We’ve compiled a list of some of the top Christian schools and after school programs in the Katy area. Check out the list below.
Adult education, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees
Belhaven University is the premier destination for Houston residents who want to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree quickly and affordably. Belhaven offers a high-quality Christian adult studies program that delivers accelerated adult education and graduate degrees that are tailored to the needs of busy working adults.
Belhaven provides students with small class sizes, experienced faculty and a career-relevant curriculum. At Belhaven, adults are given the opportunity to develop their unique gifts and abilities in ways that a large, impersonal university never could. Furthermore, Belhaven focuses on the busy adult, offering classes that meet just once a week so that students can keep their lives outside the classroom. Belhaven’s curriculum integrated the Christian worldview with the latest theory and practice, so that individuals will be prepared for the rapidly changing world.
Belhaven has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges every year since 1996. Enroll soon to become a successful Belhaven graduate with the tools needed to thrive in today’s global economy!
Calvary Episcopal Preparatory
4 years old – 12th grade
Outstanding academics are a trademark for Calvary’s reputation of excellence. Calvary prides itself as Fort Bend County’s premiere Christian school. Students and faculty treat each other with Christ-like kindness and together grow in their understanding of God’s expectations for them. Calvary’s 3 R’s: Reverence for God, Respect for others, and Responsibility for self, are the cornerstone for every aspect of the child’s educational journey.
In addition to a rigorous and accelerated academic environment, the Calvary experience includes service learning, leadership opportunities, and enrichment programs for student creativity and expression. These programs include a successful athletic department, Student Council, National Honor Society, and visual and performing arts that encompass a Thespian Troupe, a National Arts Honor Society, and a competitive band.
Small classrooms and individualized attention assure that students enjoy a safe and nurturing environment. Christian character classes, Bible instruction and three chapel services weekly foster an emotionally safe environment. Calvary is unique in that students learn to “live together” regardless of age, as the school enters Pre-K – 4 year olds and graduates students in grade 12. Students freely interact, and the older students mentor the younger in a diverse student body that is accepting of all faiths and nationalities.
To schedule a tour of the campus, call (281) 342-3161 and bring this ad for $100 off the registration fee.
Centerra Ranch Montessori School
3 months – 6 years old
23144 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Suite H
Katy, TX 77494
Centerra Ranch Montessori School serves children from infancy to 6 years of age. With a mission to “Gently Guide Children Toward Excellence,” CRMS creates confident learners, entrepreneurs, and future philanthropists by providing a peaceful and inspiring environment. Today’s children pave the future of tomorrow’s nation, so every child at CRMS is treated with the utmost respect.
CRMS strives to create an environment that nurtures divergent thinking, fosters creativity and embraces diversity. It cultivates children’s innate love of learning as they prepare for a life of purpose, integrity and academic accomplishment. The campus offers a low student-to-teacher ratio, has an organic school garden, and is toxin-free. Students engage in piano, violin, chess, yoga and soccer lessons, study Spanish, Chinese and Hindi, and experience hands-on learning in outdoor science classrooms.
All teachers at CRMS are highly trained and Montessori Certified. The curriculum is engaging and emphasizes communication and respect for self, others and the community. Philanthropy and “Mind Your Manner” are also incorporated into the CRMS program. These skills are enhanced by various role playing exercises of proper manners, peaceful resolutions to conflict, and by allowing students to toss their coins into the beautiful “Your Change for Change” water fountain. Students also participate in an annual school-wide charity fundraiser benefiting the Katy community.
CRMS also offers summer camps for children aged 7-years-old to 12-years-old. Call today to schedule a campus tour.
Cypress Christian School
Kindergarten – 12th grade
Cypress Christian School is a private K – 12 Christian school in Northwest Houston. The CCS mission is to develop Christ-like character and intellectual competence in all students, and to push the student body to achieve maximum academic and personal success. CCS recognizes parents’ essential role in their children’s development, and strives for a partnership between the school and the home.
Current students and graduates attest to the CCS advantage: a unique combination of strengths, creating an academically challenging and nurturing environment. Education at CCS is approached from a biblical perspective that recognizes the sovereignty and authority of God. The curriculum is carefully selected in order to academically challenge all students, while upholding Christian standards. Prayer and Bible classes are a very important part of the daily schedule for students.
