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Bear Creek United Methodist Church School
12 months – Kindergarten
1600 Rippling Water Drive
Houston, Texas 77084
281-463-2969
www.bearcreekumc.org

Bear Creek UMC School has been a leading school in the Bear Creek area for over 25 years. Our philosophy incorporates the understanding that each child has a unique learning style and stage of development; and they learn best through hands on experiences. This awareness that children learn best through play and discovery, through rich experiences to observe and participate, is known as “The Bear Creek Way”.

Our youngest students are 12 months old prior to the first of September and we have classes through kindergarten. Our hours are 9AM to 1PM or 2PM and there are 2 day, 3 day and 4 day options. Our Transition class meets five days a week for five year olds would benefit from “the gift of an extra year to grow” before entering kindergarten. We offer a family friendly community in a Christian atmosphere that is nurturing for the children as well as the parents. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the classroom and with other school families through special events and field trips.

For more information visit www.bearcreekumc.org/ministries/preschool or call 281-263-2969 to schedule a tour. Registration for 2011–2012 classes will be Tuesday, February 8 at 9:30 AM.

Central Baptist Church School
2 to 4 years
2855 Greenhouse Rd
Houston, Texas 77084
281-492-2689
www.cbchou.org

Faith West Academy
3 years to 12th grade
2225 Porter Road
Katy, Texas 77493
281-391-5683
www.faithwest.org

Excellence Without Compromise is the mission statement of Faith West Academy, the oldest and largest private school in Katy. Faith West Academy, has an enrollment of over 550 students in preschool through 12th grade. The school operates on the principles of the Christian faith and incorporates these principles in its purposes, goals, procedures and operations. The interdenominational student body is rooted in Christianity representing over 130 area churches.

FWA is fully accredited through International Christian Accrediting Association. The teaching staff is fully degreed in academic disciplines from elementary to high school. Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools State Teacher of the Year 2005 and State Coach of the Year 1996 & 2006 are on staff.

FWA students enjoy a full range of academic, extracurricular, and spiritual needs. From athletics to academics, from music to missions, from clubs to chapel our students are encouraged to express their uniqueness.

To schedule a tour or obtain further information you may contact Cathleen Parks at 281-391-5683, extension 229.

First Steps Preschool
15 months to Pre-K
600 Pin Oak Rd
Katy, Texas 77494
281-391-1105
www.fbckaty.com

First Steps is a preschool serving children ages 15 months-5 years old. We are open M-TH 9-2:30 and offer a variety of class schedules. Our highly qualified teachers provide a loving and stimulating learning environment for children to grow and develop. Using a curriculum directly built from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Preschool and Kindergarten students; First Steps classroom prepare the young mind for the future while also instilling in them biblical foundations and truths about God’s love. In addition, First Steps offers Music, Motor Skills, Spanish, and Science enrichment classes weekly with no extra charge in tuition. Stop by for a tour today!

Grandma’s House
Infants and toddlers
14840 Branch Forest Dr
Houston, Texas 77082
281-496-3105
www.westoaksprivate.com

Grandma’s House Child Care Center and West Oaks Private School has been West Houston’s premier child care center for over 25 years. We are situated on three beautiful acres and also have our own gymnasium. We are conveniently located off of Highway 6 near West Oaks Mall with easy access from Katy, Richmond, Sugarland and West Houston.

We provide care for infants through school age children and provide before and after school transportation to a number of Alief and Fort Bend ISD schools. In addition to our Pre-Kindergarten program, we also offer a Bridge to Kindergarten program designed specifically for children who may need an extra year before entering Kindergarten. This classroom blends our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum with the first semester of a normal Kindergarten curriculum ensuring that the children have a head start in entering the public Kindergarten in the following year.

We also have a summer camp program for children who have completed Kindergarten through the age of twelve that includes up to three field trips per week to exciting entertainment destinations like NASA, the museums, roller skating, bowling, swimming and the movies.

