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Trent Internationale School

Private | PK-12 | 187 students

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Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

To be honest, I spent quite some time becoming accustomed to life in a private school. There were many more students in my previous schools, a different set of people in each class. So, I thought the school was too small to be exciting or hold big parties as public schools had. My thoughts were all negative. However, things changed in my eyes when I decided to take off the colored glasses around my heart. Then, I started to realize that these were all the advantages of Trent. Students can highly focus on their studies instead of thinking what should I wear tomorrow? ,"when will be the party? and so forth. The teachers at Trent have time to answer everyone s questions. Meanwhile, because the campus is small, we don t need to rush to change classrooms. Students in same grade follow almost the same daily schedule at Trent, meaning we can get to know each other better. As the saying goes: you don t need millions of friends but a few real friends.

Posted August 19, 2014

Basically, STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!!!! AS FAR AS POSSIBLE!!!! They are lucky they have some good teachers in lower school, but that is it! Upper school is another story. You will pay for the bad air you breath here. Lunch went from $5.5 to $10 per meal!!!!!! Run, run as far and as fast as you can!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 5, 2014

Trent InternationalE School is an amazing school. My child has been at the school for 3 years and we cannot say better things! The class size is small and the teachers are wonderful. They take the time to get to know your child and build confidence. Trent's staff goes above and beyond to make the school an amazing learning environment! I also like that the majority of the teachers and staff have been with Trent for several years. If you are looking for a small private international school in Sugar Land, this is the place to be! We LOVE IT HERE!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2014

I do NOT recommend this school to any parent who take education seriously. The school has a high turnover of teachers and they have no substitute teachers in place. In the absence of a teacher, any person of their staff (admin, bus driver, etc) will fill in for the teacher. They also don't have a counselor or a nurse on site. My child used to come back home with bruises almost every single day. They recently got a new Principal who doesn't seem to care about the children but only about the money they are bringing in. Issues addressed to the Principal via e-mail are never answered. Aftercare program is basically non-existent, as there are no planned activities and children just sit around or play in the playground. After 5pm children will be sitting on the floor at the front desk waiting to be picked up. Admission process is very simple as the school is never full due to the large rotation of students. Some of their teachers are very caring but unfortunately the poor administration is let them down.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2014

Like to start by's sad when your own staff have to write reviews to cover the truth here. The school is a joke....there is no communication between staff and owner which causes big problems. If you had any hopes of your son going to trent for basketball well they SHUT THE ENTIRE PROGRAM DOWN in January with no notice leaving many boys (who were here from other countries) with a huge dilemma. They claim to have had a spotless record with NCAA, but NCAA. Confirmed that they were on probation for classes and other BS in the past. The enrollment process is a big joke.unlike any other school you sit with twiddle dee and twiddle dum (principal and registration person) and go through a contract after being accepted to then find out that they determine scholarship status by the CAR YOU DRIVE! !I'm so glad my problem happened during the admission process and my son never set foot in the class because otherwise we would have also received a email stating that basketball program is closed as of today. With no explanation or anything,then having to find another school for my son to attend so he can achieve his goal of getting a Bball scholarship! Do your research!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 16, 2014

I'm very disappointed with the administration of this school. They seem to be unable of planning ahead and as a consequence we keep receiving last minute e-mails communicating changes to the calendar, drop-off locations and etc which highly impact the schedule of the parents. They have recently changed the Principal of the school and things are going dowhill. Another area of concern is the meals at the school. Comparing the price of the meals with several other private international schools throughout the Houston Area, they are by far the most expensive and the healthiness of the meals is also questionable. Children also come back home with bruises often. While some teachers are of very high quality the curriculum is not very strong and fails to engage the children. On the positive side, this is a truly international school with students coming from all around the world.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 24, 2013

Trent is a fantastic academic school and has the most strict no-nonsense enrollment processes for everyone including student athletes. It is imperative that parents provide truthful and accurate information regarding their student s records and disciplinary information. Trent has a spotless reputation with the NCAA which they recommend that parents check with the agency directly. We are an academic school with a basketball team and not the other way. The basketball team has been champions for a few years, (go team!) without compromising our high standards. If you want a great education for your student athlete, then Trent is for you. Standards are not compromised.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 11, 2013

Trent is a great alternative to public school. Our teen was overwhelmed with our extremely large and intense public high school. Trent offers a small but extremely nurturing environment with small student/teacher ratios in the Upper School. It is probably not for everyone but is a game changer for our teen. The small environment allows for lots of involvement in school activities such as the school play, art projects, and concerts. The school will be welcoming a new building and gym for the Upper School in the fall of 2013 as well. The students that come to the high school seem to be extremely diverse, some international students, and there is a sense of kindness and respect between students. Our teen needed a more protective and nurturing environment which has resulted in a more confident and happy student. Yes, there are improvements that can be made with the organization of the administration but that is improving rapidly as more and more students are transferring in and the campus is growing. If you have a teen that is unique, creative, and marches to a different beat, this school is the right choice. It has been a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 7, 2012

