Sample DFW Private Schools

The DFW metroplex is diverse – and so are its private school options. Here’s a general sampling of other private schools in the area to give you an idea of the depth and variety that the Dallas/Fort Worth area offers for private education.

Bishop Lynch High School

Grades 9-12; Enrollment: 1100
9750 Ferguson Road
Dallas TX 75228
A Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Bishop Lynch High School is a secondary learning institution “whose proven excellence in academics arts and athletics provides students with the opportunity to receive a first-rate well-rounded education combined with an exciting and inspiring campus life.”


Cambridge School of Dallas

Grades 6-12; Enrollment: 102
3877 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas TX 75229
The Cambridge School Of Dallas was opened in 1996. It is a Christ-centered classical college preparatory school with a philosophy of “Academic Discipleship.” The school develops both the minds and souls of young Christians by emphasizing classical education.


Cistercian Preparatory School

Grades 5-12; Enrollment: 352
All-boys school
3660 Cistercian Road
Irving Texas 75039
Cistercian Preparatory School opened in 1962 and today serves 355 students in grades 5-12. The school’s student body is culturally and economically diverse representing about 25 different feeder schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Student to faculty ratio is 7:1; 54 percent of faculty members have advanced degrees; and 17 percent have a PhD or equivalent degree.


The Clariden School of Southlake

Grades 5-12; Enrollment: 106
100 Clariden Ranch Road
Southlake Texas 76092
Established in 1986 The Clariden School of Southlake serves children ages 3 to 18. The combination of an AMI Montessori Lower School program for Primary and Elementary aged children and a 21st Century project-based Global Strengths program for grades 7-12 is a hallmark of The Clariden School of Southlake and its unique educational approach.


Coram Deo Academy

Grades PreK-12; Enrollment: 1060
(3 campuses)
4700 Wichita Trail
Flower Mound TX  75022
Coram Deo Academy is a classical Christian school with three campuses (Collin County Dallas & Flower Mound) that “seeks to train Christian youth to glorify God by recovering our legacy that of all Western Civilization. The academic program is designed to develop the student through classical Christian learning so that the knowledge (grammar stage) understanding (logic stage) and wisdom (rhetoric stage) of each subject are acquired with increasing sophistication as age grade level and ability rise. Knowledge is then learned line upon line precept upon precept for greater understanding.”


Covenant Christian Academy

Grades PreK3 -12; Enrollment: 635
901 Cheek Sparger Road
Colleyville TX 76034
817-281-4333 x 1
Covenant Christian Academy is an independent Christian college preparatory day school founded in 1979 with a classical curriculum that combines a rigorous academic program with exemplary fine arts and outstanding athletics.  Partnering with Christian parents to provide a remarkable education their academic philosophy is founded on 2500 years of the best educational practices.  Every course of study ultimately directs students to emulate the perfect excellence found in Christ.  The school is located on a beautiful 17 acre campus in Colleyville just minutes from DFW International Airport.


Heritage Christian Academy

Grades K3-12; Enrollment: 352
1408 S. Goliad Street
Rockwall TX 75087
972-772-3003 X235
Heritage Christian Academy is a “K3-12 independent coeducational college preparatory school founded in 1995 that is biblically based and multi-denominational.” The school has had 13 AP Scholars 1 National Merit Scholar and 1 National Merit Commended Scholar.


The Highlands School

Grades PreK-12; Enrollment: 660
1451 East Northgate Drive
Irving TX  75062
The Highlands School is a private Catholic school that uses the “Integral Formation™ method of education developed by the Legionaries of Christ” – emphasizing Apostolic Character Intellectual and Spiritual Formation. The school’s rigorous college preparatory program includes disciplined study in sciences history mathematics literature religion and philosophy. 


John Paul II High School

Grades 9-12; Enrollment: 675
900 Coit Road
Plano TX 75075
John Paul II High School is a 317000 square foot Catholic co-educational college preparatory school serving grades 9-12 and is the first opened in the Diocese of Dallas in more than 40 years. Founded in 2005 the school’s community comprises “a diverse body of students and educators that strives for excellence values individuality fosters a passion for learning promotes the balanced development of faith mind and body encourages community service and instills a respect for others.”


The Lakehill Preparatory School

Grades K-12; Enrollment: 400
2720 Hillside Drive
Dallas TX  75213
The Lakehill Preparatory School is a fully accredited co-educational school for K-12 students located in the Lakewood neighborhood in east Dallas. An academic community dedicated to the whole student Lakehill combines a robust college preparatory curriculum with opportunities for personal growth individual enrichment and community engagement. Small class sizes ensure a supportive learning environment and personal attention.


The Montessori Academy of Arlington

Grades PreK-6; Enrollment: 245
3428 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington TX 76016
The Montessori Academy (TMA) in Arlington was formed in 1981 by a parent cooperative from 13 families. TMA was the only Montessori school in the country to be named a Blue Ribbon School for the 1998-1999 school year. A diverse school TMA features a philosophy of respect active participation in learning critical thinking and parent involvement.


St. Alcuin Montessori

Grades PreK-8; Enrollment: 480+
6144 Churchill Way
Dallas TX  75230
St. Alcuin Montessori School is an independent non-sectarian co-educational day school serving students in Montessori and International Baccalaureate programs. Founded in 1964 St. Alcuin has offered “a program and a philosophy that promote higher order thinking and abstract reasoning skills through Montessori Toddler Primary and Elementary programs.” The school added an International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Programme for its Middle School In 2005.


St. John’s Episcopal School

Grades PreK-8; Enrollment: 500
8484 Harter Road
Dallas TX  75218
St. John’s Episcopal School a Pre-K through eighth grade co-educational school in East Dallas. Created as an outreach of St. John’s Episcopal Church in 1953 it’s the oldest Episcopal school in Dallas and is committed to the five tenets of an Episcopal education: “academic excellence; worship (Episcopal/ Christian chapel); religious studies based on basic biblical content; meaningful and integrated community service and service learning projects; and promoting an inclusive community where the dignity of every human being is respected.”