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When John H. Allen started a school amid economic uncertainty at the turn of the century in a small Texas town, little did he know what impact he would have 130 years later.

Today, Allen Academy proudly claims its heritage as the oldest accredited, non-religious preparatory school in Texas. The Allen family’s dream that started in 1886 has blossomed into an independent day school for more than 350 students from age 3 through grade 12 in historic Bryan, TX.

At Allen, students as young as 3 and 4 years old learn along with students ready to face the intellectual challenge of university life. The 40-acre campus creates a family-centered atmosphere where children are known by name and challenged to reach their full potential by talented, caring, and professional faculty, staff, coaches, and advisors.

Allen is committed to providing a global perspective not only through an independent school curriculum but through hands-on, intentional learning experiences. A small, selective boarding program also brings students from across the globe to enhance an environment that values relationships, learning from each other, and preparing students for a world that promises to be increasingly unpredictable. This unique combination of intellectual rigor, learning opportunities, and deep relationships makes Allen unique within the Brazos Valley. It is also the only NAIS member school within a 70-mile radius.

When visitors step on campus, they are impressed with more than just the physical campus. The faculty and students are what make our school exceptional. For example, Sarah arrived at Allen as a quiet, sixth-grade girl. She graduated as an AP Scholar, student body president, eight-time varsity letter winner, and the valedictorian. John, a lifer (attended all 15 years), had many choices for college and was prepared emotionally and intellectually for each. He chose to continue his studies and his passion for playing football at the next level. Both are ready to conquer the world. Whether your child begins their education at Allen Academy in PreK-1 or joins us partway into their educational career, we know that being a student here will prepare your child for whatever lies ahead.

We invite you to tour our website, come to our campus, and see the difference an independent school education can make.