ABOUT US

About the Founders

Karen Holmes

Karen Holmes


Karen Holmes – 
Seeing the need for an educational system set up to meet the needs of individual students as opposed to teaching to the middle, Holmes agreed to begin Fischer Schule Haus in keeping with her knowledge and experience in focusing on the individual student. She also feels strongly that history has taught us that excluding God from the classroom leaves teachers and students without a moral plumb line needed to approach students in a loving and respectful way.

“I believe that small classes of no more than 10-12 students and a mastery of concepts is the best way to educate our children,” Holmes said. “It is not about how much money a school has or how much technology is used in the classroom. It is about teaching the subject matter and not moving on until the student understands and masters what is taught. Above all, God must be honored.”

She has raised a child with learning differences and also began and was the administrator of a junior high academic class day for home school students in the Spring Branch / Canyon Lake area. While living in Dallas she taught at several high schools and developed the English department at Scofield Christian School for 6th-8th grades. Along with managing several school newspapers and yearbooks, she also served on an accreditation team with ACSI.

Mrs. Holmes has been in and out of teaching for the past 30 years. She is a devout Christian and attends Hillside Fellowship in Spring Branch. She has a BA in Education, Journalism and Political Science. She is the principal for the junior/senior high school and also teaches English, journalism, theater and Bible.

Tracie Conner

Tracie Conner


Tracie Conner – Conner is a mother of three children of which two have learning differences. In seeking God for answers to her children’s educational needs, He revealed the idea for Fischer Schule Haus to her and she took a leap of faith in looking for an alternative to the traditional public school classroom. Having personal experience with Holmes’s teaching background, she asked her to start a school that would help her children succeed.

Conner is trained in teaching early childhood education classes working with children 5 years old through third grade. She has also home schooled her children during certain years of her children’s education. A huge advocate for children with learning differences she has been a grant writer and helped purvey thousands of dollars in grants for the last school her children attended in the Wimberley ISD for the use of helping teachers in that school system meet the needs of those students.

Conner is the 2nd-4th grade teacher and registrar/office manager for Fischer Schule Haus.

About Our Name

Fischer Schule Haus Cristian Academy was chosen for our school name to include the Fischer family name (who built the school and donated the land for the original 1889 school house) and for the German heritage of the area. (For those who don’t speak German, schule haus stands for schoolhouse.)

About Our Mascot

logoThe Wildfires

Students voted for a mascot at the start of the school in January of 2013. Being told that a mascot is chosen based on animals in the area or events that took place in or around the community of the school, the students voted on the Wildfires as the mascot. At one point in the school’s history, the schoolhouse burned down, and with wildfires so prevalent in the area, one student, Tate Conner, submitted Wildfires as a candidate and it won the vote.

GO WILDFIRES!

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide students with individualized, challenging education with a focus on mastering concepts before moving onto new concepts under the umbrella of a Christian world view. Our desire is to provide a back-to-basics education for our students with a small classroom setting. As we grow, each class will be capped at 10-12 students depending on the needs of those students in each grade.

Fischer Schule Haus provides the perfect place for students to learn on a deeper level from a one-to-one experience while still having the benefits of being in a classroom with other students.

If your student is experiencing difficulties with his/her studies in school because of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, or other problems, give us a call. We do not turn away students with learning differences, however, students must be able to meet academic requirements of the school and not be a behavior issue.

We also offer single-class enrollment which allows home school students to attend Fischer Schule Haus for just one class, like math for example. If this will help meet your educational needs, contact us.

Ephesians 4:1c-3

 …walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (NASB)

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