The descriptive information here was provided by each school.


Bright Horizons Conservatoire. 1200 E Jack-son Rd., Carrollton, 75006. 242-9552. Founded in 1973. Coed, 18 months through 3rd grade, Tuition: $200-4330 per month. 316 students; 28 teachers, 4 with advanced degrees. Director: Jackie Watts.

Offers the Headway program, which is updated regularly. Teaches phonics, motor skills, language arts, and emphasizes a theme a week. Student-teacher ratio 15:1 in kindergarten: 18:1 in grades 1-3.

Cornerstone School. 12302 Park Central Drive. 75251. 387-8567. founded in 1976. Coed. 2 yean; through 5th grade. Tuition: $3,610 (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 musie, Spanish, and computers are part of daily schedule. Extracurricular activities (ballet, art, etc.) are (aught by specialists in each Held from 3 to 5 p.m. for an extra fee. The school has a comprehensive summer camp program with sports, swimming, recreation, and education for all ages.

Holy Cross Lutheran School. 11425 Marsh lane, 75229. 3584396. Founded in 1962. Coed, 3 years through 6th grade. Tuition: $625-$2,300.135 students; 8 teachers, 3 with advanced degrees. Principal: Jonathan Fischer.

Program designed for students performing at or above grade level.with emphasis on Christian and faith-life values. After-school care available.

Lamplighter School Inc. 11611 Inwood Road, 75229. 369-9201. Founded in 1953. Coed, preschool through 4th grade. Tuition: S1.975-$5,700. 450 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 lire, horticulture, and an early introduction to computers. Its programs and curriculum are regularly evaluated by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and (he National Association of Independent Schools.

North Dallas Day School. 9619 Greenville Ave., 75243. 341-4366. Founded in 1977. Coed, preschool through 3rd grade. Tuition: $340-$400per month. 175 students; H teachers, 4 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. Extracurricular activities include ballet, gymnastics, piano, art, and computer instruction. The school is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

The Parish Day School of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. 14115 Hillcrest, 7524a 239-8011, Founded in 1972. Coed, 3 years through 6th grade. Tuition: $1,415-$3.935.416 students; 42 staff members. Headmistress: Gloria Snyder.

Average class size is 1&, Structured, traditional program maximizing strengths in verbal and written communications, reading comprehension, and mathematical concepts. Weekly computer classes for children 4 years old through 6th grade with a stu-dent/computer ratio of 1:1. Spanish taught from 3 years through 6th grade. Classes in music, art, P.E., science lab, critical and creative thinking, and Great Books, plus special opportunities in chorus, creative dramatics, and other academic enrichment programs. Scouting programs and after-school athletics complement the curriculum. Students attend daily chapel services, and religion is taught in grades 1 through 6,ISAS and Southern Association of Episcopal Schools accredited.

Redeemer Montessori School. 120 East Rocbelle, Ining, 75062.257-3517. Founded in 1978. Coed, 2 and a half years through 6lh grade. Tuition: $2,025-$2,700, Director: Paul W. Sexton.

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,

The Saint Michael School. SOU Douglas, 75225. 691-8681. Founded in 1950. Coed. 3 years through nth grade. Tuition (including Tees}: Communicants: S2,825-54,550; non-Communicants; Sitl75-$4,950,407 students; 41 teachers, all certified, 13 with advanced degrees. Director: Elizabeth I. Barnes.

The Saint Michael School is a private Episcopal school with a strung academic emphasis for students of average to above-average ability. Additional programs offered include remedial language lab, Spanish, computer classes, art, music, RE,, and curriculum-based wilderness retreats. ISAS accredited.

St. Philip’s. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., 75215. 421-5221. Frounded in 1958. Coed. 3 years through 4th grade. Tuition $1,750. 160 students: 9 teachers, all certified. Headmaster: Terry Flowers.

An Episcopal school and community center, the student-teacher ratio is 18:1. With one of the lowest tuitions of any private school in the city, St. Philip’s aims to oiler quality education to those who otherwise could not afford it.

Scofield Christian School. 7730 Abrams Rd.. 75231. 349-6843. Founded in 1961 by Harlin J. Roper. Coed. 3 years through 6th grade. Tuition: $1,0130-$2,040. 360 students; 25 teachers, all certified. Principal: Ray Klodzinski.

