Galloway School

★★★★☆
  • 3200 W Bay Area Blvd

    Friendswood, TX 77546

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  • 281-338-9510

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If the board terminates someone, they must have had a reason. I would recommend this school based on its teachers, and how well the students learn. This school environment as I have observed is an environment in which students can excel,

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★★★★★

If the board terminates someone, they must have had a reason. I would recommend this school based on its teachers, and how well the students learn. This school environment as I have observed is an environment in which students can excel,

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I have no complains from the school environment and the academics. But all of a sudden when the board fired the Principal of the school without any warning is a big question mark on the parent's face. The school principal Mrs. Bonnie

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★★★★★

I have no complains from the school environment and the academics. But all of a sudden when the board fired the Principal of the school without any warning is a big question mark on the parent's face. The school principal Mrs. Bonnie

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Ignore the negative reviews from a single disgruntled parent who posts under numerous names. Go to the Galloway School and talk to the hundreds of happy parents and students who love it there. Our daughter has been at the Galloway School

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★★★★★

Ignore the negative reviews from a single disgruntled parent who posts under numerous names. Go to the Galloway School and talk to the hundreds of happy parents and students who love it there. Our daughter has been at the Galloway School

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My children have been going to The Galloway School for 4 years and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. The teachers are AWESOME and provide a great learning enviroment. Do they ask for donations throughout the year, yes, but this is standard with any private school. Parents need to remember that private schools do not receive federal funding. Having said that, I have never had a problem with not donating or contributing to something for one reason or another. It has never been a requirement and I have NEVER been told that a donation of a certain value is required, as stated by a previous reviewer. Yes, this school is challenging, but that is why we chose it. TGS does not hid the fact that it works on an advanced level. If your child cannot keep up w/ the pace of everyone else or is stressed with the demands, then this school is not right for you. Part of the problem with public school is they go at the pace of the slowest person; TGS does not do this.
I am so happy I chose to send my children to The Galloway School and look forward to returning for several more years.

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★★★★★

My children have been going to The Galloway School for 4 years and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. The teachers are AWESOME and provide a great learning enviroment. Do they ask for donations throughout the year, yes, but this is standard with any private school. Parents need to remember that private schools do not receive federal funding. Having said that, I have never had a problem with not donating or contributing to something for one reason or another. It has never been a requirement and I have NEVER been told that a donation of a certain value is required, as stated by a previous reviewer. Yes, this school is challenging, but that is why we chose it. TGS does not hid the fact that it works on an advanced level. If your child cannot keep up w/ the pace of everyone else or is stressed with the demands, then this school is not right for you. Part of the problem with public school is they go at the pace of the slowest person; TGS does not do this.
I am so happy I chose to send my children to The Galloway School and look forward to returning for several more years.

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The Galloway School has been in the news lately with big problems including teachers filing EEOC suits for sexual harassment and retaliation (see KPRC Channel 2 NBC'S affiliate Houston and the Bay Area Citizen). The 2010-2011 school year ended with 25% of the teachers not returning for the next school year. This school is in big trouble with lawsuits pending and enrollment dropping. Where the school once was able to boast being the ""best private school in the bay area"" it now works hard trying to reassure the community it has their problems under control. At nearly $9,000 a year tuiton, one would think that the school would not have problems that are splashed across local newspapers and television channels. No need to pay for this sort of education for your child.

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The Galloway School has been in the news lately with big problems including teachers filing EEOC suits for sexual harassment and retaliation (see KPRC Channel 2 NBC'S affiliate Houston and the Bay Area Citizen). The 2010-2011 school year ended with 25% of the teachers not returning for the next school year. This school is in big trouble with lawsuits pending and enrollment dropping. Where the school once was able to boast being the ""best private school in the bay area"" it now works hard trying to reassure the community it has their problems under control. At nearly $9,000 a year tuiton, one would think that the school would not have problems that are splashed across local newspapers and television channels. No need to pay for this sort of education for your child.

