Katy Christian Magazine’s 2014 Christian School Directory
We’ve compiled a list of some of the top Christian schools and after school programs in Katy and the Greater Houston area. For a complete listing of schools and additional information, visit our website at www.KatyChristianMagazine.com.
Aristoi Classical Academy
Katy, TX 77493
Our mission is to provide students with an academically challenging Classical Liberal Arts education that encourages them to develop a passion for learning and that gives them the means to become responsible citizens of virtuous character.
ACA aims to graduate young men and women who seek the truth in all things; who understand that learning is a life-long pursuit; and who listen carefully (grammar), reason critically (logic), communicate clearly, and write persuasively (rhetoric). We desire them to be honorable citizens who seek to improve their communities and the world rather than passively traveling along the road most followed. We desire to cultivate in our students the virtues of courage, moderation, and wisdom. We aim for them to be humble and magnanimous when dealing with others. We seek to help each student become who he or she is meant to be.
College of Biblical Studies
7000 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston, TX 77036
Truth. Training. Transformation. The College of Biblical Studies was developed to provide college-level training in Bible and theology for those individuals who had little or no opportunity to receive such training by conventional means (resident, full-time). As a commuter college, this training is accomplished through Biblical curriculum, diversity, accessibility and affordability.
Dallas Theological Seminary
The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide. In other words, we want to help men and women fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, or more simply: Teach Truth. Love Well.
Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Rd
Katy, TX 77493
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.
Grandma’s Houston Child Development Center & West Oaks Private School
14840 Branch Forest Dr.
Houston, TX 77082
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.
Memorial Lutheran Preschool
5810 Third St.
Katy, TX 77493
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
Memorial Lutheran School, located in the Galleria area at 5800 Westheimer @ Bering Drive, has been educating Houston-area families for 33 years. Building a strong foundation with a love of learning is our main purpose. Memorial Lutheran School offers a challenging and rewarding curriculum at all grade levels. Learning begins early at MLS, with developmental curriculum being introduced in our Infant and toddler programs. The computer lab, foreign language, and reading, writing and math readiness are introduced in our Pre-school 3 program. Phonics, handwriting, and Kindergarten Saxon Math are part of the Pre-K 4 curriculum. Interactive white boards are part of every classroom in Pre-K 4 to 8th grade, providing enrichment and hands-on learning. Orchestra is offered beginning in 1st grade, and Latin and Logic round-out the Classical curriculum in middle school.
Weekly Chapel and daily Christian teaching foster caring, respect, and love for one another. Music and fine arts add to the well-rounded curriculum, and extended childcare hours are available before and after school.
Memorial Lutheran School offers a summer program that begins in June and goes through mid-August. Contact Admissions at 713-782-4022 and visit www.memoriallutheranschool.org.
Mission Bend Christian Academy
3710 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77082
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.
Texas Christian School
17810 Kieth Harrow Blvd
Houston, TX 77084
Texas Christian School (TCS) provides top notch academic programs that prepare our students for the next level, but our reach goes beyond the classroom. Our faculty and staff engage students in service to our community and our Lord. We provide leadership opportunities, athletics and fine arts that build confidence and skills to assist in developing a focus and teamwork.
Texas Christian School was established as a college prepatory school with an advanced curriculum that would challenge eager minds, based on a character development program that would nurture the individual. TCS trains young people not only academically, but also in character traits which prepares them as leaders in the workforce with values that will enable them to be an asset to their employer, the community, state and nation.
The Bible Seminary
2655 S Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
The Bible Seminary exists to glorify God by training Christian believers in a context of biblical community in all 66 books of the Bible so that they can serve the local church and fulfill the Great Commission by the power of God’s Spirit. A foundational commitment to distinctively clear doctrinal and ethos statements, and 7 core values – the Lordship of Christ, the Bible as the fully true Word of God, Prayer, Unreached Peoples, the Local Church, Community, and Compassion.
We emphasize in-depth training in all 66 books of the Bible, plus a comprehensive curriculum that integrates the biblical books into instruction in the standard historical, theological, and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for 21st century ministry. Our campus environment and degree program directly engages students in mentored local church ministry throughout their degree program. We offer Special Master of Divinity degree elements that include a Holy Land trip for all students (and spouses), free ministry tools, a number of distinctive experiential and best practice ministry experiences integrated throughout the program, and a commitment to help our students graduate with no seminary debt.
The Learning Center
3700 S. Mason Rd
Katy, TX 77450
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 offering 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, emotionality, 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 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 Association for Early Learning Leaders.
The school is open year round Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m to 6 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. For specific class times and rates please tour our facility from 9:30 am – 11:30 am or 2:30 − 4:30 pm. Our office number is 281-392-2273.
Tiger Land Preschool
5315 E 5th St.
Katy, TX 77493
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.
True Knight Home School Academy
True Knight Home School Academy was born out of a need to bring a higher standard and an increased expectation to our children with special needs. It is our intention to bring an innovative approach in education, utilizing a strong curriculum and supporting it with brain training activities. Our vision is to offer the best available educational opportunity for your children by staying up to date with the latest in brain research and teaching methods.
We believe in strong fundamentals – reading, writing, and arithmetic. Further, we focus on neurodevelopmental activities and social skills training. Interactive metronome will be added next year. Highly skilled teachers and small group sizes ensure our students get the attention they need. We believe each child has the capacity to learn and it is our responsibility to find a way to tap into that child’s potential. Learn more at www.trueknight.org.
Westlake Preparatory Academy
23300 Bellaire Blvd.
Richmond, TX 77406
This is an exciting time for private school education in the West Houston area! Westlake Academy is a private Christian school where your child is more than just a number. We believe that each student is special and unique and most of all, a beloved child of God.
Each of our teachers sees their vocation as a true calling, not just a job. They know that every child is a gift from God and that He has entrusted them to provide a faith-based education that promotes spiritual growth and academic excellence.
After School Programs
Fort Bend Tae Kwon Do
6840 S. Mason Rd
Katy, TX 77450
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 Elite Star Studios
1334 Pin Oak Rd.
Katy, TX 77494
Elite Star Studios is a contemporary performing arts center that provides comprehensive individual and group training in various art forms, including vocal performance and dance. Each studio features state of the art structure, equipment and sound, providing a perfect environment where students can learn their craft, perfect their skills and become “Elite Stars”. Highly qualified and experienced teachers motivate, encourage and train students to become disciplined, dedicated, well-rounded, polished and professional. On occasion, guest artists and celebrities who have achieved greatness in their respective field will be brought in to perform, present intensive workshops, and offer group and private lessons for students. Performance opportunities will also be provided for students, giving them valuable experience and exposure. Elite Star Studios is a place where careers begin and stars are born.
Katy Family YMCA
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.