The emphasis here is on a developmental educational approach to learning. Offers a complete elementary program including music physical education, computer, and art. A Christian educational alternative.

White Rock North Private School. 9727 White Rock Trail, 75238. 348-7410. Founded in 1965, Coed. 2 years through 3rd grade. Tuition: $350 per month. 400 students; 25 teachers. 4 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 program is included for students through age 12. Extended day care for the children of working parents.


Carrollton Christian Academy. 1820 Pearl St., 75006.242-6688. Founded in 1980 as the Sonshine Preschool. Coed, 3 years through 9th grade. Tuition: S800-$2,550.550 students: 34 teachers, 45 percent with advanced degrees. Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Paul Morell.

“Developing The Whole Child In A Distinctly Christian Atmosphere” is the philosophy for the academy’s comprehensive program of academics and activities, including Spanish, music computer, and physical education.

Good Shepherd Episcopal School. 11122 Midway Rd.. 75229.357-1610. Founded in 1959. Coed. 3 years through 8th grade. Tuitioin $1,135-$,580.415 students: 37 teachers, 14 with advanced degrees. Headmistress: Dr. Annette Allen.

A warm Christ ian atmosphere exists here. Foreign language in grades primer through 8, a reading enrichment laboratory, a journalism program, and computer programs on all levels are offered. Chapel services daily.

Grace Lutheran School. 1523 S, Beckley. 75224. 946-4967. Founded in 1951. Coed, 3 years through 8th grade, Tuition: S1.485. Director: Barbara Schreyer.

Specific individualized and small group instruction given in all academic areas, in an atmosphere of Christian care and discipline. Religion, art, music and sports in addition to the full academic curriculum. Before- and after-school care is available.

The Hillcrest Academy. 6930 Alpha Road at Hillcrest. 75240. 490-1161. Coed, preschool through 8th grade. Tuition: $2,950-$4,95.130 students; 21 teachers, 7 with advanced degrees. Preschool director: Valera Adams; elementary director; Peggy Signal!.

Nondenominational music and dance programs and after-school care. Montessori preschool affiliated with American Montessori Society. Non-graded elementary program with 12 teachers, 7 with advanced degrees.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School. 400 N.E. 17th St., Grand Prairie, 75050. 264-8777. Founded in 1953. Nationally recognized as a US. Exemplary School in 1986. Coed, kindergarten through 8th grade. Tuition: $1,400 for Catholics: $1,850 for non-Catholics. 300 students; 24 teachers. Administrator: Diane Cooper.

TEA-approved curriculum; traditional basics taught, along with religion and computers.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School. 7611 Park Lane, 75225.368-M65. Founded in 1960. Coed, 3 years through 8th grade. Tuition: $570-$2,490, Student-teacher ratio 12:1. 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. State-licensed day care. Summer day care for 3- to 6-year-olds, TEA accredited.

St. Alcuin Montessori School. 6144 Churchill Way, 7523a 239-1745. Founded in 1964. Coed. 18 months through 8th grade. Tuition: $2,550-$6,89375 students; 15 teachers with ll assistants: 5 special subject teachers. Teachers have Association Montessorl International training beyond bachelor degrees. Director: Ron Ackerman.

Extended classrooms to outdoors. Study tours offered to grades (>, 7, and 8. 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 1951 Cued. 3 years through 8th grade. Tuition: $1,776-$3400.400 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.

Solomon Schechter Academy of Dallas. 18011 Hillcrest Rd.. 75252.248-3032. Founded in 1979. Jewish academy; preschool through 8th grade. Tuition: $l,250-$4,735. 440 students: 90 teachers, 45 with advanced degrees.

A Conservative Jewish day school that maintains an environnvent rich in the Jewish values of respect for learning and strives to build the child’s self-image as a successful, independent learner, a creative individual, and a proud, knowledgeable Jew: Fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Zion Lutheran School. 6121 E. Lovers Lane, 75214. 3634630. Founded in 1948. Coed, 3 years through 8th grade. Tuition: $845-$2270. 210 students; 15 teachers, 8 with advanced degrees. Principal: Steven A. Allmon.

Religious education, usual curriculum areas, plus computer classes, outdoor education week, spoils program, band, choir, and art. Accredited by TLA. the Texas District and the LC-MS.


