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School Profile 2020

Are you looking for a school that’s as passionate about your child’s education as you are? Get to know the institutions that excel in fostering a lifetime love of learning.

Walter Sorensen, Head of School

Alcuin School

144 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
972-239-1745
alcuinschool.org

The arc of the Alcuin student is a life-changing one.

From the time they arrive on our campus as toddlers to the time we say our tearful goodbyes at Upper School graduation, our students undergo a nearly 18-year process of intellectual, social and emotional formation that is found in only ten other schools in the world.

Our unique integration of the Montessori philosophy and the International Baccalaureate® program makes this possible. From the primary to elementary levels, our Montessori guides help students become decision makers, creative thinkers, and collaborative workers. At 6th level, our students begin a new transition with our International Baccalaureate teachers, who mold their already inquisitive minds and help them become empathetic global citizens with a lifelong passion for learning.

At Alcuin, our teachers aren’t merely experts in their fields of study, they’re experts in child development. For us, the “status quo” isn’t enough. Every child needs a unique pathway to achieve his or her potential. We believe the combination of our Montessori and International Baccalaureate® programs do just that, and when that potential is realized, we believe our students will change the world.

I invite you to come visit us and see why we are one of the premier Montessori and International Baccalaureate schools in the world.


All Saints’ Episcopal School
9700 Saints Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76108
817-560-5700 • admission@aseschool.org
aseschool.org

All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas, serving students age three through grade 12. Grounded in the Episcopal tradition, All Saints’ is a family-centered environment focused on elevating each child’s genius within through programs of national distinction. Our 144 acres include open space to grow and explore, as well as exceptional facilities like a state-of-the-art student Union, beautiful Chapel, a Robotics Lab and an Exploratorium.

The All Saints’ Exploratorium is a new collaborative, project-based learning center and design-thinking lab in the Lower School. The Exploratorium allows students to use their creativity and imaginations in a hands-on learning environment, leveraging technology as needed. Students engage in authentic problem solving and build meaningful skills like resiliency, cooperation, design thinking and creativity. The vision for, and execution of, this space has been led by Ann-Marie McCollough, STEAM and Project-Based Learning Coordinator, but all lessons and activities are co-planned and co-taught with the classroom teacher to ensure content connectivity between learning spaces.

Come see for yourself how our educational model blends the best of tradition and innovation at our come-and-go open house, All Day @ All Saints’ on January 28! Learn more and register here: aseschool.org/adas.


Dr. David Belding, Superintendent

Aubrey ISD Central Administration
415 Tisdell Ln., Aubrey, TX 76227
940-668-0060 • F: 940-365-2627
aubreyisd.net

Aubrey I.S.D. is a small district with a big vision. Entering his fourth year as Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Belding brings 32 years of experience at every level of a school district. He believes in providing the best experiences for students to prepare them for success throughout their lives.

The mission of the Aubrey I.S.D. Chaparral family is to inspire, nurture and empower all students to realize their potential and to succeed in an ever-changing world. The values of the district are: integrity, compassion, service, respect, loyalty, and excellence. The philosophy of the district is to invest in students and families in order to prepare our children to make a positive impact on the world.

Aubrey I.S.D. does this by offering numerous opportunities for students from pre-K through 12th grade, while maintaining a small school atmosphere. The outstanding teachers and staff are focused on developing the whole child.

Students have the opportunity to take advantage of rigorous academic and extra-curricular programs ranging from college dual credit, Advanced Placement, On-Ramps in partnership with the University of Texas, academic decathlon, athletics, fine arts, and Career Technology Education courses. All of these experiences work together to prepare students for post-secondary opportunities including admission to leading universities in Texas and throughout the country.

Come visit Aubrey I.S.D. and experience a small district with a big vision!


Robert Littlejohn, PH.D., Head of School

The Covenant School
7300 Valley View Ln., Dallas, TX 75240
covenantdallas.com
Melissa Hill, Director of Admissions
mhill@covenantdallas.com

If you have children, you are already on an exciting adventure. You have been tasked with the most challenging responsibility known to humankind. At Covenant, we too are on an adventure. As a community of like-hearted families, we are on a journey of faith and learning together.

Once children start school, they will spend more hours at school and involved in school-related activities than they will spend with you. We believe that who they spent those hours with, who most shapes their thinking and beliefs, and who cares about them and supports them day to day and year after year really matters.

If joy-filled school days, skills for success, lifelong learning, and connections to like-hearted families with a common purpose are what you are looking for, Covenant may be the school for you. Research our Classical, Charlotte Mason-based program, come observe how we experience authentic Christian Community together, and we hope you consider including the Covenant journey in your family’s life adventure.

The Covenant School is lead by our Head of School, Robert Littlejohn, Ph.D. He has extensive experience in education and is the co-author of Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning.


