Head of School Welcome

Thank you for your interest in The John Cooper School, and welcome to our website. We hope you find our site informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. We also hope the site conveys some of the essence of the wonderful learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented and motivated students. Together they make Cooper the unique and special place we believe it to be.

One particular page I urge you to review is the Mission page in the “About” drop down menu. There you will find Cooper’s Mission Statement and the School’s Philosophy and Goals. These principles guide us in every decision we make about our academic and extracurricular programs, and they imbue the core values that we ask all students, faculty, and staff to embrace as they join the Cooper community.

We encourage you to email or call us if you would like to know more about Cooper. Visiting our beautiful campus and seeing our teachers and students in action is truly the optimal way to get a feel for our unique culture and spirit. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person, answer any and all questions you may have, and help you get to know Cooper better. Thank you.


Michael F. Maher
Head of School


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).

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From Curiosity to Wisdom
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.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.