Thank you for visiting us on campus! We hope the information on this page is helpful to you and your family during the admission process. If you have any remaining questions, you are welcome to contact any member of our Admission team.
Your child’s explorations don’t end with the school day! After-school learning at ROBS includes Prime Time, our extended-day program offered until 6:00 p.m. for students in all grades, as well as a variety of enrichment classes.
Prime Time: until 6:00 p.m.
Prime Time is ROBS’ extended-day program, offered every day until 6:00 p.m. Students have a snack, complete homework, and then play! Think of it as the after-school playdate you don’t have to schedule (or supervise). Parents may pick up any time before 6:00 p.m.
Preschool & Kindergarten: $3,550/year
Grades 1-4: $3,300/year
Grades 5-8: $3,250/year
ROBS hosts a variety of after-school activities led by third-party providers. From ballet and Tae Kwon Do to chess and coding, there’s something for students in every grade level starting in Prekindergarten. Kids get to participate alongside friends without parents having to scramble for rides. Win-win.
Here’s a look at current offerings (though these are subject to change). Registration fees are determined by the providers.
Tae Kwon Do
Stay & Play: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Stay & Play is our bridge program for students in Preschool and Kindergarten who have older siblings at ROBS. The program allows the students to stay at school and play with their friends until 3:15 p.m., when grades 1-4 are dismissed, or 3:30 p.m. when Middle School dismisses.
Beginning in Kindergarten, ROBS students are introduced to a wide range of team and individual sports. Our PE curriculum explores principles of team sports and individual sports, with an emphasis on strategy, skill building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Students in Kindergarten to sixth grade have the opportunity to play on United Church Athletic League (UCAL) teams sponsored by the River Oaks Baptist Church (ROBC). The primary mission of the league is to provide families with a place to take part in athletic competition within a Christian environment. UCAL teams typically have one practice/week, one game/week, and parent coaches. UCAL offers soccer, basketball, and volleyball league play, as well as skill practice in other sports such as lacrosse and golf.
Students in grades 6 – 8 compete against other middle schools in the Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (HJPC) in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, swimming, volleyball, and golf. Seventh and eighth graders also can participate in tennis. ROBS is the only school in the conference to field sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teams in every sport it offers. On the court, track, or field, we shape values that will forever help children lead healthier lives both physically and socially. But perhaps the most important result of ROBS athletics? Our students have fun. Your child is encouraged to participate regardless of athletic ability or prior experience.
Here’s a look at the sports offered in each season:
Field Hockey (girls only)
Football (boys only)
Tennis (7-8 only)
Track & Field
We want every member of the ROBS community to feel known, valued, respected, and loved. We want our students and teachers and parents to feel like ROBS is their school – that they are a full participant, not a visitor or an outsider. Belonging is the goal.
Lunch is on us.
All students in grades K – 8 eat lunch prepared by our on-campus dining service, SAGE Dining. No extra fees, as lunch service is included in tuition for these grades.
Cafeteria-style dining does not lend itself as well to three- and four-year-old eaters, so our Preschool students bring a sack lunch from home.
Daily Breakfast Service
Parents and students are welcome to a-la-carte breakfast which is available before school starts every morning.
High School Counseling
ROBS graduates are wanted by the best high schools in Houston and by some of the nation’s best boarding schools. Choosing that school is a big deal. And we delight in supporting our soon-to-be graduates and their families throughout their transition.
Our High School Counseling Office partners with families before the application process even begins. From personalized counseling sessions and mock admission interviews to monthly emails with important reminders and upcoming deadlines, we equip our students and their parents to tackle the process with confidence and, dare we say, excitement.
Here’s a look at where our graduates have matriculated over the last few years:
The ROBS learning experience is a holistic one that is grounded in our Christian faith. Character lessons based on the biblical “fruit of the Spirit” infuse social-emotional lessons throughout the day. The integrated approach helps students make connections across disciplines, from Bible class to the morning broadcast on KROB, advisory and community time, weekly Chapel, morning meeting, and throughout academic areas.
ROBS’ core values – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – come from the biblical Fruit of the Spirit in the book of Galatians. These values frame our Chapel talks, in-class character lessons, and behavioral expectations and norms school-wide.
What does faith-based education look like in practice?
Much like academics, character and spiritual education is integrated throughout a student’s experience in developmentally appropriate ways. Learn more about the progression of our faith-based curriculum by clicking on the links below that correspond to each grade level.
We are a community of many faiths and belief systems, and we welcome all families who want their child to experience a ROBS education. Every faculty and staff member at ROBS has professed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, with many different Christian denominations represented. Our students also come from many different religious backgrounds. Here’s a look at our current enrollment:
What We Teach About Religion
We approach religious questions from a Christian perspective with messages such as these:
- God created the entire universe, and he created us in his image.
- Jesus died for our sins so we can live forever with God.
- God gave each of us special gifts and talents, and we should use them to glorify him.
- God is love. We show our love for God by loving and serving others.
- The Bible is the word of God.
Student Support & Wellness
Our Student Support team strives to meet our 900+ students where they are as learners and stretch them to their full potential.
Learning is a developmental process, though not necessarily a linear one. At any point, a child may be soaring in one area and struggling in another. Our Student Support team, comprised of learning specialists, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and counselors, stands ready to observe, coach, and assist teachers, students, and parents alike. For example, accommodations are available for students with diagnosed learning differences. We also work with private occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and Certified Academic Language Therapists. We offer parent education on topics like executive functioning stills and anxiety management to identify strategies that might work at home. We are here every step of the way to support your child’s academic, social, and emotional wellbeing.
Likewise, the ROBS mission has always embraced the dynamic intersection of body, mind, and spirit. We recognize that modern pressures on school-aged children challenge healthy student growth and development. We continue to identify ways to advance programming that promotes educational, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, and spiritual wellness.
Volunteering with the Parent Association
Volunteer opportunities at ROBS are scaffolded through the Parent Association (PA) volunteer structure. Every current parent is considered a member of the Parent Association, but the degree to which parents choose to be involved is up to them. Our volunteer program is intentionally designed to accommodate parents with various schedules, availability, and interest areas. Beyond the important work they do, parents tell us they relish the friendships established while sorting books in the library, serving sandwiches in the lunchroom, or helping with a class party.
Here’s a look at some things our volunteers do around campus:
- Plan Fall Fair
- Curate display cases
- Act as Goodwill Ambassadors for the school
- Coordinate All-School Day of Service
- Help out in the cafeteria
- Plan and execute our community building events, like our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Movie Night on the Plaza
- Run our Community Closet and Spirit Store
- Volunteer for our Gala or Sporting Clays events
- Help out in the library sorting, shelving, and checking out books