2017 Best Private K-12 Schools in Houston Metro

The 2017 Best Private K-12 Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.
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    St. John's School

    • Houston, TX
    • 56 reviews
    High School Senior:Everyone looks for somewhere they fit in, and for me St. Johns was perfect because I didn't know where i belonged. It provided me with such diverse options.

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    The Kinkaid School

    • Houston, TX
    • 65 reviews
    Niche User:Very good academic school, great and very dedicated teachers, tutoring open for all students for all subjects every morning before school starts for 45 minutes to I hour.

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    The Awty International School

    • Houston, TX
    • 112 reviews
    High School Senior:I've been at this school going on 12 years. I've grown up with mainly the same people, and I've seen the same teachers every year. I love the fact that it's a wall school so you really get a lot more attention from the teacher to help you achieve your academic goals. Our school sport is soccer which I find fantastic because it really sets us apart from a typical american school. All in all if I could have a do over I would still choose Awty. I've met so many people and I have some of the very best friends in the world.

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    The John Cooper School

    • The Woodlands, TX
    • 80 reviews
    High School Senior:I love this school, as I truly believe it set me up well for college. I love the family feel and the amount of love and care students get from faculty and staff. Traditions like Spirit Week and Dig Pink bring out and highlight school spirit. Finally one of the greatest qualities is that students can be involved in so many different things and still maintain good grades and a healthy lifestyle. Oh and the lunch food is restaurant quality thanks to our former food network chef, Chef Roman.

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    Robert M. Beren Academy

    • Houston, TX
    • 18 reviews
    Niche User:Provides a great Modern Orthodox, Jewish education. Strong secular studies, preparatory education. But equally serious Judaic studies and Hebrew language programs.

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    St. Stephen's Episcopal School

    • Houston, TX
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:St. Stephens is a place where students receive a more global perspective, taught among a diverse community of teachers and students. If your goal for your children is for them to explore within a challenging academic environment, among a small, respectful community, SSESH may be a good fit.

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    Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

    • Houston, TX
    • 42 reviews
    Niche User:Community is so important to the teachers and the students, but the social activism and community outreach programs go beyond what is expected and truly care for God's people.

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    British International School of Houston

    • Katy, TX
    • 4 reviews
    High School Senior:Everyone is friendly. Academics is top notch. Teachers go out of their way, well beyond the call of a teacher to ensure you understand and can master the theory taught in class.

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    St. Thomas Episcopal School

    • Houston, TX
    • 57 reviews
    High School Senior:Good school, great school culture, wide range of class choices compare to schools of similar size. The teachers actually CARE ABOUT the student's development. The majority of the student body is upper middle-class white kids, but the culture is diverse since at least 1/5 of the family has some foreign back ground.

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    School of the Woods

    • Houston, TX
    • 1 review
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    Lutheran South Academy

    • Houston, TX
    • 75 reviews
    Niche User:I really enjoyed my time at Lutheran South. I became very close with several of my classmates as well as multiple faculty members. I feel it is a safe environment for students of all backgrounds. I don't miss spending 40+ hours in a classroom setting each week, but I definitely miss the atmosphere, the people, and the organizations I was involved in. It's a special place.

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    The Covenant Preparatory School

    • Kingwood, TX
    • 22 reviews
    Niche User:I absolutely loved attending this school. I am still excellent friends with all of my friends from high school and my teachers still check in on me to make sure I am doing well. It is a very personable school. I actually miss it very much!

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    Rosehill Christian School

    • Tomball, TX
    • 29 reviews
    High School Sophomore:I came to this school by choice, and I wouldn't change my mind if I could. Everyone here is so friendly and we truly are like a family, both students and teachers.

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    Fort Bend Christian Academy

    • Sugar Land, TX
    • 97 reviews
    Niche User:Teachers could be better, but the mission trips, certain classes that are engaging, and the religious emphasis make the school worth attending.

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    The Woodlands Christian Academy

    • The Woodlands, TX
    • 48 reviews
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    New Heights Christian Academy

    • Houston, TX
    • 12 reviews
    High School Junior:New Heights is a very nice school. The staff is kind and the students all know each other. The class sizes are pretty small which allows for more one on one between teacher and student. The college program with Houston Community College is a huge advantage. The SAT/ACT prep could be a bit more updated. If you are a mature student determined to get a good education and continue on the path to a great career, I recommend New Heights. If you know when to buckle down and be serious, then New Heights is the way to go. Only mature students may take the college entrance exams to do the college program. It has come to my knowledge that students, who have previously experienced the "freedom" of public schools, do not favor the private school setting. I have been attending New Heights for quite a while and honestly the staff try to allow as much freedom as they possibly can. It is usually taken advantage of and that results in stricter rules. The experience is all in what the students make it.

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    Covenant Christian School

    • Conroe, TX
    • 13 reviews
    High School Sophomore:Too many teachers teach classes that are not familiar with and are forced to teach them anyway. Also there are not eniugh diversity of courses in high school. Administratives are rude and lack good communication, but the campus is aveeage and the sports program is pretty good.

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