"MCCS is best known for Montessori and Classical Education."
Students enrolled 320
Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
School leader Margot Heard
Transportation options None
District Medical Center Charter School
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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10420 Mullins
Houston, TX 77096

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(713) 726-0221
(713) 726-0225
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3 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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May 24, 2013
I am happy with the accomplishments that my kid attending kindergarten has made this year. We recently moved to Houston a few months back and my child didn t know English, during this time he has learned to talk, read and write English. They give him vocabulary words each week that helps him expand his knowledge in the language. Also this helps him to learn how to use the dictionary. I would recommend the school to any parent because with the Montessori curriculum the children really learn a lot.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
i have been a student at the Medical Center Charter School for nine years,and i can honestly say that this is a wonderful school.The school has changed greatly over the past years.MCCS has grown in size and remendously,there are also many more students,and the staff is amazing.The teachers are nice,smart,helpful,and eager to teach you.The principal is very intelligent;actually she is one of the smartest people that i have had the fortune to meet.When i first started trying to learn math ,i had some difficulties,but she patiently helped me to become a much better math student.The foreign language classess are a challenge,but now i can fluently speak Spanish,French,and Latin.My experiences at the Medical Center Charter School have beem marvelous,and i highly reccomend you become a member of this fine institution of higher learning!

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2013
fine arts -art room- is used as a classroom because the school is overcrowded, the art teacher teaches out of a box and goes to each class.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2012
The new Fine Arts Building is beautiful with rooms for art, music, orchestra, and offices. This provides two new classrooms. The Principal and teachers are excellent and the campus is busy with learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2012
To be fair, I must start with saying that this school does go above and beyond with teaching the children. However, I am sorely disappointed with the administration here. Classes are huge and overcrowded - 36 preschoolers with one teacher plus an aid. It's unbelievable really, that the kids do learn. Anyone considering MCCS should know that the school has absolutely ZERO organization. It's a serious problem. It's so disorganized that I don't feel safe leaving my daughter. Also, she is three and if she arrives after her classmates have left the drop-off area in the morning, she is sent to walk to her class (in an outbuilding) alone. This would never happen at another school. My daughter has enjoyed her main teacher this year, however, the aid has caused her much anxiety. She cries every morning that she doesn't want to go because this person is "mean to us" (the children). I have recently become aware that as a punishment, children are made to stand by the wall with their arms out to their sides, airplane style for some period of time. This is both physically uncomfortable and humiliating to children. Sadly, i cannot recommend MCCS and will not return next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
My child attends MCCS school on Mullins. She is happy and loves her teachers.Principal ,Staff and Administrators are very kind and proficient. Students can log into the Study Island from home and practice what they learned in the school. MCCS is a good school and I am happy my child is attending a great school.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
The Medical Center Charter School is a very unorganized school with overcrowded classes and I wouldn't recommend any parent to send their child to this school because of these poor conditions...whomever runs this schools has no business running it or anything else for that matter...I am totally disappointed with every aspect of the Medical Center Charter School, they're UNSATISFACTORY beyond words!!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
I heard the curriculum was good here (and I am speaking of the MCCS on Mullins), but my child doesnt like the school for whatever reason. It's making me quite uneasy. My child is pretty sociable and loves school, typically, but always says they dislike it. I dont know. I have an uncomfortable feeling --- not the "secure" feeling that I had at her last school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
The Medical Center Charter School has been an Exemplary School for the past 2 years. This can be attributed to the advanced curriculum, dedicated teachers, very hard working students, and the care and concern that is shown by the Principal, the teachers, and all of the Administrators. MCCS was one of the first Charters Schools in the state of Texas and the CEO Mrs. Margot Heard has always been inolved wih the parents, the staff, and incoming parents. It is very impressive that Mrs. Heard and the staff of MCCS can be reached at anytime, and if a parent has a concern it is adressed immediately. The fact that the CEO, staff members, and administrators can be reached in such a timely manner adds a very personal touch to the school. There are also tutorials during school and after school for students that may need extra assistance with their academics. Study Island is an internet program implemented into the regular school day and also is included in the after school tutorials. The students can work on Study Island from their home. MCCS is a great school where everyone is a part of an extended family.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2011
My child couldn't be happier attending this school. She loves the teacher and is learning so much. I highly recommend this Charter school if you want your children to have a great quality education.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2011
its just two days my child is in school but I like his teacher , Alpateacher she is very caring and friendly , and even with regards to teaching my child is picking up. thanks

