2010 Christian School Directory

Katy Christian Magazine is proud to present it’s 2010 Christian School Directory. Below you will find a list of schools in the Katy area who seek to provide a high-quality christian education.

Bear Creek United Methodist Church School
12 months – Kindergarten
16000 Rippling Water Dr.
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 463-2969

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 or call 281-463-2969 to schedule a tour. Registration for 2010–2011 classes will be Monday, February 22 at 9:30 AM.

Building Rainbows Day School
Toddlers – School-Aged Children
13922 Schmidt Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 890-7498

Building Rainbows provides a superior environment for nurturing children’s growth and development. Our atmosphere is positive, joyful, safe and filled with fun. Our staff encourages children to develop a secure and positive attitude about themselves and those around them.

Our classroom environment is structured, yet flexible, and our activities are very “hands-on.” Children learn by doing: dramatic play, cooking, math, science, art, language, letters, and numbers are all a part of our curriculum. Our program presents developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that challenge children to think and solve problems. We believe that children thrive on meeting challenges and succeeding!

Children’s Lighthouse of Cinco Ranch
23060 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 395-4466

At Children’s Lighthouse we strive to make a difference in you and your child’s life.  Whether it be social, emotional, academic or physical we want to stand out in your eyes.  Our Infant & Toddlers are taught with an Innovation curriculum.  This curriculum will focus on building your child’s large and small motor skills, eye strength by bringing objects farther and closer, and their social and emotional development.  They have fun learning through stories, finger plays, arts and crafts and baby sign language.  As for our older children beginning at the age of two – five we will start teaching with the A Beka curriculum.  The A Beka curriculum is a Christian based curriculum which will have  bible passages throughout its teaching.  It upholds an appropriate level of excellence for each age.  Your child receives their own “school books” and feels accomplished when completing planned activities.  The curriculum contains language development, listening skills, formation of vowels, blending ladders, phonics and reading, simple counting, number recognition, addition and subtraction, poetry, writing, manners, history, science and much more.  Come visit us for our Annual Fall Festival on October 23, 2009 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  We hope to see you there.

Faithwest Academy
Pre K3’s – 12th Grade
2225 Porter Road
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-5683 ext. 229

Faith West Academy, the oldest and largest private school in Katy, has an enrollment of over 650 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 165 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.

“Our mission is Excellence Without Compromise that enables our students to achieve God’s purpose in their lives,” says Principal Mary Strickland.  “We take pride in the academic achievements of our students, the skills of our teachers, and the involvement of our parents.”

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

Grandma’s House Child Care Center
Ages 6 weeks – 12 years
14840 Branch Forest Dr.
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 494-3105

Welcome to West Oak Private and Grandma’s House where we emphasize a well rounded education focused on both academic excellence and learning through enrichment activities. We offer our educational experience in a secure environment with a low student to teacher ratio and very experienced teachers. Our teachers have on average 5 years of teaching experience. We offer Infant (six-weeks and up) Toddler, Threes, Pre-Kindergarten, Bridge, Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

During these formative years young children learn through exploration, social interactions, observation, play, and discovering both on their own and through teacher lead activities. Enrichment activities including dance/movement, music and Spanish also give children other avenues for self-expression. Our developmentally balanced approach combined with what you as parents teach your child forms a foundation for them to become life long learners. A journey filled with questioning instead of answering.

Houston Christian High School
2700 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, TX 77043
(713) 580-6000

This has been an outstanding year at Houston Christian High School! HCHS enrolled the highest number of students in its history, and our students were recognized in all areas at the district, state, and even the national level! We are honored that the United States

Military Academy named us a “School of Distinction.” Our beautiful Pampell Family Chapel was completed and dedicated in January. More students received National Merit Scholars recognition than ever before. We have so much to celebrate, and praise God for his continued blessings.

The 2008-2009 school year promises to be a banner year with the continued growth in enrollment and an incoming freshmen class of over 120 students. The newly developed Passport to Lead program will integrate leadership development throughout the curriculum. Nationally acclaimed Fuller Seminary has selected HCHS as its extension campus in Texas and will begin offering evening graduate programs in the fall.

Excellent schools like HCHS become extraordinary through the dedicated service of a gifted faculty, strong leadership from the Board of Trustees, and the voluntary gifts of time, treasure, and talent of parents and friends in our community that share our vision for building an exemplary educational Christian community.

Memorial Lutheran School
Elementary – 8th Grade
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77057
(713) 782-6079

Memorial Lutheran Church established Memorial Lutheran School in 1980. We have programs for infants through the eighth grade.  Our school offers a challenging Christian and Classical curriculum that includes the following:

Daily religious instruction; Weekly chapel; Saxon Math Program K-8 (Honors math in 7th-8th grades); Saxon Phonics Program in Early Childhood & Elementary; Language Arts: Shurley Grammar, Spelling Connections, New Moves Writing; Geography: Rand McNally Online Geography Curriculum; History: Veritas Press, History Fair; National Geography Bee; Fall Drama (middle school) and Spring Musical (elementary grades); Logic classes; Computer Lab: Pre-K – 8 Computer Technology Curriculum; Science: Harcourt Publishing Hands-on Science Curriculum; Science Lab (middle school), Science Fair grades 2-8; Art, Music, Band (required for 5, elective 6-8), Orchestra and Choir (elective); Spanish – Begins in Preschool 3’s; Latin – 3rd – 8th required; Physical Education PreK – 8 (gymnasium and large fenced playground); Field Day each May; Inter-school Athletics 4th – 8th Grades soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball; 7th and 8th grade trips; National Junior Honor Society 7th and 8th grades;  After-school activities to include Kid Fit, Dance, Karate and Etiquette (all at extra costs); Field Trips throughout the school year; Summer Program with activities to include swimming, arts and crafts, Vacation Bible School, computer, cooking, sports clinics and field trips.

