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The Dallas Independent School District’s vanguard, academy, and magnet schools offer students a flexible curriculum. Admission is open at all vanguards and academies except the Center for the Academically Talented and Gifted. Students are generally admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, but ethnic balance is considered. An application must be completed for admission to one of the magnet or career development centers. Enrollment is limited in most schools. For more information, call the DISD at 824-1620, ext. 381.

FIVE ELEMENTARY schools offer specific programs to attract students from throughout the district. The descriptive information printed here was provided by each school.

Center fur the Academically Talented and Gifted. K.B. Polk. 6911 Victoria, 75209. 358-4576. For the above-average or unusually curious student, this school’s curriculum features subjects not usually taught in elementary schools. Admission procedures begin in January. Parents should talk to the home school principal by February 1 for their child to be considered for the next school year.

Center for Expressive Arts. Sidney Lanier. 1400 walmsley, 75208. 742-3661. Self-expression and creativity are encouraged through genera! music, instrumental music, dramatizations, dance, and art.

Maynard Jackson, Vanguard. 2929 Stag Road, 75241. 371-4346. The main thrust is academics. Enrichment programs include piano, band and strings, art, music, computer. Classes stress self-direction and initiative.

Fundamental School. Mark Twain. 724 Green Cove lane, 75232. 371-5304. It’s back to basics here with a structured, traditional approach emphasizing the “three R’s.” Independent study and homework are stressed.

L.L. Hotchkiss Montessori Academy. (K-8) 6929 Town North Dr., 75231. 348-3730. Learning by self-discovery. The Montessori method places the responsibility for learning on the student, who actually learns from his/her environment, not from the teacher. The teacher serves as a dynamic link between the class environment and the student, and it is through this link that learning takes place.

THE NEXT GROUP includes academies-special schools for seventh and eighth graders:

Career Exploration Academy. Longfellow. 5314 Boaz, 75209. 357-5711. The traditional, basic middle-school program is offered here, along with opportunities to explore many career options. Resource speakers and visits to area businesses let students see the working world firsthand.

Classical Academy. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2001 E. Kiest Blvd., 75216. 375-2535. Courses are available here that are not found at any other middle school in Dallas. Humanities (for foreign languages), music instruction, art classes, a computer program, and an outstanding gymnastics program enhance basic subjects.

Environmental Science Academy. T.A. Edison (formerly Sequoyah). 2940 Singleton Blvd., 75212. 637-1340. This school attracts the nature lover: classrooms are often fields, streams, and hills. In addition to language and math skills, students study horticulture, bacteriology, botany, and other environmental sciences.

Exploratory Arts Academy. W.E. Greiner Mid-die School. 625 S. Edgefield, 75208. 943-1196. Artistically talented students are encouraged to develop their in-dividual interests through studies in visual arts, gymnastics, theater, dance, and choral and instrumental music. Regular and honors middle-school programs are also offered.

Fundamental Academy. William Hawley Atwell, 1303 Reynoldston Lane, 75232. 376-7321. As the name implies, basic subjects are emphasized. Elective courses include Spanish, French, computer literacy, orchestra, band, and music. Students are grouped heterogeneously but honor classes are available in mathematics, language arts, and social studies.

HIGH SCHOOL students, grades nine through 12, are eligible to attend magnet schools. Enrollment is limited in most schools. A pre-enrollment period is held each year for the coming year:

Arts Magnet. 2501 Flora St., 75201. 220-9121. Students have the option of attending this school full time to take academic courses or attending part time and taking academics at a DISD school. The school offers a strong academic college preparatory program. Intensive preliminary training is given in the visual arts and the performing arts.

Business and Management Center. 2218 Bryan St., 75201. 953-1123. This magnet operates in an administrative and office setting in the Central Business District. On-the-job training is emphasized; paid internships are available for grades 11 and 12 (students work half a day).

Career Development Center. Skyline. 7777 Forney Road. 75227. 388-5731. An 80-acre campus encompasses 24 areas of study. The complex includes a color television studio, computer center, airplane hangar, media center, greenhouse, and other special-purpose areas. Skyline is an extension of DISD high schools. Students may attend on a part-time basis for three-hour career-education courses or may transfer to the school full time.

