Outdoor Education Campus
9100 South Freeway
Houston, Texas 77051
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Located just south of the Texas Medical Center on Highway 288 and Reed Road Presbyterian School's Outdoor Education Campus (OEC) serves students in areas of environmental learning, sports and athletics. A wide array of recent research has indicated that contact with nature fosters children’s health, productivity, maturation and well-being. These studies reveal that contact with nature encourages intellectual performance and problem solving in addition to fostering emotional and social development. With the Outdoor Education Campus, our children will find enrichment and more opportunities to develop to their fullest God-given potential.
Pavilion and Outdoor Education Area
The Pavilion is composed of an outdoor education area, classroom space, an athletic training room, locker rooms, teacher work spaces, restrooms, a concession area and administrative offices. The classroom and open outdoor education spaces have the flexibility to be arranged in a variety of set-ups to allow for varied teaching and meeting purposes, both indoor and outdoor.
Two Athletic Fields
Students practice and play field hockey, football, lacrosse and soccer on two athletic fields. Our athletic fields are equipped with 2 wireless score boards and 2 bleachers. Beyond athletic purposes, the fields are used for special school wide events including Back to School BBQ and Field Day.
8 Lane Track
Students utilize the 8 lane regulation size track for cross country and track and field sports. In addition to our sports, the track is utilized for city wide meets and the Annual Lower School Fun Run. The track is adjacent to the shot put ring, discus ring and high jump area. The track is composed of all weather surface.
Nature Garden Areas and Cross Country Trail
The cross country trail offers another venue for our cross country runners. In addition to students, parents and visitors enjoy walking along the crushed granite nature trail. The nature garden areas serve as additional outdoor classroom space for teachers and students to explore their outdoor learning through insect life, gardening and archeological digs.
Baseball & Softball Practice Facility
New in 2019, our baseball and softball practice facility was opened to start the first baseball and softball teams. The facility includes a practice field, 6 batting cages, and space for fielding. Our new Panther Hill located in the back of the facility will become an iconic landmark to the facility.
This landmark wall represents a program that values the skills that are sport specific. These repetitive motions set the groundwork to build upon as students mature into better players. Students use this wall to practice throwing and catching to advance their lacrosse skills and eye hand coordination. We use this in addition to our large lacrosse field.