Skip To Main Content


Thank you for visiting our website!

LEAH Schools Downtown Academy (LDA) is a licensed, early childhood education center that provides a safe, faith-based learning environment for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten. Formerly known as Upbring School of Discovery and Leadership, LDA opened in the spring of 2021 after being acquired by the Lutheran Education Association of Houston (LEAH).

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. In addition to the newly established LEAH Schools Downtown Academy, LEAH operates two other private, college preparatory Christian schools throughout the greater Houston area with a combined enrollment of over 1000 students and more than 175 faculty and staff:

•  Lutheran South Academy (Grades PK3-12)

•  Westlake Preparatory Academy (Grades PK3-8)

Learn More

LEAH Schools stand strong in the tradition of providing a superior academic experience integrated with a consistent, Christian approach to learning and meaningful ministry for our students. It is our hope that you too can become a part of this great tradition.

If you’re looking for a well-established daycare, preschool and kindergarten facility in Houston, LEAH Schools Downtown Academy is here to serve your needs.

mascot with teacher and baby
view of downtown from inside building

Located in the Downtown Houston area, LDA serves families working or living in the downtown area and in neighboring communities who desire a Christian foundational education experience for their preschoolers.

Contact Us

We're happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Kaitlin Crowley
Director of Admissions   |  832.301.3100