The Emery/Weiner School
The Emery/Weiner School, a private, college-preparatory middle and high school located in Houston, TX, is different! First, we provide the finest academics; second, we educate the whole child; third, we maintain a unique student culture; and fourth, we do all of this in an environment that is framed by and infused with progressive and pluralistic Judaism.
Our academic program encompasses traditional and progressive methods. For instance, we stress skills such as writing and reading, but also engage in experiential learning and regular field trips. Our approach to Judaic studies is a modern one, which seeks to make the material and the traditions relevant for each student. And our culture is one that empowers students in order to create in each a sense of responsibility not only for their school community, but for the greater community at-large.
Established in 1978, the I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School began with a student population of fewer than 20 students. Today, the Middle School alone serves over 200. From our successful past, a new future emerged with the establishment in 2001 of Emery High School, the renaming of the School as The Emery/Weiner School, and the creation of a cohesive 6-12 curriculum. This year, with a total population of 475 students, Emery/Weiner will graduate its seventh senior class.
Emery/Weiner is a pluralistic and progressive community middle and high school in, Houston, TX that emphasizes commitment rather than commandment. The result is a learning partnership in which students feel a sense of ownership, and, more importantly, become graduates instilled with moral self-reliance.
Our mission is to educate and develop students whose intellect, moral character and Jewish identity provide a lifelong foundation for personal growth, commitment to the Jewish people and Tikkun Olam—improving the world in which we live.