At The Banff School, our mission is to "Educate the Whole Child,” providing exciting and engaging curriculum as well as unique programs and activities that help the students grow and mature, both academically and creatively. It is these one-of-a-kind programs that we feel set our school apart and have helped to grow and foster our amazing community of learners, leaders and global citizens.
I love my school because it is unpredictable! We always have new, fun things to do - you can walk in one day and the whole day, unexpectedly, has an exciting event or experience happening! It keeps you on your toes.
Christy - 10th grade student
Educating The Whole Child
At The Banff School, students are prepared for the college or university of their choice, with a strong academic foundation, emotional maturity and confidence to succeed. There is a reason we are the best private school in Houston. Our excellent staff offers the best focus for students as they prepare for their college education, all throughout their grade school years.
Technology at Banff is more than just devices - it is an integral part of the educational skills and attitudes that are necessary for our students to succeed in higher learning, in employment, and in life.
The Banff School Winterim is an innovative curricular feature for students in our 6th-12th grades. Modeled after the college January term concept, Winterim is designed to increase learning and community service opportunities.
Bridging the gap between classroom knowledge and real-world experience is what experiential learning is all about. Our experiential education trips build essential skills in critical thinking, creativity, innovation, collaboration, leadership, adaptability, communication, and curiosity.
Our college counselor is personally invested in the success of each student, not ONLY at Banff, but beyond. Our College Counseling Program is intentionally designed to ensure that every student's next big step in life is made with support, guidance, and individualized care.
Advisory plays a large part in our goal to educate the whole child. Our advisors mentor each 6th-12th grade student toward a mature and well-rounded outlook on life while here on campus - as well as in the world around us.