New Montessori High School Taking Over Museum District Linen Warehouse

Note: Story updated and corrected.

The Post Oak School’s brand-new Montessori high school will open next year in the former Party Cloths building at 1102 Autrey St., just west of Montrose Blvd. at the edge of the Southwest Freeway. The single-story building, which dates from 1975 and sits on a third-of-an-acre lot, was purchased recently after a year-long search for a Museum District location; Post Oak High School officials announced the deal and the campus address this morning. The private school plans to spend $700,000 renovating the 6,000-sq.-ft. linen-service company building, and begin the 2012-2013 school year with a 9th grade class and maybe a 10th grade class of about 20 students each.


Also in the works for the school: a new 15,000-sq.-ft. building on a “not yet confirmed” site. Total facilities budget for the 5-year high-school startup plan: $5 million.

The main Post Oak School campus, at the corner of Bissonnet and Ave. B in Bellaire, currently has Montessori programs for students 14 months to 14 years old.

Rendering: Post Oak High School, via River Oaks Examiner. Photo: