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.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based, Dysgraphia, ADD
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 101 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Joy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Financial Aid available
Admissions Director Laura Rodriguez
Admissions Associate Laura Spaulding
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