Who We Are

The Harris School opened in 1997, developed by a dedicated group of child psychiatrists and analysts and funded by donations from generous benefactors. It was named after one of its founders, board member, outstanding contributor, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Hunter Harris, M.D.

The Harris School, located in southwest Houston, enrolls approximately 30 students in preschool through sixth grade who live in Houston and the surrounding areas.


Parents seek the help of The Harris School when their child’s normal course of development is interrupted by anxiety, depression, trauma, or a diagnosed attention, sensory or behavioral disorder. These interruptions can sometimes result in inappropriate behaviors which mask the child's ultimate potential and make it impossible to succeed in a mainstream, traditional classroom.

What We Do

The Harris School offers a specialized curriculum for children in preschool through grade 6 who are typically average to above average intellectually, have needs that are not being met in a traditional school setting, and are not functioning at their full potential due to underlying social or emotional difficulties. We focus on the emotional world of the child and its impact on behaviors.

The ultimate goal of The Harris School is to transition students back into a more mainstream academic setting, equipped with coping strategies, new patterns of thinking and a more positive attitude.