The Rubicon Academy

The Rubicon Academy

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The Rubicon Academy
The Rubicon Academy
Horseshoe Bend

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A personalized educational experience for students age 2 to 12th grade with unique learning needs

The Rubicon Academy is a private school that enhances the learning experience for all by pushing beyond the limitations to take on more and increase their critical thinking skills and potential. Students are involved in horticulture, robotics, Spanish classes, science, math, drama, and competitions in the Private School International Association, usually winning awards. The 2's and 3's class offer

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πŸŽ‰πŸ† First Place Robotics Champion πŸ†πŸŽ‰

Happened a few months ago but wanted to mention it.

We're thrilled to announce that Phantom, our First Tech Challenge Community team, clinched First Place at their regional meet! They are now ranked First in Texas and Tenth in the World. This incredible achievement is a testament to their hard work, creativity, and engineering skills. Next stop: Regionals! πŸš€πŸ€–

Join us in congratulating the team and Coach Katie Kelley. We're so proud of our young engineers! πŸŽŠπŸ‘

Read more about their journey: Woodlands Online Article


🌟 Exciting News! 🌟

Hey everyone! πŸ‘‹ We're currently in the process of revamping our website and we'd love your input! We've got some fresh new design concepts in the works and we want to know what you think.

Would you be interested in voting on our new website design concepts? If so, let us know and we will post them here. Your feedback will help us create a website that best suits your needs.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ† Happy 4th of July from Rubicon Academy! πŸŽ†πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Today, we celebrate the birth of our great nation and the freedoms we cherish. At Rubicon Academy, we are grateful for the opportunity to educate and inspire future leaders who will continue to uphold these values.

Wishing our students, families, and community a joyful and safe Independence Day filled with pride, gratitude, and celebration. Let's honor the spirit of America and the principles that make it strong.

Photos from The Rubicon Academy's post 06/28/2024

πŸŒžπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ Celebrating Summer with Our School Friends! πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŒž

What better way to kick off the summer than with a fun-filled pool day with our amazing Rubicon Academy friends? πŸŽ‰ Our students had a blast swimming, playing games, and enjoying the sunshine. It's moments like these that create lifelong memories and strengthen the bonds within our school community.

Check out these snapshots of our fantastic day by the pool! πŸ“Έ

Photos from The Rubicon Academy's post 06/24/2024

πŸ€–πŸ”§ Exploring Robotics at Rubicon Academy! πŸ”§πŸ€–

Our students are diving into the exciting world of TETRIX robotics! From building complex structures to programming their creations, they are developing critical STEM skills and having a blast along the way. It's incredible to see their teamwork and creativity come to life through these hands-on projects.

Check out some moments from our robotics sessions! πŸ“Έ


πŸŒžβ˜€οΈ Happy First Day of Summer from Rubicon Academy! β˜€οΈπŸŒž

School’s out and the summer fun begins! We’re excited to welcome the warm days, new adventures, and endless opportunities for creativity and exploration. Whether you’re heading to the beach, diving into a good book, or simply enjoying the sunshine, we hope your summer is filled with joy and memorable moments.

Stay safe, have fun, and make the most of this beautiful season! πŸŒ΄πŸ‰πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ


πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’™ Happy Father's Day from Rubicon Academy! πŸ’™πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Today we celebrate all the amazing dads, grandfathers, and father figures who support, encourage, and inspire our students every day. Your love, guidance, and dedication make a world of difference in their lives.

To all the super dads out there, thank you for everything you do! We hope your day is filled with joy, love, and special moments with your loved ones. Happy Father's Day! πŸŽ‰

Photos from The Rubicon Academy's post 06/14/2024

🍫🎨 Sweet Creativity at Rubicon Academy! 🎨🍫

Our students had an amazing opportunity to learn how to paint chocolates with a local chocolatier from Interstellar Confections! πŸ₯³ They explored their artistic talents while creating delicious and colorful chocolate treats. A huge thank you to for sharing their expertise and inspiring our young artists! 🌟

Check out these wonderful moments from our chocolate painting session! πŸ“Έ

Photos from The Rubicon Academy's post 06/10/2024

πŸ”¬πŸŽ‰ Sharing Knowledge at Rubicon Academy's Science Fair! πŸŽ‰πŸ”¬

Our talented students have been working hard on their science fair projects, and today they got the chance to teach the community about their amazing discoveries! From exploring the properties of borax slime to investigating the best type of light to kill bacteria, our students showcased their creativity and scientific skills. 🌟

We're so proud of their dedication and enthusiasm. Great job, Rubicon scholars! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘

Check out some highlights from the event:


πŸ”¬βœ¨ Celebrating Young Scholars at Rubicon Academy's Open House! βœ¨πŸ”¬

Our students have been hard at work researching and presenting biographies of renowned physicists, and we're thrilled to showcase their efforts at our Open House event! 🌟 This engaging project helps our students dive deep into the fascinating world of physics, learning about the lives and achievements of the great minds who have shaped our understanding of the universe.

