The Woodlands area 2019 Private School Guide

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Parents who choose to not send their children to a public school have a variety of other education options in The Woodlands area. This guide includes a list of private school options as well as information to help parents make the best decision for their children.

Note: Tuition fees are from the 2017-18 school year and are subject to change.
Registration for most area schools begins in January or February.


These schools follow the Montessori method approach to education that is child-centered and typically includes a more hands-on curriculum.

Esprit International School
4266 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands
Grades: Pre-K-12
Enrollment: 185
Extracurricular activities: basketball, flag football, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, drama and theater, art, music, school yearbook, camp trip, rock band, student council, National Honor Society
Tuition: $9,000-$19,250 annually


These schools are associated with a particular religion and may require families to also practice that religion. Catholic schools, for example, will typically include chapel services and prayer into the curriculum, which may follow different standards based on accreditation.

Central Baptist Academy
37135 FM 1774, Magnolia
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 58
Extracurricular activities: drama club
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing.

Christ Community School
1488 Wellman Road, Shenandoah
Grades: pre-K-7, mother’s day out (18 months-2 years)
Enrollment: 130
Extracurricular activities: Spanish, art, music, physical education, STEM classes, library classes, weekly chapel, golf, tennis, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, after-school care until 6 p.m.
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing.

Concordia Lutheran High School
700 E. Main St., Tomball
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 580
Extracurricular activities: football, track, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, orchestra, band, agriculture program, choir, media classes
Tuition: $14,340 annually

Cypress Christian School
11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston
Grades: K-12
Enrollment: 654
Extracurricular activities: elementary and high school athletics, AP Capstone School, art, photography, broadcast journalism, robotics, choir, digital media, drama, drumline, music theory, STEM lab
Tuition: $11,300-$16,800 annually

Frassati Catholic High School
22151 Frassati Way, Spring
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 281
Extracurricular activities: athletics, National Honor Society, Faith Life, Pier Giorgio Service Program, service projects by grade level, fine arts programs
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing.

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy
9768 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 450
Extracurricular activities: foreign language, fine arts, athletics, music
Tuition: $5,560-$9,990 annually

Rosehill Christian School
19830 FM 2920, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 435
Extracurricular activities: baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, golf, track and field, 4H Club, drama, choir, band
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing.

Salem Lutheran School
22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball
Grades: early childhood, pre-K-8
Enrollment: 400
Extracurricular activities: art, music, chess, football, cross country, soccer, football, golf, basketball, baseball, track
Tuition: $10,500 annually

St. Anne Catholic School
1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 350
Extracurricular activities: Lego team, tech team, volleyball, soccer, football, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, music, art, Spanish
Tuition: $4,185-$6,975 annually

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School
7901 Bay Branch Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 470
Extracurricular activities: quiz bowl, National Junior Honor Society, junior thespian society, campus ministry team, chess club, cheerleading, athletics
Tuition: $7,850-$8,065 annually

Step By Step Christian School
1119 S. Cherry St., Tomball
Grades: 6 weeks-eighth grade
Enrollment: 200-220
Extracurricular activities: basketball, soccer, ballet, drama
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing.

Wildwood Christian Academy
8911 FM 1488, Magnolia
Grades: 18 months-pre-K
Enrollment: 175
Extracurricular activities: soccer shots, tot basketball, half-pint chef, ballet, taekwondo
Tuition: $2,700-$5,400 annually

The Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 650
Extracurricular activities: football; basketball; baseball; soccer; tennis; swimming; track and field; after-school clubs for science, math, Latin, art
Tuition: $14,000-$23,000 annually

The Woodlands Methodist School
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: 18 months-8th grade
Enrollment: 650
Extracurricular activities: music, Spanish, French, AP classes, volleyball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, golf, track and field
Tuition: $3,100-$12,700


These tuition-based schools may focus on more rigorous college-preparatory coursework and higher academic standards.