Education and Social Services Magnet. 173$ Gano St., 75215. 421-0966. Designed for students who want to explore careers in psychology, social services, education, and child development. Students volunteer/ work in an on-site preschool and elementary school and in agencies and schools throughout the community. All students study basic counseling skills.

High School for Health Professions. 4515 Ross Ave., 75204. 823-6200. Introductory and advanced programs prepare students for various health careers such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, nursing, medical technology, bioscience, medical and dental assisting, dental technology, medical supply technician, and hospital administrative and support services. Emphasis is also placed on academic preparation for college.

Lincoln Humanities/Communications Magnet. 2826 Hatcher St., 75215. 421-7121. This alternative program offers a challenging liberal arts education to help prepare students for college. Courses include philosophy, literature, languages, journalism, radio/TV/film, fine arts, history, anthropology, and social sciences.

Public Services: Government and Law. 912 S. Ervay St., 75206. 748-9991. Students interested in careers in law, criminal justice, and public affairs will enjoy this curriculum. Courses are geared to both career- and college-bound students. Social-science internships are often available after three years in the magnet program.

Talented and Gifted Magnet High School. 2200 Dennison St., 75212. 637-0110. Serving students from all sections of Dallas, the TAG holds the highest SAT score averages for the DISD. Students considered must rank in the 80th percentile or above in reading and math on national achievement tests.

Private Schools

A unique service is provided for parents looking for a private school for their child by Admissions Counseling Services (5952 Royal Lane, 75230. 696-5690). Owner Mike Shepperd has brochures and current information on Dallas area private schools, alternative schools, schools specializing in learning disabilities, and boarding schools in addition to academic testing to determine achievement levels. A fee is charged for this service.

Akiba Academy of Dallas. 6210 Churchill Way, 75230. 239-7248. Founded in 1962. Coed, preschool through eighth. Tuition: $1,500-4,000. 350 students; 35 teachers. Headmaster: Rabbi David Leibtag. Orthodox Jewish school committed to teaching Jewish values, humanism, and progressive education. Students study the Bible and Talmud in Hebrew and Aramaic.

The Alexander School. 409 International Parkway. Richardson. 75081. 690-9210. Founded in 1975. Coed, grades eight through 12. Tuition: (8,000- 90 students; 24 teachers, more than half with advanced degrees. Director; Andrew Cody. Only fully accredited school with a 1-to-l student-teacher ratio in Maroplex.

Bethel Lutheran School. I12I1 E. Northwest Highway, 75238. 348-8375. Founded in 1959. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: $675-$1,305. 130 students; nine teachers, two with advanced degrees. Daycare, before and after school. Principal: Curt Riske. Christian education stressing individual attention to students. Students rank high on achievement tests.

Bishop Dunne High School. 3900 Rugged Drive, 75224. 339-6561. Founded in 1961. Coed, grades nine through 12. Tuition: $2,310 for Catholics, 12,585 for non-Catholics. 460 students; 32 teachers, 16 with advanced degrees. Principal: F. Michael Satarino. Traditional college preparatory requiring heavy academic loads. Students come from Oak Cliff as well as nearby suburbs. Thirty-three percent of students are non-Catholic.

Bishop Lynch High School. 9750 Ferguson Road, 75228. 324-3607. Founded in 1963. Coed, grades nine through 12. Tuition: $2,450 for Catholic families, (2,600 for non-Catholic families. Tuition breaks for families with more than one student enrolled. 700 students, 49 teachers. Principal: Edward E. Leyden. Offers Catholic education for both the advanced and average achiever, with special courses to assist the weak but capable student. Provides a well-rounded Christian education with a strong emphasis on core subjects, community service, and the arts.

Carrollton Christian Academy. 1820 Pearl St,, 75006. 242-6688. Founded in 1980 as the Sonshine Preschool. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: $540-$1,950. 350 students; 19 teachers, 42 percent with advanced degrees. Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Paul Morell; director: Carla Vaughn; principal: Joan Collier. “Developing The Whole Child In A Distinctly Christian Atmosphere” provides the philosophy for the academy’s comprehensive program, which includes Spanish, music, computer, and physical education.

Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 3915 Lemmon, P.O. Box 190507, 75219. 528-2360. Tuition: $900-$3,300. 30 elementary schools, eight secondary, and three special schools all under the diocese’s jurisdiction. 11,000 students; 723 teachers. 226 with advanced degrees. Superintendent of schools: Sister Caroleen Hensgen.