CCS offers a well-balanced education including award winning programs in academics, fine arts and athletics. Students develop a strong foundation in reading and writing skills, critical thinking, the ability to apply mathematical concepts, and a broad understanding of the sciences and humanities. For upperclassmen, the curriculum is designed to increase college-readiness by providing the academic background needed to succeed in a degree program at a college or university. CCS students consistently score above the national averages in both the SAT and ACT. Honors level courses, as well as dual credit and AP classes, are available.
Contact us today to schedule an inspiring one-hour tour of Cypress Christian School!
Eagles on theRock Academy
18 months – 8 years old
Sitting on a spacious 7.5-acre campus, Eagles on the Rock Academy provides students with a high-quality Christian education while maintaining reasonable prices. ERA has a low student-to-teacher ratio, which allows for a more personalized learning experience. Teachers are dedicated to creating an environment that balances responsibility and freedom, in which students can grow in honesty, integrity and respect.
At ERA, youth from 18-months-old to 8-years-old receive a high level, trilingual education. An additional grade level will be opened each year in order to further serve the community. ERA follows the curriculum set forth by the French Ministry of Education, which encourages analytic and critical thinking; this curriculum is then adapted in Spanish and English. Students study the same themes and books in each language, taught by qualified educators in each target language.
In addition to its immersive and diverse curriculum, ERA offers students unique classes in gardening, music, choir, fitness, applied art, drama/theater, and introductory science courses. Classrooms are large and bright, and all teachers are highly skilled. At ERA, all students are challenged both cognitively and spiritually. Register for the upcoming school year today!
Faith West Academy
3 years old – 12th grade
Since 1982, Katy’s oldest and largest private school, Faith West Academy, continues to uphold core values of reverence for God; respect for ourselves, others and authority, and responsibility for one’s actions. FWA is inter-denominational and is known for its high academic standards and Christian Worldview education.
FWA provides a safe, Christian environment for preschool (starting at age 3) through 12th grade. As an extension of the preschool, FWA hosts a popular Mother’s Day Out Program that enrolls students as early as 15-months-old. FWA serves a growing number of international students seeking studies in America by providing them with on-campus boarding facilities.
The FWA motto is Excellence Without Compromise! To help students develop spiritually, FWA offers weekly chapel, daily Bible classes and Biblical integration in all classes. FWA also offers strong core curriculums, Accelerated, Pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placed courses for 6th -12th grade students, individualized learning where advanced or struggling students move at a pace that fits their abilities, and “A la Carte” classes for homeschooled junior high and high school students.
To promote physical and artistic excellence, FWA offers weekly PE and music classes, along with daily outdoor recesses for elementary school students. Junior high and high school students can engage in many different competitive athletic programs.
Junior high and high school students can also partake in agriculture, performing and visual arts, choir and band classes. High school students participate in athletic and fine art competitions. Schedule a tour with FWA right away!
Fort Bend Christian Academy
4 years old – 12th Grade
Fort Bend Christian Academy exists to glorify God through excellence in college-preparatory Christian education. FBCA is a Pre-K through grade-12 school, located on a 35-acre campus in the heart of Sugar Land, one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. As an interdenominational school, FBCA welcomes a diverse population of students who attend more than 100 area churches.
Students at FBCA receive an academically challenging education with a curriculum designed to provide a superior spiritual and intellectual environment. Fifty different Honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered at the upper school level, and middle school students with accelerated educational development may also participate in an honors curriculum. All teaching staff are spiritually, academically and professionally qualified, certified educators, with many possessing a master’s degree or higher.
FBCA features small class sizes, uniforms, a hot lunch program, before and after school programs, enrichment classes, clubs and strong community service involvement. Outside of the classroom, students hold multiple state championships in athletics and fine arts.
The school has produced a number of National Merit Scholars, and 100% of graduates enroll in college or enlist in the military, with most students attending their first-choice university. Alumni serve in various career fields, and many obtain postgraduate degrees in law, medicine, engineering and more.
