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Q & A

Here you'll find a list of our most commonly-asked questions. 

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Q: What is the name of this school? Traditions? Traditions Education?  Traditions School?

A: The official name is Traditions - Freedom Through Education.  However, to simplify things we usually use the nickname "Traditions Education."

Q: Is Traditions Education a Christian school?

A: Everything we do as a part of the Traditions Education family is guided and informed by a set of morals and ethics instituted by God. While we are not a “Christian” or parochial school, we embrace Judeo-Christian values in that we believe we are accountable to a loving God. This understanding is underscored in the very foundations of how we teach our students to be the best versions of themselves. School Codes and Policies communicate these expectations.

Q: Is Traditions Education a charter school, or affiliated with any other school? 

A: No, we are an independent K-12 private school.

Q: How large are your classes?  

A: We generally cap our classrooms between 12 and 15 students. 

Q: Do you offer any discounts or scholarships?

A: We are not currently large enough to offer scholarships.  We do, however, offer a family discount and a 10% military discount. 

Q: Do you offer dual credit courses?

Traditions Education is partnered with Lone Star College.  We encourage all of our high school students to take advantage of the plethora of academic and trade skills dual credit courses in order to enhance their education and move toward their future. 

Q: What is the student dress code? Are uniforms required? 

A: While we don't require uniforms, we do expect our students and staff to dress in a way that is appropriate and respectful.  A fuller explanation can be found in our School Codes and Policies.

Q: What is the admission process for new students? 

A: The first step is for the prospective student and a parent is to visit our campus.  This can be done by scheduling a class-time visit during the day, attending an Open House event, or being a guest at one of our Student Showcase nights. An online application must then be submitted, along with a non-refundable $100 Application Fee.  If the application is approved, the prospective student and parent will receive an email with information explaining the steps to complete the enrollment process.

Q: Are there any other fees involved in the Enrollment process?

A: There are very few additional fees outside of the Application Fee and Tuition.  

A one-time $500 fee is required for each student.  A music fee may be assessed for Elementary students depending on their year of enrollment.  Middle school and High school students may purchase their own books for their assigned reading, or Traditions will provide the required books for a fee. 

Q: What is the current tuition rate?

A: Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is as follows: 

$5100 a year for Kindergarteners in partial-day enrollment

$6200 a year for Lower Elementary students.

$7200 a year for Upper Elementary, Middle and High School students.

Q: Does Traditions Education follow the State of Texas Graduation Requirements?

A: Yes.  To graduate from high school in Texas there are certain classes and number of credits required.  We adhere to these guidelines.  

Texas High School Graduation Requirements: 22 credits total

  • Language Requirements: 4 English credits, including English I and II; 2 foreign language credits in same language

  • Math & Science Requirements: 3 math credits, including algebra I and geometry; 3 science credits, including biology and a course with lab work

  • Social Studies, Physical Education, And Fine Arts Requirements: 3 social studies credits, 1 physical education credit, and 1 fine arts credit

Q: How are the students organized? Do you divide students into grades like a traditional school?

A: We divide the students into four groups: Lower Elementary (ages 5-7), Upper Elementary (ages 8-10), Middle School (ages 11-13), and High School (ages 14-18).  Each student is assessed in Math and Language skills and assigned to a linear level accordingly.  Other subjects are taught in a three year rotation.

Q: What curriculum do you use?

A: We use the following curriculum over the course of the program: RightStart Math, Logic of English, Writing & Rhetoric, Well-Ordered Language, and Prodigies Music, to name a few.   

Q: What supplies are the students required to bring? Do you provide a list?

A: We provide a list for each student level as part of the Enrollment Package. All Middle and High School students are required to have their own laptop or Chromebook.  Elementary students will not be using technology on campus, though parents will be provided with resources to use at home, if they desire. 

Q: What extra-curricular activities do you offer?

We currently do not offer an organized competitive sports outlet. However, we have partnered with Homeschool Sports to provide our students an opportunity to play in various league sports with and against other local small private schools.  We have also partnered with Creative Arts Academy for dance and choral. 

Our music program is part of our daytime class schedule.  

Q: Do your teachers assign homework?

A: We don't believe in assigning homework as busywork.  However, we do send home practice work to reinforce new concepts. MS and HS students will take home any work they don't complete during class.  Most reading assignments are expected to be done at home.

Q: Do all students use technology?

A: We have a firm belief that technology skills are necessary for success in an ever-increasing digital world.  That being said, we also believe that regular exposure to technology at an early age can have detrimental effects in the long run in a wide array of areas. Electronic devices are not used by our students until they reach the Middle School level.  All middle and high school students are required to have a personal laptop or Chromebook.  Our cell phone policy is explained in our School Codes and Policies.

Q: Is Traditions Education accredited?

A: There are benefits to a private school having accreditation, namely that it’s easy to transfer to a public school. It used to be a status symbol in the education realm, but due to the ever-growing popularity of homeschooling, most colleges and universities have adopted alternative methods for accepting new students who did not attend an accredited high school.
Pursuing and maintaining accreditation is a long, expensive process for smaller schools, and is only offered to schools with a non-profit status. Traditions – Freedom Through Education is not seeking accreditation for these reasons, and has chosen instead to partner with Lonestar College campuses and other colleges and universities to offer a dual credit option to our students. We prefer to put our money back into our student program, instead of paying for an unnecessary designation of status.

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