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Crossroads School

Private | K-10 | 54 students

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Posted March 12, 2014

Gila Arnoni states "She holds the belief that every child should have a place where their learning is nurtured and their individual paths to success are pro moted." As a parent, if you want your child to be nurtured, while at a special needs school, this is not the place definitively. Nurturing and empathy are completely lacking in their philosophy, and many parents who have left, or there for a short time, agree that this most important component in teaching, is ABSENT at Crossroads. Very sad place for at least half of the children there-and parents not knowing this in their beginning tours and visits. And parents not knowing where to send their children, and Crossroads "looked" and "sounded" wonderful. Was incredibly sad for me to watch that the teachers practice ABA therapy in their teaching, (yet do not admit to this), points lost, no recess, or perhaps 10 minutes to run around alone like a dog, punishments, and most importantly-no feeling, empathy, understanding, or true love of teaching at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2013

Perhaps very good for certain children who are responsive to their "method," yet as a former parent, I would never had sent my daughter to this school, knowing that they literally group the children together, as all "special needs children," and at meetings called my child a behavioral problem. Since we left this school 1 1/2 yeas ago, she is doing so well in a mainstreamed environment, yet was doing horribly at Crossroads. There was never any curiosity on their part as to why she was not responding, doing well, or suddenly having behavioral problems. Just be careful, and interview in DETAIL, observe the classes, and ask as many question with guidance as you can think of, before you send your child to this school. As I said, very good for some children, but not all.
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Posted November 21, 2013

This school provides individualized curriculum and teaching for kids with learning differences. The teachers and staff are experts in learning and attention issues. My son has attended the school from 3rd grade to 8th grade. He has gained in self esteem, social skills, self advocacy skills and academic success. Crossroads School has given my son the tools to succeed in school and we are so grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

As a parent, you want the best for your child - and it is a huge challenge when your child has "different" learning needs. Traditional school settings could not accommodate and other private schools could not understand how to help my child succeed. Then we found Crossroads...and it has made all of the difference, not just in providing a challenging academic environment, but with teachers, staff and leadership that help students learn social, organizational, and life skills to help them transition to traditional schools when they are ready. Teachers know each student, and how to customize a learning approach that works for each student. The committment of the teachers, staff and director are inspirational. The school is small, about 70 students, and private - so all fundraising is done by the staff and parents - which we happily do, since there is no other school in the city like Crossroads. At the end of the day, my child is happy, has more self-confidence and is better prepared to meet the challenges ahead. At Crossroads they are "Proud of Our Differences"...and that, in turn, makes all of the difference!
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Posted September 25, 2013

This school is the best kept secret in Houston for kids with learning differences. My son has attended the school for 5 years and has made dramatic progress in reading, writing and math, despite his dyslexia and processing issues. The teachers there tailor the curriculum to each student and the class size is small, usually 8:1, so that teachers can give individual attention to each student. The teachers are excellent! Ms. Gila, the principal, and the school staff are friendly and helpful. It is a wonderful place that gave us back our son by increasing his self-esteem and helping him realize his potential for academic success. Thank you to all at Crossroads!
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Posted March 4, 2013

We moved our son to Crossroads a few months into 6th grade after years of being told "it's just a boy." When we finally diagnosed his dyslexia and dysgraphia, the psychologist advised us to move him as soon as possible, because they just wouldn't help him in public school. From the first day he visited, he loved it, and he never wants to go anywhere else. The teachers are amazing, the staff is great, and the kids help each other out and support each other. Besides remediation for the dyslexia, he can accelerate in those areas that he needs to as he is also gifted in math and science. There are only a few schools like this in the United States, and I feel fortunate to have found one here. Crossroads is the best decision we ever made for our son, and up to this point we were die-hard public school fans.
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Posted October 15, 2008

This school is a hidden gem; I wouldn't have known it existed if I hadn't been referred by another highly reputable private school also speciales in teaching children with learning differences. My son is now a 4th year student (08-09) and through a combination of Crossroads School, its director, and dedicated teachers, along with two local therapists, my son has made a miraculous turn around this year. Through our 7-year journey of seeking answers, we have finally found a unique combination of help for my son who is Dyslexic, Dysgraphic and has a processing deficiency, I could not be happier with this great school, and more importantly, my son LIKES Crossroads. He feels safe, and is academically and emotionally supported. He went from being shunned by his friends in 2nd Gr. public school to being (in his words) 'one of the popular kids.' I highly recommend Crossroads School.
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Posted September 23, 2004

Our son had problems in public middle school. He was in the Gifted & Talented Program and would not do his homework and almost flunked 6th grade. He tested well and thought he could get by. Our psychologist recommended Crossroads School because they could give him special attention. Our son has ADHD but we don't allow that as an excuse. We sent him to Crossroads for 7th grade. At first he went back to his old habits. We had meetings with the director and teachers and worked out a plan and he finally turned himself around. From February on he made all A's. 8th grade has started well. Crossroads teachers work very close with each student and send home a report daily on each class. Parents are required to sign the reports everyday. The school teaches students organization, responsibility, and consequences besides school work. They build self esteem. They are great!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 37%
Black 11% 14%
Two or more races 8% N/A
Hispanic 3% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Gila Arnoni, Ph.D.
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Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (713) 977-0010

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  • Library
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