Cooper at a Glance

School Type: Independent, college preparatory, non-sectarian, non-profit, co-educational day school for grades PK through 12

1988; first graduating class – 1994; alumni - 1,784

The Woodlands, TX, a planned community 40 miles north of Houston

Accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS); member of The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
  • 1,243 Students
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Lower School (PK-5): 493 students
  • Middle School (6-8): 302 students
  • Upper School (9-12): 448 students
Faculty: 154 full-time; 2 part-time; 60% hold advanced degrees


Pre-Kindergarten: $21,810
Kindergarten: $21,810
Grades 1-5: $24,010
Grades 6-8: $25,870
Grades 9-12: $26,950

Financial Aid: 12% of the student body receives need-based financial aid totaling approximately $2.1 million

Mean SAT and ACT Scores:

Class of 2019: 1380/30
Class of 2018: 1380/30
Class of 2017: 1350/30

College Matriculation: 100% of graduates attend college
Advanced Placement: 18 AP courses are offered in Upper School
Diversity: The student body includes 40% who are students of color
Religious Affiliation: Non-Sectarian


The John Cooper School is accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


Campus & Facilities

43-acre wooded campus includes:
  • Mitchell Lower School and Fifth Grade Center with classrooms, science labs, two music rooms, new library, art room, multi-purpose room, and computer lab;
  • Middle/Upper School with classrooms, two libraries, and two computer labs;
  • The Rock Math + Science Center with classrooms, science labs, 125-seat lecture hall, rooftop garden, and computer and robotics labs;
  • Glenn Performing Arts Center with a 500-seat main stage, 125-seat black box, and instructional space for band, choir, dance, and drama;
  • Dunlap and Austin Gymnasiums, Pate Track and Pugh Field, The Field Family Diamond at Finnie Park, Pisula Softball Field, and Chenault Tennis Courts;
  • Two visual arts studios;
  • Student Center/Dining Hall

The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

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