Guide: Private schools to check out in The Woodlands and south Montgomery County in 2020





The John Cooper School
The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School

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Updated Jan. 21 1:49 p.m.

Private schools around The Woodlands offer a variety of specialized instruction, from different religious affiliations to various types of curriculum. This guide features schools including primary and middle schools with grade levels through eighth grade and high schools with grade levels through 12th grade.

Montessori

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

1. Esprit International School


4266 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands

281-298-9200

www.espritinternationalschool.com

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: none

Current enrollment: 180

Tuition: $10,500-$21,000 annually

2. The Grove Community School

3305 Red Bird Lane, Conroe

281-706-2498

www.thegrovewoodlands.com

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: none

Current enrollment: 36

Tuition: $8,500-$17,600 annually

3. Hope Montessori School

5125 Shadow Bend Place, The Woodlands

832-299-9212

www.hopemontessoritw.com

Grades served: 18 months-six years

Religious orientation: none

Current enrollment: 40

Tuition: Contact school for pricing

4. The Woodlands Montessori

1201 Many Pines Lane, The Woodlands

281-363-9600

www.montessori.com

Grades served: 18 months-kindergarten

Religious orientation: none

Current enrollment: 85

Tuition: Contact school for pricing

Religion-based

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 in their curricula, which may follow different standards based on accreditation.

5. Central Baptist Academy

37135 FM 1774, Magnolia

281-356-2861

www.cbamagnolia.com

Grades: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Baptist

Current enrollment: 43

Tuition: $425 per month

6. Christ Community School

1488 Wellman Road, Shenandoah

936-321-6300

www.christcommunityschool.org

Grades: pre-K-6

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 102

Tuition: $7,145-$12,140 annually

7. Concordia Lutheran High School

700 E. Main St., Tomball

281-351-2547

www.clhs-tx.org

Grades: 9-12

Religious orientation: Lutheran

Current enrollment: 565

Tuition: $14,100-$15,060

8. Cypress Christian School

11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston

281-469-7745

www.cypresschristian.org

Grades: K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 651

Tuition: $11,300-$16,800 annually

9. Frassati Catholic High School

22151 Frassati Way, Spring

832-616-3217

www.frassaticatholic.org

Grades: 9-12

Religious orientation: Catholic

Current enrollment: 300

Tuition: $14,350 annually

10. Journey School for the Uniquely Gifted and Talented

27420 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North

832-559-2309

www.journeyofajoyfullife.com/aboutjourneyschool

Ages served: 3-21

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 13

Tuition: $20,000 annually

11. Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy

9768 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

936-337-2000

www.legacypca.org

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 452

Tuition: $5,720-$10,290 annually

12. Rosehill Christian School

19830 FM 2920, Tomball

281-351-8114

www.rcseagles.org

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 427

Tuition: $5,665-$10,150 (pre-K), $12,115-$15,940 (K-12) annually

13. Salem Lutheran School

22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

281-351-8223

www.salemlutheran.com

Grades served: pre-K-8

Religious orientation: Lutheran

Current enrollment: 525

Tuition: $10,800 annually

14. St. Anne Catholic School

1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball

281-351-0093

http://school.stanne-tomball.org

Grades: pre-K-8

Religious orientation: Catholic

Current enrollment: 301

Tuition: $7,325 annually

15. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

7901 Bay Branch Drive, The Woodlands

281-296-0300

www.staopcs.org

Grades: pre-K-8

Religious orientation: Catholic

Enrollment: 475

Tuition: $8,150-$8,375 annually

16. Step by Step Christian School

1119 S. Cherry St., Tomball

281-351-2888

www.stepbystepchristianschool.org

Grades served: infant-8

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 60 (K-8), 150 (infant-age 4)Tuition: $845-$995 (infant-age 4, monthly), $6,400 (K-eighth, annually)

Tuition: $845-$995 (infant-age 4, monthly), $6,400 (K-eighth, annually)

17. Wildwood Christian Academy

8911 FM 1488, Magnolia

832-934-0200

www.wildwood-umc.org

Grades: 18 months-pre-K

Religious orientation: United Methodist

Current enrollment: 178

Tuition: $250 registration, tuition ranges from two-day for toddlers at $285/month to five-day for four-year-olds at $610/month

School hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

18. The Woodlands Christian Academy

5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands

936-273-2555

www.twca.net

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 699

Tuition: Varies by grade level; visit www.twca.net/admissions for more information

19. The Woodlands Methodist School

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands

281-822-8212

www.twmschool.org

Grades served: 18 months-8

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 624

Tuition: $3,500-$12,700 annually

Traditional

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

20. All Nations Community School

27420 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North

832-510-8311

www.allnationscs.org

Grades served: pre-K-8

Current enrollment: 20

Tuition: $13,200

21. Center for Teaching & Learning

26131 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball

832-474-8214

www.centerforteachingandlearning.com

Grades served: pre-K-9

Current enrollment: 88

Tuition: $12,400 (pre-K), $13,600 (K-ninth) annually

22. Cunae International School

5655 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

281-516-3770

www.doortomyschool.com

Grades: pre-K-12

Enrollment: 100

Tuition: $12,000-$19,000 annually

23. Extraordinary Education Center

9522 Carraway Lane, Magnolia

281-652-5918

www.extraed.org

Grades: K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Current enrollment: 170

Tuition: Tuition is charged on a class-by-class basis. Full enrollment can be approximately $500/month depending on courses selected. The program is designed to assist families who want to homeschool their child by offering a selection of core and enrichment classes and activities.

24. Fusion Academy The Woodlands

1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 4000, The Woodlands

281-419-1436

www.fusionacademy.com/houston-the-woodlands

Grades: 6-12

Enrollment: 60

Tuition: $14,000-$15,000

25. The John Cooper School

1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands

281-367-0900

www.johncooper.org

Grades served: pre-K-12

Current enrollment: 1,284

Tuition: $22,620-$27,960 annually

26. The Sherwood Academy

32810 Tamina Road, Magnolia

281-356-4970

www.thesherwoodacademy.com

Grades served: pre-K-6

Current enrollment: 115

Tuition: $275-$1,150

27. The Woodlands Prep International School

27440 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball

281-516-0600

www.woodlandsprep.org

Grades served: pre-K-12

Current enrollment: 200

Tuition: $19,000-$27,000 annually

Waldorf

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.

28. Great Oak School

715 Carrell St., Tomball

281-516-7296

www.greatoakschool.org

Grades served: pre-K-8

Current enrollment: 113

Tuition: $5,000-$13,000 annually
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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