The Woodlands®

Private Schools

When it comes to your child’s future, it’s important to have options. Families in The Woodlands have access to nine highly acclaimed private schools. Each one offers an excellent alternative to public education.

The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School offers a classic college preparatory curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. Small classes emphasize academic excellence and citizenry, creating wonderful opportunities for learning. Since it opened its doors in 1988, the school has grown in both size and distinction. The grounds include a gymnasium and track, fine arts classrooms, student lounge areas, as well as guidance and college counseling offices.

One John Cooper Dr.
(pre-K through 12)

The Woodlands Christian Academy

The Woodlands Christian Academy is an independent, Christ-centered college preparatory school offering an enriched learning environment for students in grades Pre- Kindergarten through 12.

Founded in 1993, Woodlands Christian equips students spiritually, academically, physically and socially to make a difference in our world.
The beautiful 40-acre campus offers a vibrant setting. Through small classes, a close and loving school community, challenging academics and a wide range of programs, students receive the personal mentoring necessary to become excellent students and well-rounded individuals.

5800 Academy Way
(pre-K through grade 12)

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

Students at St. Anthony of Padua enjoy personal attention and superior academic opportunities. The Woodlands’ first Catholic school, St. Anthony of Padua opened in August 2001. The school welcomes grades Pre-K through 8. Newly completed additions include expanded classroom space, a computer and science lab, fine arts rooms, new playground equipment, basketball courts, and additional green space.

7901 Bay Branch Dr.

(3 yrs. through grade 8)

Esprit International School

Esprit International School is a non-sectarian day school benefiting from a diverse student population and challenging curriculum. Qualified teachers create a supportive atmosphere while also setting a high level of expectation for the quality of work and mastery of content.

4890 Panther Creek Dr.
(2 yrs. through grade 12)

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning's primary mission is to foster a love of learning by teaching students to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and collaboratively. We celebrate diversity and will instill integrity, compassion, and confidence in each student.

Center for Teaching and Learning
(Grades K-8)

Cunae International School

Cunae International School, an official World International Baccalaureate School, is a small, boutique private "off the grid" school set within 6 picturesque acres on the edge of The Woodlands. In a welcoming and intimate atmosphere that is both supportive and encouraging, Cunae offers 11th and 12th graders the International Baccalaureate Diploma program; and gears Pre-K through 10th grade students towards being prepared to undertake this program. At the heart of the academics and environment lay a foundation underpinned by four core values: internationalism, eco-culture, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. These values are upheld by a pursuit of delivering authentic curriculum with a balanced approach; providing an opportunity for students to embrace a spirit of discovery; and, engaging students in Socratic dialog and active participation.

5655 Creekside Forest Drive
(Prek through 12th grade)

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy (LPCA)

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy (LPCA) is a Christian, University-Model school offering strong, biblically integrated curriculum for students in grades pre-k through 12.

Founded in 2005, LPCA partners with parents to inspire children to become college-worthy, character witnesses for Christ. LPCA is located on a 25-acre campus in The Woodlands. The school prepares students for success in college and life by providing rigorous academics, small class sizes, and rich student activities.

9768 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77354
(pre-k through 12th)

The Woodlands Preparatory School

The Woodlands Preparatory School builds a solid foundation for students to be successful in today's global society. Committed to excellence in academics, the highly qualified staff provides a rigorous and well-rounded education with a special focus on mathematics, English, and science to equip students for higher education. An emphasis on leadership, personal responsibility, integrity, respect, and empathy prepares students to meet the challenges of life.

27440 Kuykendahl Road
(Grades K through 12)

The Woodlands Methodist School

The Woodlands Methodist School offers kindergarten through 6th grade and is located in the new Family Life Center at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The building was designed specifically with our students in mind, with bright, comfortable classrooms, a gymnasium, a soccer field, and an inviting playground. Space is available for more classrooms and a second gymnasium as our school continues to grow.

Our classrooms are filled with hands-on experiences, creating a dynamic, Christian learning environment with high academic success. Curriculum is designed to meet or exceed the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the Common Core Standards in the core subjects and fine arts.

Our low student-teacher ratios allow The Woodlands Methodist School to provide an enriching learning environment that meets the needs of each student at his or her developmental level. With a teacher and an assistant teacher assigned to each classroom and an average of 16 students per class, students are afforded many opportunities for individualized and small group learning.

1915 Lake Front Cir
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 297-5959
(Grades K through 6)


*For a complete list of private and parochial schools in the surrounding area, visit The Woodlands Information Center.

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