Oldest Private Schools in Texas

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  • The average private school in Texas was founded around 1980 (2018-19).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Texas is Central Catholic High School, founded in 1852.

Oldest Private Schools in Texas (2018-19)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • 1.
    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

  • 2.
    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

  • 3.
    St Paul Lutheran Serbin School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: NS-81578 County Road 211
    Giddings, TX 78942
    (979)366-2218

  • 4.
    St Joseph Academy
    St Joseph Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 7-12101 Saint Joseph Drive
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956)542-3581

  • 5.
    Cathedral School Of St Mary
    Cathedral School Of St Mary Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: NS-8910 San Jacinto Blvd
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512)476-1480

  • 6.
    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

  • 7.
    St. Joseph High School
    St. Joseph High School Photo - Welder Hall at St. Joseph High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: 9-12110 E Red River St
    Victoria, TX 77901
    (361)573-2446

  • 8.
    Ss Peter & Paul Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: PK-8198 W Bridge St
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (830)625-1077

  • 9.
    St James Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: PK-8507 S Camp St
    Seguin, TX 78155
    (830)379-2878

  • 10.
    Incarnate Word Academy
    Incarnate Word Academy Photo - A Woman of the Word is eager, curious and recognizes that her days at the Academy are just the beginning of her lifelong journey as a learner. She tries her best, stays positive and shows integrity, even when something is challenging. A Woman of the Word knows that the real value of her education is found in the critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving skills that she will use to identify a problem and develop tomorrow’s extraordinary solutions. A Woman of the Word seeks out diverse ideas, recognizing that understanding perspectives different than her own yields empathy and compassion.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: 9-12609 Crawford Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    (713)227-3637

  • 11.
    Ursuline Academy Of Dallas
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: 9-124900 Walnut Hill Ln
    Dallas, TX 75229
    (469)232-1800

  • 12.
    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

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

  • 13.-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

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

  • 15.-16.
    San Antonio Academy Of Texas
    San Antonio Academy Of Texas Photo - SAA Concert Choir
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-8117 E French Pl
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210)733-7331

  • 17.
    St Rose Of Lima Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-8405 Black St
    Schulenburg, TX 78956
    (979)743-3080

  • 18.
    Tmi-the Episcopal School Of Texas
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: 6-1220955 West Tejas Trail
    San Antonio, TX 78257
    (210)698-7171

  • 19.
    St Mary's Catholic School
    St Mary's Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: PK-8520 Washburn St
    Taylor, TX 76574
    (512)352-2313

  • 20.-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

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

  • 22.
    St. Thomas High School
    St. Thomas High School Photo - For generations the mission of Eagle Athletics is for our student-athletes to learn the valuable lessons of dedication, loyalty and discipline yielding much more than just performance outcomes in their sport, but to compete and grow through life-building skills including teamwork, camaraderie, discipline, respect and diligence.St. Thomas offers 12 sports with multiple team levels while competing in the Texas
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: 9-124500 Memorial Drive
    Houston, TX 77007
    (713)864-6348

  • 23.
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1901
    Grades: PK-816075 N Evans Rd
    Schertz, TX 78154
    (210)651-6811

  • 24.
    St. Anthony Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: 9-123200 Mccullough Avenue
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210)832-5600

  • 25.
    Notre Dame Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1904
    Grades: PK-122821 Lansing Blvd
    Wichita Falls, TX 76309
    (940)692-6041

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

  • 26.-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

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

  • 28.-29.
    San Marcos Academy
    San Marcos Academy Photo - SMA accepts students in 7th-12th grades from all across Texas and around the world.
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1907
    Grades: K-122801 Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512)428-5120

  • 30.
    Radford School
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: PK-122001 Radford St
    El Paso, TX 79903
    (915)565-2737

  • 31.
    St Paul Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: NS-5801 E Main St
    Bishop, TX 78343
    (361)584-2778

  • 32.
    Presbyterian Pan American School
    Presbyterian Pan American School Photo - PPAS Boys Soccer Team
    (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: 9-12P.O. Box 1578
    Kingsville, TX 78364
    (361)592-4307

  • 33.
    The Hockaday School
    The Hockaday School Photo - Middle School students hanging out
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1913
    Grades: PK-1211600 Welch Road
    Dallas, TX 75229
    (214)363-6311

  • 34.-35.
    Cypress Bend Adventist Elementary School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1914
    Grades: PK-82997 Fm 728
    Jefferson, TX 75657
    (903)665-7402

  • 34.-35.
    Holy Trinity Catholic School, Dallas
    Holy Trinity Catholic School, Dallas Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1914
    Grades: PK-83815 Oak Lawn Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75219
    (214)526-5113

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