New Heights Christian Academy was founded in 1993 in the home of our founding father, Dr. Richard Walters, who, today, is serving as headmaster of the school. Dr. Walters attended several of the area schools in the neighborhood where New Heights Christian Academy is located. The school’s location began in the Heights of Houston, and in 2006 moved to its present location, within the walls of Oak Forest Baptist Church, at 1700 W. 43rd Street. The school began as a homeschool with one student, teacher and principal, however, today its boasts an enrollment of 120 with a faculty of seventeen. Our maximum enrollment is one hundred twenty-five students ranging from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. NHCA also includes an early college program in cooperation with Houston Community College. Every year, most of our high school graduates also receive their associate’s degree from HCC within a day of their high school graduation.
NHCA uses the very popular Abeka curriculum out of Pensacola, Florida. The curriculum is Christian based, and is quite rigorous and challenging. The school’s Fine Art Department features an award-winning Girls’ Choir, and yearly musical productions given by the entire student body, led by Mrs. Jessica Evans and Mrs. Ceci Castaneda. The Girls’ Choir recently participated in the Texas Private Schools Music Educators Association Concert and Sight-reading Contest, where they received the Sweepstakes Award for rating number one in both concert presentation and sight-reading abilities. The school also has an outstanding art program lead taught by local artists, Mrs. Delsie Cotton Walters and Mrs. Lynne Evans.
The tuition for attending New Heights Christian Academy is relatively low compared to most private schools in Houston and surrounding areas. Several of our students are on scholarships (where more than two students come from the same family). Our students come from various backgrounds and ethnicities. We have students from many school districts around the Houston area due to the convenient central location of the school to downtown Houston where many of their parents work. For more information about the school, contact the school’s principal, Mrs. Victoria Grable, at 713-861-9101.