Journey School in Montgomery County, Texas


The Vision

Journey School aims to serve children with differing abilities in Montgomery County, Texas, and around the world!


children to reach their full potential


family involvement and a family environment


on an individual basis according to gifts and abilities

Loving Children with Special Needs

Classroom guitar playing

The Beginning

Journey School opened in the Fall of 2019 in Montgomery County, Texas, through the nonprofit, Journey of a Joyful Life.

The school’s founder, Melodie Chandler is herself a mother of children with unique and differing abilities.

Since returning to America from living in Asia, she has recognized a need for a school that embraces a family atmosphere while empowering its students to truly live out their gifting.

The Chandlers

Need for Journey School

The need for Journey School is great as few community resources offer individualized private education options for the needs of families and children with differing abilities with a holistic whole person approach.

The Facility

In August of 2019 Journey School began renting a campus on the property of Sojourn Baptist Church on Robinson Road in Oak Ridge North. Texas.

We share the campus with All Nations Community School- A private, Christ-centered bilingual school, educating globally minded leaders and learners in PK-8th grade. We have several different collaborative inclusion opportunities and love learning with them!

We have four teaching classrooms, a sensory room, a therapy room, cafeteria, outdoor playground, and lots of outdoor space. The campus is completely enclosed and gates are locked during school hours.

Please contact us to schedule a private tour of the Journey School campus.


Disclaimer: We know deeply that the world of different abilities is tender. It is a world of advocating mommas and daddies and a world where every single word and the tone its communicated in matters. It is a world of protectiveness and empowerment; mercy and grace.

We apologize if any of our word choices have stirred up hard feelings, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and help hold us accountable as we strive together to make the world a more accessible and accepting home.

My son has been at Journey for a short time and has already reaped benefits. He has started to attend to an iPad (praying he will use it as his voice) and will seek attention from others to have them play with him or help him. He has attended both ABA therapy (the recommended treatment for children on the spectrum) and public school since he was three and he hasn’t made near this amount of progress!!! I think the biggest factor is the teachers truly care!! This is a loving environment where no one is shamed, but behaviors are corrected. We love love love Journey and all the staff!! Truly a blessing for our family!!

— Journey School ParentJourney School Parent