Crown of Life Lutheran School
6605 Pleasant Run Road, Colleyville, TX 76034
817-251-188 • school@crownoflife.org
colschool.org

IMAGINE your child…
thriving academically and spiritually in a safe and engaging environment, equipped by caring, innovative teachers to be a responsible, collaborative & service-minded leader. Imagine your child at Crown of Life Lutheran School.


Elizabeth Murski, M.Ed., LPC, Head of School

Dallas Academy
950 Tiffany Way, Dallas, TX 75218
214-324-1481
fax 214-327-8537
mail@dallas-academy.com
dallas-academy.com

At Dallas Academy, our goal is to restore a love of learning, improve self-confidence, and ultimately have a positive impact on the entire family. Since 1965, Dallas Academy has offered a structured, multi-sensory program for students with diagnosed learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, and memory and processing disorders.

As the Head of School, Ms. Elizabeth Murski brings her 14 years of previous experience at Dallas Academy as Head of High School and prides herself on preparing students for further study and, more importantly, a successful life.

Visit Dallas Academy on Sunday, January 26th
from 2–4pm for an OPEN HOUSE.


Catherine Lévy, Head of School

Dallas International School
Churchill Campus PK2–4th Grade
6039 Churchill Way
Dallas, TX 75230
972-991-6379

Waterview Campus
5th–12th Grade
17811 Waterview Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75252
469-250-0001
dallasinternationalschool.org

Dallas International School welcomes Catherine Lévy as its new Head of School.   Coming from a rich background in teaching and administration all over the world and working with students of many different cultures, she brings a fresh and holistic approach to the DIS campuses.

Our world has become global. As your children grow, they will not only be citizens of their own country, but of the world. As global citizens they will need new skills. They will face challenges that previous generations have not experienced. The ability to understand, communicate and work among other cultures is becoming more important every day.

By offering a unique bilingual education for students from preschool through high school in English and French, Dallas International School teaches a solid foundation of skills that covers all the fundamentals offered by other private schools, while giving our students the advantage of acquiring second and third languages throughout their school career. In 2020, Dallas International School offers a new language immersion program in the elementary years for children with no prior French language exposure. Language fluency makes them stronger candidates for university placement following graduation in 12th grade.

Our rigorous academic program successfully integrates the renowned French national curriculum, the best practices of American education, and the unique advanced bilingual International Baccalaureate diploma program.

Dallas International School students are “Globally inspired. Distinctly different.”


Dave Baad, Hobson Family Head of School

The Episcopal School of Dallas
4100 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229
214-358-4368
esdallas.org

The Episcopal School of Dallas is committed to developing an educated conscience in its students that will ignite lives of purpose.

Great teachers make great schools. ESD’s rigorous hiring process and robust professional development allow us to attract and retain the best educators possible.

“Among my favorite experiences as Head of School are my daily interactions with students,” said Dave Baad, Hobson Family Head of School and sixth-grade history teacher. “They bring enthusiasm and energy to our campus that reinforces the positive learning atmosphere. It is a joy to be here.”

Joyful, curious, determined, resilient, compassionate, creative, kind, astute. These attributes describe ESD students. Representing 71 zip codes across the Metroplex and founded on the belief that every child is made in the image of a loving God, students from age 3 to grade 12 unite on one campus for transformative learning experiences. Join us for a visit to learn more.


Carla Stanford, M.Ed., Executive Director

Fairhill School
16150 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75248
972-233-1026
cstanford@fairhill.org
fairhill.org

Students with learning differences can find success at Fairhill School. For more than 48 years, bright students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD or processing disorders have been able to overcome obstacles to learning in order to reach their full potential.

Fairhill has the feel of a traditional school with a customized approach to learning. The school provides multi-sensory instruction, small student-teacher ratios, a college preparatory curriculum and highly qualified staff including dyslexia and reading specialists. By employing targeted interventions, academic support and the appropriate amount of rigor, students excel, build confidence, and experience success.

Preview date: January 31st. from 10 – 11 am


Faith Lutheran Day School
6000 Morriss Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75028
972-691-5491 • ann@shapingyounghearts.org
shapingyounghearts.org

Faith Lutheran Day School provides a quality Christian early childhood setting in which each child is encouraged to grow, learn, and develop as a child of God. Faith serves children 18 months through kindergarten with an experienced and tenured staff who love children and love Jesus!

Join us on Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30–7pm for an Open House. Contact our Day School Director, Ann VanLoenen at: ann@shapingyounghearts.org or 972-691-5491 about Open House or to set up a tour.


