General Information

The PSIA Mission:
To inspire private, parochial, charter, and home-school student achievement
through academic competition.

What is PSIA?

With 20 contest categories covering a wide range of disciplines in 62 academic contests, PSIA provides an exciting opportunity for private school students in grades 1 through 8 to engage in academic competition with their peers throughout the state of Texas.  PSIA remains the most comprehensive academic extracurricular program in the nation for students in grades 1-8.

PSIA offers students motivation for learning

Students will …

… find new excitement in learning … achieve mastery… test their skills and knowledge  … know the satisfaction of their best performance … receive recognition for academic excellence

PSIA offers schools support, service, and resources

Schools receive …

• Direction of state tournaments for small and large schools, plus home schools, and a separate tournament for One-Act Play • Training for directors, coordinators, and coaches through Summer/Fall Workshops and individual consultation

• Complete contest materials for District and State meets


• Study and curriculum materials at or below cost

• Assistance by phone every week day and during all week-day and weekend tournaments


• Periodic Email Updates


• Special needs adaptations for the physically impaired

• Rules Interpretations


• PSIA Academic Handbook


• Direction from a State Advisory Council

   Group of peer educators and



• Private Schools Interscholastic Association, Inc. (PSIA) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, or national origin (ancestry), in any of its activities or operations.


• Assistance in forming districts


• Publishers’ Resources Discounts


• Curricula and Curriculum Formats that may be used in any classroom


• Fun for the whole family