Cistercian Preparatory School. One Cistercian Road, Irving/P.O. Box 160699, 75016. Founded in 1962. Boys, grades five through 12 with double sections of 20 students in each grade. Tuition: $4,000-$4,400. 300 students; 36 teachers, 26 with advanced degrees and eight with Ph.Ds. Headmaster: Father Bernard Marton. Catholic education in a sequential college prep curriculum Each class is assigned to a Form Master who counsels each grade through graduation. Strong liberal arts curriculum includes four years of Latin in grades five through eight, with modern foreign language in grades nine through twelve. Computers are introduced in the fifth grade; calculus and physics courses are required for graduation.

The Cornerstone School. 12302 Park Central Drive, 75251. 387-8567. Founded in 1976. Coed. 2 years through fourth grade. Tuition: $2,940 (may be paid in monthly installments). 300 students; 30 staff members. Director: Mimi Goldman. Small classes grouped by ability. Individualized self-pacing programs. Instruction in music, Spanish, and computers are part of daily schedule. Extracurricular activities (ballet, art, etc.) are taught by specialists in each field from 3 to 5 p.m. for an extra fee. The school also has a comprehensive summer camp program.

Dallas Academy. 950 Tiffany way, 75218, 324-1481. Founded in 1967. Coed, grades seven through 12, with post-high school year available. Tuition: S6,000. 75 students; 12 teachers, seven with advanced degrees. Director: Jim Richardson. Remedial courses in reading, math, writing, and study skills for students with learning disabilities. Excellent science program and college prep.

The Dallas Christian School. 4900 N. Galloway, Mesquite 75150. 270-5495. Founded in 1957. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $795-$3.900. 804 students; 50 teachers, 26 with advanced degrees. Superintendent; Vaughn Luster. A college preparatory school stressing academic achievements. Moral and Christian principles are stressed with Bible classes and chapel each day, Well-rounded athletic program with band and choral classes offered.

The Episcopal School of Dallas. 4100 Merrell Road at Midway, 75229 358-4368. Founded in 1974. Coed, grades five through 12. Tuition and fees: S5,875-$6,550. 474 students; 64 teachers; 41 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Stephen B. Swann. A college-prep program that combines a flexible, innovative curriculum with a stable and enduring system of values. Classes are kept small, with 12 to 15 students each. The purpose is to foster the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social growth of each student. One feature of the curriculum is the Wilderness Program.

Evangel Temple Christian School. 302 W. Highway 303, Grand Prairie 75051. (214) 264-1303. Founded in 1964. Coed, preschool through 12th grade, Tuition: $830-$1,700. 500 students; 40 teachers, 12 with advanced degrees. Administrator: Dr. Luanne Sparks.

The Fairhill School. 6039 Churchill Way. 75230. 233-1026. Founded in 1971. Coed, first through 12th grade. Tuition: $5,300-$5,700. 20 teachers, 12 with advanced degrees. Director: Jane Sego. Small, structured classes with individualized instruction for students with average to above-average intelligence who have been diagnosed as having a learning disability. Average teacher-student ratio 1 to 7. Speech therapy and psychological services available.

First Baptist Academy. 1704 Patterson, 75201. 969-7565. Founded in 1972. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition $1,700-$2,625. 875 students; 75 teachers, 23 with advanced degrees. Although the school is affiliated with First Baptist Church, not all of the students are Baptist. Christian emphasis; Bible courses required in all grades. Band, theater arts, debate, drill team, cheerleading, and athletic programs.

Glenwood School. 4700 Frankfort Road at Spyglass Drive, one block east of the Dallas North Tollway/Parkway, 75081. 235-8320. Tuition: $l,900-$6,500. Executive director- Glenn Holmes. 350 students, low pupil-teacher ratio, and close parent-teacher contact. The Glenwood School is a nonprofit, coeducational, nondenominational college preparatory school. Beginning at the pre-kinder-garten level, Glenwood’s instructional program is based on the concept of individually guided education. Accredited by the TEA.

Good Shepherd Episcopal School. 11122 Midway Road, 75229. 357-1610. Founded in 1960. Coed. 3 years through eighth grade. Tuition: $900-$2,900. 412 students; 35 teachers, eight with advanced degrees. A warm Christian atmosphere exists here Foreign language in grades one through eight, a reading enrichment laboratory, a journalism program, and computers on all levels are offered. Chapel services daily.