Fellowship Academy
1021 N. Bowman Springs Rd., Kennedale, TX 76060
817-483-2400 • info@fellowship-academy.org
fellowship-academy.org
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Fellowship Academy is the metroplex’s hidden gym of a school. Our PreK–12 campus enjoys the beauty and peace of a rural setting, yet we are easily accessed from Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie, and other communities. Our mission is to prepare godly leaders who impact the community through their service to others, who are encouraged in a safe and Christ-centered environment, and who are educated to realize their full potential through hard work and discovery of their God-given gifts, talents and purpose. Ten years of graduating classes tell us that a Fellowship Academy education has prepared them well for life, learning and career.


Fort Worth Academy
7301 Dutch Branch Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76132
817-370-1191 • admissions@fwacademy.org
fwacademy.org

Fort Worth Academy’s innovative approach to teaching and learning has moved the school to the national and international forefront of education. Head of School Shannon Elders explains, “Everyone here contributes to a unique environment that removes a fear of failure, rewards intellectual risk-taking, and encourages curiosity and creativity through experiential learning.” The Academy offers an experience designed for the foundational years: kindergarten through eighth grade. Small class sizes of no more than 15 ensure every child receives highly personalized attention while a diverse, welcoming environment inspires every child to discover and pursue his or her own path to excellence. A team of expert teachers provide a curriculum of advanced academics, real-life application of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) lessons, and Project-Based Learning, along with strong athletics and arts programs. The school’s distinctive E.L.I. (entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation) Initiative prepares students for both academic and lifelong success.


Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76109
info@FWAFA.org • 817-924-1482
FWAFA.org

At Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA), we pride ourselves on academic and artistic excellence. Students grades three through twelve are immersed in rigorous, conservatory style instruction in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts with the option to choose a fine arts endorsement before high school. Students are provided with unique opportunities to showcase their talent in school performances and art shows, as well as throughout the Fort Worth community.

A proven leader in education, FWAFA ranks among the top schools in Texas, and has consistently ranked among best high schools in the nation. Our curriculum is based on the National Core Art Standards and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guidelines. Additionally we offer Pre-AP and AP course offerings in all secondary subjects. Our highly-qualified faculty help prepare students for success in college and beyond, committed to engaging and challenging them along the way. FWAFA graduates advance to Ivy League universities and top colleges, appear on Broadway, television, and movie productions, and lead successful careers in many professional industries. At FWAFA, the stage is set for success!

We invite your family to join us at our upcoming Prospective Student Open House on Tuesday, January 14th at 6pm to experience all the FWAFA magic. Open enrollment dates are January 8–February 10. For more information regarding admission and the audition process visit FWAFA.org/admission.


Eric V. Lombardi, Head of School

Fort Worth Country Day
4200 Country Day Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-732-7718
fwcd.org

Best teachers, best teaching, best teaching environment … engaging, challenging and connecting.

That’s what we, as a JK–12 school, promise students at Fort Worth Country Day. With the right wind under one’s wings, no aspiration is too lofty to achieve.

Students’ experiences at FWCD take place in an environment of fundamental support, from classroom teachers to counselors and learning specialists in all three school divisions. We connect with students, guiding them to manage and navigate challenges and embrace the power of education.

Programming highlights include our Center for International Studies. This fall, we were the first independent school to be honored by Fort Worth Sister Cities with the Eisenhower Award for Organizational Involvement. Our middle school Awesomeness Initiative provides alternative courses on creative topics that stimulate thinking and creativity. Lower school leaders are focusing on service learning. The interdisciplinary senior capstone fosters intellectual curiosity, educational purpose and engagement.

The best way to experience Fort Worth Country Day is to visit and explore our beautiful 104-acre wooded campus. Our founders assigned great significance in putting Fort Worth in our name in 1962. We remain committed to being a school of and for the community as we continue our ascent to being a forward-thinking coeducational independent school of national significance.


Fort Worth Christian School
6200 Holiday Ln., North Richland Hills, TX 76180
817-520-6200
fwc.org/openhouse

For 60+ years, Fort Worth Christian School has been the leader in Christ-centered, college-preparatory education for NE Tarrant County. It is our vision for every graduate to continue a life of faith, service, and leadership for Christ. To that end, our mission is to be a leading Christ-centered, college preparatory school where every student is known, loved, and valued, taught excellence in and out of the classroom, and empowered by a biblical worldview. Championship athletics and fine arts and rigorous academics, all in a small-class environment. From preschool through 12th grade, join the FWC community!


German International School of Dallas
12411 Templeton Trl., Dallas, TX 75234
214- 507- 0130
german-isd.org

German ISD’s immersion program is the most efficient way to learn or maintain German language. Besides academic success, German ISD offers plenty of opportunities to maintain German tradition and culture—with an emphasis on each individual and each student’s role in a culturally rich and globally focused world. The school’s curriculum is designed for a child from age 18 months to 10 years to achieve maximum growth as a successful student and happy learner. Open House: Jan 24, 2020, noon to 5pm.


