Trafton Academy

A private middle school for grades 4 – 8, Trafton Academy was founded in 1973. The school’s philosophy states that low student-teacher ratios work best; therefore, their class sizes do not exceed 20 students. Trafton boasts that it “establishes an atmosphere in which students develop abilities to think originally and analytically.”

Trafton Academy                                       

4711 McDermed, Houston, TX 77035                                                                  Ms. Inez Hutchins, Principal

(713) 723-3732                                                                                  Ms. Amy Gillespie, Director of Admissions

www.Trafton.org           

Religious Affiliation

None.

Location and Facilities

Trafton is located on the southwest side of Loop 610 in the Willow Meadows neighborhood within Meyer Park. The school is surrounded by homes and located near the Meyer Park shopping center on S. Post Oak Rd. Trafton’s campus includes tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball, playground, and an outdoor pool next to campus that is used by the school.

Admissions

Trafton Academy requires: 1) Completed Online Application 2) $75 Application Fee 3) Photo 4) Teacher Recommendation forms from Math and Reading teachers 5) Test Scores and Report Cards from previous two years 6) Parent Interview and 7) Half-day of Shadowing.

Trafton looks for on-level or accelerated students who are well-rounded and kind. Siblings of current students receive priority consideration when filling vacancies.

Academic Tracks and Curriculum

Trafton Academy offers On-level, Intermediate-level, and Advanced-level curriculums. Classes, other than core classes, include Creative Writing, Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Band, and Spanish.

Special Needs

No information provided.

Foreign Languages

Spanish is offered as an elective beginning in 7th grade but is not required.

Arts

Trafton offers Art and Music as part of the curriculum in 4th-6th grades and as electives in 7th-8th grades. Music opportunities include Band, Jazz Band and Guitar Ensemble. The Holiday Show in December and the Spring Musical in May are special events for fine arts performances. 

Technology

Students begin take computer classes in 4th grade using school computers. Personal electronic devices are not allowed on Trafton’s campus. 

Extracurricular Activities

Trafton Academy hosts a Student Council and National Junior Honors Society (NJHS). Students take field trips, a Texas history trip, a Spring trip and attend Camp Tejas. Events include bowling parties, pool parties, yearbook party and Fall Carnival. 

Athletics

Trafton Academy, a member of the Greater Houston Athletic Conference (GHAC), offers athletics during the fall, winter and spring seasons. The school fields teams across nine sports: baseball for boys; volleyball, softball and cheerleading for girls; and soccer, cross country, basketball, track and tennis for both boys and girls.

Parent Involvement

No information provided.

Trafton Academy Fast Facts

Overview  
School Type Independent, Coeducational
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Uniforms Yes
Date Founded 1973
Endowment N/A
Grades Served 4-8
Enrollment 247
     Grade 8 64
     Grade 7 54
     Grade 6 80
     Grade 5

     Grade 4

31

18

Student to Teacher Ratio 10:1
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (#/%) N/A
Minorities in Student Body

 

10%
Curriculum  
Academic Tracks Offered On-level, Intermediate-level, Above-level
Advanced Placement Courses Offered N/A
Languages Offered Spanish
Calendar (Semester / Trimester / Other) Semester
Interscholastic Sports Programs 9
   
Admissions (Private Schools)  
Prime Entry Points 4, 7
Tuition Grades 4-5

Tuition Grade 6

Tuition Grades 7-8

$8,100

$8,400

$9,000

Books and Materials Fee $500/yr
Application Fee $75
Students on Financial Aid N/A
   

 

Excerpted from General Academic’s publication, “Houston Private & Select Public Schools: Survey, Analysis, and Research, 3rd Edition.”

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