Bending Oaks School. 9304 Forest Ln,. 75243. 348-5500. Founded in 1985. Coed, grades 9 through 12. Tuition: $725 per course per semester. 76 students; 15 teachers, 6 with muster’s degrees. Principal: John Nash.

Private high school founded by teachers who believe many students never realize their full potential in a large classroom environment. Student-teacher ratio of 5:1, Accredited by SACS.

Bishop Dunne High School. 3900 Rugged Drive. 7224.339-6561. Founded in 1961. Coed. snides 9 through 12. Tui-uon: $2420 for Catholics, $2,965 for non-Calhohcs. 400 students; 30 teachers, 16 with advanced degrees, Principal: F. Michael Satarino.

Traditional college-preparatory curriculum requiring heavy academic loads. Students come from Oak Cliff as well as nearby suburbs. Thirty percent of students are non-Catholic.

Bishop Lynch High School. 9750 Ferguson Road, 75228. 324-3607. Founded in 1963. Coed, grades 9 through 12. Tuition: $3245 for Catholic families; $3465 for no-Catholic families. Tuition breaks for families with more than one student enrolled. 650 students: 49 teachers, 23 with advanced degrees. Principal: Edward E. Leyden.

Offers a multiifaceted education to students who demonstrate the potential for success in a college-preparatory environment. Special features include offerings in4advanced placement/college credit classes and programs for students with special learning needs. Provides a well-rounded Christian education with a strong emphasis on core subjects, community service, and the arts.

Cistercian Preparatory School. One Cistercian Road. Irving/P.O. Box 160699,75016, 4384956. Founded in 1962. Boys, grades 5 through 12. Tuition; $4,900-$5,350. 300 students; 36 teachers, 26 with advanced degrees and 9 with Ph.Ds. Headmaster: Father Bernard Marlon.

Catholic education in a sequential college-prep curriculum. Each class is assigned to a Form Master who counsels each grade through graduation, Eight-year integrated liberal arts curriculum includes 4 yean of Latin in grades 5 through 8 with modern foreign language in grades 9 through 12. Computers are introduced in the 5th grade; calculus and 4 years of laboratory science are required for graduation.

The Episcopal School of Dallas. 4100 Merrell Road at Midway. 75229.3584368. Founded in 1974. Coed, grades 5 through 12. Tuition and fees: $6,890-$7,677 (including book deposit). 400 students; 60 teachers, 32 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, intelleclual. physical, and social growth of each student. One feature of the curriculum is the Wilderness Program.

Jesuit College Preparatory School. 12345 In-wood Rd., 75244. 387-8707. Boys grades 9 through 12. Tuition: $4,200. 625 students; 60 teachers, 43 with advanced degrees. Principal: Friar Geoffrey R. Dillon.

The school’s primary purpose is to offer men a Catholic college-preparatory education, Following the traditional Jesuit tradition, the student’s intellect is developed through a demanding academic curriculum. Students must be serious about learning through disciplined study. The school is set on a 26-acre campus, offering one of the finest high school computer centers in the nation.

Lutheran High School of Dallas. 8494 Stults Road, 75243. 349-8912. Founded in 1976. Coed, grades 7 through 12. Tuition: 7th-8th grade: $2,900; 9th-12th: $4,000. $300 registration fee. 150 students; 12 teachers, 7 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Dr. Gerald C. Brunworth.

The school offers a quality educational program for students with a broad range of abilities. More than 94 percent of the graduates attend college. Christian education and moral values are stressed. The school is located on a 13.5-acre campus with classroom/laboratory facilities, including a gymnasium/locker room. Entrance test and personal interview required.

Ursuline Academy. 4900 Walnut Hill Lane. 75229. 363-6551. Founded in 1874. Girls, grades 9 through 12. Tuition: $4,175.550 students; 54 teachers. Principal: Dr. Jean Placke.

A 116-year-old Catholic college-prep high 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 retreat programs. a community service program, the Government in Action program, and a special humanities program.


Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 3915 Lemmon, P.O. Box 190507,75219.528-2360. Tuition: $900-$4,300.27 elementary schools, 6 secondary, and 2 special schools all under the diocese’s jurisdiction. 10,873 students; 689 teachers, 226 with advanced degrees. Superintendent of schools: Sister Caroleen Hensgen.

