The Texas Christian Schools Association is an educational association of twenty plus schools that stress academic excellence in a Christian environment. Most member schools are accredited by the National Christian School Association or one or more state, regional or private accrediting agencies. Most TCSA schools are independent, governed by a self-perpetuating board. A few are a ministry of a particular congregation, children's home or university. All the schools have a strong relationship with the churches of Christ. Students of all faiths are welcome at member schools of the Texas Christian Schools Association.