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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 240
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5800 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77057

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(713) 782-4022
(713) 782-1749
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April 04, 2014
My son has been at Memorial Lutheran since he was 17 months old and my child is now 3 1/2, and I have always felt very comfortable with the classroom teachers. They seem to really love the kids, and he has learned a lot that I know will help him when he begins kindergarten. Mary is a great leader and the headmaster Pastor Heine seems very warm and genuine. Have been absolutely thrilled with our experience here.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Memorial Lutheran School is a gem. My children were so prepared for high school. The curriculum improves each year with the classical instruction. Their mission is "Building a Strong Foundation" and that is most definitely the case. Dedicated faculty and caring family atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2014
My children have attended MLS for three years, and I cannot stress how pleased I am with the faculty, staff, and academic integrity of this school. The Classical curriculum and approach prepares the students for the complexities and challenges of our ever-more-challenging world. The students consistently do well in academic competitions and testing. The music program is exceptional. Certainly one of the best private schools in the Houston area.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2013
Working Parents Beware! On it's surface this school appears to be ideal, it's reasonably priced, organized, the facility is great, awesome music room, etc. There are several days throughout the academic year when this school is closed, a few of which, if you pay an additional $35/ day you may still send your child for care while you work. However, there are several days when the school is closed completely, and this is not an option. I have seen no evidence of how the tuition is invested into the students. You pay for before and after care separately, lunch is a separate cost, supplies are a separate cost which includes parents buying the utensils, paper plates, paper towels for your child to eat with along with a laundry list of other items. Not to mention, they don't provide breakfast or snacks. You must pack and send daily. Your tuition is spent on maintaining the aesthetics of the school. They even found a way to turn Grandparents day into a revenue generating opportunity. All of this would be tolerable if my child was having an awesome academic experience. Not the case. The morning care teacher was rude, she would never acknowledge me when dropping off my child.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
We love MLS! My kids are in 1st grade and Pre-K4. I find their curriculum very challenging. We moved our kids from a high-priced private christian school in Houston with very sub-standard academics. What a relief MLS is! Deftly money well-spent. First graders have an option to take Orchestra. They learn to play the violin including Choir. Music and Math are strongly emphasized in their curriculum. Saxon Math is taught at a grade above. Religion is also a strong emphasis. There are morning and afternoon assemblies with opening and closing prayers. Teachers say a short prayer before every parent/teacher conference. We could not be happier. Our kids are thriving in all areas - academically, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. Teachers are very loving, warm and yet stern. They encourage discipline, personal responsibility and reward students accordingly. School publishes Student of the Week in the weekly newsletter to highlight top performers. My kids are always so motivated to win title. lol I could go on and on about this school. Memorial Lutheran School is by far one of the most under-priced GEMS in Houston. We drive an hour one-way to take our kids here.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This is a wonderful school! We have been apart of this school family for 2 years, and it has exceeded our expectations. The curriculum that they use has really prepared my child for the next grade level.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
I've had two children at MLS since they were infants. I knew they were in good hands and am always so excited to hear what they have learned each day. The teachers in the baby wing do a great job communicating with parents daily. I appreciate that most staff and other students know my children by name and greet them with a hello or hugs each day. Mrs. Linn is wonderfully organized and taught my daughter all about the solar system at 2 years old--information she STILL retains! Miss Linda is a wonderful teacher who patiently potty trained my son and instilled in him a deep faith in Christ. I highly recommend Mrs Kunz for preschool. Her gentle nature, calm disposition, structure and discipline are a match made in heaven for this age group. PreK equally wonderful and Mrs. Clarissa has a genuine love of teaching and of the children. Kindergarten challenging, yet nurturing. Mrs. Bohot is patient, loving, and a master teacher. She helped develop a love of learning in my child who is now reading! I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
I am a current student here and I think that it's a good school for early childhood. It's small, which is an advantage for kids at elementary school age. But when your child is in middle school I think that It is necessary to have at least 50kids in your grade. MLS has 8 children in the 7th grade. This would have been alright if all of these kids were nice, but some of them can be mean or annoying at times. The academics were good, not great. I feel they lack in open-mindedness. Especially in science. Some of their ideas on religion seemed forced upon me. Overall my experience was good, not great. I would highly recommend it for 5th grade and below.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2012
My daugther is completing her first year at MLS this year. She is a second grader that transfered from another Classical private school. We have been so happy with MLS and our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Wilson. She is amazing in every way. I know that she cares for my daughter and our family. I can't imagine leaving her class to move on to 3rd grade. Seriously Mrs. Wilson is so awesome!!The academics at MLS are very challenging. The children are also expected to display respectful behavior towards themselves and others. We have been very happy at MLS. The Admissions director is very responsive. I do have one gripe which is rather small. The children are required to wear dress shoes everyday even when on the playground. I don't feel like flats or dress shoes offer enough support for my daughter when she is playing on the playground. The office has been open to my concerns so we will see what next year brings. If you are looking for a school that helps your child to develop academically and spiritually, MLS is a smart choice. We have already referred two other families to MLS. We believe in the school and the leaders that are in place. Feel free to email me if you have questions.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2011
