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The Lutheran Education Association of Houston (LEAH) was established in 1949 to meet the demand for students enrolled in Lutheran elementary schools in Houston to continue their education in a Lutheran high school. LEAH opened the first Lutheran high school in Houston in the early 50s, and then followed with a second school in the north section of Houston in 1979, and a third school, an elementary and middle school, in the western section of Houston in 2008.

LEAH currently operates four private, Christian schools in the Houston area with a combined enrollment of over 1000 students and more than 175 faculty and staff for ages 6 weeks to grade 12.

  • Westlake Preparatory Academy (Grades K-8)
    23300 Bellaire Blvd, Richmond, TX 77406

  • LEAH Schools Downtown Academy (6 Weeks - 4 Years)
    1316 Washington Ave, Houston, TX

The LEAH Schools office serves as the central business office for the organization and is responsible for all advancement, enrollment, facilities, financial activity, human resources, and technology services.

LEAH Schools--

  • are Christ-centered.  We are anchored in Christ in all we do.
  • provide superior learning environments. Students are building character, critical thinking, and core skills and have opportunities to build and expand their capabilities and interests.
  • promote integrity and honesty.
  • provide a positive culture.
  • display excellence in all we do.  LEAH Schools achieve a standard of excellence and achievement that glorifies God.
  • have a strong partnership with the community. We partner in ministry with Lutheran churches, other schools, families, and supporters to provide Christian education.
  • display a strong service and stewardship example. We serve by reflecting Christ’s love for us toward others.
  • provide a safe and orderly working environment.



  • AdvancED Accreditation Commission
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC)
  • National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission
  • Texas District Accreditation Commission



  • Houston Area Independent Schools Association
  • Texas Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
  • Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools
  • National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society
  • The College Board


The Lutheran Education Association of Houston (LEAH) does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, employment practices, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Our Mission:

To operate and champion exemplary Lutheran schools in the Houston area to expand Christ's Kingdom.


South Campus: Lutheran South Academy

North Campus: Lutheran High North

West Campus: Westlake Preparatory Academy