Grace Lutheran School. 1523 S. Beckley, 75224. 9464967. Founded in 1951. Coed, kindergarten through eighth grade Tuition. $1,350. Specific individualized and small group instruction given in all academic areas, in an atmosphere of Christian care and discipline. Religion, art. music, and spoils in addition to the full academic curriculum. Before- and after-school care is available.

The Greenhill School. 14255 Midway Road, 75244 3698. 661-1211 Founded in 1950. Coed. 3 1/2 years through 12th grade Tuition: $2,550-$5,850. 1.150 students 120 teachers, 70 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Phillip Foote. A rigorous college-prep program. Strong performance in ail academic fields, High-caliber athletic and fine arts program Respected computer science curriculum. Cited as an “Exemplary School” by the U.S Department of Education, June 1985.

The Hilkrest Academy. 6930 Alpha Road at Hill-crest, 75240. 490-1161. Coed, preschool through eighth grade Tuition: $2,500-$4,050. 100 students: 17 teachers. Preschool director: Valeria Adams. Elementary director: Johnnie Cardinale. Nondenominational music and dance programs and after-school care, Montessorl preschool affiliated with Amerian Montessori Society Non-graded elementary program with 12 teachers, four with advanced degrees.

The Hockaday School. 11600 Welch Road, 75229, 363-6311. Founded in 1913. Girls. 4 years through 12th grade Tuition: $2,738-$7.395 (includes lunches and fees). 866 students; 104 teachers. 61 with advanced degrees Headmistress: Idanelle McMurry. Founded on the principle of college preparation with emphasis on scholarship, character, courtesy, and athletics Wide-ranging. highly demanding academic program stressing the arts. Special programs include coordinated classes in selected subjects with St, Mark’s School and English as a second language for foreign students.

Holy Cross Lutheran School. 11425 Marsh Lane. 75229. 358-4396. Founded in 1962. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: supported by donations of church members and non-members. 150 students; eight leathers, ihree with advanced degrees. Director. Jonathan Fischer. Principal: Ruth Braun. Program designed for students performing at or above grade level, with emphasis on Christian and faith-life values.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School. 400 N.E. 17th St., Grand Prairie 75050. (214) 261-8777. Founded in 1953. Nationally recognized as a U.S. Exemplary School in 1986. Coed, kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition: $1,100 for Catholics, $1,500 for non-Catholics. 60 students. 13 teachers. Administrator Wane Cooper. TEA-approved curriculum: traditional basics taught, along with religion and computers.

Jesuit College Preparatory School for Men. 12345 Inwood Rd. 75244. 387-8707. Tuition: $3,500. Principal: Fr. Geoffrey T.Dillon. 60 teachers. 43 with advanced degrees. 670 students, grades 9-12. The school’s primary purpose is to offer men a Catholic college-preparatory education. Following the traditional Jesuit tradition. the intellect is developed through a demanding academic curriculum. Students must be serious about learning through disciplined study. The school offers one of the finest high school computer centers in me nation.

Kvanli Academy of Grace Bible Church. 11306 Inwood Road. 75229. 696-5648. Founded in 1974. Coed, ages 2-10. with plans to add one grade per year. Tuition: preschool. $2,100-$8.500; kindergarten through fourth grade. $2,250. 100 students: 12 teachers. Director: Jody Kvanli Capehart.

Lakehill Preparatory School. 2720 Hillside. 75214. 826-2931. Founded in 1970. Cued, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,600-$5,100. 300 students; 31 teachers. 16 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Roger Perrry. Lakehill is the only private school in East Dallas with no religious affiliation- Considers itself in a league with the best private schools in Dallas hut with a smaller, more family-like atmosphere.

Lakemont Academy. 3993 W. Northwest Highway, 75220. 351-6404. Founded in 1976. Coed, 18 months through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,115-$3,195.170 students; 16 teachers. Daycare 18 months through preschool. After-school care and summer camp, grades 1 through 6. Headmaster: Edward Fidellow. The only Montessori preschool through high school in the Metroplex. Lakemont emphasizes a Christian perspective stressing character, confidence, and self-esteem. The individualized, rigorous academic curriculum also includes practical work experience, travel, community involvement, athletics, and foreign language.

