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Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas

Richmond, TX 77407

(281) 531-0000


NOTE: WE are not a daycare center; we are a school. Gethsemane Home School also focus on children with physical (dis)abilities that have been in, or are in Special Education and children with FASD, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Tourette Syndrome, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Speech Disorders, Weight Problems, Dyslexia, Depression, Asthma, Food Allergies, Diabetes, Seizure Disorders, Selective Mutism, and children with OCD whom public schools don’t have the time or the patience to teach. We provide a learning environment that is conducive for these children. Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas also focus on Co-Op objectives on various learning types wherein children will practicing skills and apply knowledge learned in class. Learn new skills or acquire new information. Enhance attitudes or motivation.

Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas also focus on the Reggio Emilio philosophy to learning, wherein as an example, in the Art class, we stimulate young minds to help them discover themselves through artistic expression and experimentation. We expect to have highly supportive and participative parent groups and a wide array of learning centers, materials, tools, equipment, and processes, including a highly developed exploration and project approach for much of our emergent curriculum, which is based on children’s interests and fascinations, developmental stages, and family cultures.

Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas are Education Interventionists who use college students and educational paraprofessionals to teach students.

We also offer services for public school students who need additional academic assistance, we collaborate with the public school system to help the student achieve his or her academic goals. Gethsemane Home School Of Katy strives to create a healthy environment to assist children that are struggling with academics. Gethsemane Home School’s staff is very knowledgeable of Katy ISD and Cy-Fair ISD’s curriculum. We are knowledgeable of TEA's graduation requirements.

NOTE: TEA DOES NOT require home schools to be accredited, because when home schools began, it was meant to be parents teaching their children, now you have public home schools who charge outrageous fees and tell you that they are accredited to justify the charges/fees, which does not matter; what matters in home schooling is that the parent is physically and mentally involved in the child's academic achievements.

So don't be fooled by all of the high priced "accredited programs." Also don't be fooled by programs that offer you to pay a fee to get your high school diploma in eight (8) weeks because a program that offers GED curriculum is longer than eight weeks. You must ask yourself do you want your child to PAY for a diploma without learning academic curriculum or would you want your time and efforts to have your child educated with the knowledge of how to apply for college, how to apply for a job and be able to function in society with the knowledge and skills to become a success "It's Your Choice," Choose Correctly.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Co-op, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas offers interactive communication tools to help children avoid emotional breakdowns and communicate their feelings all in a learning environment that is conducive to their educational needs, mental and social needs as well as their physical abilities. Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas also assist children with anger management solutions; teach them the social skills of helping, sharing and caring for themselves and others; we ask them to think before they act; and learn self control. Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas works on providing for the health, safety and well being of the students enrolled in the program. We strive to create strong relationships with families, short and long-term project planning, spending time and sharing learning experiences with families and others using documentation Our goal is to ultimately plan and implement a well-balanced program of age appropriate experiences and activities designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the students grades K-12. Gethsemane Home School of Katy Texas also offers workshops for teens (16 and older) and adults under the business name of CONSEQUENCES. Our programs under CONSEQUENCES offer the workshop participant to obtain a certificate upon completion of the following: *Diversity Awareness *Effective Communication *Learning How To Thrive In the Workplace *Leadership and Influence *Workplace Violence Awareness Training Other programs are available.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
Other subjects taught We also teach all junior high and high school subjects such as World Geography, U.S. History, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Physical Geology, Histology, English, Psychology, Sociology and Chemistry. We comply with the Texas Education Agency - High School Information Letter (select the link below for detailed information)

From the Director:

These span from mild learning disorders to mental retardation to severe autism. These types of disabilities can affect many areas of functioning including thought, behavior and speech and sensory development. Learning objectives vary by diagnosis; for example, for someone with autism, objectives will include increasing socialization skills; while for someone with mental retardation, objectives may include developing specific job skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Gethsemane Home School of Katy Texas has been in operating since 2008, and has helped over 70 students obtain their high school diplomas free of charge but secondary to the unstabile economy we have asked parents to pay $40 - 50 per week for services which are available between 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon through Friday to cover expenses. We specialize in educating students that have had difficulty adjusting to traditional school settings as well as jr high and high school settings. We are retired Legal Assistants (23 yrs) members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and have received a certification for specialty in SIDS, FASD and Developmental Disabilities. We also provide classes for parents who are home schooling a forum to participate in our daily curriculum. Children who have dropped out of traditional are encouraged to inquire.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas realizes that each child learns differently, so we create teaching techniques tailored to the child according to the way the child learns. There is no one size fits all at Gethsemane Home School Of Katy Texas.

A Typical Day

Learn Social Skills, Make Friends, Control Your Anger, Control Your Impulses, Stepping Up to Stop Bullying, Don't Be Difficult, Positive Thinking, Healing Activities, Cope With Stress, Learning to Be Empathetic, Good Behavior, Keeping Your Cool, Decision Making Skills, Control Your Temper; Conflict Management Skills,

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Fly On The Wall Newsletter published monthly to keep parents abreast of activities. We are able to conference with parents every morning for 5 mins each as the child arrives because children are not allowed to be dropped off and enter alone without a parent. We also have a website where parents can log on to view childrens grades, progress reports and report cards.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on