Tuttle School offers need-based financial aid through Smart Aid. The application and acceptance process is separate from the financial aid process. An application for financial aid may be submitted only after the contract is accepted. (Please see financial aid procedures below.) Financial aid covers only a portion of the tuition.
While financial assistance is offered, it is important for the family to assume primary responsibility for financing their child’s education. Both parents/guardians, if applicable, are expected to contribute to tuition. When completing financial aid documents, both parents/guardians are expected to include all assets. This includes parents who are divorced, separated or not married.
Tuttle School strives to offer as many families as possible financial aid through grants and donations. Our funds are limited to the amount raised and families who are awarded assistance are required to sell raffle tickets, ads for the student tribute book, and secure sponsorships.
An application for tuition assistance can be made after the student has been accepted and all required enrollment paperwork is received by Tuttle School. Assistance is granted on the basis of the financial information provided. The Tuttle School determines financial aid annually. Amounts may change and are not guaranteed from year to year.
Tuttle School has chosen SmartAid to process financial aid applications for parents of current students only:
- Are there any openings for the current school year?
- What are the criteria for acceptance?
- What do you need for the application process?
- How long does it take until we know if our student has been accepted?
- Can students enroll at any time of the school year?
- Are immunizations required?
The Tuttle School is a school that welcomes children, ages 5-21, with Intellectual Impairments.
Tuttle School students have the desire for a social life and the ability to work in groups, follow simple directions, and complete academic tasks at their developmental level.
Tuttle School is not a therapeutic school and does not provide programs for students who have significant behavioral issues. If your child requires one on one assistance, we are able to offer referrals.
Complete an online application (available through the Admissions Portal), submit any current professional testing (within the past 2 years), copies of current report cards, and a non-refundable processing fee.
All students enrolled at Tuttle School shall be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A student who fails to present the required evidence shall not be accepted for enrollment. The only exception to the foregoing requirement is a medical exemption signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O) authorized to practice in the State of Texas, which includes the physician’s license number. The Briarwood/Tuttle School nurse will review the immunization status of all enrolled students.
The Tuttle School does not accept exemptions based on conscientious objections.
- Do you have speech therapists that work with the students?
- Do you have occupational therapists that work with the students?
- Do you do any testing or evaluations at The Tuttle School?
- Can you give us some names of professionals that do testing?
Yes, we have certified speech and language therapists on staff. All new students are screened to see if this is a service that would be beneficial. There is an additional fee for this service. If you already have a therapist, our teachers do collaborate very effectively with speech and language therapists that work outside of Tuttle School.
- How many students are in a class?
- What about school lunch?
- What about transportation?
- Do students wear school uniforms?
- Do students dress out for P.E.?
- When does school begin each day? How early can my child arrive?
- Why do you dismiss early on Wednesday?
- We have children in another school. Will the school calendars match?
- Do you have sports?
- Is there after-school care?
Each school (Lower, Middle-Upper, and Tuttle) has their own lunchroom. Charlie’s is our NEW school caterer. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, they provide a hot lunch. To set-up an account, go to lunchdirect.com and enter the Briarwood registration code 122071. Students may also choose to bring their lunch. As part of our ongoing Community-Based Instruction, Tuttle School provides many opportunities for students to go off campus for lunch through field trips and birthday celebrations.
Tuttle School students travel from all over Houston and the surrounding areas. There are many ways that students come to school each day. Parents have organized buses, van services, and carpool. StarKids Express is a bus service that will provide transportation for your child to and from Briarwood. Please call the front desk at (281) 493-1070 for more information.
Yes. Infinite Elevations is Tuttle School’s after-school program offering fun and exciting classes for students on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:55 p.m. There is an additional charge for this service.