Monthly Archives: April 2019

29 Apr, 2019

Tenney School Students Excel at Summer Reading: Beating the “Summer Slide”

2019-04-29T14:44:49-05:00Monday, April 29, 2019|Education Info, Parents, Summer Strategies, Tenney Subscribers|

As summer vacation is upon us, it's a good idea to keep in mind the dangers of the "summer slide." Summer vacation should be packed with fun and adventure, but also needs to reflect the educational priorities you have in place for your child. Summer Learning Loss We've discussed at length the effects of summer [...]

23 Apr, 2019

International Students Excel in our One-to-One Learning Environment

2019-04-23T17:56:45-05:00Tuesday, April 23, 2019|International students, Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

The United States is a prominent choice for international students seeking a quality education. However, what is it that draws international students to The Tenney School? Aside from Houston, TX being a compelling and welcoming city, the area itself is not what calls to international students to complete their studying here. It is our unique [...]

18 Apr, 2019

Senior Surprise: The Sense of Belonging at a Small Private School

2019-04-19T07:56:05-05:00Thursday, April 18, 2019|Events, Learning Environment, Private School|

Today there are increasing reports of alienation and feelings of isolation in young people.    Teens, while being especially adept at social media, often feel as if they aren’t really connecting with other human beings. That’s why a small school such as The Tenney School is so effective at making students feel as if they are [...]

15 Apr, 2019

Is Private School Really Better Than Your Local Public School?

2019-04-15T14:12:53-05:00Monday, April 15, 2019|Education Info, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

When you are thinking about where to send your child to school you may find yourself in the midst of an overwhelming task. Of course, you always want what is best for your child, but when local, Houston public schools are raising standards and offering more college readiness classes, is the cost of sending your [...]

8 Apr, 2019

Trust Your Kids: The Harm of Too Much Parent Intervention

2019-04-08T16:05:49-05:00Monday, April 8, 2019|News, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

By now, you've surely seen the headlines about the "Varsity Blues" scandal. The world is reacting with equal parts shock, anger, and mockery to the list of highly-connected (and sometimes famous) parents who lied, cheated, and scammed to get their children into competitive college programs. Once we move past the legal and moral issues of [...]

1 Apr, 2019

Former Student, Current Author: Congratulations Moyin!

2019-04-01T13:51:27-05:00Monday, April 1, 2019|Education Info, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

The Tenney School is so excited to announce our former student Moyin Oyebanji is now a published author.  Moyin recently completed her book, Musings in a Moment. As some of our teachers have already done, you can purchase her book on Amazon.  Some of Moyi's Tenney teachers were not surprised, as they recalled the passion for [...]

1 Apr, 2019

Summer Learning Loss And How to Lessen it

2019-04-01T13:35:12-05:00Monday, April 1, 2019|Learning Strategies, Parents, Summer Strategies|

As Americans, we often take for granted that the 9-month long school year is simply a thing of fact. We enjoy our leisurely summers, planning long vacations to the beach, overdue family reunions, and long days of fun in the sun. Teachers use this time to recharge, rest and begin their planning for the fall [...]

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