The Difference Defined

The Emery Difference is one of the most frequently repeated phrases that describes our school community. More than just a marketing tagline, it is a statement of who we are, what we believe and why we are unique among Houston-area schools. So what is The Emery Difference?
  • It's a culture characterized by joy, humor, high energy, informality, and occasional irreverence  all of which help effectuate a seriousness of ethical and academic purpose.
  • It's a profound sense of inclusion, connectedness, and community, among and between students and faculty  regardless of individual differences.
  • It's an approach to religious and spiritual instruction that exemplifies vigorous pluralism and embraces machloket (literally, respectful disagreement).
  • It's a student-centered environment that promotes personal development, yet also inculcates awareness of and commitment to others, including the outside world.

Discover the Emery Difference

List of 5 items.

  • Campus

    The Emery/Weiner School is located just outside the 610 Loop in Southwest Houston, near the Texas Medical Center, Meyerland, and Bellaire.

    Our 17-acre campus encompasses a Middle and High School. Facilities include state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a brand new Makerspace a multi-court gym, outdoor sport court, football field and stadium, weight room, multiple music and art studios, a 500-seat theater, and a Black Box theater for smaller theatrical productions.
  • Faculty

    We recruit faculty from at least three nationally renowned conferences each year. In addition to a high number of postgraduate degrees and impressive academic credentials, our faculty has a unique ability to connect with kids. These educators work with students in an intimate learning environment; our student to teacher ratio is 8:1
  • Diversity

    One of the hallmarks of The Emery Difference is our acceptance of diversity in all forms. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Our geographic diversity includes students from dozens of public and private schools from close to 50 Houston area zip codes.
  • Tuition Assistance

    More than 30% of our student body receives need-based financial aid, totaling nearly 1.4 million dollars and reflecting the economic diversity in our community. We are committed to the principle that tuition not be a barrier to enrollment. Students are accepted on a needs-blind basis.
  • Technology

    The Emery/Weiner School is equipped with SMART boards, LCD projectors and universal wireless laptop classrooms. Every student has access to a Makerspace, computer labs, 3D printers, and  a robotics studio.
"Everyone is accepted for who they are. You can be the starting quarterback and the star of the musical and no one will question it. There are plenty of other great schools in Houston that might be bigger or have been around longer, but they are not as accepting, tolerant, bold and different as Emery/Weiner."

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Ms. Caroline Sarnoff 

    Director of Admissions
    832-204-5900 ext. 201
    Emerson College - B.S.
  • Mr. Jorge Arciga 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    832-204-5900 ext. 128
    Rice University - B.A.
  • Mrs. Samantha  Fuentes 

    Admissions Associate
    832-204-5900 ext 189
    The George Washington University - B.B.A.