Grace Academy of Dallas
11306A Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75229
214-696-5648
graceacademy.com

Grace Academy of Dallas is proud to partner with families to meet both the educational and spiritual needs of each child. Grace Academy offers a unique balance of an academically rigorous curriculum within a nurturing, Christian environment. Students are encouraged to maintain a balance of academic, spiritual, social, athletic, and artistic pursuits and to discover new gifts and talents. Grace Academy is located in the heart of Preston Hollow and serves students in Pre-K3 through the sixth grade.

Join us for a “Touch of Grace” Open House! Grace will welcome prospective families to campus on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, January 15th at 9:30 a.m.


Ed C. Smith, Ed.D., President

Grapevine Faith Christian School
730 E. Worth St., Grapevine, TX 76051
817-442-9144 • admissions@grapevinefaith.com
grapevinefaith.com

We’re celebrating 20 years of Faith!

Grapevine Faith exists to develop and graduate authentic Christian leaders. In partnership with Christian families, we educate children ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. Faith offers a unique educational opportunity for students through a challenging, Christ-centered, biblically-based school program with excellence in academics, athletics, and creative arts. We strive to infuse a biblical worldview in every aspect of the school experience, and encourage ministry and mission mindedness to the local community and beyond. Faith is coeducational, evangelical and college preparatory with selective admission.

Upcoming Open Houses: January 28, February 25, March 24 and April 21. Visit grapevinefaith.com/admissions for details and registration.


Ginger Gustovich, M.Ed., CALT, Head of School

Hillier School
3821 University
Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
214-525-6600
hillierschool.org

I am proud to be the head of a school dedicated to ensuring that students with learning differences receive the support they need to thrive academically and socially. The Hillier School offers small, engaging classes for students with dyslexia and related language learning differences in grades 1–8. Students are taught through a structured, multi-sensory approach in a Christ-centered environment that fosters self-respect and competence and empowers students to reach their full potential both in and outside of the classroom.


Inspire Academy
55 Main St. #290, 291, Colleyville, TX 76034
817-803-5010
inspireacademytx.com

At Inspire Academy, we work to create a safe place to learn. Our instructors work with students of all abilities, providing both the community and individualized attention children with Learning Differences need. We focus on outside the box, multi-sensory techniques. Through our supportive community and unique instruction, students are able to reduce their anxiety and not only learn to be themselves, but how to learn effectively.

Contact us today to learn more!


Tracie Mann, Ph.D., LBA, Headmaster, Jane Justin School & CSC Upper School, Jack B. Morris Chair

Jane Justin School & CSC Upper School
1300 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102
682-303-9287
childstudycenter.org

Child Study Center at Cook Children’s
1300 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76110
682-303-9287
cscfw.org

These continue to be exciting times for the students and families at Jane Justin
School and CSC Upper School. We opened our new Middle School and High School
facilities just in time for the beginning of the school year. They are wonderful compliments to our lower school program!

Our mission is to foster the knowledge and skills necessary for our students to achieve productive and meaningful lives while embracing the individuality of each child. Both schools operate from the perspective that learning is personal and instruction must be individualized, but the aims are different. In lower school, we prepare students to transition to a more traditional school program. In upper school, we prepare young adults to earn their high school diploma, live independently, and secure meaningful employment.

Dr. Mann has been the Head of School since 2013. Born and raised in Kansas City, she relocated to Fort Worth to join the Jane Justin School in 2012. She holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the University of Kansas in Developmental and Child Psychology. She has over 18 years of experience providing and supervising quality education.

We understand finding the right school can be overwhelming. We invite you to give us a call so we may navigate this difficult road with you and help your child get on the path to meeting his or her full potential.


The Kessler School
1215 Turner Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
214-942-2220
info@thekesslerschool.com
thekesslerschool.com

The Kessler School offers an innovative academic environment that gives students a solid foundation, confidence and a love of learning. Serving grades PK–8th, The Kessler School is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Dallas.

With small class sizes, we make it a priority to provide an individualized approach to teaching. Daily, students are educated socially through community time, physically through P.E. and outdoor play, academically through a well-rounded curriculum, and spiritually through fostering awareness and individual growth.

  • Daily Spanish Instruction
  • Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop
  • Project-based learning
  • STEM Lab by “Mad Science”
  • Fine Arts Programs
  • After School Enrichment Classes

KinderFrogs School
2805 Stadium Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-257-6828
kinderfrogs.tcu.edu

Expectant parents call TCU’s KinderFrogs School for advice as soon as they learn their child has Down syndrome. Families notice huge strides in confidence and development while their children are at the school, thanks to physical, occupational and speech therapies; counseling; and thoughtfully planned curriculum. Once students graduate, school staff follow up to ensure the children are thriving in their new schools.

