Educational Institutions

Brenda and John H. Duncan Rise School of Houston

  • Houston, TX
  • www.riseschool.org

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Rise School of Houston is to provide the highest quality of early childhood education services to children with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities and to children without disabilities by: Providing exemplary services based on recommended practices to young children with diverse abilities and their families; Offering instructional opportunities through collaboration with various academic programs at local colleges and universities; Engaging in research that positively influences practice in the field of early childhood education at the local, state and national levels; Interfacing with the community through outreach and public awareness activities; Disseminating information and providing technical assistance to other community based agencies; and Affecting policy and systems change at the local, state and national levels.

Main Programs

  1. The Rise School Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Janis Stailey

Keywords

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Trisomy 21 Brenda & John H. Duncan Special Education Inclusion Early Childhood Education

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Also Known As

The Rise School of Houston

EIN

76-0606866

 Number

4214033869

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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

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

The Rise School Program

Early childhood program for children with and without disabilites ages six months to six years.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Budget

$1,922,365.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Funding Needs

1. Need-based tuition scholarships for children to attend Rise.

Accreditations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation

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The Brenda & John H Duncan Rise School of Houston
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Brenda and John H. Duncan Rise School of Houston

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Janis Stailey

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"In August 2011, Rise moved into a beautiful new facility at Highway 288 and S. MacGregor in the Texas Medical Center that doubles its student capacity to 120. The new facility, conveniently located in the center of Houston was purpose-builty for Rise. It is a bright, sunny building with twelve spacious classrooms each with a teaching kitchen, multiple indoor and outdoor play areas, and increased tecnology offerings. The dedication for the new building was held in October of 2012 with 300 plus attending. Besides opening the new building, the school was one of five regional finalists for the H-E-B Execellence in Educaiton Awards for early childhood education. Rise also achieve a new, five-year term of NAEYC Accreditation by successfully completing the stringent renewal process. The new facility's expanded operating budget was challenging as campaign donors still pay off multi-year capital pledges. To increase revenue, we raised tuition for 2012-13 more in line with similar institutions, while still offering discounts to those in need (our full tuition still covers only 60% of full per child cost). We engaged a development consultant to expand our fundraising program."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John A. Holland

Trammell Crow

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