Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds.  School is also K through 8th grade.
9:00am to 2:00pm.

Pilgrim Lutheran School (8601 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, TX 77096)
18 months through 8th grade
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 6:00pm options available

Presbyterian School (5300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77004)
Preschool (2 by January 1) through Middle School
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm options

Rainard, Gifted & Talented (11059 Timberline Rd, Houston, TX 77043)
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Houston’s only nonprofit, private school for gifted children.
Monday-Friday: 8:15am to 12:30pm 

Redd School (4820 Strack Road, Houston, Texas 77069)
Horses, bunnies, plants, pool and they teach Spanish.
Infants through Middle School.  Extended hours available.

The Regis School (7330 Westview Dr, Houston, TX 77055)
All Boys. PreK 3 and 4.
8:00am-3:00pm with extended day options.

River Oaks Baptist School (River Oaks, 2300 Willowick Rd  Houston, TX 77027)
2 years old through 8th grade.
Pre-Kindergarten is 8:15am-11:45am with an option for 7:30am-3:15pm.

School for Little Children (Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401)
Preschool: Turning 3 and 4, 2-5 days/week 9-12 (with stay and play option until 2 on select days)
NAEYC, MDO 15 mo-30 mo, 2 days/week 9-12 and 9-2

School of the Woods (1321 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055)
2.5 years through high school
Monday – Friday:  7:00am – 6:00pm options available.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Heights, 1819 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008)
12 months through 5 years old
Half Day: 8:45am – 12:45pm, Full Day: 7:45am-2:45pm, Early AM: 7:45am-8:45am

St. Catherine’s Montessori (Timberside Dr near 610, 9821 Timberside, Houston, Texas 77025)
14 months through 9th grade
Toddlers: Monday-Friday, 8:15am-11:30am, Primary: Monday-Friday, 8:15am-3:15pm, Extended Day until  6:00pm

St. Frances Episcopal Day School (Memorial, 335 Piney Point Rd, Houston, TX 77024)
18 months to 8th grade
Monday – Friday, extended care until 6:00pm.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Preschool (St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Galleria, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056)
12 months through 5 years old
Monday – Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm
Kindergarten Bridge offered

St. Paul’s School (Museum District, 5400 Fannin, Houston, TX)
6 months through kindergarten
9:00am – 2:30pm, extended day 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Strawberry Fields of Learning (902 Marina Bay Dr, Kemah, TX 77565)
Walking to 6 years old.
Up to 5 days a week.  9:00am to 3:45pm, with extended day available.

Summus International Private School (8045 FM 1960 E. Atascocita, TX 77346 )*
Multilingual full immersion school that concentrates in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese instruction. 6 weeks through pre-K, Regular schedule 7:00am-6:00 and extended day 6:30-6:30. Afterschool enrichment Spanish and Chinese classes for kindergarten thru 5th grade. English is only spoken during 2 hours at the end of the academic day.

Trinity Lutheran (Downtown, 800 Houston Ave, Houston, TX)
6 weeks through 5 years old for Early Childhood School (Trinity Lutheran goes through Middle School)
Full-time and part-time program options, Monday-Friday: 6:30am-6:00pm

Wesley Academy (First Methodist Houston, Westchase, 10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042)*
6 months through 8th grade
7:30 am to 3:00 with extended care from 3- 6pm.

The Yellow School (Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024)
3 months through kindergarten
Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 2:30pm (includes optional extended day)

Zion Lutheran (Heights, 3606 Beauchamp, Houston, TX 77009)
Call 713-869-6844 (website under construction!)

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  1. March 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    Bear creek United Methodist church school

  2. March 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    Chapelwood School for young children!

  3. March 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    Chapelwood Methodist School

  4. kari
    July 9, 2015 at 10:26 pm — Reply
  5. September 3, 2015 at 7:27 pm — Reply

    Oak forest elementary rated 10 out of 10 in greatschools.com
    I loved it there and so did my daughter!

  6. March 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    The Goddard School of Spring Klein!

  7. Purak Parmar
    April 8, 2016 at 10:41 am — Reply

    The Goddard School Spring/Klein
    8727 Eastloch Dr
    Spirng TX 77379
    (281) 251-4507

  8. June 22, 2016 at 11:09 am — Reply

    Memorial Lutheran School has a wonderful Early Start and Preschool Program through 8th grade!

  9. Lisa G
    December 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm — Reply

    Johnson Memorial School, Oak Forest

  10. January 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    La Maternelle French Academy
    French Lanaguage Immersion Preschool that follows the French Ministry of Education’s curriculum for preschool aged kids.

  11. August 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm — Reply

    First Friends Parent’s Day Out is an affordable, faith-based preschool serving infants through toddlers. Conveniently located in Midtown, this program boasts educated teachers, small class sizes, and a commitment to fostering every child’s educational and emotional needs. http://www.firstfriendshouston.com/

  12. Sabrina Allen
    March 26, 2019 at 2:19 pm — Reply

    I second Memorial Lutheran School on Westheimer. We started there for Pre-school and our daughter will be entering 2nd grade there next year. We love the school!!

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