Center for Teaching & Learning
26131 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-9
Enrollment: 80
Extracurricular activities: Nutty Scientists, Robotics Rule, Young Rembrandts, Paint & Bubbles, music, soccer, field hockey, Spanish, golf, tennis
Tuition: $12,400-$13,600 annually

Cunae International School
5655 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 100
Extracurricular activities: international baccalaureate program, internationalism, entrepreneurship, eco-culture, ingenuity
Tuition: $9,000-$22,000 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: Makerspace, fine arts, chess, robotics team, mock trial team, woodworking, archery, gardening, computer classes, martial arts
Tuition: $400-$3,000 per year
Other information: The EEC is geared toward families who want to homeschool their children.

The John Cooper School
1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 1,245
Extracurricular activities: athletics, Habitat for Humanity, math club, science club, forensics club, culinary club
Tuition: $21,810-$26,950 annually

The Woodlands Prep International School
27440 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball
Grades: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 215
Extracurricular activities: athletics, National Honor Society, Science NHS, karate, coding, chess, soccer, robotics
Tuition: $17,950-$24,800 annually

Xavier Academy The Woodlands
25162 Grogans Park Drive, The Woodlands
Grades: K-12
Enrollment: 10
Extracurricular activities: music, art, dance, foreign languages
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing.


Known for integrating the arts into the curriculum, these schools also have a more hands-on approach to education that includes music, dance, theater and writing.

Great Oak School
715 Carrell St., Tomball
Grades: early childhood-8
Enrollment: 100+
Extracurricular activities: gardening, foreign languages, woodworking, art, music
Tuition: $5,200-$12,400 annually



Howard Hughes Corp. acquired the two towers owned by Occidental Petroleum Corp. in 2019. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Occidental CEO tells Woodlands EDP at luncheon it will keep local presence

Occidental Petroleum Corp. CEO Vicki Hollub told the Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership at a Jan. 10 luncheon the company intends to keep a presence in The Woodlands

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, speaks to students at Covenant Christian School. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and others celebrate Covenant Christian School's FEMA grant

The event saw representatives from the city of Conroe, Montgomery County, the Texas Legislature and more.

Feral hogs, seen here in neighboring Harris County, have been reported as a nuisance in parts of Montgomery County along Spring Creek, including The Woodlands. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Commissioner: Feral hog trapping program to begin in Montgomery County Precinct 3 immediately

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced Jan. 17 he has contracted with a professional wildlife removal company to trap feral hogs in several areas on Spring Creek.

Raveneaux Country Club was one of hundreds of properties that flooded during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
Cagle: Goal of Raveneaux acquisition is not to put an ‘ugly hole in the ground’

“The goal is to create something more along the lines of Kickerillo [Mischer Preserve] with beautiful park amenities—little fishing piers, boat launches and walking trails that go around it,” Cagle said.

wayne gardiner woodlands township board of directors meeting january 15 2020
Officials plan action to address feral hogs plaguing Woodlands neighborhoods

Several dozen residents attended The Woodlands Township board of directors meeting Jan. 15 to voice continuing concerns about feral hogs in the Grogan’s Point neighborhood.

Both cities' candidate filing periods close Feb. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Candidate filing period for May elections begins in Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North

Both cities will have open races for mayor and two city council seats.

The deadline to pay property taxes in Montgomery County is Jan. 31. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Tax Office to extend hours for property tax deadline

The deadline to pay property taxes in Montgomery County is Jan. 31.

Jonathan Ingram, senior associate with The Novak Consulting Group, presented law enforcement options to The Woodlands Township board of directors Jan. 15. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands board decides on compromise for incorporation law enforcement scenario

In the last step required before it can determine a maximum tax rate to propose on a ballot for incorporation, The Woodlands Township board of directors decided on a law enforcement model at its Jan. 15 meeting.

(Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.

CVS said its new HealthHub concept will open at stores on Kuykendahl Road and FM 1488 this month. (Courtesy CVS Health)
CVS Health debuts new HealthHub concept at 2 south Montgomery County pharmacy stores

CVS announced the launch of 15 HealthHub locations in January, including two in The Woodlands and Tomball.

The freestanding restaurant is under construction at The Woodlands Mall. Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper
Shake Shack coming to The Woodlands Mall this summer

The Woodlands store will be the national burger and milkshake brand's sixth Greater Houston location.

The John Cooper School
Guide: 26 private schools to check out in The Woodlands and south Montgomery County in 2020

Private schools around The Woodlands offer a variety of specialized instruction, from different religious affiliations to various types of curriculum.

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