Child not enrolled but their "driver," and I use that word loosely, drove around my sons special needs bus as he was exiting( which is on camera from the bus and other cameras, I feel I need to mention this because she claims the lights were not red) I had to turn around to get back into my home so I noticed she was pulling into the daycare so I asked her why she passed and she didn't answer so I told her not to put my son at risk and I called and complained. Apparently, can't tell from his behavior, the director is a pastor. He said that the girl claimed I cussed at her, then when I explained what I said and didn't say, he says 'well you have it in you to use that language since you just did' as explained I didn't called her out her name, So at this point I just don't think they care that their "driver" put my son and the kids riding with her at risk. My sons bus driver said, "they're crazy i guess they didn't see this big stop sign hanging off the side on this bus." They don't even have a website or listing online so I had to walk over there for the number. So glad I'm moving away from here but I feel bad/worried about other pedestrians/children and the poor kids who have to ride with her. Pastor didn't think it was a big deal so I WILL be contacting licensing to see if their driver is certified and trained because that was a huge safety infraction to pass a bus loaded with special needs chrildren carrying even more children. Just makes me uneasy and again my son isn't even enrolled here. Please research before you leave you children with just ANYONE !! Here's a link if you have any concerns or questions https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/child_care/
Houston, TX 77035
From Business: Virtual Arts and Science Academy is an online Private School for grades 6-12. We offer the educational flexability that allows your student to study at home or anywhere internet access is available. VASA offers over 50 online courses, Acting Workshops and much more....
10. Shlenker School
5600 N Braeswood BlvdHouston, TX 77096
From Business: The Shlenker School is one of the oldest reform Jewish day learning facilities in Houston. It offers programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade five. The school also provides guidance counseling services. The Shlenker School offers classes in fine arts, music, science, social studies, math and physical educati…
16. Beren Academy
11333 Cliffwood DrHouston, TX 77035
From Business: Robert M. Beren Academy is a day school affiliated with Torah Umesorah and the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools. Its campus is built on more than 50,000-square-feet of space in Houston and offers preschool through grade 12 curriculum. Robert M. Beren Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges a…
We have been involved in this school for 11 years now my oldest son graduated last year after attending since kindergarten. My other two sons are still attending. The classrooms are small and the children grow up with same kids every year. Parents become close friends and the school becomes part…
8900 Bellaire BlvdHouston, TX 77036
From Business: Located in Houston, Strake Jesuit is a Catholic, four-year college preparatory school for young men in grades nine through 12. The school was founded in 1961 and serves more than 850 students on an over 40 acre campus. It offers a liberal studies curriculum that includes foreign languages, mathematics, sciences, fine arts,…
My son went to this school for 4 years an was held back by them in kindergarten, last year in third grade they told me my son was unable to keep up anymore, an I was advised to take him to a psychiatrist recommended by them so they would be able to help him , once the diagnosis was found the school turned there back on my son an said they were no longer able to help him , not to mention the cost it cost me for the diagnosis , an the sacrifice of paying out tuition as well, to make a long story short be careful were you take your children an trust others with there little lives , even though I'm a firm believer that God don't make mistakes for your faith, an that this is probably a blessing in disguise , I feel they failed my son an my family in more ways then one.
We were looking for a Christian school with strong academics and unfortunately we should have done much more research. Here are the list of things you should know that is not stated anywhere on their website that we had to find out the hard way:-This is a family run business owned by Herc Palmquist (do a Google search in order to verify all information I am providing). The Principal, Beckie Soliz, is the daughter of the Palmquist's. This is important b/c if a major problem happens like it did for us, you only have Beckie Soliz to speak with about it. Everyone who works at the school is either related to the Palmquist family or are very close friends. There is not a school board posted on their website like other private schools. We were told there was a board but were never allowed to speak with anyone except Beckie Soliz and a new person named John Trevino who is introduced as a second "Principal". The problem is, Mr. Trevino works for the family so you are back to square one because he reports directly to the daughter/Principal. To summarize, this doesn't provide a checks and balances system when you have a family owned school. Your only choice will be, pull your child out of the school and keep paying tuition for a school your child doesn't attend.-Academics are way behind. We were told by the Principal that the real "bread and butter" of this school is the 2-4 year old PreK and the International students they get from African missionary programs. This has to be why the academics are so behind in comparison to other private school curriculum.-Accreditation-It states on their website and brochure they are accredited by 2 different organizations academically. When we tried to report our issues with the school to these organizations, we were told Texas Christian School is not listed as an academically accredited school with them.In summary, if you are related or friends of someone at the school, this might work for you. If not, be very careful.
Beth Bashinski (owner and principal) doesn't care about the students. She yells at them and only wants your money. She shuffles the kids who are falling behind on because she doesn't want to seem like a failure. Leading to her failing the children. She's petty and vindictive. All of the teachers except her are leaving the school and not returning in the fall of 2017. If you care about your children at all don't take them here.
It's awful . Save your money!!! It's the worst school in the Bay Area by far. They need to be shut down.
I have 3 boys who attend the school - infant, 1st and 3rd. They love it and so do I. They will graduate from TCS because not only is education and character development important to me but mostly being immersed in a Christian community with Christian teachers and families. We love being a TCS Tiger!!!
Run away! I had the great displeasure of experiencing this school K-6th grade. It was a HELLHOLE of a school. I will only post one incident, the one that was the turning point for my Mother. As my biggest memory scarred me for life. I do not feel safe mentioning.. In fifth grade, I tried out for cheer, but didn't make it. I was a gymnast for years. But, politics.... You will see that if you dare put your child through this hell. Anyways. No problem, I got over it. Down the line a bit, the cheer team had an overnight away game. The cheerleaders all got caught making out and hooking up. Come Monday, I get pulled into the office for questioning. They asked me if i was "spreading deceitful lies", and asked if "I knew what happened to lying sinners" (inferring that I would go to hell)....... I insisted that I had no clue what transpired over the trip, which at the time I hadn't a clue. My mother was called AFTER the questioning. If you can imagine, livid was an understatement. They insisted that I was lying, and decimating the school name, threatening expulsion/extended suspension. Well, I guess God showed them their wrong doing, and they apologized, and tried to hug me. We finished the final months. And I was out of that hell for good. This place is ran off frat-mentality and is only after your money. There is no heart, no nurturing. Just money-grubbing, over zealous "leaders" that want to suck you dry.
Disappointed parent is wrong. There has been no teacher turn over . Most teachers retire after 20+ years of working there. My children were ahead when they left St. Thomas after 5th grade. My only regret is that the school doesn't go to a higher grade. I'm just grateful that my children had to chance to be a part of this wonder school
What I liked most about Armand Bayou is how comfortable my children are going there. They look forward to school every morning and are so excited and happy to tell me everything when I pick them up.
The teachers here are so involved! You can tell that they really like what they are doing.