Q: When did The Connection School begin?
A: The Connection School was founded in 2012 at the direction of Kathleen Wrobleske with a team of faculty who collectively hold decades of experience teaching and researching about Christian classical education. The Connection School's first school year as an official K-12 school was 2012-2013.
Q: How large is your student/faculty body?
A: We currently have around 160 students enrolled K-12 with around 30 faculty members.
Q: What are your school colors and mascot?
A: Our school colors are royal blue and gold. Our mascot is the bear, partly in honor of our founder and Head of School's beloved dog named Bear.
Q: What are the school hours?
A: Instruction begins at 8:00am and ends at 3:30pm. We ask that students arrive at 7:45am in order to prepare for their day and to be picked up at 3:15pm for K-5th grade and 3:25pm for 6-12th grade.
Q: What is the school week / school year like?
A: Our four day program operates Monday through Thursday while our five day program includes Friday. Our course curriculum is structured by the four day week, so the Friday school day is structured a little differently, usually with opportunities to study during the morning and service or extra curricular activities taking place in the afternoon. After school activities take place throughout the week as organized and special events are announced throughout the year. Our school year calendar follows Cy-Fair's closely for major holidays and our calendar is released each summer. You may view our current school event calendar under the Events section of our website.
Q: Do you have a school lunch program?
A: We currently offer catered lunches for sale from Chic-Fil-A and Domino's Pizza to support our athletics program. Students are required to bring a sack lunch the other days and if they choose not to purchase a hot lunch.
Q: Are students required to wear a uniform?
A: Yes, our standard uniform consists of casual dress pants/shorts or skirts with knit polo’s or blouses in school colors. Our chapel uniform (worn weekly on chapel days) consists of dress slacks, long-sleeve collared shirts with ties for boys and jumpers with collared blouses for girls. Our uniform provider is Land’s End, but casual uniform items may be purchased elsewhere. More information about our uniform dress code is found in the Student Life section of our website.
Q: What sports, fine arts, and extracurricular activities do you offer?
A: We offer volleyball, boy's and girl's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, and track and field for sports in 6th-12th grades. For fine arts and music, we offer art, music and theatre classes as well as STEM and yearbook for electives. We also offer extracurricular clubs and activities for Student Council, National Honor Society, 4-H Club, praise band, and other clubs and activities based on interest. We participate in fine arts and academic competitions with other area schools as an ACSI member school.
Q: How does carpooling/parking work?
A: We do not have a school-sponsored carpool system, but many of our families that live close to one another do make shared carpool arrangements. Students who are eligible to drive and will be parking on campus are required to register their information with the school office.
Q: Is your school accredited?
A: Yes, we are accredited through AdvancED, the parent company of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). We are part of the NCAA & ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). AdvancED merged with Measured Progress in 2018 and is now known as Cognia.
Q: Will my child’s high school credits transfer in/out?
A: High school credits transfer in and out depending on the particular standards of the schools involved and is done on a case by case basis. The courses we offer here are compatible with other high schools in the area, so there should be no concern as long as the student’s grade qualifies. The Connection School is duly accredited to issue high school diplomas and grant course credit.
Q: Do you administer standardized testing?
A: Yes, we administer the TerraNova and InView assessments produced by ACSI to all levels. We also coach our secondary students in taking college entrance/placement tests such as the SAT, ACT, and others.
Q: How is your school organized corporately?
A: The Connection School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and is incorporated with the state of Texas. It is governed in its daily operations by the Head of School and an Advisory Team of school administration and lead faculty members and accountable to a Board of Trustees of whom the Head of School serves as chairperson. More information about our corporate status and governance structure is found in the Organization section of our website.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Our admissions process includes an online application (including questionnaire, records, and references), an informal assessment, and a family interview. Upon acceptance, parents will be invited to complete the student's enrollment online. For more information and to apply online, visit the Admissions section of our website.