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St. Thomas the Apostle Day School

Private | PK-5

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $133,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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Posted November 30, 2009

Also disagree with the March 30, 2009 post. St. Thomas The Apostle has been a wonderful experience for my family. My child feels loved, respected, and receives excellent grades. As much as I enjoyed the old director, the new interim Head of School who arrived in Fall 2008, has made improvements to the program. I've always felt an open door policy with all of the staff. All the teachers are degreed, and several have been teaching at this school for many, many years. The low student-teacher ratio is fantastic! The largest class we have experienced has been 11 students. The learning environment is not confined to the classroom, as there are several field trips and outdoor experiences every year, at every age group. The parent involvement is quite high also. This school truly feels like an extension of my own family.
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Posted March 30, 2009

There is an old adage that say's out with the old and in with the new, well, St. Thomas is no exception to this rule! As a once dedicated and welcomed parent, I see nothing that attracted our family to St. Thomas the Apostle existing anymore. The care, learning and family environment took a quick exit, when the director was replaced by a person who has no idea how to deal with the children or parents concerns. The once happy staff is now taken a turn for the worse on caring as well. Money not well spent!. Beware and keep searching for better Private schools, they are out there, we left St. Thomas the Apostle and it's the best decision we ever made. Keep searching other Schools! This one has seen better DAYS!
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Posted April 8, 2008

My child has gone to school here for two years, and loves it. The teachers are phenomenal, and the school gives children a great beginning - they are in a place they love and it teaches them that school is a good place. The academics are great, and the focus is on learning but without pressure.
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Posted November 28, 2007

My Children have gone or go to school here and we have enjoyed it. The environment is so loving and our oldest child who is now in 6th grade had absolutely no problem upon leaving St Thomas. She is an honor role student and right on target in her studies. We have had no problems with disipline, and know that our children are in a place where they are loved, taught, and well cared for.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 37%
Hispanic 13% 47%
Two or more races 5% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Black 0% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Music room

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  • Spanish

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  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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  • Episcopal
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Fax number
  • (281) 333-9113

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  • Spanish

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  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
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  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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18300 Upper Bay Road
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 333-1340

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