Christian (Other) Schools in Houston
Annunciation Orthodox School
Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) was established in the educational building of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in 1970. Originally available to PreK students only, AOS now serves Delphi Class (age 3) through grade 8, with a student body averaging 700 students. AOS provides a curriculum guided by the Greek Orthodox faith, with an emphasis on family and community. AOS received its accreditation through the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest in 1989.
Fort Bend Christian Academy
Fort Bend Christian Academy is an independent, college preparatory, co-educational day school for students in grades PreK-12. Founded in 1987 as the Sugar Creek Baptist Church School, an elementary school which used the facilities of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, the institution has grown considerably in both scope and facilities. As it expanded to include the full range of PreK-12 education, it moved to an independent campus and dropped its Baptist affiliation in favor of a more all-inclusive Christian affiliation. The school officially changed its name to Fort Bend Christian Academy in 2011.
Grace School was founded in 1975 in affiliation with Grace Presbyterian Church. It is an independent, coeducational Christian school which serves students age 20 months - 8th grade. The mission of Grace School is “to provide a rigorous educational program that embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ in a safe and inclusive environment.”
Houston Christian High School
Houston Christian High School split off from Northwest Academy in 1997. It remained on the same campus for two years, and then moved in 1999 to its current location. The school was founded by a group of pastors from several Houston-area evangelical churches. They wanted to create a school which included a focus on Christian values and “spiritual formation.” This approach continues to be part of the school’s mission.
Presbyterian School of Houston
Presbyterian School of Houston was founded in 1988 and welcomed its first class of students in 1989. In August 2000, the school expanded with the addition of a middle school and welcomed its first class of fifth and sixth graders. Presbyterian graduated its first class of eighth grade students in 2003. The original mission of “Family, School and Church united in the education and support of each Child” continues to guide educators at Presbyterian.
Veritas Christian Academy of Houston
Veritas Christian Academy of Houston opened in 2002 at its present location on Ferris St. in Bellaire. It was founded by the current Head of School, Lamia Raad, and parents from the community. The mission of Veritas is to support families in raising Christian children who are equipped to follow their faith in the modern world. The school emphasizes a “biblically integrated education” which focuses on developing Christlike character as well as academic prowess and physical fitness.
Veritas offers grades PreK3-8. It is divided into a preschool (PreK3-PreK4), a lower school (K-4), and a middle school (5-8).
Westbury Christian School
Westbury Christian School (WCS) is a college preparatory school which serves children from age 3 to 12th grade. It was founded in 1975 with support from the Westbury Church of Christ elders. Families in the church made plans for a Mother’s Day Out program, which led to a daycare program, and eventually elementary, middle, and high school grades were added. WCS shares its facilities with the church. The school asserts that it aims to “nurture and develop the whole child, academically, spiritually and socially.”