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One would assume with low class sizes that a school could accomodate the needs of all students who are admitted. Unfortunately, this is not the case at Galloway. I was told this directly by my child's teacher. Lower school teachers have little authority to do what they feel is best for the child. Either a child is capable of going at the extremely fast pace that is set or the child is left behind. Instruction is not individualized and instruction does not occur in flexible homogeneous groupings. The entire emphasis is on gettting to the end of the book as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next level book. This is poor instruction.

The school is HIGHLY competitive! Everything is a contest or about a contest. My child is so stressed out that they cry almost weekly about their work. I feel the school is robbing my child of their childhood. If your child is gifted (ALREADY) you will probably have a positive experience at Galloway; however, if you are expecting the school to actually take your child from where they are and move them forward by the process of quality instruction, this is not the place for you. Remember, only 10% or less of the population would truly test as "gifted". We all think our babies are talented, but most are simply high achieving and that won't get it done at this school.

The school has many awards and accolades, but I have discovered that many of them are solicited by the school (such as Best Private School in the Bay Area) and most quality private schools do not participate in PSIA(only two schools from the Houston area), which they are quite proud of winning every year. Also, they have plaques in the entry for Daughters of the American Revolution. They have a winning student every year. I looked the contest up and winners come from each chapter of the organization. There are four chapters in Friendswood alone. I highly suspect that one of those chapters has Galloway as the only school submitting papers for the competition.
Also, children are shown movies that exceed a "G" rating in library. No elementary school should take it upon themselves to show movies that might be considered inappropriate by the parents. No school should use library time to watch TV! Parents are largely disregarded, for instance, only room parents and one helper are allowed to attend school parties. They lock you into a contract before you are given a chance to see the student handbook. If I had seen it, we would have never signed on for this year of misery.

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One would assume with low class sizes that a school could accomodate the needs of all students who are admitted. Unfortunately, this is not the case at Galloway. I was told this directly by my child's teacher. Lower school teachers have little authority to do what they feel is best for the child. Either a child is capable of going at the extremely fast pace that is set or the child is left behind. Instruction is not individualized and instruction does not occur in flexible homogeneous groupings. The entire emphasis is on gettting to the end of the book as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next level book. This is poor instruction.

The school is HIGHLY competitive! Everything is a contest or about a contest. My child is so stressed out that they cry almost weekly about their work. I feel the school is robbing my child of their childhood. If your child is gifted (ALREADY) you will probably have a positive experience at Galloway; however, if you are expecting the school to actually take your child from where they are and move them forward by the process of quality instruction, this is not the place for you. Remember, only 10% or less of the population would truly test as "gifted". We all think our babies are talented, but most are simply high achieving and that won't get it done at this school.

The school has many awards and accolades, but I have discovered that many of them are solicited by the school (such as Best Private School in the Bay Area) and most quality private schools do not participate in PSIA(only two schools from the Houston area), which they are quite proud of winning every year. Also, they have plaques in the entry for Daughters of the American Revolution. They have a winning student every year. I looked the contest up and winners come from each chapter of the organization. There are four chapters in Friendswood alone. I highly suspect that one of those chapters has Galloway as the only school submitting papers for the competition.
Also, children are shown movies that exceed a "G" rating in library. No elementary school should take it upon themselves to show movies that might be considered inappropriate by the parents. No school should use library time to watch TV! Parents are largely disregarded, for instance, only room parents and one helper are allowed to attend school parties. They lock you into a contract before you are given a chance to see the student handbook. If I had seen it, we would have never signed on for this year of misery.

