This is our second year at Wesley and we love it! My daughter is getting a top notch education. The teachers are engaged and available. The class size is kept small which allows the children to be very close with one another. The parent participation for this class is wonderful, everyone is included and does what they can. Our family enjoys the participation of the church and Quillian center next to Wesley. This means lots of festivals and activities to enjoy with the children through out the year. My husband and I plan to have all three of our children attend Wesley Academy.
Wesley is located in Westchase Business District, at Beltway 8 and Richmond Ave. It sits on 20+ acres and is a beautiful campus. Walk in the school and you will immediately feel the warmth and caring that exudes from the school. I have had children at Wesley Academy for 13+ years now. Can't imaging going anywhere else. My children have both excelled academically because of the teachers that challenge the children to be the best they can be. My oldest daughter is now at public high school and is excelling academically because of the great foundation we received at Wesley. There had been some changes in administration the last few yrs, but they have strong foothold and are poised for growth. There is excellent leadership in the school. It is priced below almost all of the other private schools in the area making it a true gem!
I have worked at the school for 4 years now and couldn't be happier. Over the past several years we have had several changes in administration, but I am happy to report that we are in a great place now. The camaraderie between the faculty has kept the school on the right path and with our new admin team, we are thriving. I love seeing our students return with fantastic stories from high school and learning how we have changed the course of various students lives and choices that students have made based off of something they remember from their time at Wesley. The Lord is moving here, and we are truly blessed to be apart of the action.
Wesley Academy teachers care about their students and fully believe in helping them reach their full potential both academically and spiritually. We have been at Wesley Academy for 6+ years and will stay at Wesley until all our children have graduated from Wesley. Yes, Wesley has gone through changes and we have stuck with Wesley and given them our support through all the changes that have occurred, during this time the teachers continued to care about their "children/students" and never once gave up on the school or demanding the children learn to their full potential. Upon gradation from Wesley Academy the student is FULLY prepared for transition to high school. It is wonderful to find a school in which the children are family, not just students. The children are taught not to judge their fellow classmates and to accept them as they are.
Our son has attended wesley/FUMC ELC since he was 1 year old. He is now going in to Kindergarten in September 2013. He is thriving and loves his school. Wesley is inclusive, nurturing and most of all the teachers are there because they love the school. Most have been there a long tenure and the union at the school is palpable.
Our son just started his 6th year at Wesley Academy and we couldn't have him in a better school. Academically the school is a solid and sound place and the students get lots of positive, loving, nurturing and encouraging attention from both teachers and staff. Character building is another strong value of the school; our son is a happy, polite and outgoing child who easily builds friendships with both younger and older students, something the school encourages through reading buddy and cross age & classlines teaching systems or events. The smaller class sizes allow the students to focus on the core academics while in their home classroom and the cross class line events let them build plenty of friendships and develop socially. As a family with two parents working full time outside the household the Quillian Center is another God sent facility; after school, summer camp and youth sport programs provide our son with a safe and fun place to be after school with good friends under professional and loving supervision. Wesley Academy is small enough to feel like family and large enough to give the students a top noch education. Teachers, staff, students and parents all feel at home.
I'm a bit confused with some of the negative reviews on this wonderful school. I attended Wesley academy way back in the day, and although I realize things change and staff/teachers come and go, the school itself stands on fantastic principles. The teachers were very loving and after coming from a large public school (and having a horrible experience) the teachers really took me under their wings and helped me make a smooth transition. I felt loved, cared for, and special. I had a fantastic relationship with the teachers, and still very often visit my former teachers. I believe that Wesley Academy helped me become the young woman I am today, and I am so incredibly grateful.
We love Wesley Academy. For us it is a warm and safe place for children and their whole family. My daughter goes to Wesley for almost three years and my son for one and a half and we are glad we found Wesley back then when we moved from Europe to Houston. Wesley is a real rainbow school: many different kind of people with different backgrounds and from different cultures, so the children can learn from each other and they accept and respect each other. We are looking forward to another great schoolyear in a warm and safe environment in which each child is supported and challenged to develop them in the best possible way academically, physically and emotionally.
