A guide to private schools in The Woodlands area in 2021

The John Cooper School is located in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The John Cooper School)
The John Cooper School is located in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The John Cooper School)

The John Cooper School is located in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The John Cooper School)

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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School is located in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School)
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Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy is located on Research Forest Drive. (Courtesy Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy)
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Discovery School of Innovation is located on Grogan's Point Drive. (Courtesy Discovery School of Innovation)
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Frassati Catholic High School is located in Spring. (Courtesy Frassati Catholic High School)
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All Nations Community School is located in Oak Ridge North. (Courtesy All Nations Community School)
Private schools in and around The Woodlands offer alternatives to public education for a range of student needs. This guide features schools with grades K-8, K-12 or high schools with a range of special focuses and instruction methods such as Montessori or religion-based schools. This guide is noncomprehensive and does not include schools that are primarily preschool- and kindergarten-age students.

Montessori

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

Esprit International School

Grades served: pre-K-12


Extracurricular activities: athletics, arts, rock band, theater, yearbook

Current enrollment: 140

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

4266 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands

281-298-9200

www.espritinternationalschool.com

The Grove Community School

Grades served: pre-K-12

Extracurricular activities: chess, art, soccer

Current enrollment: 60

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

3305 Red Bird Lane, Conroe

281-706-2498

www.thegrovewoodlands.com

Religion-based

These schools are associated with a particular religion and may include religious services or instruction. Catholic schools, for example, will typically include chapel services and prayer in their curricula, which may follow different standards based on accreditation.

Central Baptist Academy

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Baptist

Extracurricular activities: N/A

Current enrollment: 40

Tuition: $425 per month

37135 FM 1774, Magnolia

281-356-2861

www.cbamagnolia.com

Concordia Lutheran High School

Grades served: 9-12

Religious orientation: Christian (Lutheran theology instruction)

Extracurricular activities: varsity athletic teams, band; choir, theater, one-act play, academic team, speech and debate, agriculture programs, National Honor Society, chemistry club, finance club, Messengers Praise Band, handbells, jazz band, girls Bible study, Spanish club, ultimate Frisbee, Global Embrace Mission Trips

Current enrollment: 550

Tuition: $14,820-$15,780 annually

700 E. Main St., Tomball

281-351-2547

www.clhs-tx.org

Cypress Christian School

Grades served: K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: athletics, fine arts Current enrollment: 622

Tuition: $11,850-$17,650 annually

11123 Cypress N. Houston Road, Houston

281-469-7745

www.cypresschristian.org

Extraordinary Education Center

Grades served: K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: arts, music, sports

Current enrollment: 170

Tuition: $40-$500/month

9522 Carraway Lane, Magnolia

281-652-5918

www.extraed.org

Frassati Catholic High School

Grades served: 9-12

Religious orientation: Catholic

Extracurricular activities: chess club, chorus, honors societies, robotics, sports, theater

Enrollment: 272

Tuition: $16,000 annually

22151 Frassati Way, Spring

832-616-3217

www.frassaticatholic.org

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: community service, music, robotics, sports, student council

Current enrollment: 450

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

9768 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

936-337-2000

www.legacypca.org

Rosehill Christian School

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: 4-H, band, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, choir, cross country, debate, drama, golf, football, speech, track and field, volleyball

Current enrollment: 435

Tuition: $8,550-$16,740 annually

19830 FM 2920, Tomball

281-351-8114

www.rcseagles.org

Salem Lutheran School

Grades served: pre-K-8

Religious orientation: Lutheran

Extracurricular activities: sports, honor society

Current enrollment: 335

Tuition: $11,960 annually

22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

281-351-8223

www.salemlutheran.com

St. Anne Catholic School

Grades served: pre-K-8

Religious orientation: Catholic

Extracurricular activities: arts, computers, robots, science, sports

Current enrollment: 268

Tuition: $7,545 annually

1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball

281-351-0093

http://school.stanne-tomball.org

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

Grades served: pre-K-8

Religious orientation: Catholic

Extracurricular activities: cheer, cross-country, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, softball, baseball, National Junior Honor Society, student council, running club, robotics club, quiz bowl, chess club, campus ministry

