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