SCHOOL OF THE WOODS

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1321 WIRT RD
HOUSTON, TX 77055
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Phone: 713-686-8811
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 7:1
  • Students/Grade: 22.4
  • Number Students: 313
  • Number Teachers: 39
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Betsy Coe
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (35 ratings)
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    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-29
    "Parents need to be careful trusting School of the Woods. The school's website and a reviewer below mention a 2013 grad was accepted and is attending Texas A&M. That student did not get accepted at A&M, is enrolled at Blinn Community College, a 2 year associates program and hopes to be one of the 6 out of 10 students who transfer into Texas A&M one day."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-13
    "Addressing the 6/30/13 post claiming fake classes at SOTW - this is simply not true. I am not sure of the poster's motivation. 1. Not everyone makes As and Bs. My child made some Cs. 2. The schedule is different. Some MWF and TTH classes that are twice as long allowing the teachers to teach more; there is less start up and wrap up time. 3. They do not give Algebra I credit to all. My child took the class freshman year. 4. The "field trips" are classes. One does not have to be in a classroom to learn. 5. Once a child starts middle school they use computers all day long. They are required to have laptops for high school. They have access to and use computers in upper elementary. 6. Yes, most graduates attend smaller liberal arts schools. Most appreciate a smaller learning environment and don't want to be herded along in a large state college. As a graduate of a large state college I am encouraging my child to look at smaller colleges. This years graduates will be attending Colorado College of Mines, Brown, Texas A&M, Tulane and the U of H Honors among other schools. We have a much higher than average number of National Merit Semi- finalists and Finalists."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-10
    "The posting of July 25, 2013 is inaccurate regarding accreditation.The writer does not appear to understand the process. They also do not seem to have a grasp of the Montessori program. It should also be noted that GreatSchools.org continues to publish inaccurate statistical information and advertising that has not been endorsed by School of the Woods. Repeated request to user support have received not response from GreatSchools.org."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-25
    "We left in 2011 after we found out School of the Woods lost its accreditation from the American Montessori Society. It made us very nervous and no one would tell us why, after 8 years, K-12 was no longer accredited. Leaving was the right decision. Teachers told us our child was a star, the best and the brightest, but we knew this was not true. We thought Montessori was all about setting high expectations and having a disciplined approach to learning. Our child fell way behind and there is no way any teacher can teach 20 kids, each at a different place in the curriculum."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-17
    "There are a lot of great things about School of the Woods. They have a lot of wonderful events and activities. The parents are very involved. It is a beautiful natural campus, and kids have lots of time outdoors. I found from personal experience that it is better to begin with Montessori in preschool, as students need time to learn "the method" before it is necessary that they learn content at an efficient pace. Relatively large class size makes it difficult for teachers to provide individual lessons very frequently, so some subjects fall between the cracks. Your experience at the school can vary to a large degree depending on which teacher your child has. The administration has been doing this for a long time. Possibly because of this, they are not necessarily responsive to parents with concerns. Communication between the school and parents is fair- little use of technology for correspondence. School of the Woods is true Montessori- which seems to work very well for many students, but not all. Unless your child is highly disciplined and self-motivated, they will not learn at a very efficient pace. In pre-school it doesn't much matter, but going into Primary grades, it does."
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