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One would asume with low class sizes that a school could accomodate the needs of all students who are admitted. Unfortunately, this is not the case at Galloway. Either a child is capable of going at the extremely fast pace that is set or the child is left behind. Instruction is not individualized and instruction does not occur in flexible homogeneous groupings. The entire emphasis is on gettting to the end of the book as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next level book. This is poor instruction. The school is HIGHLY competitive! Everything is a contest or about a contest. My child is so stressed out that they cry almost weekly about their work. I feel the school is robbing my child of their childhood. If your child is gifted (ALREADY) you will probably have a positive experience at Galloway; however, if you are expecting the school to actually take your child from where they are and move them forward by the process of quality instruction, this is not the place for you. The school has many awards and accolades, but I have discovered that many of them are solicited by the school and most quality private schools do not participate in PSIA, which they are quite proud of winning every year. Also, they have plaques in the entry for Daughters of the American Revolution. They have a winning student every year. I looked the contest up and winners come from each chapter of the organization. There are four chapters in Friendswood alone. I highly suspect that one of those chapters has Galloway as the only school submitting papers for the competition. \r
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Also, children are shown movies that exceed a ""G"" rating in library. No elementary school should take it upon themselves to show movies that might be considered inappropriate by the parents. No school should use library time to watch TV!

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★☆☆☆☆

One would asume with low class sizes that a school could accomodate the needs of all students who are admitted. Unfortunately, this is not the case at Galloway. Either a child is capable of going at the extremely fast pace that is set or the child is left behind. Instruction is not individualized and instruction does not occur in flexible homogeneous groupings. The entire emphasis is on gettting to the end of the book as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next level book. This is poor instruction. The school is HIGHLY competitive! Everything is a contest or about a contest. My child is so stressed out that they cry almost weekly about their work. I feel the school is robbing my child of their childhood. If your child is gifted (ALREADY) you will probably have a positive experience at Galloway; however, if you are expecting the school to actually take your child from where they are and move them forward by the process of quality instruction, this is not the place for you. The school has many awards and accolades, but I have discovered that many of them are solicited by the school and most quality private schools do not participate in PSIA, which they are quite proud of winning every year. Also, they have plaques in the entry for Daughters of the American Revolution. They have a winning student every year. I looked the contest up and winners come from each chapter of the organization. There are four chapters in Friendswood alone. I highly suspect that one of those chapters has Galloway as the only school submitting papers for the competition. \r
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Also, children are shown movies that exceed a ""G"" rating in library. No elementary school should take it upon themselves to show movies that might be considered inappropriate by the parents. No school should use library time to watch TV!

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The Galloway School on Bay Area in Friendswood is a wonderful school. This is our 2nd year there and I was referred by several friends who kids attend school there. I have been nothing but impressed with the work my child has learned and able to obtain. The staff, not just his teachers, are truly warm and loving. The staff at Galloway know your child. It is a great feeling to walk in or go through the car line where the staff know your child and they say hello, give hugs and just greet them with warmth. I can't believe someone stated that lower school is so cold. That is so not true.

The class rooms are so unique. My son loves going to school here. Donations are asked to help make improvements to the school. It could range from pencils to a contribution towards buying computers or stuff for the playground. This is to be expected as this is a private school that does not receive the type of fundings a public school does. It is not Mandatory either! There is no pressure! If you can donate great and if you can't, you can't! No one ever makes you feel less of person if you can't donate, as the other person commented about. I know this because I am one of those parents that don't have a lot of extra money to help donate each time, but no one has ever shown be a lack disrespect because of it.

The PTO......last year provided all new computer equipment for upper school. I hardly think that is inadequacy. The PTO host many non-fundraising and fundraising events for the parents and the children.

I am very happy and proud to say my son attends The Galloway School. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are able to teach it in a fun way where your child will miss it when he or she is out of school for breaks etc.... Thank you to the Galloway Staff for your dedication to our children. The rates are very compatible to other schools and daycares. The PreK 3 program is wonderful! Why wouldn't you send your child here to learn in a warm, loving and challenging atmosphere for less than you would pay to have them sitting in day care!!!

Choose Galloway. Go ahead and drive there and check it out yourself! You will be very pleased!

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★★★★★

The Galloway School on Bay Area in Friendswood is a wonderful school. This is our 2nd year there and I was referred by several friends who kids attend school there. I have been nothing but impressed with the work my child has learned and able to obtain. The staff, not just his teachers, are truly warm and loving. The staff at Galloway know your child. It is a great feeling to walk in or go through the car line where the staff know your child and they say hello, give hugs and just greet them with warmth. I can't believe someone stated that lower school is so cold. That is so not true.

