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The Adult Education Center of the Fort Worth Independent School District offers programs in academics through eighth grade and high school equivalency, English as a second language, high school correspondence courses and vocational training. Visit the office at 705 S. Henderson, Fort Worth or call 332-7544.

Tarrant County Junior College offers non-credit courses at all three campuses that range from foreign languages and accounting to yoga and secretarial courses. Visit the TCJC administrative offices. Electric Service Building, downtown Fort Worth or call 336-7851.


Fort Worth Country Day School. 4200 Country Day. 732-7718. Founded in 1962. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $l,900-$3,950. 900 students; 65 teachers, 55 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Ted Sanford.

Admissions: Students are tested for entrance by each division; previous school records and recommendations required. Above average level of work required.

Campus: On approximately 90 acres, the school has seven buildings, including two gymnasiums, a fine arts performing center and a science wing.

General description: Program is college preparatory that stresses academics, athletics and the arts. Foreign languages (French and Spanish) are begun in early grades. Average combined SAT score: 1,100.

Trinity Valley School. 6101 McCart Ave. 292-6060. Founded in 1959. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,000-$3,800. 660 students; 50 teachers, 30 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Stephen Seleny.

Admissions: Students must take entrance exams and provide transcripts and recommendations as well as participate in interviews.

Campus: On 30 acres, the six main buildings house two gymnasiums, a science lab and a library.

General description: Course work is accelerated and college preparatory. Students generally excel a year ahead of public school standings. Computer terminals are in every classroom, and Spanish courses are begun in kindergarten. Average combined SAT score: 1,100.

All Saints Episcopal School. 8200 Tum-bleweed. 246-2413. Founded in early Fifties. Coed, first through eighth grades. Tuition: $500-$1,750 ($500 is for preschool at the church). 720 students; 40 teachers, three with advanced degrees. Director: Donna Michels.

Admissions: Students are tested for entrance. Students must place above the 50 percentile of the national average.

Campus: On 17 acres, the school has a chapel, a gym, a library and separate buildings for lower and middle schools.

General description: Although the curriculum isn’t accelerated, students generally work one grade level ahead in spelling and English. Lower-school students learn Spanish, art, music, physical education and religion in addition to the basics; middle-school students are introduced to computers and humanities.

The Oakridge School. 2925 Haynie. 457-8722. Founded in 1979. Coed, preschool through 12th grade. Tuition: $l,500-$2,680. 460 students; about 25 teachers. Headmaster: Andy Broadus.

Admissions: Students are tested for entrance with the Stanford Achievement Test. Work level must be average to above-average.

Campus: On eight acres, the main classrooms are in a three-story building. A gym is also available.

General description: College preparatory, with grade requirements more stringent than average. Foreign languages are introduced in preschool. Computers are introduced in the middle school. Not enough scores for an SAT average.


Evangel Temple Christian School. 302 W. Highway 303. (214) 264-1303. Founded in 1964. Coed, preschool through 12th grade. Tuition: $790-$l,350. 560 students; 28 teachers, five with advanced degrees. Administrator: Dr. Glenn Adams.

Admissions: Both parents must be practicing Christians. Student must do average and above-average work. Some testing for entrance and placement.

Campus: On seven acres (preschool is at another site on the north side of town, 825 Bonham). Several buildings house a gym and academic facilities. Plans are being made to build a new junior-senior high building.

General description: School follows the A-BEKA curriculum, with emphasis on Christian teachings. Basics emphasized. SAT: At least several points above the national average.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School. 400 N.E. 17th St. (214) 264-8777. Founded in 1953. Coed, kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition: $650 for Catholics, $900 for non-Catholics. 235 students; 9 teachers, five with advanced degrees. Administrator: Diane Cooper.

Admissions: A placement test is required. Student must have reasonable behavior.

Campus: On 5 acres, the school has three buildings, including a gym and cafeteria.

General description: T.E.A.-approved curriculum, traditional basics taught.


Fort Worth Christian School. 7517 Bogart Dr., North Richland Hills. 281-6504. Coed, preschool through 12th grade. 600 students, 55 teachers. Headmaster: Larry Calvin.

Admissions: Student must perform at average or above-average level. New students are tested for placement.

Campus: There are three buildings, and a new elementary structure is under construction.

General description: Basic curriculum, with foreign languages, drama, art and computer courses taught.

Treetops School, Rural Route 1, Box 257, Euless (on Pipeline Road east of Highway 157). (817) 283-1771. Founded in 1972. Coed, preschool through 10th grade (with plans to add 11th and 12th grades). Tuition: $720 to $1,800 ($720 is for kindergarten). 120 students; 20 teachers (12 full-time), 80 percent have advanced degrees. Director: Dr. Chris Kallstrom.

Admissions: Open policy, although the school has conferences and visits with potential students. Must be average or above average.

Campus: On 22 acres, the school has several buildings housing lower- and middle-level grades.

General description: A holistic approach is taken with the student. No grades are awarded, and students are allowed to work at their own pace. Computers and foreign languages are taught. Students take school trips abroad to places such as England and Mexico.

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