Wesley is an amazing school community. We have been a Wesley family for 4 years-- and are looking forward to our fifth! Wesley has remained true to its character through some leadership changes over the past few years. It is an academically strong, faith-based school with the best teachers around. I have a background in education, child developement and psychology and I am impressed by what Wesley has to offer its students and families. There is a true sense of family at this school. Wesley Academy is small enough to allow the teachers to focus on each child as an individual and to meet their needs academically, socially and emotionally. The teachers are excellent- they are warm, caring professionals who challenge each child to reach his or her maximum potential. The students who leave Wesley Academy are fully prepared for the next step in their education. Parents are a key part of Wesley Academy. Parents are not just "tolerated" but warmly welcomed to be participating partner along with the teachers and administrators in the school environment.
We have been very happy at Wesley Academy for the past four years and will return there for the 2012-13 academic year. The school has been beset with leadership challenges the past few years. But, frankly, as long as my child is getting a good education in the classroom, I'm not that concerned about who is in the principal's office. Teachers do an excellent job of teaching to the student and where each individual student is in the curriculum. There have been huge technology upgrades in the past two years and the rest of the school's facilities are better than most in West Houston. As a two-working parent household, we also utlize the after-school care through the adjacent Quillian Center.
We have enjoyed our first year at Wesley Academy! The school is nuturing toward students and has a solid Christian foundation. I was pleased to know that my child's teacher knew her learning style(VISUAL) , what time of day was most productive for her (Afternoon) and her outside inerest (Art). Parents have the ability to have access to teachers well beyound school hours ( but I tried not to abuse it). The abundance of field trips where a joy and very educational. As the school rebuilds amid our unstable economy, I think Wesley Academy is a wise financial and academic investment for my children. My girls are doing well at Wesley!
I feel the Tuition should be lowered unless they put more money in the classroom and library. I did not see any Smart boards and the library is very small. I expect more for the $$$. However there is a New Principle from a wonderful private school in the museum Distriic, I strongly feel she will bring much needed change - even the halls are bland, no crown molding or anything? for a $10k price tag I expect more. I am considering this for my child but I am not impressed by the building -hopefully the teachers are a plus!! I hope the Principle really shakes things up, or else this school my die a slow deliberate death.
Wesley is a wonderful school community! Staff, teachers, and families work together for the best interests of each student. Wesley is one of the best private schools in West Houston.
All classroom teachers are certified in the state of Texas or another state, or working on certification in their content area. Early childhood teachers are certified with a Child Development Associates Certificate, or are working toward that certificate. Wesley teachers are kind and nurturing teachers, and are always sensitive to student needs.
Let me give you a few examples that left us with the decision to leave. First, teacher made a very inappropriate comment last year to some middle school students. The teacher received no reprimand. From discussions among parents, this is not the first incident of this nature. Second, I specifically asked if all the teachers were certified by the state of Texas, & was told Yes. I later searched the State Board of Education s certification records, & was not able to locate certifications for some of the teachers employed at Wesley Academy. Third, the treatment of the children at the school was very disappointing. A teacher called two students stupid in front of their peers , & an administrator verbally threatened one. These alone are very valid reasons for parents wanting to remove their children.
My daugther attended Wesley Academy in the 5th grade. An excellent school with keeping God as the visionary source in children!
wow what a nurturing school. the staff is so warm and you know instantly this is where you want your child to be. the staff and teachers go wayyyyyy out of their way to make you feel comfortable and I am so glad our family has found its way to Wesley Academy in Houston, Texas.
My children are excited every morning to get to go to Wesley Academy.
I love Wesley Academy. My son and my daughter both attend Wesley. They provide great knowledge and a wonderful nurturing environment. The teachers and administration are ALWAYS polite and willing to help with any problem. It is the best decision my family has made for my children.
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