Private Schools
Over 400 private schools — both independent and parochial — are available as alternatives to public education in the Houston area. Parents who are interested in exploring options for private education will find the following resources helpful:

The Texas Private School Accreditation Commission offers a Texas School Directory on its Web Site:

Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Ensures the quality of private schools by monitoring and approving organizations that accredit the various non-public elementary and secondary educational institutions in Texas.

Diocese of Galveston-Houston
Over 50 Roman Catholic elementary schools and 8 high schools serve 17,500 students; each school is accredited with the Texas Education Agency.

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Non-Public Education
Washington, D.C. 800-872-5327

National Association of Independent Schools
Washington, D.C. 202-973-9700

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