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Letting Go of the Perfect Christmas

November 1, 2019 |

by: Joyce Trigger, Shady Oak Christian School Owner and Director I really love Christmas. My birthday is in December, and I remember cherishing the sights and scents, and, especially, the sounds of Christmas. As a young teenager, I thought the song, “Silver Bells”, was written just for me and the other shoppers rushing home with…

Cognitive and Language Skills through Music in Preschool … and much more!

October 7, 2019 |

by: Joyce Trigger, Owner & Director of Shady Oak Christian School Shady Oak Christian School has been a Music Together school for several years. Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age eight.  Music Together classes can be found in more than 3,000 locations in over 40…

It Takes a Village to Live Well

October 2, 2018 |

Sweet September. Of course it’s still warm in Houston, but there’s a light at the end of the hot, humid tunnel and pumpkin spice lattes are just around the corner. The start of school is a great opportunity to pause and take a look at our lives and decide what we want- for ourselves and…

Welcome To Shady Oak Christian School

Shady Oak Christian School is a child-centered program established in 1987, with Preschool, Bridge and Kindergarten classes.  Shady Oak accepts children who turn 3 before December 31 through kindergarten age.  We have a school year program that starts the Tuesday after Labor Day and concludes before Memorial Day.  There are also  a variety of summer programs that are described in detail elsewhere on this site.

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Our Mission

Shady Oak Christian School exists to preserve childhood in the lives of boys and girls through developmentally appropriate education designed to meet their social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual needs.

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Our Philosophy

At Shady Oak Christian School, we believe that the development of children is a continuous, predictable process that is influenced by all of the events they experience, at school, at home, and in their neighborhoods, and that learning of all kinds results from an interaction between the child and his/her environment.

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National Recognitions

Shady Oak is known locally, throughout Texas, and the U.S. for it's natural "playscape" playground. In 2003, Rusty Keeler, nationally-known playground consultant, worked with us to create a wonder-ful outdoor space that attracts adults as well as children.

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"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

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Shady Oak Christian School

503 Main
Richmond, TX 77469