History

Crossroads School Inc. was created in 1977 by Carol Garnett, a Masters level Special Education teacher with experience in both public and private schools. Determined to meet the needs of the students who were falling through the cracks of the conventional school system, Ms. Garnett took “the road less traveled” and created an educational institution focusing on learning differences. Ms. Garnett purchased a lot and created the school at 5822 Dolores Street in Houston, Texas. In 2001, after 24 years of dedication to the school, Ms. Garnett retired. Today, Ms. Garnett sits on the Board of Directors and serves as an educational consultant.

Dr. Gila Arnoni, a psychologist and parent of a dyslexic son that attended Crossroads School, followed in Ms. Garnett’s footsteps. In 2004 she reincorporated the school as a tax exempt organization 501(c)(3) status and took the school to the next level while fulfilling a critical need in the community. Dr. Arnoni continues the “Out-of-the Box” approach which includes:

    • Individualizing all facets of the student’s learning experience
    • Interfacing remediation with compensatory skills
    • Utilizing technology to support learning
    • Implementing research findings

Today, Crossroads School is comprised of up to 90 students ranging in grades K-9th. We maintain an 8:1 student to teacher ratio in grades K-8 and 10:1 in 9th grade. Crossroads offers a complete curriculum which focuses on remediation as well as compensatory skills. Our educators specialize in creating a personalized multi-sensory educational program for each student with the ultimate goal of transitioning the student back into a conventional school.


Testimonials

"School is no longer a place to be endured, but a place to be enjoyed!"

-Mom of a 4th grader

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2017-04-04T17:58:29+00:00

-Mom of a 4th grader

"School is no longer a place to be endured, but a place to be enjoyed!"
"Crossroads is an awesome school! My son is happy and excited about learning. His learning differences don't get in the way and no longer define and overwhelm his day."

-Mom of Sean, age 11

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2017-04-04T17:59:40+00:00

-Mom of Sean, age 11

"Crossroads is an awesome school! My son is happy and excited about learning. His learning differences don't get in the way and no longer define and overwhelm his day."
“Crossroads has been such a blessing for us. Jake has excelled beyond our wildest dreams. He has formed true friendships.”

-Parent of a former student

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2017-04-04T18:30:15+00:00

-Parent of a former student

“Crossroads has been such a blessing for us. Jake has excelled beyond our wildest dreams. He has formed true friendships.”
“Justin’s journey was a rough one that at the time was filled with so many ups and downs.  The seeds that were planted in the heart of my son by the staff at Crossroads have bloomed and Justin has become an outstanding young man.”

-Mom of an 8th grader

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2017-04-04T18:31:47+00:00

-Mom of an 8th grader

“Justin’s journey was a rough one that at the time was filled with so many ups and downs.  The seeds that were planted in the heart of my son by the staff at Crossroads have bloomed and Justin has become an outstanding young man.”
“Miriam has said that Crossroads feels “safe” because teachers know how to help her difficulties. No one teases her or makes her feel that she is less than the bright, imaginative thinker that she is!”

-Mom of a 6th grader

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2017-04-04T18:32:59+00:00

-Mom of a 6th grader

“Miriam has said that Crossroads feels “safe” because teachers know how to help her difficulties. No one teases her or makes her feel that she is less than the bright, imaginative thinker that she is!”

 

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