Jewish Schools In Houston
The Emery/Weiner School
The Emery/Weiner School is an independent, college-preparatory, co-educational day school for students in grades 6-12. Founded in 1978, The I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School began with a student population of fewer than 20 students. In 2001, the school expanded its scope with the establishment of Emery High School. With the integration of a sixth through twelfth grade curriculum, these institutions were jointly renamed The Emery/Weiner School. Currently, the high school boasts that it is the largest per capita Jewish community high school in the nation. The Emery/Weiner School is an accredited member of ISAS.
Robert M. Beren Academy
Robert M. Beren Academy is the only Jewish day school in Houston to serve students from preschool to 12th grade. It was originally founded in 1969 as The South Texas Hebrew Academy at the corner of South Braeswood and Chimney Rock. In 1998, the school’s name was changed to Robert M. Beren Academy (RMBA) in recognition of a gift by the Israel Henry Beren Foundation.
The Shlenker School
The Shlenker School grew out of the daycare program at Congregation Beth Israel, the temple with which the school is still affiliated. Grades K-5 were added in 1982, when the school was formally established, becoming the first Reform Jewish day school in Texas. The Schlenker School is named in memory of the late Mr. Irvin M. Shlenker, a Houston banker and philanthropist of the 1950’s who was a prominent member of the Beth Israel community. In the words of his daughter, Mr. Shlenker was characterized by “openhearted generosity of spirit, passion for Judaism, for children, and for all humanity.” Following these values, the curriculum at The Shlenker School emphasizes “the development of the whole child” and incorporates Jewish religious education at every level.