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Real results require real money – in other words, the program at The Arbor doesn’t come with a small price tag. We employ a best-in-class teaching staff, maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio and are continuously working to implement leading-edge technology to improve the learning experience for our students. We also strive to keep overall operational costs low, with minimal administrative staff and a focus on keeping the money in the classroom to benefit our students.

While The Arbor does charge tuition, such funds only account for roughly 66% of the total operational costs necessary to keeping The Arbor’s doors open. The Arbor receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of its committed network of parents and donors to cover the remaining operational needs of the school.

In a metropolitan area as large as Houston, the need for The Arbor’s services is overwhelming. Furthermore most schools for special needs children focus primarily on one specific population or diagnostic group. Many students at The Arbor have multiple diagnoses and cannot be served by such schools. As part of our commitment to accept children regardless of their limitations or the severity of their disability, we are proud to offer such children a home for their educational needs. As one parent so perfectly summed it up, “There are a lot of schools that want to see if you fit in with them, where The Arbor School fits around you.”

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When you make an investment in The Arbor School your dollars go directly toward making certain our students continue receiving that perfect educational fit – and as a result, you’re making a profound impact on their future success – thank you!
We look forward to working with you as we see more achieved for our students and their families in the years ahead. To receive more information on ways you can help The Arbor School, or to make your donation by phone, please contact our Executive Director, JuliAnna Jelinek at (713) 827-8830, or send an email. Our Taxpayer Identification Number is 76-0317198.

The Arbor School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and subscribes to the Donor’s Bill of Rights. All donations made to The Arbor School are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.