The Woodlands Christian Academy continues construction on new $8.5M high school building due to be ready for 2019-20 school year

The Woodlands Christian Academy broke ground on a new 65,000-square-foot, three-story high school building in May.

The Woodlands Christian Academy broke ground on a new 65,000-square-foot, three-story high school building in May.

The Woodlands Christian Academy is expanding its campus to accommodate its growing student population and create more space for its students.

Head of School Julie Ambler said the private school has been looking to expand the campus to provide a better learning environment for students.. As a result, Amber said the school completed an $8.5 million capital campaign in May and broke ground on a new 65,000-square-foot, three-story high school building.

“Our ultimate goal is to serve 950 students in this Christ-filled environment where they can build deep relationships, discover and develop their unique God-given gifts and talents, grow as well-rounded leaders and be celebrated for their personal accomplishments,” Ambler said.

The facility will include 15 classrooms; three science labs; conference rooms; a tiered lecture/performance space; offices; informal student gathering areas, including a coffee bar; and a large, open area for creating technology, robotics and engineering projects. The building is scheduled for completion before the end of this school year and will be open for students in August 2019.

“Upon completion, our middle school students will occupy the Nehemiah Academic Center, which is our current high school building, and our elementary students will expand within the Joshua Academic Center,” Ambler said. “We will eliminate eight modular buildings from our campus and be able to increase our enrollment.”

Ambler said the school still has plans to improve the campus with other major projects, which include the construction of a fine arts complex, and expansions of two existing buildings and the primary gym. A timeline for these projects has not yet been determined.

The private school has been in The Woodlands for 25 years and serves 660 students from pre-K through 12th grade; it is located on a 40-acre campus.


MOST RECENT

Starting May 19, water parks will be able to open up to 25% capacity. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting Friday, May 29, water parks will be allowed to open but must limit guests to 25% of their normal operating capacity.

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported one death related to COVID-19 along with 30 new recoveries from the disease May 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County reports 1 coronavirus-related death, 30 recoveries since May 22

The county's number of active cases, 465, is growing closer to the total number of recoveries at 424.

The Drive-In in Spring will be located next to Hurricane Harbor Splashtown at 21300 I-45 N., Houston, and is the cinema club's second Houston-area location, following The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards, which opened May 12. (Courtesy Rooftop Cinema Club)
Drive-in movie theater to debut in Spring on May 29

Outdoor movie theater company Rooftop Cinema Club will be opening The Drive-In in Spring, located near Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, on May 29.

The San Jacinto River Authority's surface water treatment plant was built as part of its Groundwater Reduction Plan, an effort to make Montgomery County use more surface water instead of groundwater. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Committee directs San Jacinto River Authority to not raise rates next fiscal year; costs to be paid in future

Not raising rates—while seemingly a win for residents footing increasing water bills—means entities will still need to pay the money back in the future.

The flute section of the Rouse High School marching band from Leander performs in this 2017 file photo. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.

Several free COVID-19 testing sites are now open in Montgomery County alongside private viral and antibody testing sites. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public, private COVID-19 testing options now available throughout Montgomery County

In addition to the county's free voucher program, several private facilities in the area are also offering viral and antibody tests.

Community Christian Legal Aid received a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Community Christian Legal Aid receives grant to serve low-income clients

The grant will be used to train volunteer attorneys in areas of family and civil law that CCLA's clients face.

Under guidelines from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, day care centers, bars and entertainment venues—including bowling alleys and bingo parlors—were allowed to reopen a limited occupancy May 22. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: Officials confirm 469 new cases over Memorial Day weekend

Under guidelines from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, day care centers, bars and entertainment venues—including bowling alleys and bingo parlors—were allowed to reopen a limited occupancy May 22.

Bombshell Crossfit
Editor's pick: See best Montgomery County photos this week, May 17-23

On May 18, gyms across the state were allowed to reopen per Gov. Greg Abbott's orders. Crossfit gyms in Conroe, such as Bombshell CrossFit and Crossfit Enoch, reopened with social distancing guidelines in place.

fourth of july
South County Fourth of July parade canceled in The Woodlands for 2020

The South County 4th of July Committee and Market Street announced its 44th annual Fourth of July parade will be canceled this year.

Dawn Milne CPA relocates in Tomball

Dawne Milne CPA moved next door in late February to 25298 FM 2978, Tomball, from 25302 FM 2978.

Souq International Markets will open its new Katy-area location soon. (Susan Rovegno/Community Impact Newspaper)
ROUNDUP: Memorial Day business updates from the Houston area

Read some of the latest business news from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.