For more information about FBCA, email or call the Admissions Office today.
Houston Theological Seminary
Houston Baptist University is excited to announce its new “Master of Divinity” program, offered through Houston Theological Seminary. This innovative program gives students the opportunity to study with leading scholars in biblical and theological studies and practicing clergy with years of successful ministry experience.
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is an integrated approach to Christian theological graduate education designed to prepare students for enhanced ministry in their churches. Accordingly, the degree program is highly focused on personal formation and practical experience in ministry settings, in addition to more traditional classes in order to prepare students for serving in a church ministry.
MDiv classes focus on giving students the core skills needed to understand and apply the Bible in particular cultural contexts. Courses have individual focuses with an overlapping goal of helping students integrate these lessons into their ministries so that their ministries are holistically faithful to God’s Word and relevant to our culture.
Houston Theological Seminary values its Baptist heritage, but its faculty and student body represents a range of evangelical traditions and denominations. Anyone who wishes to study with Houston Theological Seminary is welcome!
Marine Military Academy
Boys 7th – 12th grade
Marine Military Academy has been helping boys realize their full potential since 1965. MMA offers both solutions and opportunities. The purpose at MMA is to inspire positive academic, physical and moral growth. To achieve this, MMA provides a disciplined, distraction-free setting that allows cadets to focus on their educational and personal development. Throughout this journey, cadets learn to take ownership of their lives and develop the tools they need to succeed; not only in college, but in life. The proven educational model at MMA helps boys earn higher grades, develop exceptional character and maturity, and plan their short and long-term goals for the future. Our students consist of 7th grade through 12th grade, with an optional post-graduate year. MMA also offers a four week summer camp program for boys, ages 11 – 18.
MMA is a family made up of staff, teachers, drill instructors, coaches, parents and mentors, all working to provide an environment that ensures academic success and helps young men mature and to have fun.
MMA is a choice for young men from all over the country and the world. MMA does not discriminate based on race, religion or national origin.
For more information, visit our website or give us a call today!
Primrose School of Woodcreek Reserve
Primrose Academy pays close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including emotional, social, physical, creative, cognitive and character development. Primrose has proprietary programs in music, art, gardening, life skills and foreign languages that were developed specifically for its curriculum. When it comes to helping children reach their full potential, Primrose leaves no stone unskipped, unpainted or unturned.
Primrose recognizes that each child learns in different ways. Because of this, the Primrose “Balanced Learning” approach provides teachers with the tools and guidance to accommodate children’s natural curiosity and to fully support each child while building problem solving skills and confidence. Primrose offers well-rounded and extensive classes in Language and Literacy, Physical Development, Science and Engineering, Social Studies, Social and Emotional Development, Creative Arts and Math.
Children from infancy to Kindergarten are welcome at Primrose. Please visit the website for more information!
St. Laurence Catholic School
4 years old – 8th grade
St. Laurence Catholic School (SLCS) serves students in PreK-8th grade and is conveniently located in the heart of Sugar Land. Twice recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of excellence, SLCS provides a well-rounded education based on strong academics, development of social skills and a commitment to community service. Meeting the needs of the whole child is a top priority and students are provided opportunities to excel in the fine arts, sports, Spanish, STREAM education and enrichment with resources available to meet the needs of diverse learners.
SLCS is part of a long history of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Founded as a parish school in 1992, SLCS has grown to be one the largest PreK-8th-grade schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Religion is embedded throughout the curriculum with a focus on the basic principles of the Catholic faith. Students are taught to be moral Christians and to serve others by focusing on character and spiritual development. They are encouraged to be lifelong learners in a challenging academic atmosphere that places an emphasis on leadership and analytical skills.
SLCS students are involved in National Junior/Elementary Honor Society, Duke TIP, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, and the Leo Service Club. If you are seeking a well-rounded education with a proven track record, we invite you to come to take a tour and learn more about what SLCS has to offer.
