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2555 Cordes Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479

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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
August 05, 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
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
January 31, 2014
Like to start by saying....it'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
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
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
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
September 07, 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
March 09, 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
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
no rating February 03, 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
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
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
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
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
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
no rating January 08, 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
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
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
November 10, 2008
I have been a student at the school for a very long time and believe that nothing should be changed, or interfeard with, because you can't disrupt eexcellence.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2008
I agree with Sept. 21st, post. My child actually attends the school where I teach and yet, he still gets lost in the system. Being a Publilc School teacher, at a highly acclaimed elementary school in Houston, I think it's time I act. I stumbled across Trent/Drake by way of a family friend. Interestingly enough, I was so impressed with the behavior of this young man, that I inquired about the school he was attending. Needless to say it was Trent. For all of you who are blessed enough to attend Trent/Drake, count your lucky stars. You all are a part of a unique and cutting edge learning community.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2008
I invite Sept. 5th reviewer to write another review in May. They might just become a believer like the rest of us. I had a slight case of shopper's remorse too; scared we made a mistake. We were used to the starched, cookie-cutter schools with seat assignments and robotic faculty telling us exactly what we wanted to hear so that we could guiltlessly disappear for the rest of the year. Only one problem, my child learned nothing for 3years. Trent is different. They get to know each child. No 'one size fits all' mentality.The parents are more about the kids and less about appearance and control. As parents, we're always scared, but the worst thing would be to miss out on a great thing because it's different. Give it a chance; they really know what they're doing.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2008
Wish we had found Trent sooner. Their teachers actually teach. Wasted too much time in another school giving them chance after chance just because of their facilities. We have found that it's what goes on in the building that matters, and not the building itself. My kids are actually taught information at Trent, and not just given worksheets to learn at home. The stress is taken off of the parents having to teach their own kids late at night. Trent really should charge more maybe then they would be better appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2008
This school was good before, but NOW, it's beyond compare. Evereything in this school is geared toward making a child good at EVERYTHING. Parents in this school want the best for their kids and that's what they get. If a child does not thrive in this school, then there is a problem elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2008
I have only Trent InternationalE School and it's talented staff of teachers to thank for the education that enabled my seventh grader to take a practice SAT test and actually outperform some college bound seniors. With etiquette, guitar, ballroom dancing, sports, Spanish, fine arts, and computer skills the school offers in middle school, he learns other important life skills.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2008
trent really helps students in what subects the students need help in.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2007
this school is the gratest it really helps your students.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2007
We are new to Trent this year. My daughters really love all her teachers. After being in Trent for 4months, I have seen the greatest change ever in this school. This school experienced a bit frenzy the first few months. BUT Trent has worked hard to correct all those outstanding issues. Parents need to focus on that change as a positive note and move forward. Just take a look at the staff, teachers, parents who are very dedicated to their kids academic performance/education and the overall Trent Lifestyle. My kids really work hard at getting good grades and are about 1 to 2 grades ahead in many subject areas. Their education is taken seriously here.!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2007
The administration, staff, PTO are now all joined together to make the kids education the best experience they will ever have. Just look at the results from the test scores and what they learn everyday from their homework and in their backpacks. I love the smiling faces of the teachers, staff when you enter the school and they really work hard to make sure your kids are taken care of!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
Trent is an amazing school. I mean, other schools just think you're another kid that is supposed to be learning. But at Trent, you're a somebody. They treat you fairly, kindly, and respectively. I've been a student there for almost seven years, and I don't want to leave. Other parents are missing the point. They think that the academic level is under par, but that's probably because their child is not succeeding. The teachers do the best they can, which has much more devotion to teach than other teachers. Other students go to music, acting, and art and actually enjoy it, they aren't being forced to do it by their parents. Parent involvement is great, many parents help and donate alot. Amazing!

