Southminster: A Private Elementary School in Missouri City

Southminster School's elementary program began in 1999 with an initial kindergarten class. The school has expanded through fifth grade and also includes Pre-Kindergarten, Bridge, and Outclasses. Our low student-to-teacher ratio, coupled with teacher expertise, further students' successes in our challenging, multi-sensory program. Children are exposed to core content areas in addition to Bible and Vocabulary daily.  The safety of our students is a top priority. All school staff, substitutes, and vendors are background checked and fingerprinted.

In 2017, the percentage of children enrolled in preschool programs was higher for 5-year-olds 86% than for 4-year-olds 68%.  Our Bridge program provides 5-year-olds at Southminster School the option of an additional year to prepare for Kindergarten.

Elementary students begin and end the week with a chapel service. Each service is an opportunity for the students to worship, pray, and enjoy Christian music together. During chapel they study church history, Bible heroes from the Old and New Testaments, and the life and works of Jesus Christ. The children begin learning Bible verses as Bridge students and continue throughout their elementary school years. Prayers, verses and Affirmations of Faith are discussed and offer students a foundation of faith that help them develop strength of character.


Check out more information about our private elementary school in Fort Bend County, including school hours, class offerings and requirements for new Southminster School students:

Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds)

Hours: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Must be toilet trained by the start of school

Children's Progress Academic Assessment testing

School uniform required


Hours: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

On-site testing

School uniform required

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Hours: 8:00 am-3:15 pm

On-site testing

Successful completion of previous grade (except for Kindergarten)

Informal interview

Transcripts from previously attended schools  (except for Kindergarten)

School uniform required

  • Outclass

    Elementary Music

    In the elementary music program children sing more complex pieces and are introduced to music theory and instruments. The children regularly perform at services of Southminster Church and in-school programs. They also have to opportunity to audition for small ensembles which compete at ASCI competitions.

    American Sign Language

    ASL lessons are a part of the weekly curriculum for students in Pre-K through Fifth grade. Beginning with basic vocabulary through more complex sentence structure and concepts, our ASL teacher uses songs, memory verse and visual aids to impart a multi-sensory lesson. 

    Physical Education

    The elementary Physical Education program is for all students from Pre-K through 5th grade. Students will learn sportsmanship, rules for various sports, and engage in various skills and kinesthetic activities.


    Each elementary class, grades Pre-K-5th receives computer technology instruction weekly. Technology class focuses on beginning computer skills, keyboarding, computer terminology, internet safety and much more. All lessons are taught using a Google Chromebook. Using their personal Google Accounts students will create charts, graphs and Google Presentations. Students will also conduct internet searches and participate in document sharing. Objectives from the classroom will also be reinforced in the computer lab.


    Every week our students have an opportunity to create art and learn about art history, techniques, principles of art, artists, and movements in art history. Opportunities for art contests and exhibits are also available.