KinderFrogs School is Tarrant County’s only early-intervention educational program for children ages 18 months to six years with Down syndrome and other developmental delays. The school provides vital programs for children with developmental delays and Down syndrome to thrive academically, taught by master teachers and aspiring educators.

Learn more by visiting our website, and call us to schedule a visit. We’d love to have your child at KinderFrogs school!


KLA Schools
4600 Bridlewood Blvd., Flower Mound, TX 75028
469-993-1031
klaschoolsflowermound.com

The image of the child in the Reggio Emilia Philosophy believes in the rights and opinions of each child. Our philosophy emphasizes the child’s abilities, competences, and natural aptitude, developing and fostering the child in ways that encourage growth in their inherent talents.

We believe that the role of the teacher is to be the child’s partner and recognize many learning possibilities. In order to further the learning process, teachers listen, inquire, work together and reflect upon the experiences of children.

The spaces of the schools are both thoughtful and inviting. Materials in the classroom inspire children to think outside the box.


Lakehill Preparatory School
2720 Hillside Dr., Dallas, TX 75214
214-826-2931 • admission@lakehillprep.org
lakehillprep.org

Lakehill Headmaster Roger L. Perry recently announced a tuition reduction for kindergarten and first grade. The 2020-21 tuition has been adjusted to $12,000 for kindergarten and $15,000 for first grade. This reduction reflects Lakehill’s commitment to making the Lakehill experience more accessible to families with young children. Please contact the Office of Admission to learn more or schedule a tour.


Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill, Catherine M. Rose Head of School

The Lamplighter School
11611 Inwood Rd., Dallas,
X 75229
214-369-9201
thelamplighterschool.org

The Lamplighter School’s legacy as the premier early childhood and elementary school in Dallas was founded on the principles of collaborative hands-on learning, respect for self and others, shared values, and meaningful traditions. We are decidedly innovative and creative in our approach as we invite each child to participate in the joy of learning.
Join us for an Admission Coffee and tour on Wednesday, January 15 or for a Spring Information Session and tour on Wednesday, April 8 and experience how Lamplighter delivers serious education wrapped in the wonder of childhood.


Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy
1308 Whitley Rd., Keller, TX 76248
817-431-5486
mlcatexas.org

Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy (MLCA) is a dynamic combination of classical education with a caring family atmosphere. At Messiah, we work to ignite the love of learning in our students through rich classical literature and in depth studies of history, rhetoric and science. Students are also instructed in the arts: They experience instruction in art classes, piano, choir, and stringed instruments.

All this wonderful curriculum is taught in an atmosphere that nurtures and encourages students in their faith in the Gospel of Christ. Small class sizes and highly educated, experienced teachers make MLCA an excellent foundational learning experience for all children.


Nolan Catholic High School
4501 Bridge St., Fort Worth, TX 76103
817-457-2920 • admissions@nchstx.org
nolancatholic.org

Nolan Catholic High School continues a tradition that began more than half a century ago: a ministry of the Diocese of Fort Worth providing a college preparatory education and evangelizing students to be tomorrow’s servant leaders. Founded in 1961, Nolan Catholic’s storied history continues to evolve, grow, and move in exciting new directions. During 2019-2020, the campus is undergoing a $32 million enhancement, including updates to the existing main building, new classroom furniture, additional outdoor classrooms, a state-of-the-art Natatorium, and an Integrated Design of Engineering and Arts (IDEA) Building.

A Nolan Catholic education engages our students with a diverse, rigorous curriculum that spans across academic disciplines. Even more importantly, the Nolan Catholic experience helps our students discover, nurture, and develop their unique, God-given talents. Our students learn to succeed with grace, fail with dignity, and approach all challenges with humility. The Nolan Catholic experience addresses the whole person with college preparatory academics, an award-winning fine arts program, championship-level athletics, innovative ecology and engineering programs, and more – all built on a foundation rooted in our Catholic faith. We are committed to partnering with families to teach our students to discover truth, beauty, and goodness in all that they encounter. At Nolan Catholic, our students are formed in the Gospel virtues of faith, hope, and charity to become lifelong learners in knowing, loving, and serving God.


Dr. Lisa Hill, Head of School

North Texas Performing Arts – Academy
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, Plano, TX 75093
972-422-2575 • academy@ntpa.org
NTPA.org/Academy

Dr. Hill holds a Doctorate in K–12 Educational Leadership and has thirty years of experience as teacher and administrator. She is a proponent of arts education to reach the whole student and develop strengths and talents in each child. Dr. Hill is delighted to lead an organization that provides opportunities for youth ages 11–18 with a passion for the performing arts. NTPA offers an educational and experiential learning model through “Three Pillars”: Educate, Explore, Experience.


