ST. CATHERINES MONTESSORI

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9821 TIMBERSIDE DR
HOUSTON, TX 77025
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Phone: 713-665-2195
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 9th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Galveston-houston
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 23.1
  • Number Students: 254
  • Number Teachers: 14
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Susan Tracy
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-01
    "This was once a great school, but has significantly declined due to a serious lack of leadership by the Head of School. This person came into the position with no administrative experience whatsoever. She lacks professionalism, passion, basic business acumen, and more fundamentally, leadership skills. The faculty and staff know this, but hide it from the parents, and bury their heads to keep their jobs. To the school's credit, the Primary classes (3-6) are fantastic, because the teachers are fantastic. The upper levels lack boundaries, guidance and consequences. The middle school children spend more time gardening than learning actual skills needed for success later in life. The elementary children behave like Lord of the Flies, and bullying is rampant. This will be my child's last year at SCM."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-23
    "I think the school is wonderful for the young child (through third grade or so), mainly because the primary and lower el guides and assistants are wonderful and are true and faithful Christians (though not necessarily Catholic) . However, I get the sense that there is a lot of indoctrination on the gospel of environmentalism in the upper levels. I also get the sense that the school feels the need to apologize for its Catholic identity and heavily emphasizes their version of the Church's social justice teachings over Catholic morality and virtue. What the school needs are more orthodox Catholic families to set a good example on what the Church teaches regarding moral issues--at least three teachers and other staff members I know of are public in supporting views that are not compatible with Church teaching re: marriage and abortion. If I get the sense that the upper levels acknowledge, accept, and encourage the children to follow Catholic moral teachings on ALL fronts, not just social, but moral, we will still through the ninth grade. I'm just not sure that the school is prepared to do what it needs to do to make this happen."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-07-08
    "Our child thrived in spite of the lack of leadership and inconsistent management. There are/were some very great teachers at this school and because of that children can do well. That being said, iI would caution that as a parent the leadership has been dishonest, vindictive and outright cruel in dealing with parents that may bring up suggestions that are not popular or criticize any policy or change. At the moment the attitude is that if it works for your child shut up and be happy. There doesn't seem to be any real community feel in terms of feedback and participation. If you are not in the special circle of parents that will not question the leadership you may not enjoy this experience. We are lucky that we were fortunate to have great teachers who are alas now gone. You may have a good experience but please know there is a risk. I believe the toddler program is strong but its hard to recommend the rest without this caveat of meet with the teachers and talk to the parents and also know the principal will make decisions based on her opinions and not much feedback or only feedback from members she deems worthy. However, if flagpoles are important I guess you are in luck."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-07-28
    "I am happy to say thst the school now houses a beautiful American flag flying on its pole! The school is a great community that taught my children well. The transition of a new principal will go well due in part to the strong parent participation. We will always be grateful and recommend our friends and others to this wonderful place!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-06-30
    "Sending our children to this school has been the greatest gift we have ever given them. The teachers, staff, student body and parents are wonderful. This is a world-class Montessori school dedicated to the love for learning, taking care of the earth, and loving God."
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