Ignite Your Interests
Student life offers a number of ways for students to go beyond the classroom to benefit socially and physically. Enjoy a wide range of activities and trips that include: an annual retreat, theme days, museums, theater, dances, and much more.
Memorial Private School opens the world to students, allowing them a chance to explore new experiences, hone their talents, and ignite new interests.
“It’s a really friendly school where our son feels happy and thrive. Definitely a good environment for him and for other middle schoolers and high schoolers who may be better off in a smaller environment. They will both push for academics and social development.” – Parent, Facebook
Below is just a sampling of the kinds of activities that make student life at Memorial Private School a place where students can build meaningful friendships and expand their horizons. Also, check out our photo gallery or read more about our community service projects.
It is a peaceful environment and is less stressful than a big school. — Amy, Student
Every fall as part of our student life programs, students venture beyond the boundaries of our campus for some time away in Giddings at Camp Tejas. Time to relax, unwind, or just hang out, students enjoy building close friendships and trying new activities.
To get students moving, the camp offers zip lining, swimming, and a ropes course. For some healthy competition, students also enjoy playing games, horseshoes, and shuffleboards. A highlight of the retreat is time spent on the moonlight hayrides and around the bonfire in the evening.
Clubs and Student Council
Every year is a bit different as we seek to find popular clubs for our students. Recent offerings include: Game Club, Esports, Craft Club, Drawing Club, Gardening Club, Comic Book Club, Dance, and Table Tennis.
In the student council, an important student life program to acquire real-world skills in management, students take the lead as they make decisions about dances, the prom, cultural and educational trips, and monthly social excursions.
I love how there are different clubs and a wonderful student council that meets every Wednesday. — Vivian, Student
Educational and Cultural Trips
Off-campus trips are quite popular with students because they expand their viewpoints, perspectives and appreciation for history, science, the arts, and much more.
Here is a list of typical off-campus trips:
- School Days Renaissance Festival
- Houston Zoo
- Main Street Theater
- Health Museum
- Holocaust Museum
- Houston Museum of Fine Arts
- Museum of Natural Science
- Hobby Center, Nutcracker
Teens need to have fun and socialize, so we make this happen on a regular basis. The Parent Club takes students to various places, including the following:
- Sky High
- Ice skating
Dances, Dinners, and Prom
Held at various nearby places, including country clubs, the prom is a special time for all students to connect with on-campus and off-campus friends. Some students even prepare for dances and prom by taking our popular dance and aerobics class.
Students, faculty and staff also enjoy a special annual dinner off-campus at a nice local restaurant. All of these activities allow students to practice good etiquette and build close connections.
Real world learning is key to an education at Memorial Private School. On this special day, seniors switch roles with administrators, faculty and staff. This allows them an opportunity to learn real-world management and business skills. They are given a chance to run meetings, introduce policy ideas, learn about computer systems, and interact with the administration and staff.
A talent show and theme days mark this special time of year. Students express their style and personality on the various dress theme days and showcase their musical, dance, comedic, and theatrical abilities in the talent show.
No school is complete without regular trips to the local library, especially at Memorial Private School, where research-based learning is integral to our approach. Through our close work with companies and universities, students work on research projects tied with real-world applications, and the library is a vital hub for research. At the library, students acquire and reinforce following skills:
- Research Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Reading & Writing
- Project Management
- Time Management
Ready to Ignite Your Interests?
Student life at Memorial Private School offers students many ways to grow personally, socially, spiritually, and emotionally. They explore the world, ask deep questions, build real friendships, and pursue their lives with a sense of meaning and purpose. Contact us to begin the journey.