Local Christian High School Provides Community, Christ-Centered Focus
For senior Caroline Bradley, transferring from her large public school to Houston Christian High School meant she went from a number to a name.
Caroline, 17, came to Houston Christian in her sophomore year where she hoped to have more access to her teachers. She was not disappointed.
“It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” she said. “The teachers here are really available.”
Houston Christian High School is a nonprofit day school on a 45-acre oasis near the intersection of the Sam Houston Tollway and Interstate 10. It currently serves approximately 470 students, grades 9th through 12th, with its student-to-teacher ratio at 10:1.
Founded in 1996 by a group of evangelical ministers with a shared vision to provide rigorous, Christ-centered education to Houston families, its alumni rank among some of the most successful in the nation, including United States Service Academy officers, state judges, CEOs, and at least one Broadway actress.
Home to the newly minted Brown Family Dance Building and the Harrell Strength and Conditioning Center, nearly 60 percent of the student body participates in both fine arts and athletics, giving plenty of opportunities for students to develop their current interests and discover new ones.
Caroline leads a Discipleship Group, which is a student-led Bible study on campus, and runs cross country. She loves the tight-knit community she’s found at Houston Christian.
“It’s really easy to make friends here,” she said.
The school’s inclusive culture stems from its Christ-centered focus where students are encouraged to discover their life’s calling through attending weekly chapel services and volunteering in the community.
Ricky Escobar, also a senior, began attending Houston Christian as a freshman and found the community he needed to succeed.
“The personal trainers on campus worked with me and helped me lose 47 pounds. I learned so much about discipline and had a lot of support from my peers,” Ricky said. “I know that wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t attended Houston Christian.”
Ricky still takes advantage of the Harrell Strength and Conditioning Center with his eye on studying kinesiology in college. Ricky said he felt drawn to Houston Christian for the spiritual emphasis and relaxed atmosphere.
“I felt comfortable the minute I walked on campus,” Ricky said. “I just knew I needed to be here.”
Junior Sahvir Wheeler knew he wanted to attend Houston Christian when his father began assistant coaching basketball at the school.
“I wanted to attend a school where I would be challenged academically, but still had a strong sports program,” Sahvir said.
Now, Sahvir plays basketball for Houston Christian’s varsity team where he averages 18 points per game, 9 assists and nearly 2.5 steals. His commitment to the sport gained him attention early on and Sahvir has verbally committed to play for Texas A&M University. He also enjoys the math and Bible classes he’s taking this year.
“I have a strong group of friends who really look out for and support one another,” Sahvir said.
Interested in learning more about Houston Christian High School? Join us for this year’s musical, Legally Blonde, on February 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. or at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. The production will be at Houston Baptist University in the Dunham Theater and tickets may be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t make the musical? Don’t worry! Houston Christian does a tour every Thursday where you can talk to faculty and see all this fabulous school has to offer. For more information, please call 713-58-6000. We can’t wait to meet you!