Crossroads School has a long and rich history in Houston beginning in 1977. Crossroads School was created 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 25 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 Ms. Garnett’s footsteps. In 1994 she reincorporated the school as a Texas non-profit corporation and took the school to the next level while fulfilling its critical need in the community. Dr. Arnoni continued the “Out-of-the Box” approach which includes:
- Individualizing all facets of the student’s learning experience
- Interfacing remediation with compensatory skills
- Utilizing cutting edge technology to support learning
- Implement research findings
Today, Crossroads School is comprised of up to 90 students ranging in grades K-10th. We maintain an 8:1 student to teacher ratio and offer a complete curriculum focusing on basic skills. Our educators specialize in creating a personalized multi-sensory educational program for each student which focuses on remediation as well as compensatory skills with the ultimate goal of transitioning the student back into a conventional school.