This is a fantastic school! Teachers and staff are just wonderful! Small class size, academically rigorous, and caring and attentive teachers. Parent body is involved and active. I just can't say enough about this gem of a school!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
My children enjoy going to MLS preschool. The school has a nice facility and loving teachers and wonderful activities for the kids. The school has a diverse student body and my children were loved and accepted even though we are not members of the Lutheran church. School administration generally worked with us to address our needs and concerns.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
I have two children in the Early Childhood program, and love the care and attention that they receive and excellent Lutheran education! The Headmaster is committed to not only following the classical education model, but incorporating elements of technology, athletics, and religious studies to make a more well-rounded student by the time the kids get older. I would prefer to see a stronger presence of staff and teachers during before-school and after-school care times to bolster school security, and would welcome the use of the Raptor or other check-in systems for visitors. Fortunately, the teachers are attentive and alert, and know most (if not all!) students and parents by name, creating a warm and safe family environment. I would welcome more involvement of the attached Church, which our family is a member of, to use the school as outreach to the unchurched or "church-shopping" families that attend the school. Overall we are VERY pleased with MLS, and can't wait for each new school year as our kids grow in faith and knowledge at this special place!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2010
I have two children who attend the Memorial Lutheran summer program. The first day I walked into the school to enroll them for Summer Camp, I could feel the love and care the faculty had for all children. The teachers are friendly and helpful! My daughter is allergic to bug bites, and the teachers make sure she is okay; especially when they are doing outdoor activities. The summer curriculum is also great! The activities are educational so my kids continue to learn while having fun during their vacation. Because my son will be too old next year, this will be his last summer. He is already talking about all the activities he will miss next year. If I lived closer to the school, I would enroll my children all year!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
I have two children who both attended Memorial Lutheran school from PK to 8th grade. Not only did they receive the best academic education possible, but they were also taught to respect others and to have a true love of God. I would recommend this school to anyone who loves small class sizes, caring and loving teachers and staff, and wonderful extra curricular opportunities, like music, athletics, and academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
My daughter just completed Second Grade this week at Memorial Lutheran School. I am so happy to see the progress that she has made in Math and Vocabulary. She always struggled in the past. The classes are small and the teachers really focus on the needs of each child. The school's music program is really worth it! Overall I can see the genuine interest and love that all of the staff has for all of the students. The school provides a safe and positive environment. It is a pleasure to walk in and see every teacher smile :) Third grade...here we go!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
We have a preschooler who has been attending Memorial Lutheran since she was a year old. The teachers all know who our daughter is and are very attentive to her needs, which makes her (and us) feel comfortable and secure. We also appreciate the fact that when an issue arises they are quick to address and rectify the issue. We rest easy knowing that our daughter is getting a great education in a loving, Christian environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
I have an infant (4mos old) attending Memorial Lutheran and we couldn't be happier with the care and love she is given throughout the day. The teachers are very attentive to her needs and encourage her development as well by introducing her to new activities. I was looking for more of a school environment vs a daycare as I want my baby to be educated and stimulated from an early age while also being loved and nurtured. She gets all of that from her teachers here. We have seen a huge difference in her mood and development since she's been attending Memorial Lutheran. The school has a very familial atmosphere which makes me feel all the more comfortable when leaving my baby for the day. I would highly recommend Memorial Lutheran to any parents looking for childcare for their infants. Its top notch!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
We have two daughters attending Memorial Lutheran. One is two and a half and the other is seven months. We have been extremely pleased with this school. I am impressed with what my two and a half year old already knows. She knows her alphabet and how to count. She also can recite the Lord's Prayer verbatim. She loves going to school, and we rest easy knowing that she is in such a loving Christian environment. My little one is also happy at school. The caregivers and teachers truly love the children, and it shows. We have considered moving to another part of town, but we are hesitant to move too far away from this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
I have a one year old at Memorial Lutheran and I am so pleased with the teachers and curriculum. It is so nice to know that the caretakers of your children are doing wonderful things with them. As a fellow teacher, it means a lot to me to know that my child is learning and in a very loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
I have a 6th grade student we moved to Memorial lutheran. We had her in another Lutheran School which shall remain nameless that iwas more interested in how much i could give then in the education she was receiving. Memorial Lutheran is way above the bar educationally. The teachers are incredible and because of the small class size they get the Indivual attenion they need. They also do not stifle the kids creativity like some of the other Lutheran schools. Being a member of rthe Church is not required and kids are not given special treatment just because they are. Pastor Day is an incredible Headmaster. It is one big happy family and parents and students are treated as a membe of tyhat familyr. Tuition is extremely reasonable actually more then tht it is cheap. I would gladly pay double for the education she is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
