Educational Institutions

The Monarch School, Inc.

  • Houston, TX
  • www.monarchschool.org

Mission Statement

The Monarch School provides an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences". We serve the needs of individuals with neurological differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, PDD-NOS), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression), Anxiety Disorders, and other neurological differences.

Main Programs

  1. Therapeutic Day School
  2. Diagnostic Clinic
  3. Summer Program
  4. Life Academy
  5. Monarch Learning Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Monarch Programs serve individuals from all over the United States and from other countries as well.   Day School serves students living in: Houston, Texas Sugar Land, Texas Ft. Bend, Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria and Galveston Counties

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Debrah Hall

Keywords

Self-reported

Pre K- adult Supportive Living Neurological Differences Autism, Aspergers, Tourette, Executive Function Deficits Special Education

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EIN

76-0534389

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Therapeutic Day School

We believe that learning must be learner-centered and intrinsically motivated. This is consistent with the psychological research and the framework for school design and reform in the American Psychological Association’s 14 Learner-Centered Principles.Our program so that it focuses on the critical cognitive, motivational and affective factors that research suggests determine success in school and life. We also believe that growth takes place within a developmental context. That’s why we’re committed to helping students progress in Four Core Goal areas: Self-regulation and self-awareness,Executive functions,Relationship development,Academic and professional competence.Our developmental Levels System includes four unique stages: Novice, Apprentice, Challenger and Voyager. For each level, students work on individual objectives within the Four Core Goal areas. As objectives are mastered, new ones are chosen. Interventions and curriculum vary according to student needs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$5,000,000.00

Program 2

Diagnostic Clinic

The Monarch Diagnostic Clinic offers services to the greater community, which include: psychological assessments,DIR© services, speech/language assessments, tutoring , educational assessments, and consultation services. Each person's pattern of strengths and areas of relative deficits are considered as we make recommendations. Our standard is to use multi-modal, multi-method assessment techniques to the extent possible in order to gain a well-rounded perspective.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 3

Summer Program

The Monarch Summer Program is most specially targeted for Challenger and Voyager level students and includes an invitation to non-Monarch students to share the Monarch experience. It is designed to offer students weekly, project-based learning experiences in math/science, school-based business, literacy, and executive functions and is tailored to each student's developmental and needs. We practice improved relationships, more effective planning, organization and decision making, increased personal self-regulation, and greater and professional competence. Empowerment, contribution and competence are the hallmark outcomes of participation in our summer program. For Voyager (post high school) students, there are a limited number of residential openings and requests for such transition services experiences are filled after an interview and selection process.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 4

Life Academy

The Life Academy’s mission of “learning the business of life” is carried out in many ways that benefit Monarch students and also the entire Houston community. Students develop free enterprise businesses from mission statement through product delivery. The program also provides community service, a speaker's forum, an internship program, and post-graduate studies.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 5

Monarch Learning Center

The Monarch Learning Center offers workshops, seminars, and consultations to parents, teachers, administrators, and mental health professionals. The center is a collaborative effort between Monarch's faculty and the Life Academy. The Learning Center also offers individualized workshops for other schools and organizations, as well as on-site consultation to parents, educators, and other professionals seeking to improve their effectiveness with special needs students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Monarch Programs serve individuals from all over the United States and from other countries as well.   Day School serves students living in: Houston, Texas Sugar Land, Texas Ft. Bend, Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria and Galveston Counties

Accreditations

HAIS - Houston Association of Independent Schools

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Texas Association of Non-Public Schools (TANS)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Better Business Bureau - Standards for Charity Accountability

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals

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Financials

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The Monarch School Monarch Institute for Neurological Diff
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Monarch School, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Debrah Hall

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The first of three buildings was completed in August 2009 and students began the 2009-2010 school year in the new space. All levels of our program (Novice, Apprentice, Challenger and Voyager) are located in this Chrysalis Building. Also, our Diagnostic Clinic, Therapy Services and Training Center are in this building. Phase 2- A $10 million campaign to build the remaining two buildings is in progress, with about $2.5 million left to be raised. We have a matching grant from the Maybee Foundation that must be reached by July 2013 that we are enthusiastically working to reach. We will be able to expand the number of individuals we can serve by close to 50% with the completion of these buildings and will be able to serve many more in the community through the Clinic. A freestanding studio will be constructed, using ambitious Living Building Challenge criteria. If we are successful in meeting all the standards of sustainability, it will be the first building in Houston built to Living Building Challenge standards. We have successfully trained teams from Guatemala and Mexico City and they have opened Monarch Therapy School in Mexico City and Colegio Monarch in Guatemala."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Matthiesen

Matthiesen & Associates

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