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St Mary Of The Purification Montessori School

Private | PK-5


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Posted November 5, 2013

My middle daughter and youngest daughter have gone to school here and my youngest attends now. I have NOTHING negative to say. The school is fantastic, small, and I adore the staff. They serve hot breakfast and lunch which is one less thing for me to worry about. They are very upfront about tuition, fees, volunteer time expected etc. The student teach ratio is 1:10. My daughter begs to go to school every day. They have a security gate and locked doors that have to be opened once a parent rings the bell and security cameras are on the premises. I highly recommend the school for pre-k 3 through 5th grade
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Posted August 25, 2012

"We are Family" is the school motto and this is so true. The teachers know all the students by name regardless of grade level. Parent involvement is encouraged. You can't go wrong with any of the PreK teachers. They are all great. The upper levels are no longer Montessori but the change is phenomenal. There are smart boards in every class and a new computer lab. I have 2 kids here and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Posted November 2, 2008

My sons both attend St. Mary's, it is a close nit school. Most of the teachers are very good and care a great deal about the children, it is a strong faith based school, kids are given structure in a positive environment that fosters learning.
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Posted February 25, 2008

My son has attended St. Mary's since PK4 and in now in 4th grade. We are very satisfied with both the quality of the education and the overall nurturing faith-based environment of the school. We are sad that the school only goes to 5th grade and that we will have to look for a middle school next year.
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Posted February 19, 2008

St. Mary's is a great school if you want a very small, close-knit, family-type, faith-based environment for your PK-5th grade child. They do a great job with reading skills, particularly if your child has good reading skills to work with. Some math reinforcement is necessary though. Overall: wonderful, Catholic, strong faith school.
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Posted February 18, 2008

Being a parent at St. Mary's a little over eight years, I must say I am satisfied with the education, extra-cur. and the nurturing environment. However, the principal could definitely use some additional trainings in effective communicating, but no worry, she is not teachng any of the classes. That is why my children are still in attendance. Kuddos to Mrs. Mary Helen, Mrs. Richard, Mrs. Patrick and Mr.Chance! I wish the school would add 6th-8th grade.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 13%
Hispanic 1% 51%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 31%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3002 Rosedale Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 522-9276


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