About 200 students Pre-K through third grade attend the school, located in the 4200 block of North H Street in west Houston.  

Health officials said that the school claimed that one of the four sick students tested positive for the swine flu last week.

They say that they were notified on Monday that the school would close.

Health officials say that they advised school officials against closing, but the school closed anyway.

Last year, a lot of schools shut down because of the swine flu.

This year, health officials are advising against that because they say it does no good.

They say it’s better for sick kids to stay home, and for everyone to keep practicing good hygiene.

Classes are expected to resume at Alief Montessori Community School on Thursday.