Our History

Saint Nicholas School was established in 1987 as a private independent school, organized as a limited partnership to procure property for a campus. The group included school heads, faculty, parents, grandparents, friends, and business associates. James L. McKey and Margot T. Heard served as general partners.

The school grew and developed grades through middle school. Parental support produced growth for the four acre campus. In 1991 the school was named a member of the “Houston 100”, for being one of the fastest growing companies in the HoustonGalveston area.

A second campus was opened in 1995 in the Texas Medical Center with a second limited partnership. The purpose was to provide the unique offering of academic excellence, innovative materials and curriculum, and personal attention in the workplace setting of the Texas Medical Center.

The general partners were recruited to sponsor one of the new Open Enrollment Charters in the state in 1996, granted by the State Board of Education. The school, Medical Center Charter School, was organized as a 501 (c) (3). It was closed in 2015 and the Mullins property sold. We still maintain the website and have friends visit it and our SNS campus.

By 2006 the limited partnerships had been closed and the limited partner assets purchased by the Heard family. The school then operated under a limited partnership.

A non-profit corporation, Saint Nicholas Schools, was established in 2012 to raise funds for scholarships, fine arts, and religious purposes. In June, 2019 SNS became the operating company for SNS.

We are currently operating the school at the Bethany campus, 3511A Linkwood Drive, Houston, TX 77025.  Our permanent campus will be built on 20 acres as part of Saint Nicholas Place, a 47 acre development that will include lakes, multifamily housing, and commercial. We anticipate ground breaking at that site in the fall of 2020.

As we enter our second generation it is our intention to operate the school for the benefit of Houston and the Texas Medical Center community.

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Reviews Of Saint Nicholas School

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Saint Nicholas School is one of the best schools/daycare in the Houston area! We had both our kids there before we moved abroad. The staff is genuinely caring and compassionate. Their curriculum is rich and our boy kept surprising us with new words/songs in different languages. We are very thankful to all teachers and staff at Saint Nicholas and definitely recommend to all!

Ghada Fakih

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Wonderful school for those seeking a comprehensive private education! The administration is dedicated and hardworking. I have really enjoyed working with them. I am also very excited about the new campus!

Kate DeVantier

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My kiddos 2 years here at SNS was awesome. Great learning environment with a healthy in-house lunch/snacks provided. The teachers and assistants new every child's name coming & going even if they were not in their class room, so we felt leaving our little guy in their care. Unfortunately the school relocated, and we had to find a closer location otherwise we would have stayed.

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