Admissions

Affording Houston Christian: Indexed Tuition

Houston Christian High School promises to remain accessible to our families through humility and transparency, as we strive to remain leaders in the private school community for generations to come.
 

The Mustang Mission

Tuition is no longer a one-size fits all model at Houston Christian.
Houston Christian High School is proud to introduce indexed tuition — a scaled tuition model based on annual income, allowing families to immediately see the potential cost of their education.

To be considered in the first round of indexed tiers, please apply and have all supporting documentation submitted by February 7, 2020.

If you see your income in one of the tiers below,
you may qualify to pay the amount in the applicable tuition range. 

*The index tuition application for the 2020-21 school year will be available beginning November 1, 2019.

*Rates show below are for the 2019-20 school year and will be updated for the 2020-21 in January. 

Staying True to Our Mustangs

Over the past two decades, private school tuition rose dramatically.
In order to accomplish our mission of providing families access to intentional, dynamic education, Houston Christian is purposefully facing the concerns of rising costs by introducing a model that provides families access to leading education. Indexed tuition gives all Houston families access to our programs by directly addressing a changing tuition landscape, keeping us relevant for generations to come.

Leading the Pack

Houston Christian is the first high school to launch this innovative tuition model in Texas.
This bold step will keep us at the forefront of education as an academic leader while reaching more families throughout Houston.
Admission to Houston Christian remains need-blind. Admission decisions are based upon academic and character record overall strengthening our academic programming. By opening our doors and meeting families where they are financially, we can strengthen our mission of exceptional education that serves people of all backgrounds, faiths, cultures, and ethnicities, accurately representing Houston’s diversity in our classrooms.

Inside the Corral

We want to reassure current families receiving financial aid that we will not adjust the amount awarded to you because of indexed tuition. Families will be assigned to the equivalent income tier within the index through the verification of income and resources, still required each year. Also, in calculating a family's ability to contribute to their child's education, a reasonable amount of income may be imputed for a non-working parent. Indexes may also factor in situations when an incumbent family experiences an unexpected financial hardship such as job loss.

If you are not on assistance and believe you may qualify based on the new index tuition brackets, you are welcome to apply. Houston Christian believes that economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all students. We are determined to make Houston Christian affordable to all Houston families.

If you are not on assistance, this will not increase your tuition beyond the board approved annual increases. Traditional annual increases will continue to be implemented at a reasonable rate that aligns with cost of living and market demand.

For any questions, contact the Admissions Department at 713-580-6020.