Oldest Private Schools in Texas

The average private school in Texas was founded around 1982 (2021).
The oldest private school in Texas is Central Catholic High School, founded in 1852. The oldest private schools are listed below.

Oldest Private Schools in Texas (2021)

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: 9-12
1403 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-8
244 Resaca Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 546-4486
Rank: #33.
St. Paul Lutheran Serbin School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1854
Grades: K-8
1578 County Road 211
Giddings, TX 78942
(979) 366-2218
Rank: #44.
Saint Joseph Academy
Saint Joseph Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(5)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: 7-12
101 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-8
910 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-8
206 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: 9-12
110 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-8
315 N Seguin Ste. 300
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-1077
Rank: #99.
St. James Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: PK-8
507 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: 9-12
609 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 227-3637
Rank: #1111.
Ursuline Academy Of Dallas
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: 9-12
4900 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-6
208 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-12
9401 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-8
6121 E. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 363-1630
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Allen Academy
Allen Academy Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-12
3201 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-8
117 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-8
405 Black St
Schulenburg, TX 78956
(979) 743-3080
Rank: #1818.
Tmi Episcopal
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: 6-12
20955 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)
(3)
Founding Date: 1896
Grades: PK-12
520 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-8
1019 S 7th St
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 778-8141
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Shiner Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1897
Grades: PK-12
424 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: 9-12
4500 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-6348
Rank: #2323.
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1901
Grades: PK-8
16075 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: 9-12
3200 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 832-5603
Rank: #2525.
Notre Dame Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: PK-12
2821 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: 9-12
9000 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: 1-12
10600 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 346-8700
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
St. Anthony Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: K-9
205 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-12
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 753-8000
Rank: #3030.
Radford School
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-12
2001 Radford St
El Paso, TX 79903
(915) 565-2737
Rank: #3131.
St. Paul Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: PK-5
801 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)
(3)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: 9-12
223 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-12
11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 363-6311
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Lydia Patterson Institute
Lydia Patterson Institute Photo
(Methodist)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: 7-12
517 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-8
2997 Fm 728
Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-7402
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