Mission Bend Christian Academy provides an outstanding Christ-based early childhood education (ages 1 - 4) to a diverse population in a safe, nurturing, and inspirational environment. Dynamic, skilled elementary and middle school teachers challenge students in kindergarten through 7th grade to take responsibility for their learning and develop good work habits while inspiring them with creative approaches to learning and a variety of enrichment opportunities that make the classroom an exciting place to be! MBCA anticipates building a new facility within the next year beside our current location that will accommodate our continuing growth.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Students: 152 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,226
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
152 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Mission Bend Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform - Khaki & Navy Pants; Red, Navy, or White Polo Shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early Childhood tuition varies according to 3 vs. 5 day and extended hours options. Registration fee is $150 for Early Childhood and $200 for Elementary. No additional supply fee. Discounts for siblings & for Alief teachers. Financial aid available ba
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Mrs. Janie Bickford


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir/Chorus, Music Lessons

School Notes

Mission Bend Christian Academy's (MBCA) mission is to BRING children into a nurturing environment, BUILD a strong spiritual, academic, social, and physical foundation, and to SEND forth Christ-like students. Our school strives to provide a loving environment enabling our students to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically, Our Christ-centered; academically sound instruction develops good character, strong moral values, and a love for learning.
  • MBCA is a diverse environment, which recognizes its diversity as a valued educational resource. MBCA is a ministry of Mission Bend United Methodist Church of Houston Texas. Administration and supervision are under the direction of the School Board of Directors.
  • School Philosophy
  • We believe that our children are the most important investment in the future, our #1 resource. Cultivating this resource through academically sound, Christian education empowers our children with strong character to make a difference in the future. We, at the Academy, aim to encourage, guide and challenge the students entrusted to us. We strive to better our world child by child.
  • We strive to:
  • Develop creativity and self expression;
  • Foster positive attitudes toward self and others;
  • Cultivate language skills and communication abilities;
  • Stimulate interest in mathematics, sciences and the arts:
  • Promote health, physical and spiritual growth and motor development;
  • Encourage self-discipline and acceptance of reasonable limits;
  • Strengthen home-school relationships;
  • We plan our curriculum within a caring and creative environment. Our programs are carefully designed to enlarge the child's repertoire of knowledge and skills to increase self-confidence and promote curiosity and initiative.
  • Achievements
  • Mission Bend Christian Academy (MBCA)has grown over 100% since 1982. In the past 25 years 3000 children have been provided with a quality education.
  • Mission Bend Christian Academy students generally perform above public school's national average on the Stanford Achievement Test Exam and at an average level compared to the Association of Christian Schools.
  • MBCA received recognition from the Corporate Hands Leadership Network's Collaborative for Children for Quality Improvement between 2002 and 2006.
  • Recognitions/Accreditations/Status
  • Mission Bend Christian Academy is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Texas on March 26, 2005.
  • Mission Bend Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and the Houston Christian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Accreditation from Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS) is in progress. TAAPS Accreditation demonstrates compliance with the State Board of Education. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as required by the State Board of Education will be considered the basis of the schools curriculum.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Students: 152 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,226
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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