For additional information, please contact us at (713) 782-6079 or visit our website at www.mlchouston.org.

Memorial Lutheran Preschool
18 months – age 4
5810 Third Street
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-0171

We teach pre-school children about God’s creation through a strong, age-appropriate academic program. Your children develop a foundation for all future learning…in a Christ-centered, loving and safe environment.

Led by the Holy Spirit, we exist, first and foremost, to help children know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. To this end, we strive to: develop the child’s awareness of self-worth and personal identity as shown in Christ’s death and resurrection; teach children about God’s creation through a strong, age-appropriate academic program and provide a foundation for all future learning in a Christ-centered, loving and safe environment; support and equip the family by providing personal time and training for parents and connecting them to a church home; and be a beacon of light in our community.

Mission Bend Christian Academy
3710 Hwy. 6 South
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 497-4057

At  Mission Bend Christian Academy hearing students learn American Sign Language.  Starting with kindergarten, all elementary students attend formal sign language classes once a week.   Even the preschool children benefit from signing through the songs they sing in the classroom and in chapel.  The initial intent of the course was to offer a fun and creative course that had the hidden benefits of learning.  The children love the program and their natural curiosity motivates them to learn more and more.  Initiated as a second language program, the sign language classes have proved to be valuable in strengthening the multiple intelligences of the students.

Learning sentence structure and the nuances of meaning of sign language increases the students verbal-linguistic intelligence.   It assists in improving awareness and skills in grammar and descriptive language.  The students learn syntax and sentence structure.  Whenever a child learns a second language, his native language skills are strengthened and typically also flourish.

As the children become more confident in their signing, they are able to strengthen their intrapersonal intelligence.  Communicating in sign language necessitates the correct facial expressions. The students learn how their body language conveys the varied shades of meaning of words that are being signed.   It is not long before even the beginning students gain self-confidence in standing before people communicating in a new way.

Tiger Land Preschool
5315 E. 5th Street
Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-8750

Tiger Land provides a superior environment for nurturing children’s growth and development. Our atmosphere is positive, joyful, safe and filled with fun. Our staff encourages children to develop a secure and positive attitude about themselves and those around them. Our classroom environment is structured, yet flexible, and our activities are very “hands-on.”

Children learn by doing: dramatic play, cooking, math, science, art, language, letters, and numbers are all a part of our curriculum. Our program presents developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that challenge children to think and solve problems. We believe that children thrive on meeting challenges and succeeding!

For the past 25 years, we have provided a high-quality learning environment. Our definition of high-quality includes: Maintaining a staff-to-child ratio that is below state licensing mandates; safe and clean facilities; well-trained, caring teachers and staff; a preschool curriculum that lays the foundation for future educational success; an abundance of classroom supplies, materials and resources; an environment that encourages children to enjoy learning, questioning, and exploring; and well-equipped playground areas.

We go the extra mile for your children because we know how precious your children are to you. Throughout the day, we are here to share smiles and to give your children a hand to hold until we return them safely to your arms at the end of the day.

Come and see the Tiger Land difference for yourself!

Wellspring Children’s Academy
18518 Green Land Way
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 647-2800

Introducing Wellspring Children’s Academy, a Premier Child Care and Early Education Private School, soon to be open in your Katy neighborhood.
Wellspring Children’s academy is committed to teaching Christian faith and values to children ages: infants (from 6 weeks), Preschool, K-Readiness, Private Kindergarten, Before and After School and Summer Camp.

We specialize in an enhanced, Abeka-based® Christian curriculum, offered to children ages 2yrs through Private Kindergarten.  Additional educational programs include: Baby Sign Language®, Math Their Way®, Fun with Fitness and weekly chapel. Every classroom is equipped with brand new, age-appropriate toys and equipment chosen to stimulate, educate and delight children of all ages.

Wellspring Children’s Academy features a Before and After School program which includes free transportation to and from neighborhood schools.

We are reaching completion of our state-of-the-art, age-specific, playgrounds and water park feature.  Also, nearing completion is “Noah’s Ark”, an “in-house” structure containing a computer lab and game area, complemented by a stunning animal wall mural.

Wellspring Children’s Academy is now accepting registrations for all ages.  We are filling up fast as we reach our Grand Opening date of Monday, October 26th.  We encourage you to call for more information or come by and visit with us. Share our excitement as our vision comes to life!

Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy
23300 Bellaire Blvd.
Richmond, TX 77406
(281) 725-1130

Students prepared for today. With our outstanding faculty and challenging student expectations, Westlake will prepare our students to achieve at today’s challenges.

With a strong parent and faculty partnership, our students will be taught, cared for, nurtured, at home and school.

Students prepared for tomorrow. It is predicted that 75% of jobs that today’s Kindergartners will have, haven’t yet been invented. Students at Westlake will learn to read so they can read to learn. Our students will be prepared for the next level of school and of life as outstanding Christian leaders.

Students prepared for eternity. It is the Spiritual that makes us different from the school down the street. At Westlake, God’s Grace is the culture of our morals and values, lived and taught.

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