2019 Back-to-School Resource Guide

Alecia Stringer’s

Music Fun Studio

All ages welcome!

(346) 360-3386


Alecia Stringer is an experienced music instructor providing piano, voice, and preschool music lessons. Alecia has more than 20+ years of experience and uses a progressive method in teaching. All ages from babies to adults are welcome! Set up your free trial lesson today!

Belhaven University

Adult education, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees

15115 Park Row, Suite 175

Houston, TX 77084

(281) 579-9977



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!

Carson’s Art School

6 years old – adults

5131 South Fry Road Suite 600

Katy, TX 77450

(281) 507-3039



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!

Children’s Lighthouse

6 weeks – 12 years

20225 Kingsland Blvd

Katy, TX 77450

(281) 770-4893



Children’s Lighthouse leads the way in values-based early childhood education. It provides care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. The Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.  curriculum is based on an age-appropriate, comprehensive learning approach, incorporating character values like integrity, fairness and honesty. Children’s Lighthouse is not just a typical daycare; it provides a family-focused educational school based on developing children academically and emotionally. Education and strong character values guide the philosophy of the innovative Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. curriculum. Call today for more information!

Counter’s Tutoring Connection

Kindergarten – 12th grade

24662 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, Texas 77494

(832) 341-6621



Counter’s Tutoring Connection helps students reach their full potential in reading, writing, math, science, Spanish, special education, and English as a second language through homework help, study skills & test preparation and individualized instruction by certified teachers.

We work with students from from Katy ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Cyfair ISD, Fulshear ISD, Houston ISD, Brookshire ISD, Alief ISD, and various private schools and home school organizations and we believe that anyone can learn and everyone has something to give.

Empower. Educate. Excel… that’s our promise to you. We look forward to meeting your student soon and getting him/her on their road to success!

Cypress Christian School

Kindergarten – 12th grade

11123 Cypress N. Houston Road

Houston, TX 77065

(281) 469-8829



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.

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. Call today to schedule a tour of Cypress Christian School!

Eagles on the Rock Academy

18 months – 8 years old

433 S. Barker Cypress Road

Houston, TX 77094

(281) 945-4540



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

2225 Porter Road

Katy, TX 77493

(281) 391-5683



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 curriculum, 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 home-schooled 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.

Schedule a tour with FWA right away!

Fort Bend Christian Academy

Pre-K – 12th grade

1250 Seventh Street

Sugar Land, TX 77478

(281) 263-9105



Fort Bend Christian Academy is the first choice for committed Christian families in Fort Bend County and the surrounding Houston area. FBCA is a pre-k through grade 12 school located on a 35-acre campus in the heart of Sugar Land, Texas. Students at FBCA receive an academically challenging course of study with 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. Spiritually, academically and professionally qualified, all teaching staff are certified educators, many possessing a master’s degree or higher.

FBCA features enrichment classes, competitive athletics, before and after school programs, nationally-recognized clubs and exceptional community service and philanthropic involvement. 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 post-graduate degrees in law, medicine, engineering and more. Come experience FBCA for yourself and discover your passions, your place and your purpose!

Marine Military Academy

7th – 12th grade

320 Iwo Jima Blvd.

Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-6006



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. The student body consists 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, call MMA today!

Parisi Speed School

Junior high students – adults

14690 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77079

(281) 497-7570


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.

Primrose School of Woodcreek
Reserve Preschool


1249 FM 1463

Katy, TX 77494

(281) 371-0099



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. Mark Lutheran School

6 weeks – 8th grade

1516 Pech Road

Houston, TX 77055

(713) 468-2623



St. Mark Lutheran School knows that you want your kids to be confident and successful. In order to achieve that, you need a school with an atmosphere that promotes well-rounded growth. The problem is that many schools only focus on academics, which causes students to feel anxious and overwhelmed. At St. Mark, students are taught how to thrive both academically and emotionally. St. Mark has a history of preparing students for the next step in their education. Since 2004, 17 St. Mark graduates were named valedictorian or salutatorian at five local high schools. Visit St. Mark so your student can quit feeling anxious and instead thrive in an environment that will set them up for long-term success. Schedule a tour today!

The Bible Seminary


2655 S. Mason Road

Katy, TX 77450

(281) 646-1109



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!

West Oaks Private School

6 weeks – 12 years old

14840 Branch Forest Drive

Houston, TX 77082

(281) 496-3105



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

23300 Bellaire Blvd.

Richmond, TX 77406

(281) 341-9910



Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy is a private Christian school where children are more than just numbers. Each student is a special, unique and beloved child of God.

The teachers see 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. The 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.

Westlake is a fully accredited and continuously growing college preparatory school. It serves students in the Katy, Richmond and Fort Bend areas. Westlake offers vigorous extracurricular activities, such as volleyball, soccer and basketball. Reach out today with any questions you may have about Westlake Academy!

Wisely Music Learning

Toddlers –14 years old

25830 Westheimer Pkwy., Suite 750

Katy, TX 77494

(281) 581-8070



Wisely Music Learning offers individual and group music lessons for toddlers through students 14 years old. We help students at all levels – from beginning to advanced – improve their skills with voice, piano, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, guitar, electric bass, double bass, drums and drumline percussion.

Individual lessons are offered in 30, 45, and 60-minute blocks based on an individual student’s age and skill level. During individual lessons, students are able to take advantage of the instructor’s full attention and quickly learn music skill and theory.

Music Together ® is our mixed-age music class, for children from birth through age 5—and the grownups who love them! Gathering babies, toddlers, and preschoolers together makes each class fun for all. There are lots of group activities for kids out there, but Music Together ® offers a true family music class for the youngest infant to the oldest great-grandparent, and everyone in between. Imagine an extended family with a dozen or more kids and a bunch of caring adults, and you’ll get the idea!

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