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Programs for Students

Nehemiah Middle School (NMS)

Nehemiah Middle is a private, co-educational school that serves students in grades 6, 7, and 8. We are accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS). NMS leverages its location in the resource-rich Museum District to create unique learning experiences for disadvantaged youth. High academic and behavioral expectations, combined with a personalized approach to instruction by quality teachers, have helped increase future opportunities for Nehemiah Middle School students. Graduates have been accepted at many excellent HISD magnet and early college high schools as well as by distinguished private schools.

Mommy and Me

Ages: Children 2 years
Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for both child and parent


Ages: Children 3 years - 5 years (for those that turn 5 after September 1st)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for both Pre-K 3's and Pre-K 4’s

Academic Enrichment Program (K-5th)

Students arrive at 3:15 p.m. The children are supervised on the playground, they have snack at 3:45 p.m. At 4:00 p.m. they have Praise and Worship. At 4:30 p.m. they begin homework time. They are assisted by volunteers and program staff. Parents arrive at 6:00 p.m. to pick up children.

College Prep Program (6th - 12th)

Students arrive at 4:15 p.m. and are given a hearty snack or hot meal. Homework follows at 4:30 p.m. All students receive tutoring, mentoring, academic and bible study. High school students tour local colleges and receive specialized preparation for college entrance requirements (SAT, application to college, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Programs for Parents

English as a Second Language Class (ESL)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Effective Parenting Program Classes (EPP)

Courses taught to first time parents in our program.

Healthy Living

Classes offered to parents to equip them with knowledge and information. Various topics include checking account, fixing a flat, changing your oil, women's edification. We also have counselors to assist families in crisis counseling.

Scholarship Opportunity

Fred C. Alcorn Scholarship

It is our wish to help Nehemiah Center children make their college dreams a reality. This year, the Fred C. Alcorn Scholarship Fund is helping to send Nehemiah Center graduates to Columbia University, the University of Rochester, Oklahoma State University, Prairie View A&M University, the University of Houston and Houston Community College.

The scholarship fund was established in the memory of Fred Alcorn, a true friend to the Nehemiah Center. He had a heart for this community and demonstrated his generosity by giving of his time, talents and resources. Each year the scholarship committee, chaired by Sally S. Alcorn, meets to interview and award money to Nehemiah high school seniors who want to pursue higher education.

To make a much-needed donation to the scholarship fund, contact Development Director Angela Synek at

*The Fred C. Alcorn Scholarship is only available for currently enrolled Nehemiah students.