Voted Best Private School 2013-2018
Voted Best Daycare/Preschool 2017-2018
Choosing a school for your kids is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. With so many options and countless reviews to funnel through, finding the best school in the area can seem like a daunting and even impossible task. Well, Brazos Valley, we’ll let you in on a little secret: we know who the best is. And it’s not our opinion, it’s yours. Thousands in our community voted and we just reported the results: from 2013-2018 Allen Academy was voted “Best Private School” in the Brazos Valley. They were also voted “Best Daycare/Preschool” in 2017 and 2018. So, what makes them the best?
Founded in 1886, Allen Academy is the oldest accredited, non-sectarian preparatory school in Texas. As an independent school, Allen Academy has developed a unique culture, curriculum, and staff, placing a high value on excellence and education. Allen Academy is governed by its own board of trustees and is financed by tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue, receiving little, if any, government funding. This gives Allen the freedom to be incredibly selective: maintaining the highest standards for faculty and admitting students and families that place a similar value of excellent liberal arts education. Allen Academy is the only NAIS member school within a 70-mile radius.
With a combined total of 350 students enrolled in Allen Academy’s Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School, class sizes are kept small for an intentional and intimate learning experience. At Allen, students as young as 3 and 4 years old learn alongside students ready to face the intellectual challenge of university life. The 40-acre campus creates a family-centered atmosphere where children are known by name and challenged to reach their full potential by talented, caring, and professional faculty, staff, coaches, and advisors.
At Allen Academy, you’ll find Kindergartener’s dissecting squid, Middle Schooler’s participating in wetland conservation, and Upper School students competing in Mock Trial competitions. Allen Academy’s Upper School even offers 15 Advanced Placement courses affording students the opportunity to earn college credit before they graduate. Allen Academy boasts a 100% college acceptance rate. While that number is impressive, Allen Academy alumni are prepared for far more than college. Allen’s mission is to equip students, not just with an amazing education, but to help them develop the necessary skills and mindset for facing the real world and making meaningful contributions in their local, college, and global communities.
Allen is committed to providing a global perspective not only through an independent school curriculum but through hands-on, intentional learning experiences. Upper School students have the opportunity to study abroad each year, Spanish classes are offered in Kindergarten, and a small, selective boarding program brings students from across the globe to enhance an environment that values relationships, learning from each other, and preparing students for a world that promises to be increasingly unpredictable. This combination of intellectual rigor, learning opportunities, and deep relationships makes Allen unique within the Brazos Valley. Additionally, Allen Academy offers a competitive sports program as well as an amazing arts program where students can explore drama, music, and visual arts.
Does it sound like Allen might be the school for your kids? Come and see this amazing independent school in action. Allen Academy offers tours and shadow days (where your child can partner up with a current student that will guide them between classes and be a friend to them as they experience a typical day at Allen Academy). Once you’ve experienced firsthand what life is like at Allen Academy, you can begin the application process here! Worried about finances? At Allen Academy, 35% of Allen families receive financial assistance. For more information visit their website today!
Location: 3201 Boonville Rd. Byran, TX 77802