Jonathan M. Kellam, Head of School

The Oakridge School
5900 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington, TX 76013
817-451-4994
theoakridgeschool.org

Nearly three decades ago, when I joined The Oakridge School, a unique feeling of family and community, academic excellence, character development, and ethical leadership was evident across our campus. This special experience has been shared by generations of Oakridge alumni, and our commitment to our mission—to inspire students to seek their full potential in academics, arts, and athletics—has never been stronger than it is right now.

Founded in 1979, today’s Oakridge is home to more than 720 students representing 38 cities and 12 countries. These leaders of tomorrow learn in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity. We still hold firmly the values of our founders while providing innovative programs on a beautiful 100-acre campus. With leading faculty, diverse course offerings, and cutting edge technology, we are preparing today’s students for college and beyond.

Admissions season at Oakridge is underway. Our admissions process is designed to provide families with a personalized experience to help determine whether Oakridge is the right fit for your child and family. We want to learn about your child’s talents and dreams. We also want you to see what makes our Early Childhood Center, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School so special. It’s a great time to be an Oakridge Owl!


Our Redeemer Lutheran School
7611 Park Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
214-368-1465
ORDallas.org

Our Redeemer of Dallas’ administration, teachers, and parents are dedicated to providing an academically challenging education for children in a happy and safe environment. It is our pleasure to use our Enrichment Strands to create a customized learning experience for each child in our care from age 1–6th grade. Our teachers love what they do, and are excited to play an important role in your child’s life, while sharing Jesus’ love for all people.


Lisa Mann, Admissions Director

Pantego Christian Academy
2201 West Park Row, Arlington, TX 76013
817-460-3315 • admissions@pantego.com
pantego.com

A deep Christian school experience is our fundamental commitment at Pantego Christian Academy. Each day your child is immersed in sound Biblical teaching, mentoring and dynamic spiritual growth.
Our students study the Word, help each other grow and they put their faith into action through mission trips and meaningful service to the community while growing toward a faith that is truly their own for a lifetime.
We strive to do this by:

  • Surrounding students with like-minded Christian friends and faculty while not isolating them from the world.
  • Providing rigorous and up-to-date curriculum that challenges and prepares students for the next level.
  • Integrating a Biblical worldview in every subject and activity at PCA.
  • Providing Bible classes and weekly chapels for all students.
  • Offering several local service projects and mission opportunities.

Parish Episcopal School

Hillcrest Campus
PreK–2nd Grade
14115 Hillcrest Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254

Midway Campus
3rd–12th Grade
4101 Sigma Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244

972-852-8737
parishepiscopal.org

At Parish Episcopal School, it’s about balance and joy in your educational journey, discovering your authentic self, and having a great sense of belonging. School leadership believes that our foundational task is to help students (PreK 3–12th) discover their God-given gifts and embrace their authentic identity. As an inclusive Episcopal community with more than 30 percent diversity and 23 different faith backgrounds on two campuses, Parish embraces the differences among our community members, preparing our students to lead by demonstrating knowledge of and respect for the rich variety of people and points of view that exist in our complex global society.

Parish’s academic efforts are geared toward enhancing learning elements and introducing a better system of engagement across all disciplines, PreK 3–12th grade, so that mastery is accomplished, not just a grade or an advance placement moniker. The principles guiding the School reflect an awareness of individuality, including:

  • Honoring students voice and choice in learning
  • Meeting students where they are, helping reach new levels of mastery as they are ready
  • Helping students develop enduring habits of mind, transferrable to a lifetime of learning and excelling
  • Creating learning conditions which engage students in authentic, meaningful work

The Parish community celebrates together its many backgrounds, traditions and successes. Hear more about belonging at Parish from Head of School Dave Monaco on February 5, 2020 at 9am.


Chris Hahn, Headmaster

Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center
4004 Midway Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007
972-447-0532
popcs.org

I began my teaching career and ministry 30 years ago. My desire then, and now, was to work for and with children. I started my career as a teacher and coach, and have been part of our leadership team at Prince of Peace Christian for the last several years. I desire to encourage. I desire to motivate and challenge. I desire to help each child find success and exceed their potential. While each child is different and unique, I desire to serve them as a dream builder and dream molder.

At Prince of Peace Christian, I am blessed to lead and serve exceptional children with big dreams. I am blessed to lead and serve a faculty and staff of dream makers.

Prince of Peace Christian School. Exceptional academics, developing disciples and leaders for service and success. Big Dreams, Big God.


Dr. Traci Tucker, Head of School

Scofield Christian School
7730 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75231
214-349-6843 • office@scofieldchristian.org
scofieldchristianschool.org

As a Christian educator for 30 years, I believe that each child is unique, made in the image of God. I partner with parents to develop their child’s intellect, character, and spiritual gifts to serve Jesus with their whole heart.