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2007
My child is a student at this school. I am very sad to say I made a very poor judgement. I truly have founded concerns about the education of my child here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2007
Trent Internationale is a gem in Sugar Land area. I am very impressed with the school involvement in students lives. It provides a very loving, healthy, and educationally enriching environment which is so healthy for laying down a strong foundation for our future tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 11, 2007
Recently I had the opportunity to witness my childs academic standing on a broader stage compared to many children from various prestigous private schools, from Houston and Houston proper. It was beyond obvious, my child small in statue was a giant academically compared to the other children, even to the point that parents who knew he was not from the area began to inquire of where he is enrolled. Way to go Trent!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Need I say more? The devotion and heart that is given to each and every child is phenomenal. It is always about what is in a child's best interest and that is it. You will not go wrong with becoming a part of this school system. It will become your family.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2007
I have heard enough! Trent is the most amazing school on Earth!(I'm Not Exaggerating) The faculty is Amazing! Not to mention the students actually enjoy learning instead of hating the teachers! I know that Trent is the most phenomenal school ever.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
I have one son who has attended Trent for 5 years and one who is completing his first year in the pre-school program. My youngest had attended a Montessori school previously and was very unhappy. At Trent he is extremely enthusiastic about school and his teacher. He loves interacting with students of all ages. He sees his older brother frequently during the day. The middle school students assume serious responsibility for the well being of the younger children. In the last year I have personally seen a positive transformation of the school. Activities include book fairs, field trips to cultural events, sports day, international holiday activities, guest speakers, travel to Disneyworld (London in '08), dance, music, art, computer,Spanish instruction, and thorough comprehensive testing of curriculum. The owner spends a majority of her time among the students. Active PTO and parent involvement offers support. Awesome school nurse and front office staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
The comment that is mentioned in April 2007 is inaccurate. The staff and teachers are very friendly. Also, the quality of education is exceptional. I could not find a more nurturing environment for my child. He is much more advanced in his academics and his self confidence is soaring. I highly recommend this school. The teachers have years of experience. They are extremely patient and caring, and I am so thankful for Trent. The school has made a huge difference in my child's life.

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January 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
We cannot say enough about the program. The advanced material is taught in such a cohesive manner that the children don't realize how quickly they are learning. Their teachers are amazing and all on the same page, so not to leave any gaps in the curriculum. Everything seems to make sense, and if they don't, you've only to ask the Director, and you'll understand. We only wished we had found this place sooner. They need to start a high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
Brava, Trent. After trying other schools in Sugar Land, we never thought we would find the right fit. The leadership is exceptional. Everyone is on the same page and trained by the same doctrine. Our children work much harder with less stress.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2006
This is my daughters first year in Trent and she has absolutely blossomed! In public school she was picked on by a few students on a daily basis and the teachers didn't seem to be able to help possibly because they didn't have the time or energy to get to the root of the problem. Since enrolling in Trent she is stress free - worry free - and her teachers care about her, more importantly her grades have gone up tremendously. The kids are great and she looks forward to school every morning. As far as I can see this is a wonderful school and I am grateful for the opportunity to have my child attend this academy.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2006
There is a heart in this school and it beats for the kids. It is obvious in everything that they do. They have to work extremely hard, and yet there is a sense of belonging that my boys have never felt anywhere else. I felt so comfortable with this school that I actually allowed my son to go to Disney World with his Middle school class. God bless.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
Trent Internationale is live and kicking. The school has rebounded nicely from the ownership split from earlier in the year. The parents and students who kept faith in the school have been reciprocated with commitment and utmost dedication by the administration. The teachers are more focused and the children are getting the attention they deserve. A school is judged by the positive environment and academic success. Judging by the joy and eagerness for learning I see in my children, my wife and I feel we made the right decision in rallying behind Uttara and the school. Keep up the good work, Trent. We wish you continued success.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
My child has been going to Trent(Drake) ever since she was a small child. The Faculty is absolutely fabulous. The curriculum is very advanced and the students actually understand it. I recommend this school highly for parents to look into.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
I am IN LOVE with this school. I'm not saying that at Trent we aren't disciplined or we don't have to respect our teachers, because I assure you we do, but the faculty actually CARES about us as people and what will become of us as we grow older. The small amount of students allow for great one-on-one education and it's a great mix of work and fun. This school may have a few scratches from past attacks, but scratches are never permanent. This school is amazing.

