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Old 06-01-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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We live in Northwest Houston. And our school district is Klien. We are in the process of looking for school for our daughter. Klenk is her designated school but we are not really impressed with Klenk. What options do we have?

We are interested in Harmony School but that is on charter basis (Lottery) and we wanted to have a backup plan. Are there any other charter school?

Are there any good private schools in Northwest? We live Champion Forest and 1960.

She will be five this year!!

Thanks,
Mary
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:26 PM
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I know families with kids who have attended these private schools in your area:

Northland Christian
Abercrombie Academy
Northwood Montessori
St. Ignatius Loyola
Redd School

There is also the Banff School but I don't know anyone there, past or present.

(It just occurred to me that Northwood only goes to 1st grade which is not a long-term solution for you. There was an initiative to grow the school beyond 1st grade a few years ago but it stalled. It is an excellent Montessori school for young children, though.)

Last edited by fnh; 06-01-2015 at 02:35 PM.. Reason: Added info on Northwood
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Northwood is an excellent montessori school for pre-k. They offer class up to first grade but most parents leave when they hit K.

Northland Christian seem to be the school most of the kids there go to if they that don't want to go to public school. Their campus is quite big. I know couple parents that have kids there. They don't have any negative to say but don't think is that great either.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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Thanks! Currently, my daughter is going to Pre-K school. I guess the path is like this:

Pre-K
Kindergarten
1
2
..


Am I correct? Sorry I studied in different country so I am not familiar with the education system in USA.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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Yes. The path is correct.

This is the issue I have with bad public schools. Even if your kid is not going, you are still paying for it with property tax and pay again for private school. It make more sense to move so you can save on the private school tuition unless you really want to paid for private education.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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My neighbor just moved from Klein to CyFair. He figured the real estate commission was cheaper than tuition at Northland for 2 kids for 12 years.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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Northwood is an excellent montessori school for pre-k. They offer class up to first grade but most parents leave when they hit K.

Northland Christian seem to be the school most of the kids there go to if they that don't want to go to public school. Their campus is quite big. I know couple parents that have kids there. They don't have any negative to say but don't think is that great either.
Northland's campus isn't really that big. The elementary and secondary are on two separate campuses in two separate locations. The facilities, particularly at secondary are nice. We can't say enough good things about the school as well as quite a few people who feel the same way.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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I've heard good things about both Northland and Trinity Lutheran for private schools. Both were recommended to me when we were trying to decide what we'd do if we couldn't buy a house (our rental is zoned to Spring.) One of my daughter's classmates is going to Trinity Lutheran next year.

I REALLY liked Northwood Montessori for PreK, but their schedule and hours didn't work for us (just a little more limited than we could work with as working parents.) We ended up at Klein-Spring instead, but they end after PreK.

We're buying a house zone to Haude.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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You might want to edit your post to say you live in NW Harris County, not NW Houston....big difference. My neighbor's son went to Banff and they loved it. It only goes through middle school though, at least it did at that time. There is a lot of focus on reading. I have never been impressed with TX language arts programs.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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You might want to move to the other side of Klein. Klein k is zoned to Klein forest and that school is deemed as the "bad apple " of Klein. Try 77379
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