Houston Christian High School
9th to 12th grade
2700 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, Texas 77043
713-580-6020
www.housotonchristianhs.org

Houston Christian High School inspires students to become leaders, in a close-knit community. Serving grades 9-12, the school draws from areas such as Memorial, West U, Cypress, Katy, and Sugar Land from public, private, and parochial schools. Average- to above-average students receive the attention they need in small classes and in several optional programs, such as the NILD/Discovery program for students with learning differences, and the Distinguished Scholar’s Program for gifted and talented students.
The school’s state-of-the-art facilities sit on a 45-acre campus, which house the award-winning academic, athletic, and arts programs. Below are some highlights of these programs:

• National Merit Scholars
• $15,000,000 in scholarships (’06-’09)
• Over 25 Pre-AP/AP courses
• 2009 College Readiness Award
• 2009 Overall TAPPS State Vocal and
Instrumental Music Champions
• 2009 TPSMEA All-State Choir and
Orchestra
• Numerous athletic programs have won
titles, including state championships in
baseball, basketball, swimming, and
track and field

Houston Christian enjoys a diverse student population. Over the past five years, $1,596,500 has been awarded in financial aid, almost 20% are students of color, and many students aren’t affiliated with a Christian religion. The school is accredited by the SACS, SAIS, and is a member of NAIS. HC is located at 2700 W Sam Houston Parkway N, Houston, Texas, 77043. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 713-580-6020 or visit www.houstonchristian.org.

Memorial
Lutheran Preschool
18 months to Pre-K
5810 Third Street
Katy, Texas 77493
281-391-0172
www.mlckaty.com

Memorial Lutheran Preschool is located in the Heart of Katy at the corner of 4th St & Avenue “D”. We have been serving the Katy community by providing preschool opportunities for Toddlers through Pre-K since 1993.

We strive for the children to Grow in God and Learn in Love. We believe that: every child is a gift from God; regardless of circumstance, every child should know Jesus loves them; every child has the potential to learn and to develop spiritually, emotionally, cognitively and physically; and Jesus is the foundation of everything we teach.

Classes are from 9 – 12 Noon, with the option of staying for Lunch bunch until 2:30PM. Contact the school for more information.

Memorial
Lutheran School
Infant to 8th grade
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77057
713-782-4022
www.mlchouston.org

Memorial Lutheran School, is a Classical Christian School established in 1980 by Memorial Lutheran Church, and offers programs for Infants through 8th Grade. MLS is located in the Galleria area at 5800 Westheimer @ Bering Drive.

All students are involved in weekly chapel and daily religious instruction. The curriculum includes Latin (beginning in 3rd grade); a strong music program that includes Orchestra, Band, Choir and Chimes; strong academics in History, Math, Hands-on Science and comprehensive Language Arts (Writing, Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary). Our technology curriculum and classes in the computer lab are offered to students in PK 4’s – 8th grade. Learning begins at all levels, including our Infant and Early Start programs. Before and after school child-care are also offered.

Contact Admissions at 713-782-4022 for more information or to schedule a tour. Visit the school’s website at www.mlchouston.org.

Mission Bend
Christian Academy
Toddlers to 6th grade
3710 Hwy. 6 South
Houston, Texas 77082
281-497-4057
www.missionbendchristianacademy.org

Located on Highway 6 South, close to the Westpark Tollway, Mission Bend
Christian Academy is dedicated to serving children. The school started as a
vision to create a place within the community where children could grow and
learn in a safe, nurturing environment and experience Christian love.

The program is designed to broaden a child’s repertoire of knowledge and skills, increase self-confidence and promote curiosity and initiative. An academically sound curriculum challenges our Early Childhood students and our Elementary and Middle School st dents with a wide range of concepts and skills. Our school strives to provide a loving environment enabling our students to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. Our program develops good character, strong moral values and a love for learning.

Mission Bend Christian Academy is a diverse environment, which recognizes its diversity as a valued educational resource. Mission Bend Christian Academy is currently enrolling toddlers through sixth grade students and is a loving ministry of Mission Bend United Methodist Church of Houston, Texas. In partnership with parents and the church, Mission Bend Christian Academy strives to provide a quality, affordable education. Supporting a Christian worldview, students are equipped and empowered to become leaders in their communities. We believe children are the most important investment in the future…our #1 resource.

Rising Star Academy
Preschool and Pre-K
920 S. Peek Rd
Katy, Texas 77450
281-391-KIDS
www.RisingStar-Academy.com

Rising Star Academy is a premier private school providing an unparalleled educational experience for children. We offer a creative campus for children to learn, play, and socialize.
Rising Star Academy has created an environment and curriculum where children learn by doing. Lesson Plans are detailed and planned in advance to encourage engaging, problem-solving strategies. It accommodates diversity and is designed to help every child achieve his/her full potential. We are one of five centers to partner with Katy ISD for the PPCD program, an early intervention program to serve children with special needs.

