The Admissions Process

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Students at Briarwood have average to above average intellectual ability, but have not reached their academic potential in traditional school environments.

Our Students

Students at Briarwood have average to above average intellectual ability, but have not reached their academic potential in traditional school environments. The Briarwood School offers direct interventions for students with diagnosed learning differences/disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, speech/language disorders, written and expressive language disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and processing disorders as they relate to academic issues.

Our Mission

At Briarwood, we take the utmost care to admit students who will benefit from our program. Our mission is to help students reach their maximum potential through diagnostic-prescriptive instruction in a structured academic environment. Our goal is to build lifelong learners, with success through college, career and beyond.

Our goal is to build lifelong learners, with success through college, career and beyond.

Visit Briarwood

Take a tour of Briarwood. All group tours begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately an hour and a half. Private tours may be scheduled by appointment. Call the school office at (281) 493-1070. At the time of your tour, you will receive a packet of information about the school.

Here is a list of Briarwood’s scheduled tour dates.  You can also register for a tour by clicking on the “Inquire” button below and “Select a Tour.”

Submit the Following

  1. Completed Enrollment Application (available online or through the office)
  2. Recent testing (completed within the past two years) and other documentation such as the following:
    • Psycho-educational testing
    • WISC-IV or Woodcock Johnson
    • Speech/Language evaluations
    • Academic achievement including language, reading, and math skills
    • Comprehensive, professional interpretation of test scores and any relevant diagnosis
    • Professional recommendations for classroom accommodations
  3. Current report cards
  4. Non-refundable processing fee of $100

Review by the Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee will review your application and all documentation materials provided. If placement is a possibility, parents will be notified of the status of the application.

Informal Screening & Interview

If placement is a possibility, the Admissions Office will contact parents to schedule a time for your child to come to school for a ‘screening.’ During the screening, the teachers will work with your child in various subjects such as math, reading, spelling, and writing. This may take from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending upon the age of the child. We try to make this as relaxed as possible for each student. There is no pass or fail, just an informal evaluation to determine some strengths and weaknesses of each student. The children also receive a tour of the school and meet some of the teachers and students.

Parent Interview

After screening, the Admissions Office will contact parents to schedule a parent appointment. Based on staff assessment and current enrollment, your child may be offered the opportunity to enroll.


 

Admissions Contacts

StantonGeorgia Stanton
Director of Admissions
gstanton@briarwoodschool.org
(281) 493-1070 Ext. 150


Matherne

Brynn Matherne
Admissions Assistant
bmatherne@briarwoodschool.org
(281) 493-1070 Ext. 110


Briarwood School Admissions
12207 Whittington Drive
Houston, Texas 77077
Phone: (281) 493-1070
Fax: (281) 493-1343