John Cooper School announces record enrollment for 2018-19

The Lower School Library made its debut this year at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands.

The Lower School Library made its debut this year at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands.

Students at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands returned Aug. 16 to find upgraded facilities in time for the school’s 30th year in The Woodlands.

The private school announced the completion of its Lower School Library, which serves kindergarten through fifth-grade students. A cost for the project has not been announced. The 6,225-square-foot library began construction last September and now features projection technology, flexible furniture arrangements and a touch-screen card catalogue, Director of Marketing and Communications Deb Spiess said.

“For me, the opening of this year is highlighted by the fact that there is no construction equipment on campus,” Head of School Michael F. Maher said in a statement. “It’s the first time in 10 years that we haven’t had a construction project being completed.”

School officials said instructional and administrative space were also upgraded to better meet student growth. The 43-acre campus now has 13 educational facilities.

Additionally, the school also began the year with its highest enrollment yet, with 1,242 total students. Maher said the school had 175 students when it first opened 30 years ago.

“We are proud of our steady growth since our first opening day,” Maher said. “We are excited to begin this 30th year with 824 families that represent a broad spectrum of diversity and international cultures.”
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.