Boarding Schools in Texas
Texas is the 28th state of the United States. It is located in the south central part of the country, or South Central United States that also consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, sharing international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south.
With a total area of 268,820 square miles, Texas is the 2nd most extensive of the 50 states after Alaska, 10% larger than France and almost twice as large as Germany. Its capital city of Houston is the 4th largest city of the country, while San Antonio, the second largest city in the state is the seventh largest in the U.S.
Due to its expansiveness, Texas has a diverse landscape. It is popularly associated with the Southwestern deserts and, due to its cattle industry's importance during the Colonial America and the American Old West era, Texas is often associated with the image of the cowboy. However, desert and badlands, especially in the Big Bend comprises less than 10% of Texas' land area.
With extensive land area and manpower of roughly 25.7 million residents, Texas has a gross state product of $1.207 trillion, the second highest in the U.S. after California, comparable to the gross domestic product of Canada or India, and rivaling the world's 12th largest economy. The state's economic fortune greatly soared in the early 20th century with the discovery of a large petroleum reserve near Beaumont, Texas, ushering the Texas Oil Boom era, marked by rapid regional development and industrialization in Texas that has few parallels in U.S. history.
With strong investments into schools and universities, Texas has a highly developed educational system. In particular, the discovery of oil has helped fund the growth of two of the state's largest university systems, the University of Texas and Texas A&M.
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas, 78701
Tel: (512) 463-9734
Boarding Schools in Texas
Texas is home to hundreds of private schools and colleges, especially in metropolitan areas. There are all types of schools available, ranging from Christian boarding schools to college preparatory schools to early college entrance programs to specialized schools that offer services intended to help students in critical areas in development, like therapeutic boarding schools.
Boarding schools in Texas are usually exempt from state rules and regulations, but in order to offer a level of educational quality similar or better than that of public schools, most schools pursue accreditations from major regional accrediting agencies for educational institutions in the United States. If you need help finding a school, please click this link.
Here's our list of Texas boarding schools.
Fulshear Ranch Academy
10514 Oberrender Road
Needville TX 77461
Tel: (888) 874-7503
Fulshear Ranch Academy is a residential treatment center for teenagers and young adults ages 18 to 24. It's primarily a treatment center that offers an educational component: high school and college coursework, community internships, work experience, and life-skills training, for those long term residents.
The Village School
13077 Westella Drive
Houston, TX 77077
Tel: (281) 496-7900
The Village School is a coeducational, non-denominational private college preparatory day and boarding school located in West Houston area in Texas. It enrolls Pre-K children to grade 12 and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) program and boarding opportunities through Meritas Elite Boarding Program.
Listings for Teen Boarding Schools in texas. In addition to education, most of these private boarding schools provide treatment, therapy, and work training.