First Christian School was established in January of 1988, and provides early childhood education and care for a diverse group of children, aged twelve months to five years. With eight age-based classrooms and a maximum licensed enrollment of 145, the school is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round. Each classroom is guided by a Lead Teacher and supporting Assistant Teacher, with student/teacher ratios and class size determined by age and development. FCS uses a “whole child” approach focusing on spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. We pride ourselves on being advocates of play-based learning opportunities and experiences.


Letter from Vanessa Lopez, Director

Since our founding in 1988, First Christian School has become one of the leading early childhood programs in the Rice Village area of Houston, Texas. We take great pride in our diverse and devoted community of teachers, administrators and families. Located directly across from Rice University, students enjoy our wonderful facility which offers a gym, two playgrounds, a spacious courtyard and a library.

Here at FCS we recognize the importance of early childhood education, and we will give your child the opportunity to grow, to discover, and to celebrate life in wonderful ways. With our experienced staff, your child will feel our passion and enthusiasm for education, with a curriculum that stimulates your child's inquisitiveness and curiosity. Our school's program is one which integrates development and learning in an exciting way, combining the finest of early education approaches with Christian values and ethics.

Our school's program is enriched with on-site and off-campus field trips, music, movement, art, library, chapel and Spanish!

FCS' dedicated teachers and administrators work together and with our children and their families to create the best possible learning environment for all of our students.

If you would like to know more about First Christian School, I welcome hearing from you. It will be my privilege to tell you more about our wonderful program.


Vanessa Lopez, B.A. ECE