2017 Best Private High Schools in Houston Metro

The 2017 Best Private High 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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    Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School

    • Houston, TX
    • 58 reviews
    Niche User:Challenging academic program supplemented by excellent arts and strong athletics produces well rounded students. The faculty and staff here genuinely care about these students as individuals and their holistic development. I love this place and my son is so fortunate to be in school here. Now that he is there, we can see it is definitely one of the very best schools in the United States.

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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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    St. Agnes Academy

    • Houston, TX
    • 199 reviews
    High School Senior:My overall review of St. Agnes Academy is that the school is a safe place for young women to grow in intellect, faith and confidence. The school allows for much intellectual freedom, which enables young girls to take full advantage of their intellect. Without the distraction of boys, classrooms offer a safe place for us to express ourselves with confidence in ourselves and in out classmates. The faith aspect of the school is amazing. We are offered in our curriculum the ability to explore our faith in new ways we would have never imagined. On our various class retreats, we are able to pursue this exploration of our faith with our classmates and share that experience with them. The confidence that grows throughout the years of attending St. Agnes Academy truly encompasses the value of this school. With confidence, knowledge and faith, Academy women are able to do anything they sent their minds to. The knowledge and experience we receive here at St. Agnes fully equip us to become successful in the future.

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    Episcopal High School

    • Bellaire, TX
    • 68 reviews
    High School Senior:As a senior I think this school really prepares me for college. I have only attended for 2 years, but I still think it is a great school. Some people have a negative view of Episcopal but it is what you make it and who you make it with, and I think thats the same with other schools as well. I would not overlook Episcopal, I have definitely challenged myself both on the field and in the classroom, making my experience here very positive.

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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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    St. Thomas High School

    • Houston, TX
    • 92 reviews
    Parent:St. Thomas is a great school and the best academic environment for my son. However favoritism is given too high priority on football and the other prime sports creating great inconveniences to the not-so-popular sports that the boys are forced to choose due to limited space on team rosters. Boys have to wait to get on the field to practice as late as 6 p.m. and don't get home until 9 p.m. on school nights. Inadequate studying environments are given after school while boys wait to take the field. St. Thomas is in mid-town Houston where boys are not conveniently located to go home and return for practice. I wanted my son to be able to enjoy a team sport while in high school but its turned out to be a major sacrifice for him to participate.

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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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    Pope John XXIII High School

    • Katy, TX
    • 80 reviews
    High School Senior:I'd do it again, and there wasn't much wrong with it. There could have been better harder programs, but the small classes made it easier to excel and make friends

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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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    Houston Christian High School

    • Houston, TX
    • 66 reviews
    High School Sophomore:I have some pretty good teachers and am learning a lot in the core subjects. There are blow-off classes but less than ones I actually have to work hard in. I've had fun in the basketball program, and it looks like our new coach is going to be really good.

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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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    O'Connell College Preparatory School

    • Galveston, TX
    • 9 reviews
    High School Senior:I love the school I attend, and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. I've made so many great friends that I know will last for many years. The one thing I absolutely love is the traditions here. They make you feel like one big family. The teachers are very helpful, they want to make sure you get into college and the students are always welcoming. I would choose this school again in a heart beat, it has opened my eyes to reality and made me get the real high school feel with my family behind me.

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    Memorial Hall School

    • Houston, TX
    • 3 reviews