Galveston, Texas Private Schools


Holy Family Catholic School continues the tradition of Catholic education in Galveston, providing instruction for prekindergarten to eighth grade.

To prepare students for the future, Holy Family educates the whole child by building a strong foundation with focus on four key areas: intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical.  Educators incorporate Christ-centered teachings with accelerated academics and enrichment activities in a family-like atmosphere where faith and culture are intertwined in all areas of campus life.  Classes are small and student-focused with the average class size ranging form 10 to 15 students.

In addition to traditional subjects like math and English/language arts, Holy Family puts emphasis on science, social studies, and religion.  To round out the curriculum, students also receive instruction in Spanish, art, music, physical education, and technology.

There is daily prayer, religious instruction, weekly, student-led Masses, and focus on the core values of kindness, compassion, integrity, self-discipline, and respect for self and others.

Moody Methodist Day School is under the direction of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church. The school is an extension of the educational ministry. The school has an enrollment of around 275 children, ages 3 months through 8th grade. These children are in programs consisting of full-day care, preschool and/or after-school care. Moody Day School provides opportunities for the total development of each child – social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual.

O'Connell College Preparatory School's excellence stems from its roots as the oldest continuous Catholic high school in Texas. O'Connell's existence is the legacy of the consolidation of Ursuline Academy (founded in 1847 for girls), Dominican School (founded in 1882 for girls), and Kirwin High School (founded in 1927 for boys.). Consolidated in 1968, O'Connell has been educating the hearts, minds, and spirits of young Catholic as well as other faiths in Galveston, Brazoria, and Southern Harris counties.

Today, O'Connell, a school with heart, continues its tradition of offering each student a rigorous academic program.  O'Connell offers college prep courses, including college essay writing, researching and applying for grants/scholarships, resume building, and SAT/ACT Prep courses.  Students earn college hours through Advanced Placement courses and Dual Credit classes with Galveston Community College.

O'Connell seniors participate in internships with businesses throughout the City of Galveston.  In addition, juniors and seniors job shadow highly successful professionals specifically selected for each student's area of interest.  Upperclassmen apply to the top universities and colleges throughout the United States.  For each of the last four years, O'Connell graduates have received more than $1 million in collegiate scholarships.

Now in its 34th year as a dynamic educational opportunity for the children of Galveston County, Satori School - prekindergarten through fifth grade - offers a unique setting for learning.  Its small class size allows teachers to develop an individualized learning plan in order to maximize instruction for every child.

In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, Satori offers instruction in Spanish, art, music, computer, yoga, and physical education.  Students also attend classes in phonics four times a week to reinforce spelling and reading.  Before and after-school care is available, as well as extracurricular activities.

While understanding the critical nature of academic focus, Satori focuses as strongly on character development.  Through daily class meetings and gatherings each morning, students are taught to understand the value of serving each other, the community of Satori, and the larger community beyond the schoolhouse.

For more than 60 years, Trinity Episcopal School has been nurturing children in an environment that emphasizes both scholastic excellence and emotional growth.  The school combines rigorous academics and spiritual enrichment with competitive athletics, fine arts, technological instruction, and a service program to create a comprehensive education.

Founded in 1952, Trinity is an independent school serviving more than 250 students from prekindergarten through eighth grade.  The school has an established history for providing students with a solid academic foundation that helps set a path for lifelong learning.  Known for offering a strong education program, the school provides an outstanding learning experience, highlighting the growth and development of the whole child, mind-body-spirit.

Upward Hope Academy is a fully accredited tuition free private high school.  Its mission is to create a supportive classroom environment for its students who are determined to complete the requirements for a high school diploma.  A blended program of classroom and online support provide a strong Stem oriented curriculum.

Over 450 students have been guided through a personalized program to bring students back to finish high school to move forward to greater opportunities in the future.