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K-10
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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 54
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5822 Dolores St
Houston, TX 77057

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(713) 977-1221
(713) 977-0010
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January 18, 2015
Spent a long time talking with Gila Arnoni, and observed the classes and also spoke with my son's prospective teacher. Everything was beyond "glowing" from the teacher and the director. After I left, I spoke in detail to a friend of mine who told me to talk with someone she knew who was at the school, and another, who left. I heard horrendous stories of how the children were told to "act good" when there was a visitor, how so many of the facts told to me were not what was happening at the school, and how so many parents are sending their children to Crossroads because they do not know where else in Houston to send their children. After speaking to more parents about my time at the school and long conversations, my "gut" feeling was correct. These children are basically in a "cage," and ABA therapy is used as a main philosophy. Yet most importantly I learned, these innocent children who could thrive, are not learning the REASONS or REPLACEMENT behaviors for what they are literally punished for at the school. Just NOT to do them. The children were happy on the playground..the only time they were free. And this precious time is often taken away from "losing a point." UGGGHHH!!! : (

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2015
My son has dyslexia, processing issues and limited social skills. He blossomed at Crossroads School. The teaching is excellent and the classroom environment is small and caring. Every child gets personal attention and support for remediation. They helped my son recognize and cope with his issues and excel at his strengths. He spent the 3rd through the 8th grade at Crossroads. I highly recommend this school for children with ADHD, Asperger's, Dyslexia, processing issues and social issues. I think outcomes speak to quality. My son just finished his first semester of high school with a 4.0 grade point average. He could never have achieved this without the wonderful people and program at Crossroads.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2015
This school is a hidden gem; I wouldn't have known it existed if I hadn't been referred to it by another highly reputable private school which also specializes in teaching children with learning differences. My son, a 4th year student (08-09), through a combination of Crossroads School, its director, and its dedicated teaching staff, along with two local therapists, made a miraculous turn around. Through our 7-year journey of seeking answers, we found a unique combination of help for my son who is Dyslexic, Dysgraphic, and has a processing disorder at Crossroads. 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 public school to being (in his words) "one of the popular kids." I highly recommend Crossroads. (Of Note: No school, now matter how dedicated and highly rated will be a perfect fit for everyone. Over the years we've been to really good schools and we've been to the BEST. Keep in mind that even at the best, I've seen and heard parents complain about everything from teachers to academics.)

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
There are kids out there that this school is a great fit for, however, the school director is so focused on getting the money for her new school building that she will tell you whatever you want to hear to get your tuition money, and then you are trapped (unless you can pay two school tuitions). If your child has a behavior related learning difference, either in combination with other learning differences, or not, then this school may be a good fit for you. It worked for us for a while, however, they tried to fit my child in the same box as the other kids, and we aren't dealing with any behavior issues. Most of the teachers are fantastic. Some were not, and some subjects were done totally online while the instructor looked at his Facebook account, due to his inability to manage the behavior. Crossroads claims to help kids bridge back into a regular school environment, and the reality, for us, is that I, as the mom, did most of that. While I will always value the interaction we had with some of the teachers and staff, be very cautious about anything you are told during the "sales pitch." I wish I could have talked directly with the faculty and staff and skipped the director.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
So sad, this school destroyed my son's confidence and self esteem temporarily. He has ADHD, never had any behavioral problems, and academically was always in the highest classes in his previous wonderful public school. I was misinformed by the director, Gila Arnoni, on how this school would be such a good fit in helping him with his ADHD and learning challenges. His teacher was completely disengaged and did not communicate at all about what they were doing, so absolutely no link between school and home, which is paramount. NO parental involvement. He began copying behavioral problems in his class, and academically being taught a year behind of what he was capable of. The effect of Crossroads on my son has taken 6 months to undo, as I withdrew him as every professional I consulted with said I needed to do. Wish I could give my email to any concerned parent. Luckily, he has caught up academically, is back to my happy, well adjusted son, and has worked through with his play therapist all of the horrible behaviors that he had learned and observed. Please do your research and observe, and talk to as many professionals as you can if you even consider Crossroads.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 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.

- submitted by a parent
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!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2010
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no rating 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.

- submitted by a parent
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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Crossroads School
5822 Dolores St, Houston, TX  77057
(713) 977-1221
Last modified Crossroads School is a Private school that serves grades K-10
Crossroads School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top