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2010
I am a student attending the Medical Center Charter School. I think that this is a very good school. The teachers care about the safety and how well the students are learning. Ms. Monica is my principal and I Love her because she is a respectful Principal.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2010
My name is Roz Williams my daughter attends MCCS she is currently enrolled in Pre-K Studies and she loves it. Her first teacher Ms Stacy/Ms Edwina were Exceptional! Due to testing and revised placements Pre-K Classes were revised and our Daughter was reassigned to Ms.Lillian/Ms.Tara, needless to say they too are Outstanding! This type of professionalism and caring starts at the TOP and we as parents would like to Thank the leadership at the school Ms. Monica, the other staff teachers, Ms. Judith, Ms. Janie. Matters not what the building looks out outside, we are more concern with what our Daughter is experiencing, learning, developing and speaking INSIDE. Job well done! A very grateful and happy parent!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2010
MCCS is a very good school and my child loves it. The administration staff, teachers are very nice and professional. We are very happy chose this school for our daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2010
A friend of mine recommended MCCS to me and I am very impressed,happy and very satisfied with the administration staff, teachers and teaching methods. My son is an only child and I feel very comfortable and at ease knowing he's in a loving, caring and safe enviroment when he's away from me.Ms. Monica and Ms. Heard are very open, professional and helpful to all questions or concerns. Keep up the Wonderful work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 06, 2010
My children have been attending Medical Center Charter School for the great curriculum. My children have learned so much since prek. Though lately the campus has an uncleaned appearance. The front porch has a detereation look and the leaves and trash accumulated near the soccer field do not help. Also most of the prek classrooms have rusty doors and have no roof to help the children from getting wet during the rainy days. I love the curriculum, teachers, and staff, but the cleaningness and neatness of the campus has not been the same. I do hope that they can soon improve in these areas soon.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2010
Excellent classical curriculum that centers on phonics and reading excellence. Also, the Everyday Math Program is very strong. This school really cares that students learn!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
Stay away from this charter school! My child did not learn anything. Teachers change every year. My child had 5 teachers quit all in the same year. The 'Headmistress' is rude and so is the Principal. Yes the school is convenient since I do work in the Medical Center area, but my child is not learning anything. I have taken her to a better school that actually teaches her Math, Science, English and more. This school is a scary place. Run Away!!!! Very rude people who run the school. No Library, No art Room, No Music teacher. This school does not look at all like a school should. The uniforms are so expensive!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
This school is horrible. My children were bored going to this school. The computers were always broken in their classrooms. Whenever it rained, the roof leaked. My child slipped and fell on the floor. The school does not have a nurse to attend to children at all on campus.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The Medical Center Charter School has a very advanced curriculum for their students starting in Pre-K to the 6th grade. My child is in the Pre-K program and he is learning to write and read. The Pre-K program includes the Montessori apprach as well as following the guidelines for the state of Texas. He also is learning to speak Spanish even better and he loves the French class. The school day is longer than most schools and I thought that my son would have a problem with the long day. Instead he is very excited about going to school everyday. MCCS allow the Pre-K students to take naps during the day. The teachers, the assistants, and the principal all work together to make a very positive and a great learning experience for all students. I am very pleased and that I selected this school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Actually, this is a very good school. My daughter loves it.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating June 18, 2009
I am very comfortable with the Medical Center Charter School/Soutwest. I would like to see the students do more science activities. I wish to thank the fourth grade teacher Mrs. Henry for helping my daugther to improve in all areas of her school work. The principal, staff, and the teachers are a wonderful group of people. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 15, 2009
My name is Blessing Igbokwe, a parent of a Kindergartner and a 1st grader with Medical Center Charter School Mullins St. We have been in the school for 2 years now and plan to continue because my children have improved significantly in their education and conduct, and my 1st grader the President's awards for academic excellence including other awards and her brother is not left out, thanks to the close attention of the teachers. I would like the school to do some field trips, sports, practicals etc and retain their good teachers. Medical Center Charter School is good, and there is aways room for improvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 14, 2009
I have three children that attend medical center charter school. Two boys and a girl, i can honestly say the staffs and teachers are doing a great because i see the result in my children. Great job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 13, 2009
My daughter's teacher was outstanding. For what I could see the students were always being challenged. She has homework everyday and is always intrigued to learn more. I think that extra cirricular activities would be a plus with all that the students learn it wouldn't hurt for them to have an activity outside of class to enjoy. I would like to see a field trip here or there also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2009
To Whom It May Concern: Dear Sir/Madam: I Lhuona Schorlastica, a parent of four students in the Medical Center Charter School. In fact I am one of the happiest parents in this world. The reason is because my children are in the Medical Center Charter School. Frankly speaking, MCCSchool is a school for home brought-ups. Any parent that has a child or children in MCCSchool will tell you that whenever you any parent go to the school for their children it makes them feel very special and on top of the world. The components of what the children do and how they are cared for makes a parent feel that they are in the best school for their children. In fact. the Principal of this school Ms. Monica Jolivet is really doing a great job in the life of our children in MCCSchool together with their teachers. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
I have 3 children that attend Medical Center Charter School (a 3rd grader, a 1st grader, and a pre-schooler). My kids have attended this school since my oldest started kindergarten. My youngest was having extreme difficulties adjusting and the teachers as well as the principal were very understanding and caring. My 3rd grader and 1st grader are testing well above their grade level. The devotion of the teachers and staff is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2009
To whom it may concern: This is the best school for my child. I really wish mccs went up to the 12th grade. My daughter has been going to mccs since she was in pre-k3 and until this day she still loves it. Not only does she lorve the school, but she also loves the teachers and the principal as well. Thank you very much mccs

