Northland Christian School

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Northland Christian School
Address
2700 Farm-To-Market Road 1960 West
Houston, Texas
United States
Coordinates 30°00′18″N 95°28′15″W / 30.004956°N 95.470966°W / 30.004956; -95.470966Coordinates: 30°00′18″N 95°28′15″W / 30.004956°N 95.470966°W / 30.004956; -95.470966
Information
Type Private school
Motto

Northland Christian is a college preparatory school dedicated to the

development of Christian leaders, from preschool through the 12th grade.
Established 1974
School district Private School
Superintendent Dan Woods
Enrollment 750 or more students (PK-12)
Number of students 750+
Color(s) Vegas Gold and black
         
Mascot Cougars
Affiliations

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC). National Association of Christian Schools. National Association of Secondary School Principals. Texas Association of Non-Public Schools. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Texas Association for College Admission Counseling.

NCS is a member of the Texas Association of

Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) conference.
Website

Northland Christian School (NCS) is a private college-preparatory Christian school in unincorporated northwest Harris County, Texas, United States, near Houston. NCS is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) conference. The current principals are Monica Lewis and Cliff Kraner.

History[edit]

In 2010 the school purchased 9 acres (3.6 ha) of land for expansion.[1]

In 2016 the school had 685 students.[2] The school began a capital campaign for new buildings in February 2016; this campaign is for $12 million.[3] This campaign has two phases of expansion: A gymnasium, and a new secondary building; the latter would allow primary classes to be placed on the same campus as secondary ones.[2]

Campuses[edit]

The school has two campuses, one for preschool through 5th graders which is the elementary campus located within Bammel Church of Christ at 2700 Farm to Market Road 1960 West, and another for 6th through 12th grade located nearby at 4363 Sylvanfield Drive.[4][5]

Elementary and Preschool Campus[edit]

The Elementary and Preschool campus of Northland Christian School is about less than five minutes away from the secondary campus. The Elementary and Preschool Campus is located within the Bammel Church of Christ in close proximity of a major intersection of FM 1960 and Kuykendahl Rd and less than two minutes away from the Kelsey-Sebold Clinic and Medical Center right across the street and an upper-class neighborhood of Northgate Forest. The Preschool campus is located in the southern wing of the Elementary campus while the Elementary campus (grades K-5) is located at the northern wing of the building.

Secondary Campus[edit]

The secondary campus has several buildings in the front which are numbered from 1, the central administrator office and Cougar Store, to building 5. Building 6 is where the school cafeteria, gym, and the orchestra room is located. Building 7 has more classrooms and lockers as well a "Student Services" office. The school was founded in 1974 and currently enrolls over 750+ middle school, high school, elementary, and preschool students.

The Northland Christian School Secondary Campus is located on Sylvanfield in close proximity of a major intersection of FM 1960 and Stuebner-Airline Road, and Bammel North Houston and Veterans Memorial (Continued from Stuebner Airline). The Secondary Campus houses students from grades 6 to 12. There are seven buildings on the Secondary Campus.

Building 1 is the central administrator's building. The admissions office, and the school store nicknamed the "Cougar Store," is also located here. The Superintendent, the academic counselor, the Cougar Store manager, and the admissions office director works in this building. The Cougar Store contains school spirit items, school supplies, and refreshments such as various well-known brands of soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, and Vitamin Water, and candy bars.

Building 2 contains mainly "science" classrooms such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, etc. Multiple science labs are located in this building.

Building 3 contains mainly math, science, and technology classrooms. The Technology Office is located in this building for any repairs needed on student's MacBook computers.

Building 4 contains history classrooms such as United States history, Texas History, Government, and Economics as well as several English classrooms.

Building 5 contains the school's weight rooms, Choir Room, Debate Room (shared with the Choir Room), Drama Office, and Music Theory Room (shared with the Choir Room). The fine arts department room is located within this building.

Building 6 contains the cafeteria, the main stage, a big gym, orchestra room, media room, jazz ensemble room, and the locker rooms with showers.

Building 7 contains more classrooms, mainly English and Science, the academic center, nicknamed the NAC (Northland Academic Center) with the Media Center, and the Student Services Office. The NAC contains many old books available for students to read and learn upon, especially about the Bible, and slavery in the United States. The Student Services Office is where the staff help and direct the students, and the Middle and High School Principal and assistant principal works. The Athletic Director works in the Student Services Office.

Admission Into School[edit]

Applicants for admission to Northland Christian School must furnish evidence that they are physically and emotionally fit, of good moral character, and academically capable. All new students are accepted on behavioral and academic probation for a period of one calendar year. During this period, conduct and scholarship are monitored. Continued enrollment is dependent upon acceptable levels of attendance, behavior, psychological maturity and academic achievement.[6]

Standardized Tests[edit]

Northland is exempt from TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) Test since it is a private school. Students in grades Kindergarten to 9th grade take the Stanford Achievement Test. Students in grades 3,5, and 7 take the OLSAT Achievement Test. In 7th grade, students identified as "gifted and talented" takes the SAT Test for admission into the Duke's TIP Program. In 10 or 11th grade, students take the PSAT/NMSQT test. In 11th or/and 12th grade, students take the SAT or/and the ACT tests.

Athletics[edit]

Northland Christian School is one of the few schools in the Houston area that offers athletics for both middle and high school. Northland Christian School requires all students to participate in Physical Education or Athletics. There is an option for students participating in Olympic-level sports such as the most commonly gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, soccer, taekwondo, karate, baseball, football, swimming, etc. outside of school as Off-campus PE to take study hall if they document at least 15 hours per week.

Northland Christian School provides the following sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball.

Sixth grade students are allowed to try out for Seventh grade teams. Eighth grade students are allowed to try out for high school sports if needed by the school to fill in the vacant spots such as the Junior Varsity Baseball Team.

Fine arts[edit]

Northland Christian School provides a variety of fine arts courses of performing and visual arts. Courses such as art, drama, photography, orchestra, choir, jazz ensemble, and bell choir are available for students to take.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olabi, Nora (2015-06-09). "Spring-area growth drives prep school expansions". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b Hill, Glynn A. (2016-10-06). "Prep schools in northwest Houston continue to expand". The Potpourri (Tomball edition) at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  3. ^ Olabi, Nora (2016-06-14). "Private schools in Spring, Tomball put finishing touches on expansion projects". The Spring Observer at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Contact Information." Northland Christian School. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  5. ^ Home Page. Bammel Church of Christ. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  6. ^ "Northland Christian School". northlandchristian.org. 

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