ChristWay Academy. 419 N. Cedar Ridge, Duncanville, 75116.2964525, Founded in 1976 Coed, grades 1 through 12. Tuition: $2,000-$2,400 250 students; 24 teachers. 4 with advanced degrees. Secondary administrator: Larry Bowles.

Nondenominational Christian school serving southwest Dallas County, Maximum of 25 students allowed per class in grades 3-12; 20 in grades 1 and 2. Member of Association of Christian Schools International.

Dallas Christian School. 4900 V Galloway, Mesquite. 75150 270-5495. Founded in 1957. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $620-$3,710, 785 students; 50 teachers, 26 with advanced degrees. President: 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 and band, choral, and drama classes offered.

Evangel Temple Christian School. 302 W. Highway 303, Grand Prairie, 75051,264-1303. Founded in 1964. Coed, 2 years through 12th grade. Tuition: $800 -$2,400. 350 students; 20 teachers, 12 with advanced degrees. Administrator: Randy Tate.

The school is affiliated with the Assembly of God, hut students and faculty represent 15 denominations. Teaches primarily the A Beka curriculum; Bible taught in every grade. Computers, fully equipped laboratories, and year-round sports programs offered. Fully accredited by the ACSI.

First Baptist Academy. 1704 Patterson, 75201. 969-2488. Founded in 1972, Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $l,770-$2,715. 875 students; 75 teachers, 23 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Fred W. Lively.

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.

The Greenhill School. 14255 Midway Road. 75244-3698.661-1211. Founded in 1950, Coed, 3 and a half years through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,855-16,540.1,150 students; 130 teachers, 70 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Phillip Foote.

A rigorous college-prep program. Strong curriculum in all academic fitlds. High-caliber athletic and fine arts program. Respected computer science curriculum for kindergarten and up.

The Hockaday School. 11600 Welch Road, 7522V. 363-6311. Founded in 1913, Girls, preschool through 12th grade. Tuition: $3,1415-$9,000 (includes lunches and fees). 871 students; 109 teachers. 61 with advanced degrees, Headmistress: Liza Lee.

Pounded on the principle of college preparation with emphasis on scholarship, character, courtesy, and athletics. Wide-ranging, 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.

Lakehill Preparatory School. 2720 Hillside. 75214. 826-2931. Founded in 1971. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $3,950-$6,050.220 students; 31 teachers, 16 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Roger Perry.

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 but with a smaller, more family-like atmosphere.

Lakemont Academy. 3993 W. Northwest Highway, 7522a 351-6404. Founded in 1976. Coed. 18 months through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,790-$4,770. 85 students; 11 teachers. Day care offered; after-school care and summer program. 18 months through 6th grade. 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 work experience, travel, community involvement, athletics, and foreign language.

St. Mark’s School of Texas. 10600 Preston Road, 75230-4047.363-6491. Founded in 1933 as the Texas Country Day School. Merged with the Cathedral School in 1950 to become St. Mark’s. Boys, grades 1 through 12. Tuition: $6,785-$8,620 (fees, lunch, and books included), 730 students; 90 teachers, 59 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: David V, Hicks.

College prep with emphasis on a rigorous academic program plus active participation and self-development in both the arts and athletics. Nationally ranked debate team. Excellence in individual sports. Camping and leadership programs in middle and upper schools. Coordinates programs with The Hockaday School.

The Selwyn School. 3333 University Drive West, Denton, 76201. (817) 382-6771. Founded in 1957. Coed, boarding and day, preschool through 12th grade (boarding students are accepted beginning in the 8th grade). Tuition (including fees and lunch): boarders $13,800; day students $7,200. 250 students; 32 teachers, 12 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Attn W. Gibby.

A college-prep school with class sizes varying from 8 to 15. Student-teacher ratio is 8:1. For two weeks in March, a special travel and study program is offered. Advanced placement courses for juniors and seniors. Athletics, arts, horsemanship, and activities offered. TEA, ISAS accredited.

Trinity Christian Academy. 17001 Addison Road, Addison, 75248. 931-8325, Founded in 1970. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $l,570-$5,130. 900 students; 80 teachers, 40 percent with advanced degrees, Headmaster: Mike Beidel.

The school aims to provide a quality Christian education for college-bound students.

Tyler Street Christian Academy. 927 W. 10th St., Dallas. 75208.941-9717. Founded in 1971. Coed, K-3 through 12th grade. Tuition: $2.150-$2,460.480 students; 35 teachers.