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2006
As a parent of both Drake and Trent, I can only say I am utterly disappointed. The new director told us she was keeping the teachers...all but a handful have left. There is none of the community feeling this school once had. Before the school became Trent every teacher and administrator knew my children's names, they are now simply a number. The teacher quality has dropped significantly. My children miss Drake. We will not be back. As a side note: my children are A students so this is not a gripe letter for poor grades.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2006
Enough already!What a blessing rhis school has been for our children.Yes,we have heard it all! The administration and faculty are exceptional,the curriculum amazing.This school has a heart that beats in unison with our children! Come join us.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2006
I am a first year parent and feel blessed to have my children be a part of Trent. The teachers, the director, and the staff have all been wonderful. My children love their new school and enjoy school for the first time. It would be a loss to any parent or child, not given the opportunity to see for themselves the values,spirit, and strength each child gains here! Thank you Trent!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2006
I am very disappointed in the school, it's leadership and curriculum. I am a new parent this year and will not return for the second semester.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
The advertised curriculum is very below expectations and not a true IB program. The atmosphere is negative and they find it difficult to communicate with parents. Parents need to do their homework before enrolling.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
The academic program is not up to parr.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2006
It is wonderful again. We were a little disappointed with the behavior of a few teachers who left, but it is now even better than we could ever imagine. With such highly educated and qualified teachers returning, we made the best decision to stay back. Obviously the school feel into the right partner's hands.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2006
Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) is the absolute best school in Fort Bend. The school faculty and staff are incredibly positive and dedicated. Trent's curriculum is top-notch & my children are happier than ever before.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2006
Disorganization with the way they process students. Bad experience and a waste of money.

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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2006
Trent Internationale (formerly Drake)has been great for my child up until now. There has been a sudden transfer of ownership and this has been very disappointing because it has left the school in an uproar. The greatest teachers are trying to hang in there, however, a majority have been forced to leave despite their commitment to the children to stay. The new school, Trent Internationale will be interesting being that the majority of the teachers are leaving. Afterall, the teachers are what really make the school. Good Luck if you are interested.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
My child has been at Trent Internationale (formerly Drake)Private School for two years. We loved the teachers,owners,staff and the entire Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) experience. Unfortunatly all of that has changed and is changing from a tremendous loss of teachers and staff and a owner leaving and the name itself will be changing. It is now an umpleasent enviroment for teahcers, students and parents. Thank you Trent Internationale (formerly Drake)for my childs memories he/she will treasure them always as we move forward to find a new school that has the same Drake feel and experience it you once had.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2006
Trent Internationale (formerly Drake)has been a very good experience for my son in many ways. The teachers have been very supportive and nurturing. The teachers love what they do that is why they are there. It is a small school but that also makes it great.

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February 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
My daughter has done very well at Trent Internationale (formerly Drake). She was to young for the public school kindergarten. The only problem was she was already reading at 4 yrs and doing math at a first grade level. Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) has taen her under their caring wing and allowed her to be her own person.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
Great school! My niece was listed as special ed in public school. In only 1.5 Years the fabulous teachers brought her not only to grade level but she is now a freshman in high school on the honor roll! Thank you so much for all your care and time you spent nurturing and teaching meg.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
My son loves this school. He learns a lot and the teachers really care about him and want him to succeed.

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January 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
Excellent School! My child learns a lot.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2004
The school is by far the best private school in Fort Bend. The staff is incredible and they care for each child as an individual.The owners are very in toon with the staff and students. My children have risen above average since enrolling at Trent Internationale (formerly Drake).

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
What an incredible experience my daughter had at Trent Internationale (formerly Drake). She is now going into her junior year at a Private High School in Houston and continues to excell. I attribute this to the trmendous education she received from Kindergaten through 8th grade. She was more than prepared to take Honors and AP classes in high school.I will forever be grateful to the faculty of the Trent Internationale (formerly Drake). If you are looking for a school that promotes a postive environment for your child and an excellerated curriculum, you must take a look at Trent Internationale (formerly Drake).

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2004
Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) is a very small private school. It starts at Pre-K and goes to 8th grade. My dissatisfaction with Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) was not with the elementary part of the school but with the fact that the Middle School is not nearly up to par. Kids in my child's public high school are farther along as freshman and my child was in the top of the class at Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) (sure glad I paid thousands in tuition). My other reservation about Trent Internationale (formerly Drake) is a lack of a gym or even a library. The positives are the teachers are very sweet with the kids and because it is small, you get to know everybody.

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Trent Internationale School
2555 Cordes Drive, Sugar Land, TX  77479
(281) 980-5800
Last modified Trent Internationale School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Trent Internationale School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 70 reviews.