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1 Chelsea Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

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(713) 523-0660
(713) 523-5660
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June 02, 2015
My son (age 7 years, will start 2nd grade in the fall of 2015) has been tutored after school by a Joy School teacher for six months. The school has an open, positive, affirmative environment that brought tears to my eyes the first times I visited. He will be attending the summer Skills Builder camp there this summer. I am very appreciative of the amazingly kind, specialized people I have met there who deeply care about my son (who has dyslexia, but is very bright). If your heart is aching for your child academically or socially, this may be a part of the solution. Am so happy to live in Houston where wonderful schools like The Joy School grow. Best wishes to all the parents who are trying to find their way on behalf of their children!

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2013
The classroom teachers have been fine. But the school oversells itself on the front end. Yes, I see improvement in my child and I am thankful to the teachers for that. At the same time, the standardized test scores show the exact proportion of gap between my child's level and grade level as when we walked in the door. Meanwhile, the school is using yet another day of instruction time for non-instructional activity. That's valuable time when the Joy School calendar is already firmly below state-required minimum instructual days for public schools. Really, the school's focus seems expansion and building. I couldn't care less about the building fund. I care about whether, after three years, my child can read well enough to return to his mainstream school.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2012
A little slice of heaven tucked into Houston's museum district........aptly named for the joy it brings to all that walk through its door. The school is excited about its current new construction which will enable it to serve even more students struggling with learning differences.

- submitted by a teacher

January 12, 2010
The Happiest Place on the face of this planet....No other place like it....Love, Joy, Happiness, no other words to describe it...a very healthy enviroment....

- submitted by a community member

December 27, 2009
A fabulous place to start the long business of life.

- submitted by a community member

September 01, 2008
There is nothing like it! EVERYONE there truly cares about each and every child AND his/her family. There are no words to describe how lucky we are to have these wonderful teachers and staff members in our lives!

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2006
The Joy School is a phenomenal place for rebuilding the self esteem of students who have failed elsewhere. The teachers are all top-notch...the most professional, yet comfortable environment for learning in Houston.

- submitted by a teacher

November 19, 2005
This small school is aptly named. For a child frustrated with their learning disabilities and a public school system not willing to provide adequate remedies this school is a blessing. The teachers and staff are incredible! Small class size, great interaction with all staff and students, great parent involvement. Parental involvement is encouraged and may opportunities are available. After years of frustration and tears my son can now read and looks forward to school each day. He has made some close friends and will even do his homework without being asked! Thanks to the joy school I have my child back!

- submitted by a parent
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The Joy School prepares students with learning differences to return to traditional classroom settings by enabling them to reach their academic and social potential in a safe, supportive environment. We specialize in helping students struggling with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, social disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, and more rediscover their happiness and confidence.

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The Joy School
1 Chelsea Blvd, Houston, TX  77006
(713) 523-0660
Last modified The Joy School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
The Joy School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top