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At least one parent must be a Christian and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We teach and conduct our school from a distinctively evangelistic Christian point-of-view. We ask parents to read our Statement of Faith and to sign it indicating support for the fact that those doctrines will be taught.
Castle Hills is accredited through ACSI, recognized by the Texas Education Agency via TEPSAC (Texas Private School Accreditation Commission). Students graduate with a full transcript accepted at all colleges and universities.
Children are five years old before school starts. We use a developmental readiness screening tool to assist in admission decisions.
Castle Hills follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills benchmarks with some exceptions in science and history. Our curriculum guides are monitored and updated yearly. Textbooks and resources are then chosen that will best match the objectives of a given grade level or course. A variety of publishers and resources are used, including novels in each grade level, Summit Ministries—Building on the Rock, Abeka, Bob Jones University Press, Educational Publishing Services. In all classes, all subjects are taught through the lens of Scripture for the purpose of assisting the students to develop a Biblical worldview.
Castle Hills has security officers on duty. We also have locked entrances and security cameras in every room.
K-4th grade classes start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.
Intermediate grade classes start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m.
Elementary and Intermediate classes complete a variety of annual community outreach projects. Some of these include: Manna Ministry Food Drive, visits to local senior living communities and Bedding Drive, G.I. Forum, Castle Hills Fire and Police Dept., and Our Daily Bread Ministry.
While Castle Hills does not utilize STAAR testing, we do conduct the Terra Nova 3 test from McGraw Hill and InView Abilities Test. The results are used to evaluate our teaching and students’ academic growth from year to year. No instructional time is used to “teach to the test.”
Yes. Castle Hills does require uniforms. Guidelines are in our Parent/Student Handbook. Uniforms can be purchased at Flynn O’Hara Uniform Company (located on 2108 N.W. Military Hwy., San Antonio, Texas 78213). Click Here for the Flyn O’Hara Uniform Company website >.
Lunches are provided by A Matter of Taste Catering. The goal of “AMOT” is to encourage children to eat well balanced meals by offering child-friendly foods that are appetizing and nutritious. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, foods that are baked, not fried, and serve age-appropriate portion sizes will be provided for a lunch fee. Prices vary according to grade level. For more info, go to the AMOT website >.
Parent Login Address: https://mot.ahotlunch.com/login
Castle Hills does not provide a bus system for transportation of students to and from school; however, we do have busses/shuttles that are used for field trips and school activities.
The ratio for K-6 students to teachers is 16:1. As grade levels advance, classes become larger. Even still, no class enrollment exceeds 22 students, unless an aide is available to assist the teacher.
After school care is offered for students in K-6th grade. After care fees are billed separately from tuition. Morning care opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Students are invited to participate in the following ACSI student activities: Art Festival, Math Olympics, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, and Speech Meet. Intermediate students may also participate in several competitive sports.
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