Private School Myths: Fact vs Fiction

Some private school myths prevent parents from fully exploring their options. With the right education, a child gains the foundation necessary for future success. While we tend to focus on academics, this is also relevant for their leadership skills, confidence, poise, and more.  Our drive to give children the best start is why many parents look to private education. From Montessori schools to classical schools, Houston families want the best for their children.  However, pervasive misinformation about private education stops some parents from weighing their options. Often, they leave their kids to the public school system. That’s why we want

How to Choose a Private School: A Guide for Parents

Wondering how to choose a private school for your child? Today, parents have an overwhelming amount of choices. Per a report from the National Center for Education Statistics, there are upwards of 34,000 private schools across the country.  In some major metropolitan cities like Houston, TX, parents have hundreds to choose from. Moreover, these schools belong to an array of religious and non-religious associations. As such, each school has its own values, community, and resources.  As you wonder how to choose a private school, we wanted to provide a good guide to help parents navigate the world of private schools.

An Alternative to Public Schools: Classical Schools

When parents want an alternative to public schools, they have options. Among these, classical education differs quite profoundly from traditional public schools. Guided by the Western canon, classical schools often orient themselves toward the liberal arts with a foundation of Greek and Roman traditions.  As we all seek academic excellence for our children, many parents find their alternative in an option such as this. Oftentimes, parents rate good teachers and strong academics as their priorities in evaluating a school.  However, they also tend to rank both safety and extracurricular activities as priorities. Additionally, many parents value their personal education and

Multilingual Early Literacy: Importance and Benefits

Growing Up Multilingual In Europe and other parts of the world it is not unusual for children to learn two or more languages in the home.  Hearing and speaking other languages is natural to them.  Infants and small children are developmentally receptive to language and carefully watch our faces, especially mouths, as we speak to them.  It is very valuable for young children to be exposed to the different cultures and literature and they love to sing songs and listen to stories.  This is the environment that has been prepared at Saint Nicholas School.   Multilingual Early Literacy: Importance and Benefits

The Benefits of Montessori Education & Classical Schools

When it comes to the benefits of Montessori Education and classical schools, Houston parents feel quite strongly about these models. Oftentimes, parents become loyal devotees to their child’s school as they see them learn and excel.  With centuries of history behind these educational models, they’ve seen a relatively recent surge in popularity. Today, there are thousands of Montessori and classical schools across the United States. This number has risen drastically since 2000.  What Are the Benefits of Montessori Education? When you choose a classical education or Montessori environment for your child, it has numerous benefits. These educational models foster independence

What Is a Parochial School?

What is a parochial school? Oftentimes, people use the terms “parochial school” and “Catholic school” interchangeably. In some cases, schools fit both terms. However, this is not always the case.  For instance, Saint Nicholas School is an independent Anglican school that fits under the umbrella of a “parochial school.” Below, we look more closely at the term.  What Is a Parochial School Today? Simply put, a parochial school is a type of private school. To be more specific, it is a private school that has some affiliation with a religious entity. Oftentimes, that entity is a church.  In many cases,