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 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.

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