(7th – 8th grade)
Welcome to Castle Hills, the Best Private Middle School in San Antonio! Thank you for following God’s guidance in choosing the right school for your student. We believe a student can only be truly successful when they have the firm foundation of Christ evident in their home, a local church, and school (Ecclesiastes 4:12). At Castle Hills, we partner with parents in the education of their students. It is through this partnership that we have been able to develop a familial culture and tradition of excellence at our school. I welcome you to come in for a visit and see firsthand what God is doing on our campus.
As a product of a Christian education myself, I can attest to the significance of young men and women being trained to be academically excellent, globally-minded, and distinctively Christian. While teaching in the greater San Antonio area, God brought me to Castle Hills after hearing about what He was doing in the lives of students at the school. Having finished my master’s degree in Education in 2013, I began teaching Social Studies in high school before moving to administration in the fall of 2019.
Through these past several years, I have seen God at work in the lives of students. One of the biggest joys I have experienced is through the alumni who have returned to Castle Hills – some as parents, entrusting their children to Castle Hills for the same Biblically-based education they received, and some who have joined the faculty and staff at Castle Hills. The alumni who return will many times say that they went into teaching because of the influence of one of their teachers, coaches, or other staff members. This is quite a testimony of the faithful servants across the years who invested their lives here.
It is incredible to see where God has led many of our students since their time here on campus.
He is at work across the United States and around the world with students who have passed through our halls. They trust in the Lord, and He is using them to serve in places such as the Texas Legislature, pastoring across the state and internationally, serving as lawyers, doctors, teachers, and the list goes on. In many respects, we will not know the extent of God’s reach through the Christian School at Castle Hills until we get to heaven and see the full impact of educating students to know Christ and make Christ known.
When your student comes to Castle Hills, he or she will experience at least two things. First, they will be loved by our faculty, staff, and students. Second, they will be challenged by some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable teachers in education today. Many of our teachers have acquired graduate and terminal degrees to aid them in their calling from God to pour into the lives of young people who will be the leaders of the next generation.
We invite you to visit our campus for a tour and to meet our faculty and students. Come and see how a Castle Hills education will prepare your young man or young woman to make a difference for Christ in our community and around the world.
At Castle Hills, we partner with parents in the education of their students.
Taught from a decidedly Christian worldview, the middle school program at Castle Hills offers a rigorous academic curriculum along with many elective opportunities. Skilled teachers provide comprehensive learning through small class sizes, advanced technology, and real-world application. Like all Castle Hills students, the 7th and 8th graders are required to take a daily Bible class as part of their core curriculum, wear uniforms, and attend weekly chapels. In addition, our middle schoolers are issued their laptops, which they are authorized to use both in the classroom and at home.
Because a well-rounded education is important, middle school students are given the chance to participate in fine arts classes, such as band, art, and choir. Core classes depend on each grade, but students can expect to take classes in computer programming, Spanish, Texas state history, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, English, Life Science, and many others. Furthering the goal of providing a broad, Christian education, all students participate in some sort of service project each year. Some of these projects have included tutoring and mentoring students from low-income communities in our area or Christmas caroling at local nursing homes. Furthermore, the 8th graders have the opportunity to participate in a class trip to Washington, D.C., allowing their American history class to truly jump to life!
Other extra-curricular opportunities include the National Junior Honor Society, class officers, student-led Bible studies, class parties and activities, Robotics Club, and many competitive middle school athletic sports. Please see the Athletics page below for further information on the sports offered by CHS. Students also enjoy class comradery through the annual middle and high school Fall Retreat, Eagle Spirit Days, Watermelon Bash, and school productions.
UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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; therefore, a variety of publishers and resources are used. In all classes, Biblical integration is a priority.
Castle Hills has security officers on duty. We also have locked entrances and security cameras in every room.
Secondary classes start at 8:20 a.m. and end at 3:50 p.m.
We follow a traditional schedule with 8 classes per day. Athletics/Physical Education is 8th period for Middle School and 7th period for High School. Athletics takes place for both Middle School and High School after school.
“If it exists, it exists to serve.” Using this as our motto, every grade level, extracurricular group, and sports team conduct at least one service project or outreach every year. Juniors and seniors take part in a mission trip. Our school has long-standing relationships with several mission agencies/groups.
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.
English Language and Composition (11th grade)
English Literature and Composition (12th grade)
U. S. History (11thgrade)
U.S. Government (12th grade)
Calculus AB (12th grade)
Student Council, National Honor Society, Fine Arts (Choir, Band, Art, Theater Arts and Yearbook are all offered as elective courses), Athletics (Six-Man Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis, and Golf), and the Leadership Academy.
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