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Annunciation Orthodox School

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Type  Independent
Established  1970
Enrollment  673
Mascot  Dolphins
Religious affiliation(s)  Greek Orthodox
Head of School  Mark Kelly
Phone  +1 713-470-5600
Founded  1970
Annunciation Orthodox School
Faculty  38 (Middle School) 38 (Lower School)
Address  3600 Yoakum Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Motto  The School for Hearts and Minds

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Annunciation Orthodox School, or AOS, is a private school located in the Montrose area in Houston, Texas, United States, established in 1970.


Annunciation Orthodox School began as a ministry of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Over the years it has grown from one early childhood class to a school averaging 670 students. AOS is a co-educational school.

The school begins with Delphi Class (age three years) and goes through eighth grade. It is close to the museum and performing arts districts, medical center, major universities, libraries, downtown, and zoo. Nationally normed standardized test scores range from the 80s to the 90s, on average.

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In 1998 Joe Roach, an at-large member of the Houston City Council, promoted a request from AOS to buy one block of Marshall Street from the city so that AOS could acquire the lot to develop a parking lot and a walkway. At the time Roach had a son who was a student at AOS. Area residents argued that the buyout would increase traffic issues and divide their neighborhood. The city committee that approved AOS's request used a study of the area commissioned by AOS as the basis of the approval.

Prior to the release of the film The Golden Compass the school had the book The Golden Compass, originally titled Northern Lights in its native United Kingdom, on its recommended reading list for ten years. After the release of the film, the school removed copies of the book from its library.

In 2014, the school's emblem which appears on all uniforms was changed.

In the Summer of 2016, much of the back side of AOS was torn down and construction began for a new, more improved school as part of a campaign led by the school for many years.


  • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
  • Membership

  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Houston Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
  • Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC)
  • National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC)
  • Activities

    The school hosts the Original Greek Festival, a Greek festival held in Greater Houston. The school gives some of the income generated at the event to area charities.


    As of 2010 the yearly tuition is about $15,800 ($17352.75 when adjusted for inflation).

    Notable alumni

  • Cole Konopka
  • Jack "Birdman" McCourt
  • McCay Dickson
  • Antone Proler
  • Joseph Taylor
  • Henry Valentine McCourt
  • Trevor Konopka
  • After AOS

    Alumni have matriculated to the following private schools in the Houston area:

  • Awty International School
  • Duchesne Academy
  • Emery/Weiner School
  • Episcopal High School
  • Houston Christian High School
  • John Cooper School
  • Kinkaid School
  • School of the Woods
  • Second Baptist School
  • St. Agnes Academy
  • St. John's School
  • St. Pius High X School
  • St. Thomas High School
  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
  • Alumni have matriculated to the following public schools:

  • Bellaire High School
  • Carnegie Vanguard High School
  • DeBakey High School
  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Lamar High School
  • Memorial High School
  • Some alumni go on to attend boarding school which include:

  • Avon Old Farms
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Dana Hall School
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • St. George's School
  • St. Stephen's School
  • Taft School
  • Tabor Academy
  • References

    Annunciation Orthodox School Wikipedia