My son is currently in Pre-K and has attended Memorial Lutheran since he was 18 mo. old. I really love this school and the familial environment. Its true that most teachers know most of the students by name, even when they are in different grades. Also, many graduates return to work there later. I think that says a lot. When in daycare, my son was well cared. I liked that the children were well behaved, encouraged to be responsible, and attentive. In fact, my son rarely even got sick! Not the case in our previous daycare. On occasion my husband gets frustrated w/ the somewhat casual atmosphere, but it works for my son and me. I don't like schools that are so uptight w/ their rules that they forget about people. I recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2010
This school is amazing. I put my preschool age son in Memorial Lutheran after I had a pretty bad experience at one of the most 'elite' and expensive day cares in Houston (will not mention the name). The teachers are clearly teaching at this school because they love children and value education. My son knows most of the students all the way through 8th grade. The school has a large family feeling. Within a week of our enrolling our son in school, the teachers (not just my son's teacher but all teachers) were thanking me for sending my precious boy there. What a wonderful atmosphere that really appreciates and cares for the students. Academically this school is top notch as well. And the music program is outstanding. I can't say enough great things about Memorial Lutheran.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 23, 2009
I love this school! My oldest son just graduated from Memorial Lutheran in which he attended MLS 1st thru 8th grades. My younger son is in 6th grade and has attended since pre K. The classes are small. The teachers love the school and they love the children. The school gets better year after year with the addition of new programs such as a science lab and computer lab. Parent involvement has been a problem in the past but seems to be getting better. I highly recommend this school! It is definitely a hidden gem.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2009
Memorial Lutheran School is one of the best private Christian schools in the Houston area. My children learned not only academics but Christian love and behavior with life lessons. Strong leadership and caring teachers make for a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
What a relief it is to be at Memorial after public school! My children are happy and learning and have experienced teachers who are attentive to their needs. The extracurricular activities and specials offered (esp. fine arts, Latin, and Spanish) are all incredible. My kids are not only being given what they need academically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
Are there better private schools? Maybe...... but for more than twice the price and limited diversity. We love MLS for 4 reasons... our children are happy, low student/teacher ratio, the teachers are great -- creative and well educated, and the diversity is amazing. MLS is represented by more than 20 countries and every race and this is because the tuition is kept low because of the funding it receives from the church. Miss Anna, Miss Engler, Cantor Muth and Mr. Drosche are just a few examples of the fine teachers at MLS who are committed not only to the education but also the spiritual well being of the children. The only thing I wish I could change -- parental involvement. It is improving but I wish more parents would be active in the school PTL and fundraising events.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
Memorial Lutheran School has some the most professional and caring teachers around. Memorial Lutheran now has a great writing curriculum to add to its already strong curriculum of comprehensive language arts, wonderful computer lab for Pre-K to 8th, music, orchestra, band, Latin, logic, Spanish, art, competitive sports at the elementary and middle school level, as well as high school credit courses in the 8th grade. My children attended Memorial Lutheran from K-8th grade and were more than ready for the rigors of high school education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2007
Both of my girls have attended Memorial Lutheran since they were two-years-old, it has gotten progressively worse each year. I found the teachers to be unprofessional and not attentive to the student's needs. The classrooms are overcrowded - and the teacher's seem to focus more on the religious/moral behaviors of the students than actually teaching them to read and write. Additionally, I found the Headmaster to be unattentive, often not even returning phone calls. If you are looking for a good private school education, you won't find it here.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2007
My boys have been bullied since they arrived here. I spoke with the principal here & not a lot happen. He spoke with the little boys but now they have started being rougher. Teachers here talking w/ each other too much & not enough looking at the kids. No real one on one here with the student & teacher. They have 15 in a class but still not enough attention. Costs will be going up with the new school yr already too much. Not worth it.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2007
The schools academic level is average. Our gifted sons left the school and scored below average or barely average on reading skills and language arts. Not much availability to adjust the schedule for talented or somewhat different students although the intent and interest was there. Great personality teachers and principle. Very rigid with religion which makes the experience very boring for the kids. No real Christmas program ( all singing Christian hymnal songs - no traditional CHristmas songs or plays etc). SPorts ok. Music classes are great - esp Violin. The music teacher is exceptional. The school is trying.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2006
This is an extremely organized school, and the environment is very nurturing and caring, yet they instill a sense of age and individual appropriate responsibility. It's worth a look!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
My son has attended since his was two years old, he is now seven. We love Memorial Lutheran School he couldn't wait to get back to school this year. The children there are taught very important values and how much God loves them.

- submitted by a parent
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Students who attend Memorial Lutheran School do not have to be Lutheran! Students from other faiths attend our school. We also have a good number of international students at Memorial - from countries such as Norway, Angola, China and England.


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Memorial Lutheran School
5800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX  77057
(713) 782-4022
Last modified Memorial Lutheran School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Memorial Lutheran School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top