The Bible Seminary
Founded in 2008, The Bible Seminary strives to provide adults with a learning environment and support services that enable students to pursue a Christian education while learning how to lead a Christ-like life. Programs at TLS include Bible Certificate, Licensed Professional, Dual Degree Completion, Master of Arts and Master of Divinity. TLS exists to glory God by training Christian believers in a context of biblical community in all 66 books in the Bible, so that they can serve the local church and fulfill the Great Commission by the power of God’s Spirit.
At TLS, a journey of theological education glorifies the Lord, is rooted in His Word, and nurtures an intimate, faithful and trusting relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. TLS helps students cultivate a contextual and increasingly profound understanding of God, creation and the intangible. Students will graduate equipped with relevant experiences, knowledge, relationships, training and tools for a lifetime of ministry leadership.
Students at TLS learn to incorporate the seven core values – the Lordship of Christ, the Bible as the fully true Word Of God, Prayer, Unreached Peoples, the Local Church, Community and Compassion. Pursue new spiritual heights at TLS today!
The Learning Center
6 weeks – 5 years old
3700 South Mason Road
Katy, TX 77450
The Learning Center, a ministry of Living Word Lutheran Church, enrolls children from 6-weeks-old through 5-years-old. TLC seeks to provide a safe place where children are nurtured and shown God’s love. TLC is committed to offering the best possible preschool program and to instilling in children a strong Christian faith and community-oriented values.
TLC offers a developmentally appropriate program focusing on growth of the whole child: physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually. TLC encourages students to learn through experience. Kids will learn about the feelings, ideas and needs of others and themselves, and will develop a sense of self-confidence and enjoy enriching experiences along the way. TLC provides a weekly music program with an instructor, optional sports, gymnastics and dance classes, weekly chapel and Bible curriculum, and low student-to-teacher ratios. Additionally, TLC offers summer programs and before and after-school programs.
The school prides itself in fostering a strong partnership with parents in order to raise healthy, happy, well-adjusted and faith-filled children. Parents are encouraged to participate in class parties, field trips and various other bonding activities, because parental interest is fundamental to a child’s learning process.
TLC hopes that you and your child choose to grow with us! Visit the website to learn more about the TLC experience.
West Oaks Private Preschool & Grandma’s House Childcare
6 weeks – 12 years old
West Oaks Private Pre-School, founded in 1984, views each child as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing for growth and development. The center creates an environment in which children can grow cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially at their own rate. Young children learn by acting upon their environment – exploring, testing, observing – and by watching others. The specific learning needs of children come first at West Oaks.
At West Oaks, teachers and staff are specialists in early childhood development. The West Oaks team is passionate about working with young children, is responsive to their needs, and encourages them as they become increasingly more self-sufficient and independent. West Oaks believes in balancing its curriculum with enrichment activities which are aimed at opening a child’s artistic and creative awareness and talents.
The West Oaks curriculum recognizes that children thrive in environments where they’re provided multiple avenues to learn, grow and progress. Students practice decision making by selecting activities from a variety of learning centers. They express themselves creatively through art, music, dramatic play and use of unstructured material. Children participate in physical activities to develop fine and gross motor skills, and engage in language arts, math, reading and science.
The developmentally appropriate learning methods at West Oaks, combined with what parents teach their children, form the foundation from which they become lifelong learners. That journey is filled with questioning, instead of just answering. Schedule a tour today!
Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy
3 years old – 8th grade
Westlake Academy is a private Christian school where your child is more than just a number. We believe that each student is a special, unique and 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. Our teachers integrate the intangibles of faith, morals, ethics and service in the classroom as each student pursues a solid academic foundation that prepares them for today, tomorrow and eternity.
The Lutheran Education Association of Houston (LEAH) has a long history of exemplary education in the Houston area with Lutheran High North and Lutheran South Academy. Westlake Academy continues that rich tradition by bringing top quality teachers and academic programs to the Katy/Richmond area.
Westlake Preparatory Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory school that serves over 220 students from Pre-K 3 – grade 8 in the Katy, Richmond and Fort Bend areas. Westlake continues to grow, adding a grade a year until it reaches 12th grade. Westlake also offers vigorous extracurricular activities, such as volleyball, soccer, and basketball.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have about Westlake Academy. We look forward to hearing from you!
