Oldest Private Schools in Texas

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  • The average private school in Texas was founded around 1982 (2020-21).
  • The oldest private school in Texas is Central Catholic High School, founded in 1852.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Texas (2020-21)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Central Catholic High School
    Central Catholic High School Photo - Class of 2009 earned over $12.3 million in college scholarships, had 4 appointments to military academies, and had 3 National Merit Finalists-123 graduates.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: 9-121403 N St Marys
    San Antonio, TX 78215
    (210) 225-6794

  • Rank: #22.
    Incarnate Word Academy
    Incarnate Word Academy Photo - Incarnate Word Academy, a 3K to 8th grade Catholic school, provides an environment for learning where academic excellence and faith development are integrated.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: PK-8244 Resaca Blvd
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 546-4486

  • Rank: #33.
    St Paul Lutheran Serbin School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: K-81578 County Road 211
    Giddings, TX 78942
    (979) 366-2218

  • Rank: #44.
    Saint Joseph Academy
    Saint Joseph Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 7-12101 Saint Joseph Drive
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 542-3581

  • Rank: #55.
    Cathedral School Of St Mary
    Cathedral School Of St Mary Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: PK-8910 San Jacinto Blvd
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 476-1480

  • Rank: #66.
    Nazareth Academy Catholic School
    Nazareth Academy Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-8206 W Convent St
    Victoria, TX 77901
    (361) 573-6651

  • Rank: #77.
    St Joseph High School
    St Joseph High School Photo - O'Connor Hall at St. Joseph High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: 9-12110 E Red River St
    Victoria, TX 77901
    (361) 573-2446

  • Rank: #88.
    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School
    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: PK-8315 N Seguin Ste. 300
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (830) 625-1077

  • Rank: #99.
    St James Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: PK-8507 S Camp St
    Seguin, TX 78155
    (830) 379-2878

  • Rank: #1010.
    Incarnate Word Academy
    Incarnate Word Academy Photo - Spiritual growth at Incarnate Word Academy reflects the spirituality and the mission of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament who founded our school over 144 years ago. As young Women of the Word, IWA girls become a source of light and goodness in the world.
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: 9-12609 Crawford Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    (713) 227-3637

  • Rank: #1111.
    Ursuline Academy Of Dallas
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: 9-124900 Walnut Hill Ln
    Dallas, TX 75229
    (469) 232-1800

  • Rank: #1212.
    St Michaels Catholic School
    St Michaels Catholic School Photo - The mission of St. Michael's Catholic School is to know as Jesus knows, to love as Jesus loves and to serve as Jesus serves.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-6208 N Mcleod St
    Cuero, TX 77954
    (361) 277-3854

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Saint Mary's Hall
    Saint Mary's Hall Photo - Saint Mary's Hall Dance
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: PK-129401 Starcrest Dr
    San Antonio, TX 78217
    (210) 483-9100

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Zion Lutheran School
    Zion Lutheran School Photo - Elementary students at recess.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: PK-86121 E. Lovers Lane
    Dallas, TX 75214
    (214) 363-1630

  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    Allen Academy
    Allen Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-123201 Boonville Rd
    Bryan, TX 77802
    (979) 776-0731

  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    San Antonio Academy Of Texas
    San Antonio Academy Of Texas Photo - SAA's limited military program is a mandatory upper school extracurricular activity that provides students with opportunities to acquire leadership skills, learn the principles of teamwork and develop the esprit de corps that comes from working together to achieve common goals.
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-8117 E French Pl
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 733-7331

  • Rank: #1717.
    St Rose Of Lima Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-8405 Black St
    Schulenburg, TX 78956
    (979) 743-3080

  • Rank: #1818.
    Tmi Episcopal
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: 6-1220955 West Tejas Trail
    San Antonio, TX 78257
    (210) 698-7171

  • Rank: #1919.
    St Mary's Catholic School
    St Mary's Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: PK-12520 Washburn St
    Taylor, TX 76574
    (512) 352-2313

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    St Marys Catholic School
    St Marys Catholic School Photo - Mission of St. Mary's Catholic School The mission of St. Mary's Catholic School is the commitment to academic excellence and the spiritual development of our students toward a life of prayer, service, and love.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: PK-81019 S 7th St
    Temple, TX 76504
    (254) 778-8141

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Shiner Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: PK-12424 S. St. Ludmila
    Shiner, TX 77984
    (361) 594-2313

  • Rank: #2222.
    St. Thomas High School
    St. Thomas High School Photo - Founded in 1900, St. Thomas High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades 9-12. Located in nearly the geographic center of Houston, St. Thomas thrives on a lush campus at the corner of Memorial Drive and Shepherd Drive, approximately two miles west of downtown.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: 9-124500 Memorial Drive
    Houston, TX 77007
    (713) 864-6348

  • Rank: #2323.
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1901
    Grades: PK-816075 N Evans Rd
    Schertz, TX 78154
    (210) 651-6811

  • Rank: #2424.
    St. Anthony Catholic High School
    St. Anthony Catholic High School Photo - St. Anthony is the only Catholic High School in San Antonio to partner with Microsoft to launch its Microsoft Innovative Program.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: 9-123200 McCullough Avenue
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 832-5603

  • Rank: #2525.
    Notre Dame Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1904
    Grades: PK-122821 Lansing Blvd
    Wichita Falls, TX 76309
    (940) 692-6041

  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    St. Agnes Academy
    St. Agnes Academy Photo - Come visit our new Science and Technology building!
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: 9-129000 Bellaire Blvd
    Houston, TX 77036
    (713) 219-5400

  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    St Mark's School Of Texas
    St Mark's School Of Texas Photo - St. Mark's School of Texas campus
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: 1-1210600 Preston Road
    Dallas, TX 75230
    (214) 346-8700

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    St. Anthony Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1907
    Grades: K-9205 W Huisache Ave
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 732-8801

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    San Marcos Academy
    San Marcos Academy Photo - Competitive athletics program for boys and girls in middle and upper school (grades 6-12).
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1907
    Grades: K-122801 Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 753-8000

  • Rank: #3030.
    Radford School
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: PK-122001 Radford St
    El Paso, TX 79903
    (915) 565-2737

  • Rank: #3131.
    St Paul Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: PK-5801 E Main St
    Bishop, TX 78343
    (361) 584-2778

  • Rank: #3232.
    Presbyterian Pan American School
    Presbyterian Pan American School Photo - PPAS Boys Soccer Team
    (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: 9-12223 N Fm Rd 772
    Kingsville, TX 78363
    (361) 592-4307

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    The Hockaday School
    The Hockaday School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1913
    Grades: PK-1211600 Welch Road
    Dallas, TX 75229
    (214) 363-6311

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Lydia Patterson Institute
    Lydia Patterson Institute Photo
    (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1913
    Grades: 7-12517 S Florence St
    El Paso, TX 79901
    (915) 533-8286

  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Cypress Bend Adventist Elementary School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1914
    Grades: PK-82997 Fm 728
    Jefferson, TX 75657
    (903) 665-7402

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