Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you, Cooper Community, for another great tournament!
160 golfers and 30 volunteers came out to The Woodlands Country Club, Palmer Course, to support the school’s Dragon Booster Club on Monday, October 19, at the 33rd Annual John Cooper School Golf Tournament. A dinner was held after tournament play, and awards were given to the 1st Place Team on each rotation. Golfers also participated in a Putting and Chipping Contest and Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin competitions! The John Cooper School Alumni Association was proud to host 11 Cooper alumni as golfers or volunteers at this year’s event. Special thanks go out to our top sponsors, including Ace Sponsor, STRIKE, and tournament Co-Chairs Kristin Baadsgaard and Nacole Nath, and the rest of the tournament planning committee!

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a unique opportunity for various generations within our Cooper community to share all that Cooper has to offer in the way of an enriching academic and social environment where children learn and grow.

This annual event is held the Friday morning before Thanksgiving in the Dunlap Gymnasium and includes continental breakfast, a special program, and classroom and campus visits for Cooper students and their grandparent(s) or special friend(s) to enjoy.

Signatures Author Series

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and ticket-holders for your generous support of the 2020 Virtual Signatures Author Series featuring Jesmyn Ward. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2021 author announcement!
The John Cooper School Signatures Author Series luncheon is a highly anticipated annual event held each year. The popular event is sponsored by the Fine Arts Council and has featured keynote speakers such as best-selling authors Barbara Bush, Dave Berry, Mitch Albom, Anthony Bourdain, John Grogan, Nicholas Sparks, Candace Bushnell, Kathryn Stockett with Tate Taylor, Jodi Picoult, Tyler Florence, Gillian Flynn, Cheryl Strayed, Paula Hawkins, Kevin Kwan, Maria Semple, and Jesmyn Ward. The luncheon also features local authors, book signings, and a Signatures-themed drawing.


Save the Date… March 2022!
The John Cooper School Gala Committee is excited to announce a “Mini Cooper Online Auction” will be held next week! Mark your calendars for May 5–6th for a quick online auction featuring just 10 items! Items up for bid will include naming opportunities on the JCS campus as well as Prime Reserved Parking Spaces for incoming Juniors and Seniors on campus for the 2021-22 school year. For questions, please email

The John Cooper School will host a live, in-person Gala on March 2, 2022, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, following the annual two-week online auction. This biennial event will include cocktails, Big Board and Live Auctions, dinner, and dancing! Sponsorships and individual tickets will be available for this event to benefit our incredible students and faculty of the School.

The Advancement Office is excited to announce that Jennifer Ruckman and Amy Hadra will chair the 2022 Gala!  Jennifer and Amy are already looking to fill the Gala Committee with enthusiastic volunteers who will help plan a robust online auction and fun-filled live Gala. Volunteers are needed for Auction Solicitations, Class Projects (Lower School Memory Books), on-campus Promotions, and much more. Committee Meetings will begin in October 2021. If you are interested in joining the 2022 Gala Committee, please email or call 281-367-0900 ext. 2441. 

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.