Our Old Boys

We refer to Western Academy graduates as our Old Boys, reminiscent of the British Boys' schools tradition which we share. The Old Boys and their families form an important part of our community and enrich the life of the school. The boys come to receive mentoring with our teachers and attend the annual Pigskin Classic football tournament in December and the El Clasico Soccer game in February. As we follow their growth in high school and later in college, trade school or the military, we see our young men truly Alive! Graduated parents stay in touch with Western through events, ongoing parenting formation, and with their gifts to the Old Boys Fund.

  • That’s the beauty of the freedom at Western. It is a place where boys can be boys—where you have the freedom to do extraordinary things; where the seeds of wonder are sown—but in a different sense, this freedom also allows you to make a mistake and learn from it. And I valued that. Falling down and getting up again, I was able to not only develop authentic moral virtues, but I began to truly desire the good in a natural way. As a boy.
    Alvaro Directo (Class 2015), speaking at Founding Roots Dinner 2019
  • Western Academy gave me the ability to add both color and vibrance to my work in both the liberal arts and otherwise. This became pivotal in my acceptance to the University of Manchester, and it has allowed me to write on a level above my peers since I graduated. Western Academy has been a part of my heart and soul, and I have never discounted being a graduate of a great Houston liberal arts school.
    Garrett Kindle (Class of 2013)
  • My three years at Western Academy were the best years at any school. Learning how to become a true man through faith and hard work really opened up the possibilities for me. Every teacher has a special bond with each one of his students. If you listen and learn from these men, you are sure to have a tremendous head start for high school and for many other lessons and obstacles in life.
    Mathew Saye (Class of 2017)