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|Houston Christian High School|
2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North
|Former name||Northwest Academy|
|NCES School ID||A0109406|
|Head of school||Stephen M. Livingston|
|Last updated: 9 January 2018|
Houston Christian High School (HC) is a private, non-profit, coeducational, Christian day school which educates students in grades 9-12. HC is accredited by/a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. HC is also the newest member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference, effective November 2011. It is a 46 acres (19 ha) campus. It is a located in Spring Branch, Houston, Texas, United States, at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Kempwood Drive, inside Beltway 8 and outside Interstate 610 in western Houston.
Houston Christian High School was founded in 1970 under the name Northwest Academy. The city of Houston's extension of a street to the new school was cited as an example of government aid to a segregation academy.
In 1997, Northwest Academy (K-12) split into First Baptist Academy and Houston Christian High School. First Baptist Academy moved to a location next to Houston First Baptist Church, and Houston Christian remained at the Northwest Academy site until a new school was built off of Beltway 8 (stretches of Beltway 8 are designated as the Sam Houston Tollway). HC originally occupied a 14.5 acres (5.9 ha) site at 4211 Watonga Boulevard. The British School of Houston opened on the former HC campus in September 2000.
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