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Old 01-15-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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Our family is moving to the Houston area from the Dallas in a couple of months. Currently, my very young children attend a Spanish Immersion school (www.spanishschoolhouse.com) 2 days a week. Does anyone know of any schools like this in Houston?
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:35 PM
 
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In my research for schools - I found The Rice School - it might be somewhat close to what you are looking for.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:15 AM
 
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Are they in preschool? I don't know of any Spanish immersion preschools like that, but you can probably find several preschools offering Spanish, or private Spanish language programs for children.

Here are a couple you might try. Bilingual Education | Houston TX | Learn Spanish, ESL, French, Mandarin | Crossing Borders (broken link)

MySpanishLessons

There are more options for school-aged kids.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Are they in preschool? I don't know of any Spanish immersion preschools like that, but you can probably find several preschools offering Spanish, or private Spanish language programs for children.

Here are a couple you might try. Bilingual Education | Houston TX | Learn Spanish, ESL, French, Mandarin | Crossing Borders (broken link)

MySpanishLessons

There are more options for school-aged kids.
Yes, they are in preschool. Your link to "MySpanishLessons" looks interesting. Thank you for the link. I'll research this further. Do you know what side of town this school is on?
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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In my research for schools - I found The Rice School - it might be somewhat close to what you are looking for.
Thank you for this link. It is very close to what I am looking for. Do you know anyone who attends this school? If so, what feedback have you received?

I spoke with the Director today at the spanish preschool my children attend and she told me that they are considering opening a spanish preschool in The Woodlands. The only problem with that is that we are considering the Memorial area to reside in and from what I understand those two areas are on different side of the earth.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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I hear negative things about HISD. DISD has the same type of reputation, but I have heard good things about the Barbara Bush Elementary school in HISD.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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We live in DISD and yes, they kinda have the same rep.
But...w/in DISD, the magnet schools are terrific: the Montessori Elementaries, Travis, Science and Engineering (the school my son was going to go to and #2 in the US), the TAG high school (#1 in the US) and Booker T (Arts magnet).

HISD has some of the same types of schools. We are currently applying to Carnengie for high school and TH Rogers for elementary.

If we don't get accepted, then we move into plan B and plan C. Barbara Bush is on my list and feeds into Westside HS. I'm also looking into Memorial schools in Spring Branch ISD.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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We live in DISD and yes, they kinda have the same rep.
But...w/in DISD, the magnet schools are terrific: the Montessori Elementaries, Travis, Science and Engineering (the school my son was going to go to and #2 in the US), the TAG high school (#1 in the US) and Booker T (Arts magnet).

HISD has some of the same types of schools. We are currently applying to Carnengie for high school and TH Rogers for elementary.

If we don't get accepted, then we move into plan B and plan C. Barbara Bush is on my list and feeds into Westside HS. I'm also looking into Memorial schools in Spring Branch ISD.
Oh Wow. So when are you all planning to move to Houston? I didn't realize you were here in Dallas.
I am not familiar with the magnet school programs here or in Houston, so I'll look into TH Rogers also. What grade is your elementary aged child going into?
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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Yes..we live in Casa Linda by White Rock Lake. My youngest is in preschool and will be enterring K fall 2008. My other kid is 14 and enterring 9th grade...he's currently in a homeschool group.

We plan to move after the school year - in June. My husband is already there and comes home on the weekends.

Maybe we can team up and figure this thing out!!
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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It looks like the deadline has passed for applications into the vanguard program at T.H. Rogers.

My 4 year old son is in a homeschooling co-op program 2 days a week for 1.5 hours. Then two days a week him and my 2 year old go to the spanish school in Coppell. Fridays we take off.

I love both schools and would like to keep the Spanish up for both of them AND find a school that will challenge him in Kindergarten. I really hate to leave mainly because of the schools. I was going to keep him in both schools next year instead of enrolling him in a traditional public or private school. Now I have to scurry and find the best school possible.

My husband is scheduled to move to Houston April 1. I plan to leave after the school year.
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