... Because school is so much more than just academics
"Have you ever wanted to go to a school where everyone is friendly and kind? Mirus Academy is your answer. In public school, both kids and parents are stressed, but here at Mirus Academy my parents and I don't feel stressed at all. I feel much more relaxed at not nervous at all. I'm so glad I go to Mirus!
-- Junior High Student
Students attend school to learn so much more than just how to factor polynomials or balance chemical formulas. They attend school to learn the skills necessary to someday be happy and productive adults. Whether they are cooking in Home Economics, looking critically at fake news in Communications, evaluating credit card offers in Senior Seminar, or exploring careers during an internship, students are always growing in ways that move beyond basic school academics.
FREQUENT FIELD TRIPS
Classroom learning is important, but it is just as important to leave the classroom and venture out into the real world. Mirus students participate in a field trip each month: From watching Houston Ballet performances to touring downtown skyscrapers; from milking a cow at a dairy farm to eating dim sum in China Town; from cruising through the ship channel to visiting Houston's many museums. Field trips are able to teach students far more than a textbook ever could.
The world is our classroom! Students enrolling in the "Global Studies" course step away from the textbooks and into the real world as they travel with classmates and teachers to global destinations. The trips are not casual vacations-- they are carefully crafted tours packed with educational adventures and life-long memories. High school and college credit is available, and parents are welcome to come too! Past tours have included Greece, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, and Iceland.
2018-2019 Experience Japan
2019-2020 Discover Cuba
All Mirus teens are encouraged to join MASC, the Mirus Academy Student Council. Officers are elected and committees are established each year to oversee everything from Spirit Days to Talent Shows, from the New Year's Eve Lock-In to Local Community Service Projects.
Love being on stage? The Mirus Theater Department performs 1-2 major productions each year. From serious drama (The Outsiders) to frivolous fun (Seussical the Musical) and from the classic (Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream) to the contemporary (Harry Potter), all students have the opportunity to get involved and develop their skills.