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
My daughter is going to this school. My brothers S.daughter is also going to this school. My daughter will be in grade 1 next fall and his S.daughter will be in grade 2. some of the things I noticed about the school arethat the quality of education is not the same throughout the school. last years and this year my brother's S.daughter used to have home works evrery day. She was intensively being educated. I was expecting the same would happen to my daughter this year. But she very rarely had homework once in a week. The other thing is that the school has classrooms shortage. It intrigued me how students from grade 1 to 6 learning in a single room. I sometimes could not believe this is realy in America. There are schools way much better than this one in the third world. I advice parents to think about it.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
My oldest son has been attending this school for almost three years. He has learned alot. In kindergarden he is mastering multiplication. The academics are impressive. I also like the fact that they try to challenge the children. The only thing that is not impressive about the school is out of the time my son has been there, every year they have a mostly new staff. Also the children do not participate in field trips. There are not many activites planned for the kids such as fun days or graduations. I also do not like that the uniforms do not include shorts. Overall, my child has learned alot. I have decided to enroll my three year old this year.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 21, 2008
I liked this school. My child is in pre-k and he learned so much from his exceptional teacher. We were so sad when she left over an unfortunate incident about a child. She doesn't deserve the way she was treated. She has been an inspiration for my child and I hope all teachers are like her.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
This is the most horrible school that there could possibly be in charter school system. My son was not even able to play on the playground that is built only for the Saint Nicholas Children which consists of about ten 8 mo.-2 yr old. The principal is not proactive and very rude. I walked into the classroom and found my son's teacher shoving another kid and screaming LOUD, when I reported it my son was punished on a daily. Horrible cirriculum and segregated classes. They stay in the class for brkft,lunch. Stay away.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2006
My son attended this school for a very short period of time. In this time my son never had any homework, and they have cruel and unusual punishment for the students. They are also very strange about letting parents go to the classrooms during the day like something is wrong in the back. And the teachers do not keep there appointments with the parents when you schedule one. This school is very unacceptable. Please keep your children away from the Mullins Campus.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
My daughter attends the Mullins campus, and I must say that I am not impressed at all with this school. My daughter has been in daycare since she was 9 mo. old. Although the daycare she was attending had a pre-k program, I decided to take her out to get her ready for classroom setting. I must also say that My daughter learned more at the daycare she attended than at the school she is at now. The quality of the academics are not impressive, she is actually regressing in her academics, they don't give out homework, and every day when I ask her what she has learned, she tells me the same things everyday. So overall, I am not pleased with this school at all and would not refer anyone to enroll their children there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 01, 2005
I would like to note that the appearance of the facility is very unattractive, and seemingly unclean. (i.e. old, throw-away coaches, poorly lit corridor, etc).

- submitted by a parent
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Medical Center Charter School/Southwest
10420 Mullins, Houston, TX  77096
(713) 726-0221
Last modified Medical Center Charter School/Southwest is a Charter school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Medical Center Charter School/Southwest Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top