What Makes GHS Different?
Our journey began more than ten years ago when we sold our home in Oak Forest, and we were looking to resettle here in the Heights. During our quest to find the right daycare for our little one, we had so many negative experiences that we decided that when the time came for us to start our daycare, that we would make significant changes to the daycare industry. As owners, we have backgrounds and advance degrees in Elementary Education and Leadership Development, and we have always been passionate about teaching the children of our community.
Improve the Quality of Education
Our passion has set us on a path to improve the quality of education and change the archaic ways that daycares operate in the Heights area. Although we understand that we won’t be able to improve the quality of education for every student in America, we know that helping just one student is well worth it.
To Give Back Our Community
One of the reasons why we wanted to start Greater Heights School is to contribute to the Houston Community in a meaningful way. We understand that teaching is one of the most direct ways to make a positive impact and important contribution to our community.
We work hard to keep tuition costs down as well as the number of extra fees to a minimum. There are no surprise fees with us. We only charge a one-time enrollment fee as well as a low bi-annual supply fee. That is all that we charge outside of our normal tuition fees.
At Greater Heights School we use Class Dojo™ to communicate with parents. ClassDojo™is aneducational technologycommunication app which connects our teachers, students and families through communication features, such as a feed for photos and videos from the school day. The owners and directors of Greater Heights School put in more than 10 hours a day at the facility and are always available to address the concerns of parents and children.
Cleanliness and Safety
The teachers and staff at Greater Heights School make cleanliness and safety one of their highest priorities. When you first walk into our daycare, you will notice that it smells clean, the walls, floors and glass are clean and free of debris. Your child’s safety is of our greatest importance, which is why we have a security guard on duty to protect parents and children here at our facility.
Greater Heights School has some of the best teachers in all of Houston. Over 85% of our current teachers and staff have been with us since we first started over four years ago. We have less than a 10% teacher turnover rate, which is the lowest in the industry. Our Lead Teachers have college degrees or CDAs and we have an extensive apprenticeship program to help foster and mentor the Assistant Teachers throughout their journey to become Lead Teachers.
To Change the Lives of Students
GHS teachers do more than teach, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. Our teachers are more than just an educator: they are a mentor, a confidant and a friend. Our teachers interact with students at all stages of development and from all walks of life. GHS’s great teachers want to help students along this path and to play a part in shaping the person they will ultimately become as well as take part in shaping the next generation.
At Greater Heights School, we never charge parents to be on a waitlist. We realize that getting parents to pay to be on a waitlist can be expensive, especially when they are trying to secure a spot 6 months to a year from the time, they need care. Our waitlist is managed on a month-to-month basis to better suit the needs of the parents.
At Greater Heights School we make it as easy as possible to enroll your child with us. We never ask for a deposit and your first month with us is pro-rated. There is a one-time enrollment fee, not a yearly fee like most other daycares. We also offer a Satisfaction Guarantee Enrollment period, in which if there is any time where you are not satisfied with our services, just let us know and we will give you a full refund.
Closed only 10 Days
At Greater Heights School we understand that our job is to keep our facility open so that we can provide your child with the best education and care while you can have peace of mind to do what you need to do to provide for your family. So, we do not follow HISD’s schedule and we are only closed 10 days out of the calendar year. In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, we stayed open so that parents could focus on repairing their homes and rebuilding their lives while other daycares closed.