Learning Environment

28 Oct, 2019

How Small Schools Can Help with Teen Anxiety and Depression

2019-10-26T11:46:41-06:00

Teen Anxiety and Depression Increasingly, children and teens of all ages struggle with anxiety and depression. It's still too early for research to verify for certain, but many professionals believe that the steadily increasing rate of teen anxiety and depression can be attributed to the increasing use of social media, smartphones, and the internet. If [...]

How Small Schools Can Help with Teen Anxiety and Depression2019-10-26T11:46:41-06:00
18 Oct, 2019

Gifted and Talented as a Disability

2019-10-18T08:39:26-06:00

In many settings, having special intellectual or creative abilities can be more of a disability than a gift. Most of the time, the governance of institutions is set to the pace of the vast majority of people in the high-density middle of the ability curve. Those people who make special demands on the system, in the [...]

Gifted and Talented as a Disability2019-10-18T08:39:26-06:00
7 Oct, 2019

What to Do if Your Child’s First Report Card Grades are Low

2019-10-04T15:05:25-06:00

First Report Card As a parent, the first report card is an important moment. This is your first glimpse into how your child is doing at school academically, and possibly on a personal level as well. For some families, unfortunately, this is also a time of dismay. Your child's first report card may show that [...]

What to Do if Your Child’s First Report Card Grades are Low2019-10-04T15:05:25-06:00
28 Aug, 2019

Competition vs. Achievement at a Small School

2019-08-28T13:00:05-06:00

There are many benefits to sending your child to a small school. First of all, this will guarantee that the child gets more personalized attention from the teachers. So if they need more help with something, they are likely to get it at a small school. On the other hand, if they're picking up something [...]

Competition vs. Achievement at a Small School2019-08-28T13:00:05-06:00
21 Jun, 2019

Four Students Who Learn Better at a Smaller School

2019-06-21T14:34:03-06:00

No two students exactly are the same. And it makes sense that different students learn better in different situations. At The Tenney School, we understand that "one size fits all" does not apply to education. For instance, many young people attend public school, where hundreds of students are crammed into one building. But a big [...]

Four Students Who Learn Better at a Smaller School2019-06-21T14:34:03-06:00
27 May, 2019

Helping International Students Adjust to Language and Culture

2019-05-24T13:54:46-06:00

The number of international students coming to the United States to attend colleges and universities continues to grow. Currently, over 1.5 million international students take college classes in the United States. Additionally, more and more international junior and senior high school students attend school in the United States. Of course, many of these international students [...]

Helping International Students Adjust to Language and Culture2019-05-24T13:54:46-06:00
11 May, 2019

Gifted and Talented: The Importance of Challenging Gifted Children

2019-05-11T08:53:11-06:00

As parents, we all think our children are unique. We may ooh, and awe at the mermaid picture Suzie has drawn or praise Billy repeatedly for his perfect score on his spelling test. Indeed, all children are individuals, and in their own way special, but in reality, only about 10% of the United States children [...]

Gifted and Talented: The Importance of Challenging Gifted Children2019-05-11T08:53:11-06:00
23 Apr, 2019

International Students Excel in our One-to-One Learning Environment

2019-04-23T17:56:45-06:00

The United States is a prominent choice for international students seeking a quality education. However, what is it that draws international students to The Tenney School? Aside from Houston, TX being a compelling and welcoming city, the area itself is not what calls to international students to complete their studying here. It is our unique [...]

International Students Excel in our One-to-One Learning Environment2019-04-23T17:56:45-06:00
18 Apr, 2019

Senior Surprise: The Sense of Belonging at a Small Private School

2019-04-19T07:56:05-06:00

Today there are increasing reports of alienation and feelings of isolation in young people.    Teens, while being especially adept at social media, often feel as if they aren’t really connecting with other human beings. That’s why a small school such as The Tenney School is so effective at making students feel as if they are [...]

Senior Surprise: The Sense of Belonging at a Small Private School2019-04-19T07:56:05-06:00