The Joy School

The Joy School is committed to helping children with learning differences reach their academic, social, and creative potential by providing an environment that is safe, supportive and innovative such that they can learn successfully.The Joy School was founded in 1997 by a team of educators, related professionals, and parents who recognized an underserved need in Houston, specifically children with learning differences.
The Joy School is a nonsectarian, independent, non profit day school focused on meeting the unique needs of students who, although intellectually capable, often have great difficulty finding success in a traditional school environment.The Joy School strives to provide the remediation, accommodation and resources students need to first address existing academic deficits and then begin the process for returning to a mainstream school.
The Joy School provides a unique, nurturing environment in which teachers and administrators work as a team for the benefit of all students.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based, Dysgraphia, ADD
Year Founded
1997
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
142 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Joy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid available
Admissions Director
Laura Rodriguez
Admissions Associate
Christine Pratt

School Notes

  • The Joy School is committed to helping children with learning differences reach their academic, social, and creative potential by providing an environment that is safe, supportive and innovative such that they can learn successfully.The Joy School was founded in 1997 by a team of educators, related professionals, and parents who recognized an underserved need in Houston, specifically children with learning differences.
  • The Joy School is a nonsectarian, independent, non profit day school focused on meeting the unique needs of students who, although intellectually capable, often have great difficulty finding success in a traditional school environment.The Joy School strives to provide the remediation, accommodation and resources students need to first address existing academic deficits and then begin the process for returning to a mainstream school.
  • The Joy School provides a unique, nurturing environment in which teachers and administrators work as a team for the benefit of all students.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Houston, TX is $13,039 for elementary schools and $15,969 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Houston, TX is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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