The Lamplighter School. 11611 Inwood Road, 75229. 369-9201 Founded in 1953- Coed, 3 years through fourth grade. Tuition: $1,750-$4,675. 468 students; 40 teachers, about 20 with advanced degrees. Director: Pat Mattingly. Provides both a strong traditional and innovative academic foundation with special emphasis on motor development, fine arts, French, animal life, hor-ticuliure, and an early introduction to computers. Its programs and curriculum are regularly evaluated by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the National Association of Independent Schools, of which it is a member.

Lutheran High School of Dallas. 8494 Stults Road, south of Forest Lane, east of Central Expressway, 75243. 349-8912. Founded in 1976. Coed, grades seven through 12. Tuition: $1,700 (7), $2,800 (8), $3,000 (9-12), plus $300 registration fee. 140 students; 13 teachers. eight with advanced degrees. Accredited by the TEA. Headmaster: Dr. Gerald C. Brunworth. The school offers a qual-i!y educational program for students with a broad range of abilities. More than 94 percent of the graduates attend college. Christian education and moral precepts are stressed. The school is located on a 13.5-acre campus with classroom/laboratory facilities, including a new gymnasium. Entrance test and personal interview required.

The North Dallas Day School. 9619 Greenville Avenue. 75243. 3414366. Founded in 1971. Coed, preschool through third grade. Tuition: $2,700.175 students; 14 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Director: Janet Battle. Small classes with individualized, self-paced programs. Features include learning centers, computers, and a Cultural Awareness Social Studies program. Extended care in the afternoon until 6 p.m. Also offers summer camp facilities.

Notre Dame of Dallas Schools Inc. 1451 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, 75062. 438-2440 or 438-3202. Elementary school founded in 1962; secondary and vocational center founded in 1973. Coed, ungraded. Tuition: based on pledges. 60 students, plus 50 vocational students; 25 teachers. Director: Sister Barbara Kraus. Accredited programs by the TEA. Academic program for the educable mentally retarded; living-skills program for the trainable mentally retarded. Vocational program strives to place students in the job market.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School. 7611 Park lane, 75225. 368-1465. Founded in 1960. Coed. 3 years through eighth grade. Tuition: $475-$2,290. Student teacher ratio 15 to 1. Principal: Norman L. Clasen. A Christian school with a student body comprising various denominations. A structured curriculum that includes computer, band, drama, choir, and physical education. TEA accredited.

The Parish Day School of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. 14115 Hillcrest, 75240. 239-8011. Founded in 1972. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: $1,150-$3.375. 390 students; 36 teachers, eight with advanced degrees. Headmistress: Gloria Snyder. Average class size is 18. Self-contained classrooms. Structured, traditional program with maximum strengths in verbal and written communication, reading, mathematical concepts, and critical thinking. Weekly computer classes for children who are 4 years old through sixth grade. Spanish taught from 3 years through sixth grade. Other enrichment programs include art, chorus, band, physical education, religion. library, science lab. Olympics of the mind, the gifted program, and French. Geared to high-average and above-average students. TEA accredited.

Preston Park Academy. 5608 Northaven, 75230. 373-4576. Founded in 1979. Coed, preschool through 12. Tuition $2,000-$5,700. 90 students; 10 teachers, all with advanced degrees. Director: Mrs. Helen Nastri. A disciplined, structured college prep program for students with above-average intellect who are seeking to upgrade skills and study habits. Students are stimulated to make long-range goals and commitment to college and the challenges beyond. Accredited by TEA in 1983.

Redeemer Montessori School. 120 East Ro-chelle. Irving, 75062. 257-3517. Founded in 1978. Coed, 2 1/2 years through 12. Tuition: $1,755-$2,385. Director Paul Sexpon. A progressive academic program offered. Math, science, language arts, and foreign language form the core of the curriculum. Children advance at their own pace, while work is closely monitored.

St. Alcuin Montessori School. 6144 Churchill way, 75230. 239-1745. Founded in 1963. Coed, 18 months through eighth grade. Tuition: $2,600-$5,000. 330 students; 15 teachers with 11 assistants, three special subject teachers. Teachers have Association Montessori International training beyond bachelor degrees. Director: Barbara Gordon. Extended classrooms to outdoors. Study tours offered to grades six. seven, and eight. Special summer classes offered to all levels. The emotional and social aspects of the child as well as academics are stressed. Before- and after-school care available on a limited basis.

