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The John Cooper School welcomes families to its Admissions Open House

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 10/17/2023

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The John Cooper School, recently voted the number one private school in The Woodlands and number three in Texas, recently welcomed hundreds of interested parties – adults and kids alike – to its annual Admissions Open House, where the attendees were treated to guided tours, welcoming symposia, and discussions with faculty and current students alike.

Hundreds of interested parties came to the full-day event

Dr. Stephen Popp, the Head of School for JCS, was pleased with the turnout and told Woodlands Online in an exclusive interview that even families that missed the open house would still have plenty of opportunities to check out the school.

“We have both our Open House as well as personal guided tours; in both cases, the tours are replete with information that will provide students and parents an opportunity to learn more about this tremendous school,” he said. “Whether academic offerings, artistic offerings, or athletic offerings, opportunities abound for students that are interested in the John Cooper School. As part of our admissions process, we like to give folks the opportunity to see the places they will work in on campus, as well as experience and get to know our students, who are our tour guides and ambassadors. Whether they attended today’s open house or schedule a guided tour with us, they will get to experience the great community here.”

The Open House came shortly after the school’s Athletic Preview event as well as their “Dig Pink” volleyball night-turned-cancer awareness fundraiser. It’s the complete promotion of academics, athletics, and community that make Popp feel the school stands out. The Open House day was split into three separate time frames to that parents of students in lower school ages, middle school ages, and upper school ages could get information and tours relevant to their particular needs.

“I think there is so much for students and families to see here. It’s seeing opportunity and it’s seeing the future in a community that values intellectual curiosity, that values scholarship, that values the pursuit of wisdom. That really inculcates in everything we do an important set of skills that will help students not just in their academic careers but also in their life of learning,” he said. “What I’m excited about is for families to learn more about the Cooper community, the people that are here inclusive of our 1,341 students, our 2,365 alumni, our dynamic faculty and staff, our administrative team, and the parents who help make it thrive.”

When asked about the school’s recent announcement of it’s first place achievement in The Woodlands, Popp was gracious in talking about everyone whose skills helped make it happen. “I always say we believe in the mission of this school, and every day we endeavor to deliver on it. We are grateful to be higher in the rankings, but truly the testament of our success is the successes and tremendous contributions of our students, faculty, and community.”

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