The Saint Constantine School provides classical, Christian education for the whole person. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive formational education that is engaging, rigorous, and in harmony with the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Guided by a commitment to the timeless traditions of the Christian Church, mind, and worldview, The Saint Constantine School endeavors to educate students for the Church, the city of Houston, the United States, and the world.
Our first campus opened its doors in 2016 in Houston, Texas, where we now have over 500 students and 80 staff. It is our joy to open a Pittsburgh campus in August 2024.
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Our Houston campus has been in operation since 2016. Read what parents and alumni of TSCS Houston have to say.
There are so many ways that TSCS prepared me for my future, both practically and with regards to that which is true and beautiful.
I was not a strong paper writer; turning in CQs and final papers was nerve-wracking as I struggled to find a consistent voice and express ideas clearly. Now, nearly three years post graduation, I am on track to publish my first peer-reviewed academic journal. That's the thing about Saint Constantine: in those halls I was never taught to fulfill a grade, but was instead encouraged to strengthen my skill.
But, life is not merely academics. In my friendships, I tend to form the tightest bonds with those who love lengthy deep dives into truth and beauty. I read constantly. In my vocation, which is Landscape Architecture, I get to connect with the sublimity of the earth, and reading great poetry helped me unlock that vocabulary of magnificence which is required when one is beholding the beauty of creation.
I believe ultimately that TSCS prepared me to live deeply. Leaving Saint Constantine is leaving with a pocket-full of universal truths, that help in the shaping of my daily life, my personal beliefs, and my friendships.
Every day, each of us asks ourselves about what to believe and what to dispute, when to listen and when to speak, how to be gracious and how to be bold. As I make those judgements, I find myself continually grateful for the methods I learned in my classical studies and the mentors who guided me.
I’ve long forgotten the due dates and tests I faced at fifteen, but I remember the greater lessons about goodness, truth, and beauty. Those came largely from discussion with my peers, exposure to great ideas, and the example of my teachers. I learned to seek excellence not just in the pursuit of a grade, but of a better life. The Saint Constantine School is run by people who inspire and model that kind of living.
If you care about that - and I think you should - TSCS is a great place to be.
The truly Socratic conversations at The Saint Constantine School have enlightened my teenagers to seek Truth, Wisdom, and Knowledge in Christ at a university honors program-level of understanding, all while still in high school.
The teachers and staff at the Saint Constantine School helped me graduate two students into university honors college programs, and we are excited to have two more students currently enrolled under their excellent tutelage.
When I was a student at The Saint Constantine School, their instruction and guidance gave me my first glimpse of not only the importance of education, but its beauty, too. The books we read together and the discussions we had changed my life, redirecting it towards the most positive ends - not merely a little accomplishment in the classroom. They showed me the door to a good life, and taught me by example that it is always unlocked if only you try the handle.
The Saint Constantine School completely transformed the way I view the world. I was encouraged to connect with my peers through our vast range of ideas and differing opinions, rather than avoid them. I am more curious about the world and what lies beyond it, because I was immersed in an environment where I sought to understand the ideas contained in words like Good, Justice, and Truth. My faith strengthened through my peers and the faculty who had the same longing for God that I had, as I was constantly challenged to expand on my understanding of God and His creation.
Currently, I am an Audit Associate at a CPA firm in Washington D.C., and am working towards earning my CPA license. The Saint Constantine School helped build and fortify my confidence, and I would not be where I am today if it were not for the faculty and staff at TSCS who always believed in me and my ability to achieve my goals.
Saint Constantine's teachers do an amazing job of facilitating a safe environment for both academic and personal growth. At the same time that they are helping a student work through the problem of Anselm's argument for God, they are also helping the student work through the problem of their own future and the choices that come with growing up. They are not only strong educators but strong mentors as well.
“...the mission of our school reaches far beyond sending well-educated, well-rounded students into the world.”
The most difficult part of my role, I find, is in the limitation. If it were available to me, I would speak with each individual College Admissions Counselor who reviews our seniors’ applications. I want to sit down with these officers and tell them every amazing detail there is to know about these students! I want them to know what no application, resumé, GPA, or test score could ever convey.
If you were to meander near the Early Childhood wing on a typical day, you would hear voices rhyming, chanting, singing, and reciting. For pre-kindergarten students, the season of autumn infuses Circle Time with joyful poems, verses, and songs. Beloved favorites include The Lantern Song, The Knight, and, most recently, Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson. Together, we recite the first stanza of this poem while pretending to roast marshmallows and soak in the warmth of a bonfire. As we pause for Selah, I remind the children to watch the flames with their imaginations, hearing soft crackling, feeling the warmth.
Working in the Development Office, I think a lot about the concept of measurement and prediction. What type of auction items receive the most bids? How many gala tickets should be sold to meet our Stretch Goal? How many donor meetings, newsletters, events, and grant applications are necessary to meet the needs of our students so that they can study at TSCS?
The answers are kept on excel spreadsheets and reports. But some things are not so easy to put on a spreadsheet.
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We keep our classes small so that students have the space and time to settle deeply into their studies.
Our excellent faculty is dedicated to helping students of all ages to succeed.
Graduates of TSCS will be well-prepared to follow their chosen path.
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We make sure that our campus inspires the appreciation of beauty among students of all ages.