Our eighth grade students spend their final year at Presbyterian School preparing to share their personal experiences and passions with the greater Houston community and the world beyond. A daily balance of leading others and depending on the guidance of those around them serves as the essential skill to hone and master. Based on authenticity of self and respect for others, our curriculum explores the way in which our culture presents itself through people of integrity and energetic focus. From the character analysis of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird to the confidence required to design and report on their own scientific experiments in Integrated Physics & Chemistry, our students own their learning and stand as models for those they encounter in the future.
About our Advisory Program
We prioritize intentional community building through a custom-built advisory system, assemblies, and school trips. In advisory, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who is their go-to adult in the building for both navigating triumphs and addressing challenges throughout the school year. This nurturing environment extends beyond individual advisories, as students and faculty come together bi-weekly for assemblies to reflect on core values, celebrate growth, and showcase talents. The advisory experience is enriched with lessons from our school counselor, focusing on navigating the complexities of the school year. Activities like community circles, festive door decorating competitions, and reflective exercises around conference times foster a deeper sense of community and personal development. Through these initiatives, we create a cohesive, supportive atmosphere where our goal is for every student to feel valued and connected.