2013 Christian School Directory

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2013 Christian School Directory

For a complete listing of schools or additional information, visit our website at www.KatyChristianMagazine.com.

Schools 

Bear Creek United Methodist Preschool

1600 Ripping Water Dr

Houston, TX 77084

281-463-2969

www.bearcreek.org/ministries/preschool

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.

 

Best Kids Academy

21915 Royal Montreal Dr.

Katy, TX 77450

832-437-1777

www.bestkidsacademy.com

Best Kids Montessori Academy is an environment rich with culture and compassion leading with Certified Educators. We offer a Montessori program for children ages 12 months to 5-years-old. Chinese is a part of our Montessori daily curriculum. Additionally we provide after-school pick up for local area schools.There are a variety of enrichment classes we offer to children ages 3 to 13.The enrichment classes are as follows but not limited to: Art, Chess, Dance, and Kung Fu. Simplified Mandarin classes are available beginning at age 2 on Saturdays. Our facility includes an indoor gym for hot or rainy days, a dance room with floor to ceiling mirrors, and much more! Come for a tour and see what Best Kids can offer your family!

 

Building Rainbows

910 Village Square Dr

Tomball, TX 77375

281-547-0405

www.buildingrainbowsdayschool.com

Building Rainbows Pre-School is celebrating its 30th year in Cypress and 1st year anniversary in Tomball. Come by to see the warm, comfortable feeling of our Cypress location which is located on two shaded acres off of a residential street, or our modern, state-of-the-art facility located directly across from the Tomball Post Office.

Our cypress location accepts children from 14 months through school age and provides transportation to and from many Cy Fair ISD elementary schools as well as Covenant Academy. Our Tomball location accepts children from six weeks through school age and provides transportation to nearby elementary schools in the Tomball, Magnolia and Klein school districts.

 

Faithwest Academy

2225 Porter Rd

Katy, TX 77493

281-391-5683

www.faithwest.org

Faith West Academy is 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.

 

Famewell Montessori School

2317 Settlers Way

Sugar Land, TX 77478

281-980-1489

www.famewellschool.com

Classes for ages 18 months to 5 years provide a hands-on developmental approach to learning. Bilingual environment offers English and Chinese classes daily. After-school and Chinese classes also are available to kids in preK through grade 9 and provide an academic atmosphere where students complete their homework and participate in extracurricular activities such as Chinese classes, English and math enhancement exercises and TAKS practices. Transportation is available to and from area schools.

 

Five Star Montessori School

18200 Kingsland Dr

Katy, TX 77094

281-578-1616

www.fivestarmontessori.com

It is our goal to provide an environment where our children can be happy and secure, let their own individuality and talent shine, and where they can achieve and learn to fulfill their potential. We offer full time, half day, 2 & 3 day, after school, and summer programs.

 

Grandma’s Houston Child Development Center & West Oaks Private School

14840 Branch Forest Dr.

Houston, TX 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 almost 30 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, Sugar Land 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.  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 roller skating, bowling, swimming and the movies.

 

Houston Christian High School

2700 West Sam Houston Pkwy. North

Houston, TX 77043

713-580-6020

www.houstonchristian.org

Many parents seek a Christian education for their children. Following is information about a Houston Christian, a campus that provides rigorous academic programs designed to prepare every student for collegiate study and opportunities beyond the classroom.

The faculty and staff engage students in service and leadership opportunities through student governance, athletics, and fine arts. Founded in 1997 with a vision to establish an interdenominational college preparatory high school, Houston Christian is accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and recently joined SPC for athletics.  Supported by caring teachers, mentors and role models, Houston Christian features a combination of distinctive programs, spiritual life focus, and award-winning arts and athletics. Additionally, leadership development is a distinct and intentional component of every student’s training at Houston Christian.

Graduates of Houston Christian attend an ever-expanding list of top colleges and universities in Texas and throughout the United States.  About the Campus Situated on a beautifully appointed 45-acre, state-of-the-art, collegiate-style campus, HC is conveniently located at the intersection of W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. and Kempwood Drive. For more information about the school and the admissions process, please call 713-580-6020 or visit www.houstonchristian.org.

 

Memorial Lutheran Preschool

5810 Third St.

Katy, TX 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.

 

Memorial Lutheran School

5800 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 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. Memorial Lutheran School 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 program includes a computer lab that houses an entire class and iPad2’s that travel to the classrooms for Pre-School 3 through 8th grade. Learning begins at all levels, including our Infant and Early Start programs. Extended hours beyond the school day are offered.

 

Mission Bend Christian Academy

3710 Highway 6 South

Houston, TX 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 began 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.

Our program throughout 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 students 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 while developing 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 seventh 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.

 

The Learning Center

3700 S. Mason Rd

Katy, TX 77450

281-392-2273

www.tlcatlivingwordkaty.com

A ministry of Living Word Church, The Learning Center seeks to provide a safe place where children are nurtured and shown God’s love.  We are committed to offer the best possible preschool program, with Christian faith and values to our church and community.  Our center offers a developmentally appropriate program focusing on the growth of the whole child: physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually.  Well-qualified teachers, low teacher turn-over, small teacher to child ratios, nutritious home cooked meals and weekly chapel make The Learning Center at Living Word unique and a great family choice.  We are thankful to be partners with parents in raising healthy, happy, and faith-filled children.  We are accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.