High turnover of teachers, disorganized administration and poor leadership from director have made this school go downhill in recent years. The elementary school in particular is suffering, many kids have been pulled out recently. We are probably going to move to another private school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 9, 2011

It is true, Trent is not for everyone and certainly not for families predisposed toward the public school mentality. The students are very goal oriented and smart. They love being in school and are having a blast. It is geared toward the international/metropolitan community who understand their goals and require a different environment for their children than is available in most American schools today. The Director and teachers pay very close attention to each student which may be a bit challenging for those who are not happy playing by the rules. For the most part, these students don t last very long and are happier moving on to other schools. RESPECT is pretty much the main rule in and out of the school. This is why there are no discipline problems or other, more serious and dangerous issues that plague other schools. We highly recommend this brilliant school for like-minded parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 24, 2010

If your child doesn t learn at this school, they can t learn anywhere. I cannot explain how they do it, but they manage to turn every student into a confident, well adjusted and talented academic. Every year they surprise us with what our children are capable of. It is a small school, so they are constantly under the microscope and judged for every little thing, but despite that, they keep focusing on the kids. We have witnessed the same results repeated with every family and friend s child for six years now. They are brilliant at what they do.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 3, 2010

As a former student of this school, I have to say that the foundation laid for my high school years educationally was not a strong one. While I flourished in the environment of Trent/Drake, as soon as I moved to the 'real world', I was in for a rude awakening. Many of my classes at Trent were spent watching movies, learning inadequate material, or listening to the droning and overbearing preaching of the school's director. Trent's disorganization is disguised by the administration as 'flexible individualized teaching.' As I prepare to leave for college, I realize that though the time spent at Trent was 'fun', the school did not prepare me for the real world. I do not recommend it to anyone who takes their child's education seriously.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 12, 2009

We are very exited that Trent has a high school now. The building is beautiful and the teachers are amazing. They have done a fantastic job for us. Our children have developed a love for learning for the first time. The curriculum is really well done the way the subjects relate to one another. The kindness is apparent the minute you walk through the school. The students are happy, well rounded, and very smart. We look forward to another year with Trent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 20, 2009

The good first, the children are mostly happy and learn. The bad; the school is disorganized. Most of the special classes as PE, music, art, etc does not happens when they should and the kids just watch a movie instead. No explanation to the parents. Think before enrolling your child since the contract says you are obligated to pay the full year even if by the second month there you realized that is not the right place for your child. No opportunity to regrets. You may feel a bit drowned by the ego of the school director; who also acts as composer, song writer, counselor, etc. Sometimes is just too much. When you talk to other parents you realize that the feeling is widespread and is the reason behind so many parents pulling their child out. A final recommendation: Try to talk to other parents of children at this school before enrolling yours.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 18, 2009

We cannot thank the owner enough for what she has done for our family. With a heavy heart we move away knowing that we will never meet someone like her again but happy in the knowledge that our children will be better people for having known her. Thank you, Ms. Reeya for being my children s angel.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 16, 2009

Trent is a God sent, and we refuse to get amnesia and pretend we did it all on our own. We have been at this school for 5 years and seen many families get the kind of attention we have and then forget. My kids were in a mess when we moved to this school. The administration has helped, not only with their academics, which is the best we've seen in Sugarland, but most importantly, with their behavior and manners. They are magicians. They took my kids and gave me back angels, and they ve never been happier. We must give credit where it s due. The trick is not to stand in the way and get defensive about your parenting skills. It s not about that, it s about the kids and just how far you can go if you don t forget that you may need help sometimes.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 16, 2009

Best of all worlds. Trent is a small, boutique school, but the kids don't miss out on a thing. They take advantage of all the facilities in Sugar Land and surrounding areas. The kids play golf and tennis in a country club, dance in a dance studio, and play Soccer with the pros. We can t beat that for our kids. The education is spectacular, and the teachers are amazing. These people honestly work hard at keeping the kids perpetually excited about learning all through the year and not just the first and last weeks of school. We highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 8, 2009

I think it is lovely that the majority of comments about Trent are positive. I encourage parents who are interested in the school to ask the owner to provide documentation how Trent students compare to the national average on the Stanford Achievement Test. If this information cannot be provided it is up to the parents to decide if they should continue looking. Private schools will give you written statistic. It is not a secret.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 17, 2008

I would ask the person who wrote the report on Sept 5th to come back and see the 'new' Trent. Children who love their schools, happy and smiling. I have never had problems with the front office they are helpful beyond words.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 13, 2008

We met a family at a party. Their children were so witty and self-assured that within an hour they had all the adults and children captivated. When we complimented the parents on their children, they gave all the credit to their school and its owner. They could not believe their luck in finding Trent and what a difference it had made for them. We visited the school and fell in love with it. It has only been a few months, and already, our friends have noticed a great change in our kids. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent

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Sugar Land, TX 77479
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