Nondenominalional school providing quality education in a Christian setting. Complete athletic programs for middle and high school students, plus foreign languages, band, computer classes, music, and art. Enriched program for grades 4-6, Conversational foreign language programs for elementary school students. Accredited by the SACS.

The Winston School. 5707 Royal Lane, 75229.691-6950, Founded in 1973, Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade Tuition: $8,400-$10,400. 150 students; 25 teachers, 15 with advanced degrees. Head of School: Dr. Rita Sherbenou.

Programs are designed to emphasize a student’s strengths. Classes in drama, ceramics, computer sciences, and photography.


Dallas Academy. 950 Tiffany Way, 75218. 324-1481. Founded in 1967. Coed, grades 7 through 12. Tuition: $6,100. 75 students; 12 teachers, 7 with advanced degrees. Director: Jim Richardson.

Features remedial courses in reading math, writing, and study skills fow students with learning disabilities, Excellent college prep.

Fairhill School. 6039 Churchill Way, 75230 233-1026. Founded in 1971. Coed, grades 1 through 12. Tuition: $5,800 $6,200. 140 students; 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 student-teacher ratio 7:1. Speech therapy and psychological services available.

Highland Academy. 1231 W. Belt Line Rd.. Richhardson. 7508a 238-7567. Founded in 1981. Coed, preschool through 8th grade, Tuition and fees: $6,200-$6,700.60 students; 12 teachers. 10 with advanced degrees and/or academic language therapy certification. Director: Faye E. Handlogten.

Specialized curriculum designed for intelligent children with language teaming differences. Average student-leacher ratio for academic classes is 5:1.

Notre Dame of Dallas Schools Inc. 2018 Allen Street, 75204. 720-3911. Elementary school founded in 1962; secondary and vocational center founded in 1973. Coed, ungraded. Tuition: based on pledges. 45 students, plus 40 vocational students; 20 teachers. Director; Sister Barbara Kraus.

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. TEA accredited.

Oak Hill Academy. 6464 E. Lovers Lane. 386-0664. Founded in 1986. Coed, ages 3-9 for talented and gifted students and children with language-learning difficulties, social immaturity, or difficulty with muscular-motor coordination. Tuition: $4,500-$5,500 for early childhood/preschool; $6750 for kindergarten-primary grades (includes all fees), 63 students; 13 teachers, 5 with advanced degrees. Director: Carole Hill.

Oak Hill is a school for intelligent, talented children who are “at risk” or who have been identified as having a language learning difference. Curriculum focuses on development of the “whole child”-emotional, social, physical, and cognitive aspects-using traditional and Montessori educational methods. Speech-language therapy is provided by certified master’s level speech pathologists.

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Week Day School. 9800 Preston Rd., 7523a 368-3886. Founded in 1962. Coed, grades I through 6. Tuition: $5,295; scholarships available. 80 students; 14 teachers, 6 with advanced degrees. Director; Sheila Phaneuf.

A private school for children of normal or above-average intelligence with learning disabilities. Offers a total child development program (remedial, academic, social, emotional) using an eclectic approach. Self-contained classes of 8 or 9 children, Adaptive P.E. teacher, musk therapist, art teacher, phus an after-school sports program and a summer tutorial program.

Shefton School and Evaluation Center. 5002 W. Lovers Lane, 75209.352-1772, Founded in 1976. Coed, preschool through 9th grade. Tuition: $8,870-$9,370 plus fees. 215 students; 55 teachers, 38 with advanced degrees. Executive director; Joyce Pickering; director emeritus: Dr, June Snelton,

Average class consists of 7 students, The school serves “learning different” children of average and above-average intelligence. Students may be evaluated for learning disabilities and developmental lags at the school’s evaluation center. Shelton also has a speech, language, and hearing clinic. TEA and SACS accredited.

The Waiden Preparatory School. 14552 Montfort Drive, 7524a 233-6883, Founded in 1970. Coed, grades 9 through 12. Tuition: $4,350 plus fees. 75 students; 10 teachers. 4 with advanced degrees. Director: Pamala Stone.

A private alternative school geared to remotivate and redirect students and to prepare them for college. Walden also works with students who have minor learning disabilities. Some classes self-paced. SACS accredited.


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