The class rooms are so unique. My son loves going to school here. Donations are asked to help make improvements to the school. It could range from pencils to a contribution towards buying computers or stuff for the playground. This is to be expected as this is a private school that does not receive the type of fundings a public school does. It is not Mandatory either! There is no pressure! If you can donate great and if you can't, you can't! No one ever makes you feel less of person if you can't donate, as the other person commented about. I know this because I am one of those parents that don't have a lot of extra money to help donate each time, but no one has ever shown be a lack disrespect because of it.

The PTO......last year provided all new computer equipment for upper school. I hardly think that is inadequacy. The PTO host many non-fundraising and fundraising events for the parents and the children.

I am very happy and proud to say my son attends The Galloway School. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are able to teach it in a fun way where your child will miss it when he or she is out of school for breaks etc.... Thank you to the Galloway Staff for your dedication to our children. The rates are very compatible to other schools and daycares. The PreK 3 program is wonderful! Why wouldn't you send your child here to learn in a warm, loving and challenging atmosphere for less than you would pay to have them sitting in day care!!!

Choose Galloway. Go ahead and drive there and check it out yourself! You will be very pleased!

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Wow, after reading the past two reviews, I wonder if they were reviewing OUR Galloway school?? The one that was just awarded the ""Best Private School in the Bay Area,"" has won numerous prestigious academic accolades at the state level, and has provided our children with a truly quality education?\r
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We are originally from the Dallas area, and have found that the tuition at The Galloway is not only extremely competetive, but in a completely different (more affordable) ballpark from those we priced in Dallas. That being written, there are ""wish lists"" around the school at special functions for those that feel that they would like to contribute more to the institution; however, we have NEVER felt pressured to donate. Again, this is a private school, one that depends on its families for financial support, so there is nothing unusual about ""wish lists"" appearing at these functions. Many of the items on the lists are as simple as ""packs of crayons"" from Lakeshore Learning; there are a minor few larger items requested, but in reality, they are just hoping for monetary contributions that could be applied toward the purchase of these items--not for someone to donate them outright. \r
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The children that attend the school are happy and smiling. The staff and teachers are extremely supportive and intelligent; we receive weekly emails from our two daughters' teachers letting us know about their progress or class functions. Activites are well coordinated, and there is a very broad offering of extracurricular activities, including guitar/piano/violin, dance, sports, robotics courses, art, horseback riding, etc., which occur immediately after school on the campus and at an excellent price, especially considering the convenience.\r
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Lower school classrooms are amazing in design. There are ""treehouse reading lofts"" in each room that my daughters rave about. They ask all weekend, ""Is tomorrow Monday?"" It feels good to have a school that our children LOVE to go to.\r
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The curriculum is challenging, and the children are often studying material that is 2-3 grades beyond their level. Early education in robotics helps children understand the fundamentals of how electrical and mechanical systems function; the goal is not just to teach children how to build robots. Children as young as 3 are introduced to a computer curriculum, and reading is encouraged and well rewarded through the Owls Reading Program. \r
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Catering for school lunches is phenomenal--nutritious, balanced, and according to our finicky daughters, ""delicious."" School lunches are optional, but we find it well worth the money.\r
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I do not have one negative word to speak about this school. I am very proud to be a Galloway parent and will eventually have all four of my children enrolled there for the duration of their education.

