Our school is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the name Heights of Learning, Inc. and doing business under the name Bayou Village School. We are an independent, collaboratively lead school licensed by the state of Texas and a developing member of The Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.
Bayou Village School leadership is divided into three groups: the board of directors, the administration and the faculty.
Board of Directors
The board of directors has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all activities at the school and determines the mission and goals of the school. As such the board is responsible for the legal operation, strategic planning, budget approval and fundraising leadership. It holds the administration and faculty responsible for accomplishing the school mission and goals. The board consists of one or two teacher representatives, the administrative director, parent representatives and community members at large with useful skills.
The administration is responsible for the daily operation of the school. It oversees the facilities and grounds, it manages human resources, admissions, enrollment, day-to-day financial operations and bookkeeping, marketing, communications with parents and the community at large and implements policies approved by the board and faculty.
The faculty consists of all current class teachers, assistants, specialty teachers and aftercare teachers. The faculty brings to life the mission of the school through teaching, curriculum development, peer evaluation and mentoring, teacher selection, student selection, parent teacher conferences, parent education and strategic planning. As such, the faculty develops the culture of the school.
The Faculty, Administration, and Board maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to individual children, tuition assistance allocation, and all other personal and private matters. In keeping confidentiality, a portion of each board meeting is open only to board members. Board meetings are usually held once or twice a month and will be announced in school email communications.
"I place myself steadfastly into existence, with Certainty I tread the path of life, Love I nurse in the core of my being, Hope I lay into all my doing, Confidence I impress into my thinking."
- Rudolph Steiner