Encouraging Students to Reach for their Success

Unique one student, one teacher classroom environment

Ideal Learning Environment

Curriculum is tailored to each student's individual needs

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Welcome to The Tenney School

Welcome to The Tenney School, located in Houston, Texas. If you are looking for a private school in Houston with unique learning techniques, you have come to the right place. Since 1973, our private school’s one-to-one learning approach is based on education that maximizes potential. Each of our students receives private, one-to-one instruction in core subjects: English, science, social studies, and math. Students also receive small classroom instruction in elective subjects and labs to improve collaborative learning and social skills.

The Tenney School was founded on the belief that every student has a different learning style, and school curriculum should be flexible to meet each student’s individual needs. Because of this, The Tenney School strives to ensure that each student receives the attention they need to achieve their greatest academic potential.


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The Tenney Difference:

The Tenney School is an Independent School That Fosters Each Student

The primary distinction of The Tenney School is the amount of individual attention provided each student. Through our one-to-one classrooms, teachers will know and understand the academic qualities of each student. The coursework will be tailored to match the needs and abilities of each student.

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The Tenney Student:

The characteristics that describe Tenney School students are numerous and varied
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Academic Improvement

Students enroll at The Tenney School because they are looking to accelerate their learning or improve academic skills that have not developed in traditional classroom environments.

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Learning Environment

Many students enroll at The Tenney School because they are seeking a learning environment change from the typical massive facility and large classroom school.  The Tenney School learning environment is more forgiving and tailor-able to the student’s personality, attention profile, and social strengths.

International & Diverse Student Body in Houston, TX

International students find The Tenney School’s one-to-one program allows them to more quickly adjust to US curriculum and/or instruction in the English language.

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Athletes and Performers

Some students have specialized extracurricular activities that are in conflict with the traditional school model. The Tenney School’s unique program allows them to keep up with their school work while continuing to participate in these activities.

The Tenney Results:

I thank the school & its staff for giving me back my son. For believing in him, for never giving up on him & for helping him to believe in himself.”
Class of 2013 Parent
I really like the small environment and the help and assistance every student gets to have.”
Class of 2019 Student
They teach us to do what we need to do without the help of our parents.”
Class of 2016 Student
Each class is tailored to the student. This allows the teacher to speed up when the students has a good understanding of a topic and slow down when more time is needed.”
Class of 2015 Parent
The Tenney School has unlocked my son’s learning potential through an individualized approach to education.”
Class of 2017 Parent

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