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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

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Address: 403 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77007, USA
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• Conveniently situated in Rice Village in south-central Houston (close to Downtown), Crossing Borders is a leading year-round provider of foreign language classes and summer camps for kids.

• We offer summer language camps for preschoolers and school students in Spanish, French, Chinese, and English.

• Our summer language immersion programs are held in June, July, and August.

• Kids are grouped by age and also by competency. Whether your child is a complete beginner, or at a more advanced level, they will be placed in the group that best suits their needs, and that they find challenging.

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Daffodils Preschool
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Daffodils Preschool, located in McKinney, TX, is a Progressive Montessori Preschool offering programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our curriculum is unique because it has developed and evolved through years of experience and observing what actually works with children. In designing our curriculum we have used the Montessori philosophy as the foundation and combined it with aspects from other impressive programs, such as the Steiner Philosophy, the Reggio Emilia Approach and Developmental Play.

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Adirondack Learning Academy
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.

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Updated: 2020-05-20
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San Antonio Academy
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San Antonio Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, tax-exempt elementary school for boys in pre-kindergarten through to grade eight in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. Established in 1886, San Antonio Academy is one of only 16 all-boys independent elementary schools in the nation, and the only one of its kind in Texas. We admit students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

San Antonio Academy is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

We offer small classes with an average of 16-17 boys per academic section, and an enrolment of 340 boys. We have a 10:1 student - teacher ratio. Our highly committed, hard-working faculty and staff take pride in offering a challenging curriculum and in providing individual attention to all students.

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Academic program for Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade boys:

- Our curriculum provides a strong foundation of academic skills: Reading, language arts, social studies, math, science & foreign languages.

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