The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), our governing body for grades 9-12, promotes a district schedule with a play-off format similar in nature to UIL public school institutions. State Championships are recognized in Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Girls Volleyball, Tennis, and Track and Field. Lacrosse is run by independent organizations that endorse state competitions for the varsity teams. Boys Volleyball plays an independent schedule against local Houston schools and members of the Southwest Preparatory Conference.
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools commits to building leadership, fellowship, fair play and sportsmanship of students enrolled in the organization’s member schools in the areas of academics, athletics and fine arts by providing wholesome competition for young men and womenTAPPS envisions itself as an organization whose members maintain their distinct world views, practices and traditions while respecting those of others, in order to promote wholesome competition for young men and women. TAPPS firmly believes that competition among its diverse member schools and students promotes among the competitors and their schools understanding, fellowship and excellence. Chartered in 1978, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls. From a humble beginning of 20 member schools in 1978, twelve of which remain members, TAPPS has grown to a membership of 230 schools with a combined enrollment of over 40,000 students. Schools are presently aligned in six (6) classifications with districts across the state of Texas.
Our 6-8 grade students compete in the Greater Houston Athletic Conference (GHAC). The purpose of the GHAC is to promote, develop, direct, protect and regulate amateur interscholastic athletic relationships between private and parochial middle school member and to stimulate fair play, friendly rivalry and good sportsmanship among schools.