Scholastic Early Childhood Curriculum (SECC) is used in our Pre-Kindergarten classes. The SECC curriculum is used by Katy ISD, our partner in education. This curriculum was chosen to ensure Kindergarten readiness and to meet the expectations of Katy ISD and the challenges of today’s world. This program addresses all areas of development: emotional, social and moral, language and literacy, cognitive, physical, and aesthetic. It addresses early cognitive processes (number sense and problem solving), and reading readiness (rich literacy environment, phonetic awareness, and the reading/writing connection). Included in our curriculum are Spanish, Music, Dance, and tending to our outdoor garden, creating a balanced experience through creativity and learning.

Simonton Christian Academy
Preschool to 6th grade
9703 FM 1489
Stafford, Texas 77476
281-346-2303
www.simontonchristian.org

Simonton Christian Academy is dedicated to providing a biblically based, quality education for its students by emphasizing traditional studies, teaching of the Bible and a Christian worldview. We purpose to instill Christian leadership through education, prayer, example and encouragement.

Simonton Christian Academy is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools (NAPS) and is an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) member. We strive for academic excellence by teaching each student to their maximum potential based on the following values:

• God is good all the time.
• All people are important to God.
• Prayer is woven throughout all areas of
our school.
• Education involves the total being;
spiritual, intellectual, physical and social.
• We should strive to glorify God with
our words and actions.

Just drive a few miles to the tranquil setting of Simonton, Texas and you will find the best kept secret this side of Houston.

Tiger Land Preschool
Infants to 12 years
5313 E. 5th Street
Katy, Texas 77493
281-391-8750
www.TigerLandPreschool.com

Tiger Land has been Katy’s Child Care Center for more than 25 years with many of our teachers and staff having been here for more than 10 years. Located in the heart of Old Katy, Tiger Land is situated a large stand-alone building with separate age-appropriate playgrounds.

Tiger Land is easily accessed from I-10 (the Katy Freeway) or Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway) and our families come from many of the communities in the immediate area such as WoodCreek Reserve, Cinco Ranch, Williamsburg, Firethorne and as far away as Sealy, Brookshire, Fulshear and Columbus.

We offer full-time care for infants from six weeks old through Pre-Kindergarten. Tiger Land also provides before and after school care for children attending many of the Katy ISD elementary schools as well as to Faith West Academy and West Houston Charter School.

Through a partnership with the Katy Independent School District, we also provide opportunities for 24 children from Katy’s PPCD program to be integrated into our Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.

Come see the Tiger Land difference for yourself!

Tree House Academy
Infants to 12 years
21930 Chesterwick Dr
Katy, Texas 77450
281-693-KIDS
www.treehouse-academy.com

Tree House Academy is a private Katy preschool and childcare center, committed to teaching our children Christian values, while educating and nurturing. We teach A Beka curriculum, and have low ratios. We opened in November 2004, and our center director, Tabitha Jacome, as well as many of our teachers, has been here since day one! Several staff has been teaching for 30+ years, and many have obtained their CDA’s. All are thoroughly screened, and trained.

Our school is currently enrolling children 6 weeks to 12 years old for full time or part time programs. We provide nutritionally balanced breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. We transport school-aged children to and from local schools south of I-10, and offer Summer Camp.

We are located off South Mason Road, and are nestled safely in the beautiful Estates of Chesterfield community. Our center has 3 large playgrounds that are age appropriate. Unique to our center is our indoor playground! It is a great place for the children to play, and escape bad weather. We also boast a gymnasium, where we offer dance class, sports, and soccer classes-all available at your request.

Please contact us today to inquire about our competitive rates, and schedule a tour!

West Oaks
Private School
Preschool and Pre-K
14840 Branch Forest Dr
Houston, Texas 77082
281-496-3105
www.westoaksprivate.com

Grandma’s House Child Care Center and West Oaks Private School has been West Houston’s premier child care center for over 25 years. We are situated on three beautiful acres and also have our own gymnasium. We are conveniently located off of Highway 6 near West Oaks Mall with easy access from Katy, Richmond, Sugarland and West Houston.

We provide care for infants through school age children and provide before and after school transportation to a number of Alief and Fort Bend ISD schools. In addition to our Pre-Kindergarten program, we also offer a Bridge to Kindergarten program designed specifically for children who may need an extra year before entering Kindergarten. This classroom blends our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum with the first semester of a normal Kindergarten curriculum ensuring that the children have a head start in entering the public Kindergarten in the following year.

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