School Profile

 

Staff Ratios (student/teacher)

  • Grades K – 2: 16/2
  • Grades 3 – 4: 18/2
  • Grades 5 – 8: 18/1

Enrollment:

  • 300

What countries are represented? Canada, France, China, Mexico and Singapore

Staff Profile

  • Head of School
  • Director of Admission
  • Director of Lower School
  • Director of Curriculum and Middle School
  • 26 Teachers
  • 38 Paraprofessionals
  • 2 Registered Nurses
  • Librarian
  • Learning Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Art Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Band Teacher

TWMS follows its founding guiding principles. The implementation of spiritual growth, the learning environment, accountability, excellence in academic expectations, family partnerships and compassion are identifiers of our world-class Christian education offered at The Woodlands Methodist School.

At The Woodlands Methodist School we encourage our learners to participate in their own education process. We capitalize on student and parental engagement and provide support to both families and students to maximize their learning opportunities at The Woodlands Methodist School.

We engage students in authentic learning experiences through hands-on learning and activities that encourage the student to engage in a sustained discipline process of learning.

The Woodlands Methodist School operates our school with a global perspective. Our students will work internationally and be engaged in global issues.

Our purpose is to expand each student’s horizons in all areas of education and growth, not just academic growth but also social and emotional growth. Best practices encourage parental involvement, small class sizes, one to one teacher and student interaction, meaningful technology experiences and varied learning environments to support the educational belief that all students can learn.

ACCREDITATION

We are both responsible to and supported by The Woodlands United Methodist Church, the TWUMC School Board, and the families we serve. Our school is accredited through Cognia and held accountable by TEPSAC (Texas Private School Accreditation Commission) for students ages three – 8th grade, and our program for children under age three is licensed by the state of Texas.

While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that.

 

Staff Ratios (student/teacher)

  • Toddlers: 8/2
  • Twos: 10/2
  • Threes: 12/2
  • Fours: 14/2
  • Transition Fives: 16/2

Enrollment:

  • 324

What countries are represented? China, India, Korea and Mexico

Staff Profile

  • Head of School
  • Executive Director
  • Director of Curriculum
  • Assistant Director
  • Classroom Advisers
  • 30 Teachers
  • 30 Classroom Assistants
  • Developmental Consultant
  • Library & Literacy Consultant
  • Resource Coordinator

WE FOCUS ON THE WHOLE CHILD
Intellectual Development: We love learning! Cognitive development in a preschool classroom is very intentional! We know young children learn best through hands-on materials and the opportunity to explore and discover. Our teachers create play-based lesson plans to meet the needs and interests of each student.

Physical Development: We love moving! The first five years of life are marked by significant physical growth. In preschool we focus on both large muscle (gross motor) and small muscle (fine motor) skills. Gross motor skills are big movements! We climb, stretch, swing and move on our age-appropriate playgrounds twice each day, weather permitting. Additionally, Music and Motor class is provided for each class daily. The curriculum varies, but always focuses on rhythm, coordination and muscle development whether children are crawling, dancing, or moving the giant parachute to the music. Fine motor skills are developed and enhanced as children play with clay, crayons, and manipulatives (for example puzzles and Legos) throughout their day. Our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used for all age groups, using fun materials to build strong muscles for making letters.

Spiritual Development: We love Jesus! Families of all faiths are welcome at our school. Our teachers plan for Christian education in their classrooms every day, including a prayer. Preschoolers attend Chapel every week and hear a Bible story, pray and sing to begin to learn about worship. Families are invited to join us, especially for Christmas and Easter Chapel.

Social Development: We love one another! Do you remember the phrase “the best way to make a friend is to be one”? This is a new and important concept for little ones! Our small classes provide children the opportunity to work and play with others. Kind words and gentle hands are essential life lessons, as well as compassion, empathy and working as a team. The social skills we develop in preschool are the foundation for a lifetime of connecting with and caring for others.

Emotional Development: I feel good about me! God made us all alike, and all different. Helping children feel good about themselves and proud of their own abilities is an essential part of our early childhood education. Developing independence and a positive self-worth are necessary life skills. From the toddler learning how to pour her own drink to the five year old proud of printing her name, we strive to meet individual needs in ways that help each student shine. We want each child to develop a strong sense of self, an “I can do it!” attitude, and a love of learning.

ACCREDITATION
We are both responsible to and supported by The Woodlands United Methodist Church, the TWUMC School Board, and the families we serve. Our school is accredited through Cognia and held accountable by TEPSAC (Texas Private School Accreditation Commission) for students ages three – 8th grade, and our program for children under age three is licensed by the state of Texas.

While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that.

In addition, our Preschool Toddlers and Twos program is fully licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services as required by state regulations.

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