Japhet Creek Class Information

Welcome to classes at Japhet Creek!


200 Emile St.

Houston, TX 77020


Japhet Creek is a St. Catherine's Montessori campus. At Japhet, the Adolescent and High School communities practice urban farming, and woodworking skills, among other things. This outdoor campus is not being used this semester and St. Catherine's has generously allowed Prelude to use the space for classes.




Turn Right onto Emile St. from Dick St.


Immediately on the right is a parking lot. Once parked, cross the street towards Japhet Creek. Where the classes will take place.


Ample parking available.


Walk through the small, metal gate into the open green space where classes will be held.



If you find yourself stopped by the train and are able to turn around, you can still reach class from along Hirsch Road if you:

  • Head North and get on to I-10 West
  • Exit I-10 West at Jensen
  • From Jensen until you reach Clinton Drive
  • Follow Clinton Drive to 200 Emile Street.



A Few Important Notes

  • Please be prepared for class and bring the following things:
    • A blanket to sit on
    • Water bottle
    • Hand sanitizer (if you prefer to use your own)
    • Your Prelude Bag with instruments (You will receive this bag on the first day of classes)
    • Bug spray if needed
    • If you have not already signed the required COVID liability waiver, please download, print, sing, and return the following document.

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COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for Prelude's Music Classes In-Person Classes

We are committed to doing our best to mitigate the risks associated with COVID 19 by practicing social distancing and enhancing sanitation. We will do all we can to keep our families, and staff healthy.

    Upon arrival, you will be asked the following questions:
    • Do you or your child have symptoms of a cold/flu?
    • Has anyone in your household been diagnosed with Covid 19?
  • Please refrain from attending class if you’ve been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, or if you or your children have been in close proximity to someone who has been diagnosed.
  • Stay home if you’re experiencing any cold symptoms, are feeling sick, have a fever, cough, or any difficulty breathing.
  • Wash your hands before and after class! A sanitizing station will be available.
  • Notify the office if you or anyone in your immediate family has been diagnosed with Covid 19.
  • We will practice social distancing, and ask all grownups to help us lovingly redirect their own children back to their spot should they begin to get too close to another family. We ask for everyone to remain 6 feet apart except with people in your own family or other cohort.
  • Masks are encouraged but are not required for outdoor classes.
  • When using the restroom at Japhet Campus and at a home for any backyard class, please wear a mask. Bring your masks to all outdoor classes just in case a child gets close to you.
  • Instruments will not be shared. Families will receive their “music bag” which needs to come with you for all classes.
  • Weather issues: if class needs to be canceled due to rain or inclement weather, the class will meet through zoom, with the same families, teacher, and at the same time.
  • Makeup Classes- families will have access zoom classes. Contact alia@preludechild.com for log-in information.


Policies and Procedures for Prelude's Music Classes  

- Cancellation Policy:  No Refunds are issued after the first day of classes. There are no exceptions.

- CDs, Songbooks, Guides: With your enrollment in a Fall, Winter, Summer, or Spring session, each family will receive a CD, Songbook, and Parent Education Materials. Make it available for your child to listen to while she/he is playing, riding in the car, and before nap or bedtime. Use the songbook to help you remember the songs and you can also play along with an instrument. At bedtime or nap time, try using the songbook instead of a regular book.

- Personal Injury Waiver:  A parent or caregiver is required to be present with each child participating in Prelude Music Classes for Children.  Our team has worked very hard to provide a safe environment for you and your family.  Therefore, by participating in class, families agree to hold Prelude Music Classes for Children and all teachers, staff, and affiliated persons free from all damages or liability for any injury to person or property arising from participation in classes.