Since 1982, Katy’s oldest private school, Faith West Academy, has continued to uphold core values of
• Reverence for God
• Respect for ourselves, others, and authority
• Responsibility for one’s action.
Located on 42 acres east of downtown Katy, FWA provides individualized learning to achieve academic excellence in a safe, Christian environment for preschool (starting at age 2) through 12th grade.
Faith West is committed to Excellence Without Compromise as they educate 21st century learners, preparing them academically for college and careers that may not exist yet, as well as preparing them spiritually for the real-world challenges they will face. Teachers and staff work to accomplish these goals through individualized instruction that meets the needs of each learner and allows students to grow in their God-given abilities. “We take pride in the academic achievements of our students, the skills of our teachers, and the involvement of our parents to help students achieve God’s purpose for their lives” says Principal Mary Strickland.
Preschool through 12th grade boast a strong academic curriculum. A Gifted and Talented program is available for first through fifth grades, and grades 6-12 offer Pre-AP and Advanced Placement courses in every subject area, including Spanish and studio art. The school operates on the principles of the Christian faith and incorporates these principles in all curriculum and school operations. The Academy is accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association and by AdvanceED, organizations both approved and recognized by the state of Texas.
From academics to athletics, missions to music, chapel to clubs, students are encouraged to express their uniqueness. Faith West boasts a competitive athletic program for junior high and high school students and a award-winning theater, band, and FFA programs. Our high school students compete through Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).
Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation’s leader in providing a premier, early education and care experience in more than 400 schools in 30 states. Each Primrose school is independently owned and operated by our Franchise Owners, who partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life, and offer an environment that helps children have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.
The Balanced Learning® system, consistently delivered in all Primrose schools nationwide, is designed to provide high-quality, educational experiences to support children’s social-emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development. It is made up of an exclusive standards-based curriculum that enables teachers to help children gain the knowledge and skills that will enable them to move successfully from one level of development to the next as well-rounded individuals. The system also offers developmentally-appropriate materials and equipment for all classrooms; multiple forms of assessment; and extensive training for teachers.
Primrose is the first early childhood education organization in the country to receive AdvancED Corporation Systems Accreditation under the new Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools. This accreditation ensures all Primrose schools meet the highest quality standards and shows they are continually improving student learning. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com.
Tiger Land has been an integral part of the Katy community since 1984 and we now have many 2nd generation family members in attendance. Tiger Land has a special place in Katy as we have been a home-away-from-home for many of the current community leaders and Katy school age and college children. Former students drop by regularly to reminisce and see our School directors and teachers. Our Directors, Ms. Jane and Ms. Cheryl, have both been here more than 25 years and several other teachers have been at Tiger Land for more than 10+ years.
We emphasize a well rounded education focused on building social and academic skills. We offer a top-notch educational experience in a secure environment with very experienced teachers.
Children’s Lighthouse leads the way in values-based early childhood education — providing care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Our Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ curriculum is based on an age-appropriate, comprehensive learning approach, incorporating character values like integrity, fairness and honesty. Not just a typical daycare, Children’s Lighthouse is a family-focused educational school based on developing children academically and emotionally. Education and strong character values guide the philosophy of our innovative Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ curriculum.