After School Programs
Adventure Kids Playcare
6 weeks – 12 years old
Adventure Kids Playcare is for children who adore playtime and mingling with other kids, and for hard-working parents who regularly get stuck at the office until late at night. At Adventure Kids, safety and fun are top priorities! Caregivers are highly trained and keep the play areas hygienic and properly supervised at all times.
Adventure Kids follows a written schedule brimming with engaging activities and games including a massive playscape, Legos, a play kitchen, costumes and theme nights! Activities are also frequently switched out to keep kids entertained and on their toes.
Adventure Kids also offers summer, winter and spring break camps. There are both full-day and half-day options. Visit the website to learn more about Adventure Kids Playcare!
Carson’s Art School
6 years old – adults
Carson’s Art School develops the individual talents within each student, stressing drawing and fundamental skills to free up an artist’s true creativity. CAS’s one-on-one style of teaching allows students to learn at their own pace, draw the subject matter they like, and use a medium they prefer. Shawn Carson has over 35 years of experience teaching art to all ages and different skill levels and can help anyone reach a higher level of artistic ability.
Students range from age 6 to Adult. Regardless of prior experience and skill level, CAS has a program for you. Classes are available during the day, after school, at night and on Saturdays. CAS also offers popular camps during summer, Christmas and spring break. This year, CAS is starting a unique art program called “Drawn to His Presence.” This program is for the artistic Christian who wants to use their talents to Praise the Lord, and to reach out and touch others that need Him. This can become a personal outreach ministry or simply inspire individuals to build a closer creative relationship with the Lord.
CAS is excited to start a new chapter in its story with a brand-new location on South Fry Road, just off Mason Road. It is beautiful spot that CAS can’t wait to share with the local community.
Sign up for classes in person, over the phone, or online!
Katy Art School
5 years old – adults
Students who are serious about art and strive to reach new creative heights will thrive at Katy Art School. With the objective to “foster an atmosphere where the unique talents and perspectives of individual students can develop and flourish,” Katy Art School introduces students to a variety of styles and mediums of art.
This ambitious school provides young artists with a challenging curriculum and a student-centered environment to help them grow artistically, and ultimately to encourage in them self-confidence and knowledge about the world and themselves alike. The Katy Art School curriculum spirals through the principles and elements of art design, taking the Art TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills) into account to ensure that each activity is age-appropriate for children. Students advance at their own pace throughout the Art Studio program.
Young artists at Katy Art School are introduced to art history and learn about how art has progressed over time.
Parisi Speed School
Junior high students – adults
14690 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Kids will excel both physically and mentally at the Parisi Speed School. Parisi, established in 1992, has a reputation speaks for itself; with rigorous training methods and specially trained performance coaches, Parisi has produced over 190 NFL draft picks! Parisi aims to provide both children, teens and adults alike with a positive training experience.
Parisi has the primary objectives of improving speed of movement and strength in moral integrity. Parisi students will see clear results in performance and self-confidence in the Parisi programs. Trainers work with individuals in a semi-private group format to teach proper form and technique of athletic movement. Athletes will learn how to run faster, jump higher, be more agile and coordinated, and build strength,
Call today to receive a free introductory class!
Stairway to Heaven 24/6 Childcare
6 weeks – 4 years old
Stairway to Heaven 24/6 Childcare provides premium Christian pre-schooling to children from 6-weeks-old to Pre-K. The goals of STH are candid: STH strives to equip children with the knowledge of Christ, encourage family growth, provide superior safety and health practices, and offer an excellent environment to impart high-quality education 24 hours a day, six days a week.
STH believes that when it comes to a young child’s preparation for education, and for life, there is no greater advantage than enrollment in preschool. That’s why STH is proud to offer a Christ-centric preschool program to enrich the minds of students, encourage self-confidence, build early friendships and lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. STH aims to walk with each child, to show them how to grow in all facets of life.
Caregivers guide children through engaging lessons in science, math, language, creative arts and more. Outdoor playtime is invited and activities including music and dance are promoted. STH also offers traditional childcare, before and after-school care, night-time care, overnight care and drop-in care, as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities, summer programs and field trips. Register at STH today!