Editor's note: Great Oak School will add grade 8 in 2019-20. This guide has been updated to include The Woodlands Methodist School.

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

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

2. Concordia Lutheran School
Grades served: 9-12
Enrollment: 580
Tuition: $13,380-$14,340 per year
Extracurricular activities: athletics; fine arts; Future Farmers of America; shotgun, fishing and archery teams; multimedia production; National Honor Society; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; chemistry, engineering and computer science clubs; Future Medical Practitioners of America; academic, speech and debate team
700 E. Main St., Tomball

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

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

5. Rosehill Christian School
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 435
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing
Extracurricular activities: athletics,
4H Club, drama, choir, band
19830 FM 2920, Tomball

6. Salem Lutheran School
Grades served: early childhood, pre-K-8
Enrollment: 400 (K-8)
Tuition: $10,500 per year
Extracurricular activities: art, music, chess, athletics
22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball

7. St. Anne Catholic School
Grades served: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 350
Tuition: $6,975 per year
Extracurricular activities: Lego team, technology team, athletics, music, art, Spanish
1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball

8. Step by Step Christian School
Grades served: infant-grade 8
Enrollment: 200-220
Tuition: Call for tuition pricing
Extracurricular activities: basketball, soccer, ballet, drama
1119 S. Cherry St., Tomball

9. The Woodlands Christian Academy
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 650
Tuition: $14,000-$23,000 per year
Extracurricular activities: athletics; science, math, Latin and art clubs
5800 Academy Way, The Woodlands

10. The Woodlands Methodist School
Grades served: 
Enrollment: 670 (early childhood-8)
Tuition: $3,330-$12,700 per year
Extracurricular activities: athletics, robotics, sewing, chess, tae kwon do, fine arts, Destination Imagination, foreign language, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, NJHS, Student Council, Student Ambassadors
1915 Lake Front Circle, The Woodlands

These tuition-based schools may focus on more rigorous college-preparatory coursework and higher academic standards.
11. Center for Teaching & Learning
Grades served: pre-K-9
Enrollment: 80
Tuition: $12,400-$13,600* annually
Extracurricular activities: Nutty Scientists, CTL Yoga, Robotics Rule, Young Rembrandts, Paint & Bubbles, Sarah Kelly Music School, Dynamo Dash Soccer, field hockey, Spanish, PGA Golf, tennis, Karma’s Creations Dance
A26131 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball
*Tuition is for 2019-20 school year.

12. Extraordinary Education Center
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: less than 10 students per class in lower-level courses, up to 15 for upper-level courses
Tuition: $400-$3,000 per year (a la carte enrollment)
Extracurricular activities: Makerspace, fine arts, chess, robotics team, mock trial team, woodworking, archery, gardening, computer classes, martial arts
Other information: The EEC is geared toward families who want to homeschool their children. Parents keep the responsibility of educating their children by choosing particular classes based on interest.
9522 Carraway Lane, Magnolia

13. The John Cooper School
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 1,245
Tuition: $21,810-$26,950 per year
Extracurricular activities: athletics; Interact Club; Habitat for Humanity; math, science, philosophy, forensics and culinary clubs
1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands

14. The Sherwood Academy
Grades served: pre-K-6
Enrollment: 100
Tuition: $925 per month
Extracurricular activities: martial arts, soccer
32810 Tamina Road, Magnolia

15. The Woodlands Prep
International School
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 215
Tuition: $17,950-$24,800 per year
Extracurricular activities: athletics, NHS, production, Science NHS, karate, coding, chess, robotics, drawing
27440 Kuykendahl Road, Tomball

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.
16. Great Oak School
Grades served: early childhood-8
Enrollment: 100+
Tuition: $5,200-$12,400 per year
Extracurricular activities: gardening, knitting, foreign languages, woodworking, art, music
715 Carrell St., Tomball
Note: Great Oak School will add grade 8 for the 2019-20 school year.