Nearly 25 years ago, leaders from the Houston Jewish Community embarked on a bold vision: to create a pluralistic, community day school similar to others in cities such as Los Angeles and Atlanta. The hope was to attract kids and families who would otherwise not continue formal Jewish education beyond their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. That hope has been more than just realized - it's exceeded what even the most optimistic dreamers could have imagined. Today, the Emery/Weiner School is regarded as one of the premier private schools in Houston and ranked #3 among Jewish Schools nationally.
Now, with nearly 600 students on a campus that cannot meet existing needs and increasing demand, we need to expand the school to enhance our ability to provide a first-class education in all realms, on a safe, secure, and state-of-the-art campus.
In 2022, the School completed a Master Campus Plan to identify priorities related to physical and non-physical expansion that would help us better effectuate all aspects of our mission. From this planning process was formed the Elevating Excellence Campaign.
During the first phase of the Campaign, we are addressing the most pressing existing needs the school currently faces with new construction on the southeast corner of the campus that will become the Sports and Engineering Complex. The new buildings will house the Levine Innovation Lab (a half-million-dollar asset that is currently confined to a temporary building), several new STEAM-focused classrooms, an enclosed gym, much-needed multi-use athletic space, new and renovated locker rooms, and a scene construction shop for our theater program.
To support the Elevating Excellence Campaign, and for more information on the project, please email Rebecca Starr, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.