St. John’s Episcopal School. 848 Harter Road, 75218. 328-9131. Founded in 1953. Coed. 3 years through seventh grade. Tuition: Jl.648-J3.400. 350 students. Director: Grace Cook. The school is committed to providing excellence in education by presenting an enriched and personalized academic program for children. St. John’s faculty subscribes to a mastery learning philosophy and continuous progress of the individual.

St Mark’s School of Texas. 10600 Preston Road, 75230. 363-6491. Founded in 1933 as the Texas Country Day School. Merged with the Cathedral School in 1950 to become St. Mark’s. Boys, grades one through 12. Tuition: $5,470-$7,195 (fees, lunch, and book deposit included). 750 students; 90 teachers, 59 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: David V. Hicks. College prep with emphasis on a rigorous academic program plus participation and self-development in both the arts and athletics. Nationally ranked debate team. Coordinates programs with Hocka-day School. Excellence in individual sports. Camping and leadership programs in middle and upper school.

The Selwyn School. 3333 West University Drive, Denton 76201. (817) 382-6771. Founded in 1957. Coed, boarding and day, preschool through grade 12 (boarding students are accepted beginning in the eighth grade.) Tuition: boarders (11.000; day students $l,900-$5,150. 315 students; 32 teachers, 12 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: John D. Doncaster. A college-prep school with class sizes varying from 8 to 18. Student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1. Special travel and study program offers learning foreign culture and language in other countries.

Sheiton School and Evaluation Center. 5002 W. Lovers Lane, 75209. 352-1772. Founded in 1976. Preschool through ninth grade. Tuition: $6,900 plus fees. 250 students; 55 teachers. 38 with advanced degrees. Executive director: Dr. Sherrye Camp. Director emeritus: Dr. June Shetton. Average class is seven students. Private therapy is available for students with learning disabilities Students are tested for learning disabilities and develop- i mental lags at the evaluation center and speech and hearing clinic. Evaluation Center 357-4714. TEA accredited.

Trinity Christian Academy. 17001 Addison Road, 75248. 931-8325. Founded in 1970. Coed, kinder-garten through 12th grade. Tuition: $1,400-$4,550. 925 students; 80 teachers, 40 percent with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Mike Beidel. Full-range of varsity athletic programs; complete fine-arts curriculum. The school aims to provide a quality Christian education for college-bound students.

Ursuline Academy. 4900 Walnut Hill Lane, 75229. 363-6551. Founded in 1874. Girls, grades nine through 12. Tuition: $3,590, 600 students; 54 teachers. Principal: Dr. Jean Placke A 113-year-old Catholic college prep school for young women. Philosophy is to combine academic excellence and high standards of scholarship with moral, spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth. Special offerings include community service program, Government in Action program, and a humanities program.

The Walden Preparatory School. 14552 Mont-fort Drive, 75240. 233-6883. Founded in 1970. Coed, grades nine through 12 or ages 14 through 19. Tuition: $4,000 plus fees. 85 students; 10 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Director: Pamela Stone. An alternative school geared to re-motivate students and to prepare them for college Walden also works with students with minor learning disabilities. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Some classes self-paced.

White Rock North Private School. 9727 White Rock Trail, 75238, 348-7410. Founded in 1965. Coed. 2 years through third grade. Tuition: $1,200-$2,520. 400 students, 25 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Directors: Mary and John Adams. A highly structured program geared to students working at or above grade level. A summer day camp is provided for students through age 12. Extended daycare for children of working parents.

Winston School. 5707 Royal Lane, 75229. 691-6950. Founded in 1973. Coed, grades one through 12. Tuition: $7,100-$7,500. 250 students; 35 teachers, 15 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Paul Erwin. Programs are designed to emphasize a student’s strengths. Classes in drama, computer sciences, and photography.

Zion Lutheran School. 6121 E. Lovers Lane, 75214. 363-1630. Founded in 1948. Coed. 3 years through eighth grade Tuition: $2,145.250 students; 15 teachers, eight with advanced degrees. Principal: Wilbert E. Krause Religious education, usual curriculum areas, plus computer classes, outdoor education week, sports program, band, choir, and art. Accredited by the TEA and by the Lutheran Church.