Check out one of our dedicated students presenting his research with confidence and passion. We're so proud of their dedication and enthusiasm! πŸ™Œ

Join us in applauding their hard work and curiosity. Way to go, future scientists! πŸ‘πŸ”­


🧠🟩 Learning through Play at Rubicon Academy! 🟦🧠

At Rubicon Academy, we believe in combining fun with education! πŸŽ‰ Our students are diving into the world of problem-solving by mastering the Rubik's Cube. Not only is it a fantastic way to sharpen their minds, but it also teaches patience, persistence, and critical thinking. Look at our brilliant students proudly showcasing their progress! 🌟


🎲🧠 Discover How Board Games Can Sharpen Your Mind! 🌟

Did you know that playing board games isn't just fun but also incredibly beneficial for your brain? At The Rubicon Academy, we believe in the power of play to boost mental skills and bring people together. Here’s how board games can help develop your mind:

Enhance Problem-Solving Skills - Complex games with strategic elements like chess or Settlers of Catan require critical thinking and foresight, training your brain to navigate challenges creatively.

Improve Memory and Focus - Regularly playing games that require attention to detail and recall, such as Memory or Clue, can enhance cognitive functions and concentration.

Boost Verbal and Communication Skills - Games like Scrabble or Codenames enhance language and communication abilities, making them a fun way to expand your vocabulary and social skills.

Strengthen Family and Social Bonds - Board games bring people together, encouraging teamwork and fostering a sense of community and competitiveness in a friendly atmosphere.

So this summer make sure you spend some time playing board games with your loved ones.


Honoring and Remembering on Memorial Day

As we approach Memorial Day, The Rubicon Academy pauses to honor the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our country. This day reminds us of the bravery and dedication that protect our freedoms and uphold our values.

We express our deepest gratitude to those who have served and continue to serve. Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed, and we owe you our unending respect and appreciation.

This Memorial Day, let us all take a moment to remember the heroes who have given everything for our nation. We encourage our Rubicon Academy family to reflect on the significance of this day and to participate in local commemorations.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and reflective Memorial Day.

Warm regards,

The Rubicon Academy Team


πŸ‡ Celebrate The Preakness 🌟

Get ready for the excitement of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown! Whether you’re a lifelong racing fan or just looking for a thrilling way to spend the day, Preakness Stakes is the perfect occasion to enjoy the spirit of horse racing and teach your kids all about horse racing.


🌟 You're Invited to The Rubicon Academy's Open House! 🌟

Join us at The Rubicon Academy for an exclusive peek into our innovative learning environment and unique curriculum tailored to nurture young minds. Whether you're considering the next step in your child’s education or simply curious about what we offer, this is the perfect opportunity to meet our dedicated staff, explore our classrooms, and see our students in action!

πŸ“… Date: May 14th
πŸ•’ Time: 5 PM
πŸ“ Location: The Rubicon Academy
14211 Horseshoe Bend
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Discover how we empower our students with the skills they need for both school and life. Kids can engage in fun, educational activities while parents enjoy a detailed tour and chat with our educators about our teaching methods and philosophy.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our community. See you there! πŸŽ“πŸ“š


Happy Mother's Day from The Rubicon Academy!

On this special day, we want to celebrate all the amazing mothers who inspire us with their strength, love, and unwavering dedication. Your incredible influence shapes families, strengthens communities, and brings joy to those around you. Thank you for all that you do, today and every day. Wishing you a day filled with love, relaxation, and the recognition you truly deserve.


On this day in 1883 The University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the United States, was founded. It has since played a significant role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of Texas and the nation. Happy Birthday!


Get To Know Our Staff -
Shannon McConnell has been teaching over 20 years. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelors in Business Management, and an MBA in Management. She has graduated with her Counseling degree from Sam Houston State University and is a certified Play Therapist. She has many years of working in administration, teaching experience with preschool, character development, arts and crafts, and glass fusing.


🌟 On this day in 1836, Texas made history with the Battle of San Jacinto, securing our independence from Mexico! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±πŸ’₯ General Sam Houston and his brave troops led us to victory in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes, but changed the course of history forever. πŸ•’πŸŽ‰

And hey, if you went to our school, you’d probably already know this – because we’re not just about textbooks, we’re about making history come alive! πŸ˜‰πŸ“š


Get To Know Our Staff -
Mrs. Paula Gunnell has been an educator for 23 years. She has taught in several different public school settings and is currently teaching in her tenth year at Rubicon Academy. She has an M.S.Ed. with a major emphasis in special education. Her B.S. is in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.


Many of our students visited the TAMU Physics and Engineering Fest this past weekend. All of our students have been studying physics this year, so this was a great way to see things in action, see the Science Circus and speak to current Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy students!


Get To Know Our Staff -
Dr. Roberts has been in education for 46 years, both in public school and private school. Her Bachelor’s degree is in elementary and special education. She earned her Master’s in Educational Administration and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Roberts has been involved as an AdvancEd Accreditation External Review team member and team leader for the past several years. She is the founder of The Rubicon Academy and has been the Head of School and the teacher for Upper Elementary for the past 20 years. As a curious and evolving educator, she always looks forward to examining new horizons in the education world and to absorb and learn fresh ideas from research and visiting with other schools.


Guess what? It's Walk to Work Day! That's right, lace up those comfy shoes and hit the pavement, because today, your commute comes with a side of cardio. Don’t just stand there – get steppin’! Who knows, you might even enjoy the scenic route to the office for a change.


One million! That’s how many new neural connections form every single second in a child’s first few years of life, so being little is kind of a big deal. There’s a lot of science behind the first five years and a lot of love that goes into helping children make the most of it.


Happy Early April Fools Day


With a treasure trove of over 100 films featuring private schools, we're curious to know: What's your top pick for a movie set in a private school? Share your favorite and let's reminisce about those iconic school halls and unforgettable characters! 🎬🏫


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14211 Horseshoe Bend
The Woodlands, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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