Étoile (pronounced e–TWAL) means “star” in French.


Coming from Houston’s space history as well as the migration of New Orleans’ French culture to the city, the name has several meanings for our school.

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Who We Are



Mission: Étoile Academy Charter School ensures that every student in grades K through 8 has the academic and character foundation necessary to succeed in high school, graduate from college, and pursue ambitious life goals.

Vision: Étoile Academy Charter School is founded on the belief that all students can achieve academic success and a college diploma with the right supports. Our educational philosophy is based in seven core principles.

These core principles come from the best practices of successful charter schools nationwide:

  • High academic expectations for all students inform every school design element.
  • Supportive, targeted interventions for all learners are frequent and required.
  • Data-driven, quality instruction informs all classroom instruction, individual supports, and professional development needs.
  • Highly structured routines, infused with joy and encouragement, support achievement.
  • Intentional character development allows all students to build school and life success.
  • Family involvement, driven by a clear mission, unites the entire school community.
  • Measurable educational goals hold all adults accountable for student success.
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  • College-Prep Curriculum for all students
  • Bus Transportation (depending on location)
  • Extended Day (Lower School – 7:30-3:00pm, Middle School – 7:45-3:30pm)
  • After School Programming (M-TH until 6:30pm)
  • Daily Intervention for all students
  • Saturday Tutoring and Summer Academy
  • Personalized learning and support
  • Financial Literacy courses for students and parents
  • Financial Seminar Class for 8th grade students
  • Piano, Theater, and Mindfulness classes
  • College field trips and end of year trips
Étoile Academy Charter School



Étoile (pronounced e–TWAL) means “star” in French.

Coming from Houston’s significant space history, as well as the migration of New Orleans’ French culture to the city, our name has several meanings for our school.

Our students at Étoile Academy are reaching for their most ambitious life goals, the highest star! Also, students at Étoile Academy will learn French as a language in 7th and 8th grade and will have the opportunity to travel to a French-speaking country.

Our Core Values



We respect all members of our community and ourselves.



We strive for excellence in everything we do.



We are motivated to continuously improve and to reach our goals.



We take care of each other, our school, our city, our state, and our country.


Hard work

There are no shortcuts to success. We work hard each and every day.

About Charter Schools

What is a Charter School?

A charter school is an independently run, tuition-free, public school granted greater flexibility in its operations (budget and resource allocation, hiring and developing staff, and designing their educational program) in return for greater accountability for student results.

How is a Charter School different from other public schools?

Charter schools create choices for families who seek the most appropriate public school environment for their children. They operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. Charter schools are accountable for upholding the promises made in their charters.

Will you serve students with exceptionalities?

Étoile Academy Charter School will provide services for all students including students with special needs and limited English proficiency.