The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian,co-educational, college preparatory day school. The School's 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 was founded through the generosity of corporate and private benefactors, dedicated parents, and other supporters in The Woodlands and the Houston metropolitan area. It was named in honor of Mr. John Cooper, the long-tenured Headmaster of Houston’s Kinkaid School, whose expertise and counsel guided the school through its original formation and early years of operation.
Cooper at a Glance
School Type: Independent, college preparatory,non-sectarian, non-profit, co-educational day school for grades PK through 12
Founded: 1988; first graduating class – 1994; alumni -1,785
Location: The Woodlands, TX, a planned community 40 miles north of Houston
Accreditation: Accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS); member of The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Student-Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Lower School (PK-5): 503 students
Middle School (6-8): 310 students
Upper School (9-12): 421 students
Faculty: 122 full-time; 2 part-time; 56% hold advanced degrees