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Old 08-02-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Does anyone have any experience or heard anything (good or bad) about St. Stephen's or Lutheran South? I have a 2 & 3 year old that are currently attending a private school in Clear Lake, but it only goes to 4th grade. We would like to put them in a private school that goes to high school. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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I don't know if St. Stephens is still the same, but I had a friend that sent her son there, and without going into a long detailed story, if you are wanting a school that doesn't have "rules" then this would be a good choice. Examples would be calling the teachers by their first names, no accountabity for being tardy,etc.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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I would go with Lutheran South. Zero discipline at St. Stephens and from what I've heard they have some real problems at the middle and high school.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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One of my kids went to Lutheran South - it was okay but nothing to get excited about. The kid that went to public school seemed to have a better education once they were both out of school.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Thanks. I appreciate everyone's input
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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Well PrisA I tell you what you will really appreciate! My son who is now 9 years old was enrolled in LSA South on Dixie Farm and I-45 South. He was set to go to first grade and his teachers name was Ms. Fink. My son had never had any discipline issues and in my opinion is a little genius. He went to Montessori School of Downtown in Clear lake before we got him into LSA. Like you I was looking for a school that goes through high school.
Very early we started noticing behavior problems in our son and constant notes to us from Ms. Fink that he had issues could not sit quiet, could not behave, would interrupt etc etc etc. We had numerous meetings with her and she recommended non sugary breakfast, psycho therapy, medication, stuff that. Like an idiot I followed. We made an appt with a child psychologist at Texas Childrens to do full evaluation and test for ADHD/ADD, etc. (We had to wait a month for this appt and in the end it came out that our son did not have ADHD or ADD but instead had anxiety.)

This abuse stayed for almost 2 months at which point we were getting immune to my sons complaints that Ms. Fink yells at him, is very mean to him, makes fun of him in front of everyone, calls him out even when he is not involved in a conversation etc etc.
We had a conference with the principal and she basically said that we could not transfer my son to the other teachers class since already 5 of Ms. Fink's students had been transferred to Ms. Canada's Class and she is already 4 students too many and besides Ms. Fink has her ways but give it time and things will work out. The principal did not give any resolution or solution.
The breaking point came when I noticed my son, who was always very sweet, perky, involved was to himself at our house party and I asked him what was wrong and he looked in my eyes and said that "Dad I am a bad kid", DAMN I could have died when I heard that. Turns out that Ms. Fink had been abusing my son mentally to the point that he started to believe he was a bad kid, he became reclusive, quiet and very frightened.
We went to the principal and told her our decision to move our son back to the Montessori School Of Downtown in Clear Lake and that all the stuff that was going on and how upset I was. She offered to move our kid to Ms. Canada's class but it was too late. She said she would hold a place for our son in 2nd grade and that it would be better next year. She told us to go for now but come back and that her hands were tied.
We found out a little later from other parents that Fink is tenured and that she received the calling and therefore will have to retire before the school can bring anther teacher in to replace her. Our story was not the exception and many of the parents know about this particular teacher. The school was also having trouble in 3rd grade where 5 families pulled their children out during the winter break from one particularly terrible teacher.
As far as I am concerned LSA is a BAD school. We were told that it gets better in Middle school and High School but my trust is lost. We were lucky to pull my son out of LSA when we did and that he had no lasting damage. We had to move him again because the Montessori only went to 2nd grade and now he is doing amazing at AWTY international school.
LUTHERAN SOUTH ACADEMY was a bad decision and it was compounded by not trusting my 6 year old and believing in a grown CHRISTIAN woman who was lying all the time.

Please email me if you have any questions I would love to discuss this with anyone who wants to talk.

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