Since 1961, Scofield Christian School has provided children, 3K through 6th grade with an academically challenging, multi-sensory education, integrated with Biblical truths within a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Please call to schedule a personal tour. New! Transitional Kindergarten.


Suzanne Stell, Executive Director

Shelton School and Evaluation Center
15720 Hillcrest Rd. Dallas, TX 75248
972-774-1772
shelton.org

Engage, Enrich, Empower.

We’re changing the way the world thinks about learning differences by using a customized approach within a mainstream environment and by cultivating the unique gifts and talents of the creative, intelligent, progressive and resilient students we serve. We do it by sharing the student success stories we’ve had since 1976.

We are the largest independent school worldwide for intelligent students who just happen to have a learning difference. Services also include an evaluation center, a speech therapy program, and outreach/training … one Shelton with many resources. Our theme for the year is The Future Is Ours.


Brian E. M. Johnson, President and Head of School

Southwest Christian School
Chisholm Trail Campus (Pre-K–6)
6801 Dan Danciger Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76133
Lakeside Campus (7–12)
6901 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76123
southwestchristian.org

As Southwest Christian School celebrates our 50th anniversary, we are taking a moment to look at the people who have contributed to our success in the past, continue to give tirelessly to our present, and are boldly helping us navigate our future. One of those people is SCS’ President and Head of School, Mr. Brian E. M. Johnson.

Over the past four years, Mr. Johnson has left an indelible mark on SCS through his passion for sharing the Gospel, commitment to our families, and nearly three decades of experience as a school leader, fundraiser, community organizer, volunteer, and trustee. He holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, an MBA from the University of North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy (with distinction) from Stanford University.

Mr. Johnson’s experience and expertise have allowed him to have a significant impact on our thriving school. SCS is primed to launch the next half century with a solid foundation and a bright future forged by visionaries who know the importance of Christian education, leadership and global mindedness. Our strong academic programs, extensive extracurricular offerings and exemplary faculty and staff are helping us prepare tomorrow’s Christian leaders. We encourage you to visit SCS and find something more!


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
2016 Willis Ln., Keller, TX 76248
817-431-4845
seton.school

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a classical Catholic school, loves to go beyond pen and paper with our vigorous, advanced, traditional academics and engage our students with multi-sensory, hands-on lessons. In addition to our core subjects, we offer foreign language, music, art, drama, band, library, outdoor learning, and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (languages and elective options vary by grade). All students enjoy recess daily. Chef prepared hot lunch and a variety of extracurricular options are available to our students. We are dedicated to assisting parents with the education and formation of their children.


St. John’s Episcopal School
848 Harter Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
214-382-9131
StJohnsSchool.org

St. John’s is more than a school. We are a community. Students and families are known and celebrated, and that sense of belonging is a hallmark of a St. John’s education.

Our community nurtures and guides children through achievements and challenges, encourages curiosity, and rewards courage. Students dream, take risks, adapt and find comfort, even in uncomfortable spaces. Mindful leaders and young citizens emerge through our award-winning service-learning program. All within the St. John’s Code framework that calls us to be respectful, responsible, honest and to care about each other.

Come. Experience. Belong.


Dr. Terry J. Flowers, Perot Family Headmaster

St. Philip’s School & Community Center
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas, TX 75215
214-421-5221
stphilips1600.org

PK2–6th Grade

January 20, 2020 marks Dr. Terry J. Flowers’ 36th year of service with St. Philip’s School and Community Center. Dr. Flowers’ experience and leadership led to the establishment of curriculum for St. Philip’s that emphasizes academic excellence, a positive self-image, and faith-based focus for life.
Alongside the strong academic program are numerous collaborative social service and community development activities. This broad-based approach has established St. Philip’s as a model educational institution for inner-city schools—public, charter and private


Starpoint School
2805 Stadium Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-257-7141
starpoint.tcu.edu

Is your child struggling in school? Is reading or math difficult?

For more than 50 years, Starpoint School has provided individualized educational programs to help students build their academic strengths and develop positive attitudes. Students learn based on their needs, rather than grade levels, and participate in special programs integrating traditional subjects with technology, music, art, and physical education.

TCU is the only university in the nation with two special education laboratory schools. Starpoint school provides vital programs for children with learning differences to thrive academically, taught by master teachers and aspiring educators.

Learn more by visiting our website, and call us to schedule a visit. We’d love to have your child at Starpoint school!


Texas School of the Arts
6025 Village Pkwy., Edgecliff Village, TX 76134
info@myTeSA.org • 817-732-8372
myTeSA.org

The arts are a vital component of quality education and it is our mission to ensure we provide students with the opportunity to be empowered through arts education. At Texas School of the Arts (TeSA), students in grades kindergarten through six are inspired to grow both academically and artistically. Our school offers an environment where children are encouraged to think creatively, innovate, and collaborate, paving the path to a promising future in any field they choose.