Enrollment: 470 students

Tuition: $8,450-$8,650

7901 Bay Branch Drive, The Woodlands

281-296-0300

www.staopcs.org

Step by Step Christian School

Grades served: infant-8

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: N/A

Current enrollment: 80 (K-8), 200 (infant-age 4)Tuition: $910-$1,040 (infant-age 4, monthly), $6,600 (K-8, annually)

1119 S. Cherry St., Tomball

281-351-2888

www.stepbystepchristianschool.org

The Woodlands Christian Academy

Grades served: pre-K-12

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: athletics, fine arts, varsity sports

Current enrollment: 675

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

5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands

936-273-2555

www.twca.net

The Woodlands Methodist School

Grades served: 18 months-8

Religious orientation: Christian

Extracurricular activities: athletics, dance, golf, robotics, taekwondo, tennis

Current enrollment: 624

Tuition: $3,200-$14,500 annually

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands

281-822-8212

www.twmschool.org

Traditional

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

All Nations Community School

Grades served: pre-K-8

Extracurricular activities: basketball, fine arts, gardening, music, robotics, soccer, student council, yearbook

Current enrollment: 31

Tuition: $13,200 annually

27420 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North

832-510-8311

www.allnationscs.org

Journey School for the Uniquely Gifted and Talented

Ages served: 3-21

Religious orientation: N/A

Extracurricular activities: Inclusive robotics

Current enrollment: 24

Tuition: $20,000 annually

27420 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North

832-559-2309

www.journeyofajoyfullife.com/aboutjourneyschool

Center for Teaching & Learning

Grades served: pre-K-10

Extracurricular activities: N/A

Current enrollment: 62

Tuition: $12,800-$14,000 annually

10431 Hufsmith Road, Tomball

832-474-8214

www.centerforteachingandlearning.com

Cunae International School

Grades served: pre-K-12

Extracurricular activities: N/A

Enrollment: 100

Tuition: $12,400-$22,000 annually

5655 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

281-516-3770

www.doortomyschool.com

Discovery School of Innovation

Grades served: K-5 for 2021-2022, adding one grade level per year through grade 12

Extracurricular activities: arts, Spanish, yoga

Current enrollment: 10

Tuition: $12,500 annually

25162 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands

281-939-8139

www.discoverysi.org

Fusion Academy The Woodlands

Grades served: 6-12

Extracurricular activities: languages, music, yoga

Enrollment: 40-50

Tuition: $41,888 annually (average)

1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 4000, The Woodlands

281-419-1436

www.fusionacademy.com

Paddington British School

Grades served: 12 months-first grade

Extracurricular activities: art, French, music, science, Spanish

Current enrollment: not available

Tuition: call for information

2010 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands

281-292-0654

www.paddingtonbritishschool.com

Texas Autism Academy

Grades served: age 4-14

Extracurricular activities: art, music therapy, therapy dog

Current enrollment: 22

Tuition: $22,000 annually

1009 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands

281-771-5348

www.texasautismacademy.org

The John Cooper School

Grades served: pre-K-12

Current enrollment: 1,250

Extracurricular activities: culinary, entrepreneurship, film, theaterTuition: $23,300-$28,790 annually

1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands

281-367-0900

www.johncooper.org

The Sherwood Academy

Grades served: pre-K-6

Extracurricular activities: N/A

Current enrollment: 140

Tuition: $285-$1,250 annually

32810 Tamina Road, Magnolia

281-356-4970

www.thesherwoodacademy.com

The Woodlands Prep International School

Grades served: pre-K-12

Extracurricular activities: soccer

Current enrollment: 200

Tuition: $15,870-$24.100 annually

27440 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball

281-516-0600

www.woodlandsprep.org

Xavier Educational Academy

Grades served: 1-12

Extracurricular activities: arts, language, physical education

Current enrollment: 15

Tuition: inquire within

25162 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands

713-389-5545

Waldorf School

Great Oak School

Grades served: pre-K-8

Extracurricular activities: Not available

Current enrollment: 80

Tuition: $8,000-$14,000 annually

715 Carrell St., Tomball

281-516-7296

www.greatoakschool.org

www.xaviereducationalacademy.com
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