The school is open year around, Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.  Preschool classes are available for 2, 3 and 5-day enrollments serving 12 month through 5 year olds.  A Before/After School program is also available for local elementary schools.

 

Tiger Land Preschool

5315 E 5th St.

Katy, TX 77493

281-391-8750

www.tigerlandpreschool.com

Tiger Land has been Katy’s Child Care Center for more than 28 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 in 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 twelve-years-old. 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 Aristoi Academy.  Through a partnership with the Katy Independent School District, we also provide opportunities for 16 children from Katy’s PPCD program to be integrated into our Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.

 

Tree House Academy

21930 Chesterwick Dr

Katy, TX 77450

281-693-5437

www.thacademy.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 many of our teachers have 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.

 

After School Programs

 

Bricks 4 Kidz

832-443-7350

www.bricks4kidzkaty.com

For some kids, nothing is more fun than learning, building and playing with . . .  LEGO® Bricks! Many parents want to steer their children away from video gaming systems and the television. One program, Bricks 4 Kidz, was started for that purpose – to provide the outlet that helps children have fun while they learn.  Bricks 4 Kidz introduces children to the principles of science, technology, engineering, architecture and math through the use of LEGOs.

“Our programs provide a fully integrated learning program suitable for children ages 3-12+,” says Harpreet Chawla. Her new business provides after-school classes, camps, field trips, family fun nights and birthday parties to families in the West Houston area.  “Our curriculum was designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals and is based on the S.T.E.M program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math),” says Chawla. “We also have tones of fun using LEGO® bricks. Children work with exciting themes such as machines, outer space , inventions,mosaics and many more, all designed to trigger their lively and creative imaginations and to build their self-confidence.”

 

Champion Gymnastics Academy

2004 S. Mason Rd.

Katy, TX 77450

281-392-3577

www.champgym.com

Champion Gymnastics Academy was established by Kellie & Hideo Mizoguchi in the summer of 1996. For the first three years they were located in the Willowbrook area off FM 1960. In the fall of 1999, they relocated to a brand new 16,000 square foot facility in west Houston. Today they are in a terrific new facility at 2004 South Mason Rd., just south of Highland Knolls.

Mizo and Kellie have put together a qualified staff dedicated to helping each young athlete attain his or her gymnastics objective, whatever their dream may be; international competition or simply to improve strength, flexibility and conditioning for other athletic pursuits. The gym offers programs for physical development for tiny tots and beginners to the rigorous artistry of an elite team.

 

Fort Bend Tae Kwon Do

6840 S. Mason Rd

Katy, TX 77450

281-599-3331

www.fortbendtkd.com

We are a full time martial arts school unlike any other. You will train your body, focus your mind, and have a great time!

We opened in April, 2010 and offer the highest level of Martial Arts training. Martial Arts teaches important life skills and is a great way to get physically fit and stay in shape. We are located in Katy, Texas and serve the Richmond, Mission Bend, and southwest Houston communities.

Our  program is great for all ages. Whether you just want to get in shape or be a serious competitor, come check us out today. Classes are divided by age and skill level. From SuperHeroes (4-5 1/2), Kids (6-10), Teens (11-15), and Adults (16+), we offer a versatile program and flexible schedule that is great for all families.

We are a proud member school of Taekwondo America, one of the nation’s leading martial arts associations. We follow Taekwondo America’s national curriculum and standards to insure the best instruction for our students.

 

Katy Family YMCA

22807 Westheimer Pkwy.

Katy, TX 77494

281-392-5055

www.ymcahouston.org/katy

At the Y, we’ve always known that positive change only comes about when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All of our programs and community initiatives fall into one or more of the following focus areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

 

Luce Conservatory of Fine Arts

5627 3rd St.

Katy, TX 77493

979-732-1223

www.lucearts.com

Luce (“Loochay”) Conservatory of Fine Arts was established in 2012 by Gladysue Hovis and Jeremiah Moore. With their professional experience in dance and art, respectively, they decided to collaboratively develop a place where people of all ages and skill levels could further their artistic endeavors. Whether they be children looking to discover new interests, people looking for a creative outlet, or someone seeking professional training, Luce Conservatory of Fine Arts is designed to serve all levels of study. Those who choose to study at Luce Conservatory of Fine Arts will find a family friendly environment that encourages creativity and self expression, while promoting strong moral character and discipline.

 

The Spot Hangout

16305 Kensington Dr.

Sugar Land, TX 77479

www.thespothangout.com

The Spot is the premier teen hangout in the Fort Bend county area. We’re a multi-use facility dedicated to teenagers 12 to 17 years old.

Experience the fun and excitement of our facility. You can study after school, eat in our cafe, party with us on special event nights, have your birthday party here with a live DJ, or just hang out with friends. Some of our special events include Dance night, Comedy night, Poetry/Spoken word night, Karaoke night, live performances from local teen groups and bands, and much more! Check out our Calendar for upcoming events! Let us plan your next party!

 

Xcel Athletics

510 S. Mason Rd, Suite 5

Katy, TX 77450

281-395-9235

www.excelathleticsgym.net

We pride ourself on inspiring each athlete to reach their maximum potential and our staff is committed in helping each participant in the program to reach all their individual goals!

 

 

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