GUIDE: Check out these 16 private schools in Tomball, Magnolia

Salem Lutheran School is located in Tomball.

Salem Lutheran School is located in Tomball.

Private schools are an alternate option to public school districts for parents who are looking for a more customized education for their children. There are a number of private schools enrolling students in the Tomball and Magnolia area for the 2018-19 school year.

Center for Teaching & Learning
26131 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 80
Extracurricular activities: robotics, yoga, fine arts
Tuition: $11,600 (pre-K), $12,800 (K-8)

Central Baptist Academy
37135 FM 1774, Magnolia
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 74
Extracurricular activities: drama
Tuition: $3,750 per year

Concordia Lutheran High School
700 E. Main St., Tomball
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 565
Extracurricular activities: academic team, fine arts, chemistry club, drumline, fishing, Future Farmers of America, Interact, praise band, multimedia/videography, National Honor Society, speech and debate, student council, yearbook, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 6A athletics
Tuition: $13,404 per year (general students), $12,444 per year (students who are active members of certain Lutheran churches and associations)

Cypress Christian School
11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston 281-469-8829
Grades: K-12
Enrollment: 665
Extracurricular activities: athletics, academic competitions, fine arts competitions, Destination Imagination, National Art Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Ambassador Council, drumline, mentoring clubs, speech meets, elementary math club, elementary speech club, elementary athletics, TAPPS
Tuition: $10,000-$16,000 annually

Extraordinary Education Center
9522 Carraway Lane, Magnolia
Grades: K-12
Enrollment: less than 10 students per class in lower level courses, up to 15 for upper level courses
Extracurricular activities: robotics teams, mock trial team, chess and gardening, fine arts, inventor club, computer application classes, Makerspace, archeryTuition: $400-$3,000 per year (a la carte enrollment)
Other information: The EEC is geared toward families who want to home-school their children. Parents keep the responsibility of educating their children by choosing particular classes based on interest.

Great Oak School
715 Carrell St., Tomball
Grades: early childhood-6
Enrollment: 100
Extracurricular activities: gardening, knitting, foreign languages, woodworking, art, music
Tuition: $6,600-$10,900 per year

The John Cooper School
1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 1,232
Extracurricular activities: those related to academics; leadership; athletics; fine arts; schoolwide volunteer opportunities, including a Habitat for Humanity homebuilding project and Empty Bowls hunger relief
Tuition: $20,980-$25,920 per year

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy
9768 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 436
Extracurricular activities: football, basketball, volleyball, track, cheerleading, cross-country, swimming and diving, dance team, drumline, baseball, praise band, art, drama, choir, NHS, student council
Tuition: $5,400 per year (grades pre-K-2), $5,730 per year (grades 3-4), $7,380 per year (grades 5-6), $7,750 per year (grades 7-8), $9,700 per year (grades 9-12)

Rosehill Christian School
19830 FM 2920, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 460
Extracurricular activities: art, athletics, choir, drama, band, 4-H program, NHS, cheerleading, dance, yearbook, debate, Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Tuition: $5,150-$9,400 per year (pre-K), $11,025-$14,700 per year (grades K-12)

Salem Lutheran School
22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball
Grades: early childhood, pre-K-8
Enrollment: 600
Extracurricular activities: athletics; competitive academics; science, technology, religion, art, engineering and math activities; music lessons; dance; robotics; chess club
Tuition: $9,960 per year for one student (K-8), $8,960 per year for subsequent students (grades K-8), $945 per month (infants), $900 per month (toddlers), $865 per month (2 year olds), $825 per month (preschool and pre-K), part-time enrollment for 2-3 days per week available for $280-$395 per month

St. Anne Catholic School
1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 360
Extracurricular activities: athletics, choir, academic team, geography bee, NJHS, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art projects, music lessons, spelling bee
Tuition: $6,750 per year

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School
7901 Bay Branch Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 490
Extracurricular activities: athletics, band, choir, theater production, community service projects, NJHS, spirit club, broadcast journalism, multimedia technology, speech, robotics, campus ministry team
Tuition: $7,765 per year (pre-K), $7,550 per year (grades 1-8)

Step by Step Christian School
1119 S. Cherry St., Tomball
Grades: infant-8
Enrollment: 76 (K-8)
Extracurricular activities: before- and after-school programs, drama, physical activity club, Girl Scouts, Teams of Tomorrow basketball program
Tuition: $6,100 per year (full-day grades K-8)

Wildwood Christian Academy
8911 FM 1488, Magnolia
Grades: 18 months-pre-K
Enrollment: 170
Extracurricular activities: ballet, Teams of Tomorrow basketball program, Soccer Shots, Half Pint Chef (cooking class)
Tuition: $2,300-$5,300 per year

The Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 Academy Way,
The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 650
Extracurricular activities: athletics, fine arts, Interact, student council, NHS, NJHS, Spanish club, girls science club, music, Facedown (student-led Bible study)
Tuition: $13,095-$22,045 per year

The Woodlands Prep International School
27440 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball
Grades: preschool-12
Enrollment: 200
Extracurricular activities: athletics, NHS, production and design, music, Science NHS, field hockey, karate, coding
Tuition: $17,950-$24,800 per year (preschool-12th grade)

By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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