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New School in the Heights, Houston:
Located in the Houston Heights area just north of Downtown Houston TX, The New School in the Heights is a private, special needs school for K-8th Grade children with ADHD, OCD, Asperger's, learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Sensory Integration, selective mutism, reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and other diagnoses where children struggle with social-emotional issues. Although we are not exclusively a school for gifted children, many of our students are gifted and talented as G/T children tend to struggle with emotions they have not yet learned to manage. Our goal is for all of our students to return to mainstream education.

Special Needs Curriculum for K-8th Grade Students:
The curriculum of NSH is designed to help students in grades K-8 develop and utilize their full potential in all areas of life: intellectual, social, emotional and physical. This goal is accomplished by offering an individualized academic program that allows each child to achieve at his or her best.

Diagnoses of our students include:
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Dyslexia
- Learning Disabilities
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) 
- Sensory Integration
- Selective Mutism
- Social-emotional issues

Our Curricular Objectives:

Cognitive Development
- To develop critical-thinking skills
- To develop problem-solving skills
- To provide opportunities to strengthen each level of multiple intelligence
- To master academic skills in all basic subject areas appropriate to promoting the utilization of their full potential

Emotional Development
- To provide a safe, stable, nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment
- To build self-esteem by giving students opportunities to experience success
- To help students understand their own feelings and the feelings of others
- To promote and acknowledge students’ positive accomplishments
- To encourage students to express their feelings through words
- To help students learn and use self-management skills
- To help students cope with difficult situations and frustration
- To help students develop self-regulation skills
- To help students become more self-sufficient and competent by having them take care of their own needs as much as possible

Social Development
- To help students develop friendships
- To provide students with appropriate role models
- To help students enjoy their own company and the company of others
- To help students learn to get along with others, respect the rights of others, wait patiently, and empathize
- To promote positive social interactions with other children, family members and other adults
- To provide opportunities to learn about fair play, good manners, kindness, and cooperation
- To help students develop a theory of mind so they can understand the viewpoint of others
- To help students take care of themselves and the environment around them

Physical Development
- To master age-appropriate large and small motor skills
- To help students respect the physical safety and well-being of others
- To appreciate the benefits of physical exercise for strength, growth, and coordination

Language Arts and Literacy
- To encourage students to use words properly
- To help students share ideas using words within a group
- To develop literacy skills that will promote lifetime enjoyment of reading at home, school and the workplace
- To expand students’ expressive and receptive vocabularies in print and in speech within each of the academic subject areas
- To help students employ the full array of the language arts to express thoughts and feelings
- To help students respond to open-ended questions

Mathematics
To follow standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics to promote mathematical thinking including…

- Reasoning
- Problem solving
- Mathematical connections
- Mathematics as communication

Science
To follow the standards of national science commissions such as the National Center for Improving Science Education including…

- To develop students' innate curiosity about the world
- To broaden students’ procedural and thinking skills for investigating the world, solving problems and making decisions
- To increase students’ knowledge of the natural world
- To incorporate the nine basic concepts for K-6 identified by the National Center for Improving Science Education: systems, models, constancy and change, scale, organization, cause and effect, structure and function, variations, and diversity

Social Studies
To promote an understanding of ourselves and the world around us including…

- An age-appropriate appreciation for human systems, physical systems, places and regions, the environment and society
- A willingness to participate in improving the quality of life in the community, the nation, and the world
- The ability to take the perspectives of, cooperate with, work with and respect others
- Respect for historical lessons as a guide and direction for the future

Email: Contact Us

Address: 403 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77007, USA
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Trinity Classical School of Houston
Courses / Programs
Located just 8 miles west of downtown Houston, and servicing the entire Houston & Harris County areas, Trinity Classical School is a college-preparatory Christian school that offers hybrid on-campus and in-home classes for children from Pre-K through 6th Grade. On-campus classes meet two days per week (Monday and Wednesday), with at-home learning occurring on the alternate days. We use the Classical curriculum and a University-style approach, and aim to instill excellence of character by integrating Christ-centered, biblical principles as a part of each subject.

The school's curriculum is formed around a group of classes called the "Classical Core," which includes Language Arts, History, Science, and Math. The Classical Core is a full-day program that meets two days per week. We use proven content and methods for teaching that align with a child's natural developmental stages.

Students attend class with professional teachers on Monday and Wednesday, and then receive detailed at-home assignments to complete under the guidance of parents. This allows parents to participate in the instruction of their children and also gradually prepares students for a university environment.
Hybrid Classroom-Based / In-home Model for children from Pre-K through 6th Grade:

Language Arts:
- English grammar and vocabulary,
- Spelling
- Reading for comprehension
- Poetry

Math:
- Addition / subtraction / multiplication / division
- Fractions
- Algebra
- Geometry

Science:
Physics / Chemistry / Biology

History:
- Grammar of History Timeline
- Geography
- Historical characters
- Constitutional history
Faith Lutheran School and Preschool, Sugar Land
Courses / Programs
Faith Lutheran School and Preschool, located in Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, Texas, is a private Christian school offering a Christ-centered quality education for children three years old through 8th grade. Faith Lutheran School & Preschool sees each child as a physical, mental and spiritual being, created by God and capable of experiencing a deep relationship with Him.

