The John Cooper School
1 John Cooper Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381Contact School E-mail the School Visit School's Website
The John Cooper School is an independent college preparatory school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The 43-acre campus is located in a beautifully forested area of The Woodlands, Texas, a planned community of 100,000 residents located approximately 30 miles northwest of Houston. Founded in 1988, Cooper currently enrolls 964 students, with 325 in the Upper School, 241 in the Middle School and 398 in the Lower School.
Small classes, personal attention, and excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and community service form the cornerstones of a Cooper education. Cooper combines traditional educational practices with innovative programs to teach students to think, question, analyze, create, understand, and take responsibility for their world. Cooper is a diverse community. Students of color comprise 27 percent of the student body and 12 percent of Cooper students hold citizenship from one or more of 29 foreign countries.
Academics include English, mathematics, science, social sciences, foreign languages, computer science, physical education and extensive offerings in the visual and performing arts. Spanish is offered PK through Grade 12 and French is offered beginning in seventh grade. Eighteen advanced placement courses are offered to Upper School students and for the fourth consecutive year The John Cooper School has been nominated for the prestigious Siemens Advanced Placement High School Award for having one of the strongest AP math and science programs in the state.
Seventy percent of Cooper’s Middle and Upper School students participate in at least one sport. Students select from girls’ volleyball and softball, boys’ baseball and boys’ and girls’ cross country, soccer, basketball, track, tennis, swimming and golf. Varsity teams compete in the highly regarded Southwest Preparatory Conference that is comprised of 18 independent schools in Texas and Oklahoma. Cooper athletes have won conference championships each year and have been named individual champions in their respective sports.
Club, service and leadership opportunities are offered at all grade levels. The school community contributes to the greater community through club and service projects–including school-wide efforts such as the Habitat Project that has partially funded and constructed Habitat homes for the past 12 years, and the Empty Bowls Project, held each February, to support and fund local hunger relief efforts. Cooper enables students to become creative thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifetime learners.
Cooper graduates have 100 percent college matriculation and are accepted to top colleges and universities, nationally and internationally. Each year students are named National Merit Semifinalists, Commended Scholars and Hispanic Scholars. In recent years, Cooper students have been awarded and accepted prestigious merit scholarships as well as local scholarships. The Class of 2009 was offered over $1.6 million in merit scholarships and accepted over $339,000 from organizations and academic institutions.
The John Cooper School is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of Southwest. The school holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Education Records Bureau and the Cum Laude Society of America.
|Academic Orientation||College Preparatory|
|Grade Range||Day — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Coed|
|Full Address||1 John Cooper Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381|
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Day Tuition||$17,260-21,325; estimated extras $1000-1400|
|Need-Based Scholarships Awarded||78|
|Value of Need-Based Scholarships||$647,965|
Academics & Athletics
|Advanced Placement Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, European History, French, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics C, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US History|
|Summer Session||Academic Enrichment Remedial Recreational. Robotics. Sports. Tuition Day $295-600/weeks. 5 weeks|
|Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' Sports||Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track|
|Interscholastic Boys' Sports||Baseball, Football|
|Interscholastic Girls' Sports||Cheerleading, Softball, Volleyball|
|Graduate Reference Year||2012|
|Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School||78|
|Most Common Graduate Destinations||TX A&M 9, U of TX-Austin 7, USC 4, U of PA 3, Vanderbilt 3, U of Richmond 3|
|Average Math SAT||680|
|Average Critical Reading SAT||672|
|Average Writing SAT||668|
|Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT||650-720|
|Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT||620-740|
|Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT||620-720|
|ACT Mid-50 Percentile||26-31|
|Percentage of Applicants Accepted||52|
|Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)||89|
|Tests Used for Admission||IQ, ISEE|
|Administrator||Michael F. Maher|
|Administrator's Title||Head of School|
|In Office Since||2000|
|Administrator's Credentials||BS, MA, Catholic Univ of America|
|Director(s) of Admissions||Craig Meredith, Director of Admissions|
Enrollment & Faculty
|Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)||667|
|Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)||369|
|Student Body Ethnicity||White 67%, Latino 9%, African-American 3%, Asian 14%, Other 7%|
|Percentage of International Students||13|
|Average Class Size||18|
|Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)||51|
|Male Teaching Faculty||22|
|Female Teaching Faculty||66|
|Faculty Ethnicity||White 91%, Latino 5%, African-American 2%, Asian 1%, Other 1%|
Campus & Endowment
|Buildings on Campus||9|