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★★★★★

Wow, after reading the past two reviews, I wonder if they were reviewing OUR Galloway school?? The one that was just awarded the ""Best Private School in the Bay Area,"" has won numerous prestigious academic accolades at the state level, and has provided our children with a truly quality education?\r
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We are originally from the Dallas area, and have found that the tuition at The Galloway is not only extremely competetive, but in a completely different (more affordable) ballpark from those we priced in Dallas. That being written, there are ""wish lists"" around the school at special functions for those that feel that they would like to contribute more to the institution; however, we have NEVER felt pressured to donate. Again, this is a private school, one that depends on its families for financial support, so there is nothing unusual about ""wish lists"" appearing at these functions. Many of the items on the lists are as simple as ""packs of crayons"" from Lakeshore Learning; there are a minor few larger items requested, but in reality, they are just hoping for monetary contributions that could be applied toward the purchase of these items--not for someone to donate them outright. \r
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The children that attend the school are happy and smiling. The staff and teachers are extremely supportive and intelligent; we receive weekly emails from our two daughters' teachers letting us know about their progress or class functions. Activites are well coordinated, and there is a very broad offering of extracurricular activities, including guitar/piano/violin, dance, sports, robotics courses, art, horseback riding, etc., which occur immediately after school on the campus and at an excellent price, especially considering the convenience.\r
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Lower school classrooms are amazing in design. There are ""treehouse reading lofts"" in each room that my daughters rave about. They ask all weekend, ""Is tomorrow Monday?"" It feels good to have a school that our children LOVE to go to.\r
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The curriculum is challenging, and the children are often studying material that is 2-3 grades beyond their level. Early education in robotics helps children understand the fundamentals of how electrical and mechanical systems function; the goal is not just to teach children how to build robots. Children as young as 3 are introduced to a computer curriculum, and reading is encouraged and well rewarded through the Owls Reading Program. \r
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Catering for school lunches is phenomenal--nutritious, balanced, and according to our finicky daughters, ""delicious."" School lunches are optional, but we find it well worth the money.\r
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I do not have one negative word to speak about this school. I am very proud to be a Galloway parent and will eventually have all four of my children enrolled there for the duration of their education.

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I as a parent don't feel the nurture and warmth from most of the lower school teachers and the Administration Staff. The assistant principle last year (2009-2010) was the best thing to the school in a long time, and they couldn't keep her. The school is very demanding on ""donation"". Requests such as ""... consider to donate large and expensive items like big HD TV, a nice photography package with s/w and quality camera .."" for auction events are very common. I noticed if you make good with donations, the principle and the registrar lady would be very nice to you. Otherwise, they are cold as ice. Don't be fool with the increase enrollment in 2009-2010. A nearby (Pearland) private school closed. The Galloway picked up some student from there. The enrollment in 2010-2011 has gone down. I give 2 stars for low teacher/students ratio and the catered food is good. I have already paid the tuition for the entire year; too late to leave now. I'll take my kids elsewhere next year

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★★☆☆☆

I as a parent don't feel the nurture and warmth from most of the lower school teachers and the Administration Staff. The assistant principle last year (2009-2010) was the best thing to the school in a long time, and they couldn't keep her. The school is very demanding on ""donation"". Requests such as ""... consider to donate large and expensive items like big HD TV, a nice photography package with s/w and quality camera .."" for auction events are very common. I noticed if you make good with donations, the principle and the registrar lady would be very nice to you. Otherwise, they are cold as ice. Don't be fool with the increase enrollment in 2009-2010. A nearby (Pearland) private school closed. The Galloway picked up some student from there. The enrollment in 2010-2011 has gone down. I give 2 stars for low teacher/students ratio and the catered food is good. I have already paid the tuition for the entire year; too late to leave now. I'll take my kids elsewhere next year

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My children attend this school. We have been very unsatisfied with many aspects of the school. The administration has been very difficult to deal with, the teacher turnover rate is high this year and the extracurricular activities are not to the scope promised when we enrolled. For all of the money I pay in tuition, the school offers limited programs and a narrow curriculum. I would NOT recommend this school.

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★☆☆☆☆

My children attend this school. We have been very unsatisfied with many aspects of the school. The administration has been very difficult to deal with, the teacher turnover rate is high this year and the extracurricular activities are not to the scope promised when we enrolled. For all of the money I pay in tuition, the school offers limited programs and a narrow curriculum. I would NOT recommend this school.

Pros: Small Classes

Cons: Bad value for cost, difficult administration, ineffective PTO, few extracurricular activities, narrow curriculum

 

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