Unique to our curriculum, students are immersed daily in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes. Using National Core Arts Standards and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, teachers create individualized curriculum that meets the needs of every student, developing their artistic techniques and performative qualities.

TeSA is ranked among the top schools in Texas. Our low student to teacher ratios ensure each child is engaged and challenged at their individual level. A well-rounded education is the key to success in school and beyond. We strive daily to create a sense of community and belonging in our school and your child belongs here too.

Please join us at our upcoming Prospective Student Open House on Thursday, January 9th at 6pm to experience all that TeSA has to offer your child. Open enrollment dates are January 8–February 10. For more information about the admission and the audition process visit MyTeSA.org/admission.


Trinity Valley School
7500 Dutch Branch Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76132
(817) 321-0100
tvs.org

Bright Future for Trinity Valley School!

At TVS, our philosophy that a true education takes place not solely in the classroom has stood for sixty years. Pre-kindergarteners through seniors are encouraged, guided, and supported by a faculty that is visionary and top-rate. Students are prepared for their future with robust academics, competitive athletics, global education, experiential learning, and an impressive mix of fine arts. Let our experts partner with you to strengthen the heart and mind of your child! TVS: Celebrating 60 Years of Timeless Education


Wesley Prep
9200 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75220
214-706-9568
admissions@wesleyprep.org
wesleyprep.org

“Enlightened Minds. Compassionate Spirits.”
That has been a mantra lived out with intention since the school’s beginning more than 50 years ago. “All of our programs are based on the belief that children learn when they are confident, safe, nurtured and challenged and provided with the appropriate tools for learning. And, that is the foundation and fabric of Wesley Prep,” said Linda Altick, the school’s executive director. “Wesley Prep is known for having fabulous teachers and an environment that allows the school to always put the child first. Our goal is to educate and prepare the whole child—academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually—and this continues to guide our growth. We are excited about the opportunities we are offering our children.” When Wesley Prep students graduate from sixth grade, 95% receive acceptances to their first-choice schools and they are prepared to be strong participants in all that lies ahead.


White Rock North School
9727 White Rock Trail, Dallas, TX 75238
214-348-7410 • a_adams@whiterocknorthschool.com
whiterocknorthschool.com

Founded in 1964 by John and Mary Adams, former Dallas ISD teachers, White Rock North School is a traditional school with many wonderful twists!

We believe children learn best when they are stimulated and engaged, so our state-certified staff teaches outside of the classroom as much as possible! Our average class size is 8–10 students; an ideal size for creating a kid-centric climate, where all students benefit from individualized attention. Children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Speech and processing delays are blended with mainstream leaners.

Our students are nurtured and come to realize that intelligence has many faces. Pairing academics with roller skating, swimming, and farming, our students learn to celebrate their own individual gifts and strengths.


Rebbie J. Evans, Head of School

The Winston School
5707 Royal Ln., Dallas,
TX 75229
214-691-6950
info@winston-school.org
winston-school.org

K–12th Grades

Known for its extraordinary ability to maximize the potential of bright students who learn differently,® The Winston School empowers its students to face the challenges of tomorrow through well-rounded academic, social, and emotional programs. Also, Winston places a special emphasis on both the Fine and Performing Arts.

We invite you to schedule a private tour or attend our Open House on Sunday, January 26,
at 2 pm. Discover the difference a Winston education can make for students Kindergarten through 12th grades.


Yorktown Education
5170 Village Creek Dr., Plano, TX 75093
972-936-7988
yorktowned.org

Independent, Confident and Responsible, Yorktown Graduates are ready to take on the world. They also have outstanding academics; averaging 3.8 on a 4.0 grade scale in their college work and over $80,000 in college scholarships.

As early implementers of student-centered education, Yorktown personalizes education for every student. We believe in the development of the whole child—personal, academic, physical.

We teach students ages 5–18 to focus on “Do What You Love” to achieve their full potential. As a student progresses, they gain cultural awareness and align with what they do best.

Rather than traditional grade levels, which can be restrictive, Yorktown uses cohort levels, allowing students to develop respect, personal responsibility and the ability to innovate and think critically, while mastering each subject. For ages 10–12, this approach embodies a strong foundation of solid Reading, Writing and Math skills, and then adding Science, Chinese Mandarin, Art and Drama. At higher academic levels, students assume more responsibility for their schedules, working within groups, finding collaborative solutions, and developing expertise to accomplish advanced work leading to college acceptances and scholarships.

Yorktown Education has high accreditation scores and is accredited by AdvancED, SACS/CASI and the NCAA, with credits recognized by schools in all 50 states and over 70 foreign countries. Yorktown is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Educational Records Bureau.