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Posted December 6, 2010

My daughter abruptly lost her expressive /receptive language at age 6. The public schools response to my pleas for help were " there is nothing we can do until she fails" which was going to take 6-8 weeks, then they would test her and possibly place her in their deaf ed. program. Thank God we live in Houston Texas where The Parish School exists. She attended Parish where she was nurtured, valued and learned to be an advocate for herself. I am proud to say that she is a semester away from earning her Master's degree. As a current teacher at Parish I can say with confidence that every child has a voice and each child is recognized for their own unique learning style.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 6, 2010

My daughter was a student at The Parish School for 3 years (age 3 to 6) due to having been diagnosed with expressive and receptive language delays and sensory integration disorder. My daughter's neurologist recommended we check out the school, thinking it would be good fit for her. He was right!!! Over the three years, she blossomed into a very happy and talkative little girl. Being exposed to a language rich environment and being taught by Speech Language Pathologists was exactly what she needed and obviously was not getting in your regular pre-school environment. My daughter transitioned to public school this past August and has been doing great. Thanks to The Parish School, her future looks bright!!
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Posted December 6, 2010

I cannot say enough about this great school. My daughter was a student there for three years before we transitioned her to a public elementary school. The teaching staff is very knowledgeable and having the younger kids taught by speech therapists is a huge deal.
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Posted December 5, 2010

My son was at The Parish School for four years. It was a blessing to our family. When he started he struggled with expressive and receptive language delays, as well as difficulty with self esteem and organization. The entire staff were wonderful. We also benefited from parent education and other programs that Parish had to offer. He recently transitioned to our local public school and is doing very well. His language skills are on target, and it has been a smooth transition. We feel he was well prepared.
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Posted December 4, 2010

My grand daughter has been a student at The Parish School for nearly four years. Her mother, who is a middle school teacher, along with my wife--a former elementary teacher and assistant principal--concluded some years ago, that the public school she was attending was simply not equipped to or interested in, providing her with the special assistance she needed to succeed. So, she was enrolled at The Parish School, where she has made tremendous progress. Yes, the school is expensive but our feeling is that it has been worth every dime expended (can you put a price on developing a human mind?). It is now clear that this child will succeed in life, thanks to the special, highly competent attention she has received at The Parish School.

Posted December 2, 2010

The Parish School's individualized intervention program allowed our daughter to transition successfully to a mainstream school in the second grade. The academic and language based program truly rebuilt her self esteem, through challenging assignments that included direct and instruction as social skills development. This boost allowed her to see herself as a capable and competent learner. I credit the collaborative and committed team for her continued success to this day, by teaching her how she learned best, she now knows just how smart she is, and how her gifts are unique.
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Posted July 3, 2010

We finished our 3rd year at the Parish School before realizing that the academic curriculum was not equivalent to the public school standards. The school is great for children with language delays however the academics taught at the school doesn't follow the states requirements. Be care, ask the right questions if you want your child to stay on grade level.
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Posted July 28, 2007

This school is an answer to pray. The teachers and staff exceed expectations. Parents are very welcomed and involved.
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Posted January 27, 2006

The Parish School provides the highest quality education for children with language learning differences. Classes are small, teachers are dedicated to the success of each student, and speech/language services are given to each child in the classroom. Our child would not have succeeded without the Parish School. None of the classes have more than 10 students, with a teacher and an aide. Kids from 18 months to 5th grade with language delays and/or language learning differences are the sole target of the Parish School, and they are simply the best at meeting the needs of these kids.
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Posted April 8, 2005

This private school for children with speech delays and learning disabilities provides an excellent enviroment for learning. Parental involvement is manditory. Student to teacher ratios are near 1/5 with speech therapists present in most classes. We had excellent results with our son who had a 2 1/2 yr delay and has now been mainstreamed into a parochial school. He has been on the honor roll repeatedly. I credit this school for his dramatic improvement. The cost- however- is ~ $15,000/year.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 6% 51%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11001 Hammerly Boulevard
Houston, TX 77043
Phone: (713) 467-4696


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