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

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 our 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 Multilingual early

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,

Is Private School Worth It?

“Is private school worth it?” It’s a question that many parents wonder about as the world changes around them. Hopefully, you live in a school district with generally excellent public schools. However, some parents still wonder whether their child might benefit from a private education.  If you find yourself wondering whether private school is really worth it, there are a few things to consider. Often, the first thing that comes to mind is the expense. This is especially true for parents who need to enroll multiple children.  Let’s take a look at the factors that come into play as parents

What Is Classical Christian Education (CCE)?

Do you find yourself wondering “What is classical Christian education?” Oftentimes, parents who feel the public school system doesn’t share their values decide to explore private options. However, with the plethora of options available, it’s good to stay curious.  When you want to find the best education for your child, it’s important to understand the foundation of a school’s philosophy. Below, we provide some insight into a classical Christian education and answer, “What is CCE?” Classical Christian Education In the CCE model, we use methods and content to develop thoughtful, critical, articulate, and well-rounded students. As a classical school, Houston