Learning Environment

1 Jun, 2019

Houston Chronicle Features The Tenney School

2019-06-01T09:02:28-05:00

It's not every day you get to see your name in print.  We are excited to share that the Houston Chronicle recently chose to feature our school. The reporter, Lindsay Peyton, did a really great job capturing the culture and focus of our school. Click here to read the article.

Houston Chronicle Features The Tenney School 2019-06-01T09:02:28-05:00
27 May, 2019

Helping International Students Adjust to Language and Culture

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

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 Culture 2019-05-24T13:54:46-05:00
11 May, 2019

Gifted and Talented: The Importance of Challenging Gifted Children

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

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 Children 2019-05-11T08:53:11-05:00
23 Apr, 2019

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

2019-04-23T17:56:45-05:00

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 Environment 2019-04-23T17:56:45-05:00
18 Apr, 2019

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

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

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 School 2019-04-19T07:56:05-05:00
8 Mar, 2019

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It

2019-03-08T08:27:08-05:00

Education is a cornerstone of our society, and for as long as people have been living and working together, there has been some form of education to help them learn and grow. Over time, the needs of society change and our understanding of how people learn best advances. When this happens, we have to adjust [...]

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It 2019-03-08T08:27:08-05:00
31 Dec, 2018

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid

2018-12-31T10:07:59-05:00

It seems like every day we hear frightening new data on the rise of bullying, and it doesn't take much more than a casual scroll through our social media feeds to find horrific stories of bullying and the awful impacts it has on the children who have endured this abuse. Especially with the rise of [...]

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid 2018-12-31T10:07:59-05:00
6 Nov, 2018

5 Signs That Your Child Would Do Better in a Small School

2018-11-08T09:39:29-05:00

Not every child is cut out for the constant press and hustle of large public schools. While it's true that some children thrive in a crowded environment and rise to the top surrounded by hundreds and thousands of peers, not every child is like this. Many children are quiet, reserved, or work better in small [...]

5 Signs That Your Child Would Do Better in a Small School 2018-11-08T09:39:29-05:00
12 Oct, 2018

Open House, November 6th | 10am-1pm

2018-10-12T14:46:02-05:00

The Tenney School is excited to announce that we will have an Open House this year on November 6th (Election Day).  The best way to appreciate the value of our one-to-one education is to see it in action.  After you vote, come visit us on November 6th to see "The Power of One" Tenney School [...]

Open House, November 6th | 10am-1pm 2018-10-12T14:46:02-05:00
12 Jul, 2018

What Gifted and Talented Children Need from Their School

2018-07-12T17:29:05-05:00

Gifted and talented (GT) children are a definable group of K-12 students recognized for their advanced learning capabilities. Often, their bright minds are recognized by parents and subsequently tested for confirmation. While having a gifted child is a good thing, what does it mean when choosing their school? Choosing the right school for GT children takes more [...]

What Gifted and Talented Children Need from Their School 2018-07-12T17:29:05-05:00