Our goal is to enable them to grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically. We believe in a God-centered academic program that produces strong character and sets the stage for an excellent education. We recognize that our children need to be disciplined under scriptural principles and this approach is needed to give our children security within bounds.
* Preschool programs for 2.5 to 3 year olds:
- 2, 3 and 5 day programs
- "Kinderbridge" (4 year old Kindergarten)
- Weekly Chapel Services, Art, Computer and Music classes

* Kindergarten - 8th Grade programs:
- Elementary School program (Grades K - 5)
- Junior High School program (Grades 6 - 8)
- Extended Care program
The Harris School, Houston
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in downtown Houston TX, The Harris School offers a specialized curriculum for at-risk children from Preschool through Grade 8 who are typically average to above average intellectually, are not functioning at their full potential due to underlying social or emotional difficulties, and have needs that are not being met in a traditional school setting.

Our comprehensive Preschool - 8th Grade curriculum focuses on the emotional world of the child and its impact on their behaviors. Our program is designed for children who are experiencing anxiety or depression, have suffered trauma, or those diagnosed with ADHD, PDD, SID, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome or Asperger’s Disorder.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment for students and their families by using an integrated academic and therapeutic program designed to enhance self-awareness, problem solving skills and social-emotional well-being.
Specialized Preschool to 8th Grade Curriculum for Kids & Teens who:

- Are not functioning at full potential due to underlying social or emotional difficulties

- Have needs that are not being met in a traditional school setting

- Are intellectually average to above average

Our curriculum is designed for students with:
- Adjustment Disorders
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Attachment Disorders
- ADHD
- Mood Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Separation Anxiety Disorder...
Crossing Borders, Pearland TX
Courses / Programs
Situated in Pearland in Brazoria County TX, Crossing Borders provides quality Spanish and Mandarin bilingual preschool programs for toddlers and young children (ages 2-5 years). Our Spanish & Mandarin immersion programs run for 2, 3, or 5 days a week. All options are full-day programs.

Children in our preschool programs learn through age-appropriate music, games, and activities. Most importantly, they have fun and love these classes!

Children taking part in our language immersion programs enjoy the best of both worlds: bilingualism and high-quality education. They participate in traditional preschool activities with a teacher who delivers the majority of instruction in the target language with minimal English support.

Your child learns their target language in the natural way, picking up words and phrases as they participate in fun and engaging activities.

We also have learning centers in south-central Houston (Rice Village), Katy (West Houston) and Spring / The Woodlands (North Houston).

Parent Testimonial:
“Great teacher very thorough and willing to teach my son. He is very happy to come to her class and he's learning much more than our expectations. We are happy with the results.”
- Benny
Spanish / Mandarin immersion child care & preschool programs for children ages 18 months - 5 years:

- Parents can choose to send their child for 2, 3, or 5 days a week.

Further Programs:
- Spanish Kindergarten Program for 5 year olds
- After-School Child Care Program
Saint Joseph Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, Saint Joseph Academy is a Roman Catholic co-educational college-preparatory school owned and operated by the Marist Brothers of the Schools and offering programs for students in Grades 7-12. In addition to college prep SAT and ACT, honors and advanced placement courses we provide the Champagnat Learning Center, a program that addresses the needs of those students who have been identified as having learning disabilities, have passed the Saint Joseph Academy entrance exam, and who also have the ability to meet the demands of a rigorous college preparatory education.

Founded in 1865, Saint Joseph Academy is an important part of the southernmost tip of Texas community. Serving the children of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Saint Joseph Academy endeavors to form young men and women who will succeed in university studies. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, and holds memberships in the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling.
- Programs from grade 7 to 12
- Middle School
- Upper School
- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, business, computer science, fine arts, mathematics, physical education, religious studies, science, social studies
- Honors and Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Learning Center for talented students with learning disabilities
- Special English Courses for new students with limited English language skills
Adirondack Learning Academy - Accredited Homeschool Online Programs
Courses / Programs
• Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA) provides high-quality, NCAA-approved homeschool programs for K-12 students in Texas, throughout the United States, and internationally.

• Accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC), we have offered online homeschool, independent study and distance learning programs since 1997.

• At ALA, we are committed to providing a positive learning environment for every student. We recognize that each child is an individual, and provide customized instruction for students of all levels.

• The primary benefit of homeschooling is the one-to-one student-teacher ratio. Each educational program is tailored to meet your child's learning styles, strengths, and interests to maximize learning. Each child is assigned their own personal learning coach who monitors their progress.

• We use Acellus Curriculum, which includes core and elective courses, and allows for comprehensive, customized programs for each student. In addition, we offer a diverse range of electives, administrative tools, and assessment applications to facilitate learning and teaching in an online environment.

• Our program also provides clubs and special events which are held live online so that your child or teenager can interact with other students in real time.

• On successful completion of the program, high school seniors are awarded a homeschool diploma and an official transcript stating they have completed the requirements for graduation in their state.
Online homeschool programs for K-12 students:

• Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school

• Homeschool diploma awarded on successful completion of the program

• Advanced Placement (AP) classes

• College entrance assistance

• Individualized curriculum with each student assigned their own personal learning coach