Day School Summer Program Learning Center Diagnostic Clinic Life Academy
UT Pediatric Residents Begin Training at The Monarch School

To support The Monarch School in extending its mission to include educating the greater community about people with neurological differences, faculty of The Monarch Diagnostic Clinic and Day School have implemented a training program for advanced-level pediatric residents from University of Texas Medical School – Houston (UTMS-H).

For more on this story, visit the Diagnostic Clinic section of our website.

Honoring the Dream 
Dionysus Theatre's "Autistic License"

The Monarch School has a longstanding commitment of inviting our students to attend school on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for the purpose of honoring and learning about the message of this great leader.
Visit our website to read more of this story.

Monarch’s good friends at Dionysus Theatre will produce the originally written play, “Autistic License” by Stacey Dinner-Levin opening Saturday, February 13th and running through Sunday, February 28th, 2010. Click here to read more about this exciting production!
Tuesday Tour Sponsor

A Big Monarch Welcome to Our Tuesday Tour Sponsor

Monarch now has opportunities for sponsorship of our Tuesday Tours.

Visit our website for further information.

We’ve Come a Long Way!

Beginning with this issue of our e-newsletter, we’ll be featuring in this column how The Monarch School has grown. We’ll begin with a look over time at our sites and facilities!

1996-97: Dr. Marty Webb, Head of School and Beverly Svoboda, Development Director worked fulltime in Dr. Webb’s garage to lay the foundation for the school, without drawing a salary!

1997-98: The Houston Mennonite Church on Wirt Road rented us some of their property, on which we added 3 modular buildings, and Monarch began!

1998-99: We fully landscaped the campus with native plants, and installed outdoor canvas art.

1999-00: Students and faculty built the outdoor pond installed; grass was planted, and we added a baseball diamond with backstop.

2000-01: Trails were added to wooded area by Michael Sarahan (Eagle Scout project), and mapped and marked by students.

2001-02: Having outgrown our modular buildings and all of the Mennonite Church classrooms, we added a second site, the “Craig and Lee Williams Challenger Campus”, leasing two office suites in a business park down the road from our original site.

Visit our website to read the rest of our history.

Click here to watch the video of the Dedication of our new campus, with the
Honorable James A. Baker III

Alumni Update

The following is an interview of Justin Otte, who attended Monarch back when we first opened the doors in 1997. Now an adult, Justin has grown to be quite successful, and we are very proud of him!

What are some of your favorite memories of Monarch?

Justin: “My favorite memories were spending time in class with Debrah Hall and talking to her about things. She was really nice and a great teacher. I also had a lot of fun in cooking class with Beverly Svoboda. We made some awesome dishes!”

Did your experiences at Monarch help you after you left? If so, how?

Justin: “It definitely did. I feel that Monarch helped me develop more socially, and taught me how to get along with others. As I became more of a social person, I was able to mature and grow up more.”

Visit our website to enjoy the rest of the alumni update interveiw!

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