About Great Hearts

Great Hearts is passionately committed to cultivating the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. We operate classical K-12 charter schools that offer our students a transformative educational experience. By engaging a well-rounded program in a vibrant school culture, our students are prepared for success in college, leadership in any field in which they choose to endeavor, and a life filled with purpose. We believe that the highest goal of education is to become good – intellectually and morally. Our “great-hearted” graduates are prepared for the 21st century. We do this by teaching the skills necessary for success: the ability to innovate through creativity, the ability to communicate clearly, the ability to apply critical thought through analysis and questioning the world around us, and through building character is order to demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity. Graduates possess the skills to pursue their chosen calling as well as a great hearts to deploy their talents for a purpose beyond themselves.

School Locations (Grades Served 2017-18)

Great Hearts Monte Vista - North (6-12)
319 East Mulberry Avenue - 78212

Great Hearts Monte Vista - South (K-5)
211 Belknap Place - 78212

Great Hearts Northern Oaks (K-8)
17223 Jones Maltsberger Road - 78247

Great Hearts Western Hills (Opening August 2018 with K-4)
8702 Ingram Road - 78245



Notable Achievements

The Great Hearts student average on the OECD reading test outscored every country in the OECD group as well as the partner PISA countries. On the science test, the Great Hearts student average was second only to Shanghai, and on the mathematics test was surpassed only by Shanghai and Singapore.

Great Hearts’ scores on the reading, mathematics, and science PISA tests were well above the national average for the U.S., all in the top 10% of participating schools.

The reading performance gap between Economically Disadvantaged and

Non-Economically Disadvantaged students at Great Hearts is less than one third of the Texas performance gap.

Great Hearts Economically Disadvantaged students surpass their Non-Economically Disadvantaged counterparts in Texas.

50% of 7th graders and 50% of 8th graders will take the High School Algebra I and Algebra 2 End of Course exams, respectively.

9th graders will take four End of Course exams, including the U.S. History exam - typically taken by 11th graders in Texas.


Academics & Achievements

Each Great Hearts school promises a classical liberal arts education with two-teacher classrooms, and an advanced, honors, core curriculum.

K-5 courses include Spanish, Latin, Fine Arts, P.E., Poetry Memorization & Recitation, and Competitive Chess.

6-8 courses include Latin and Humanities, Studio Art, Music, P.E., Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

9-12 courses include Humane Letters, Latin, Greek, Modern Languages, Studio Art, Music, Drama, and a Senior Project.

Academic summer programs include Kindergarten Camp, Singapore Mathematics Camp, Spalding Camp, Latin Camp, and Math Camp.

Sports offered include football, volleyball, cross-country, swimming, basketball, and track & field.

Athletic summer programs include Basketball Skills Camp, Volleyball Skills Camp, Football Skills Camp, Swim Clinics, and Speed, Strength, & Agility Camp.

All students graduate as critical thinkers, coherent writers, and confident speakers. Schoolwork is viewed as an objective good, but grades and competition between students are