Located in the heart of the Southwest, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is comprised of some of best schools in the world.

Private Schools

St Marks

Welcome to St. Mark's School of Texas. Founded in 1906 as the Terrill School for Boys with 42 students, today we serve more than 850 boys in grades one through twelve.

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Miss Ela Hockaday was more than an educator and school administrator; she was a visionary. When Miss Hockaday’s School for Girls opened in 1913, the course was set for a legacy of unparalleled proportions. Establishing the school upon the Four Cornerstones of Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics, Miss Hockaday laid the groundwork for many generations of young women to strive for excellence in every aspect of life.

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The Episcopal School of Dallas encourages the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development of its students through a challenging college-preparatory curriculum infused with enduring values. Guided by a gifted and innovative faculty, ESD’s rich academic program teaches students to think critically, express creatively, write coherently, speak persuasively, and work both independently and collaboratively. Students are expected to develop a confident understanding of the arts, the humanities, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and technology. ESD students are well-rounded in the best sense of this phrase: successful in the classroom, engaged in the arts, active in athletics and wellness programming, and community-minded in their embrace of leadership and service opportunities.

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At Greenhill School, students love learning. You see it in the enthusiastic faces of the Lower School children as they race to their classroom each morning, and in the way Middle and Upper School students passionately approach their studies.

We hold our students to high standards, but our nurturing, dedicated faculty create an environment where students embrace the challenges presented in and out of the classroom. In my mind, no school provides a better balance of program in academics, arts and athletics. Expectations of excellence in all three areas give students the best and broadest foundation, while allowing them to excel in their strengths.

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Everyday at TCA, the Lord touches hearts, enlightens minds and strengthens bodies. Take a look around, and you’ll see Upper School students leading Middle School Bible studies, first-graders planting seeds to learn of God’s creation firsthand and athletes competing fiercely, showing character both on and off the field. A Trinity education is a combination of doing the extraordinary and doing the ordinary extraordinarily well.

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The Prince of Peace community serves engaged families, with children from ages 6 weeks through 12th grade, who want an excellent educational experience in a diverse and caring environment. Our school cultivates Christ-like character as we deliver academic excellence and inspire individual passions in students. At Prince of Peace, each child has the opportunity to courageously explore, develop, and apply the gifts God has given them.

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As you prepare your children for life, you want to feel confident that they’ll not only have access to a superior academic program but also one that builds self-confidence and character.

Akiba Academy is the place. Akiba provides children with a rigorous academic education that helps them develop into responsible, confident, independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and active participants in a democratic society.

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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.

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As one of the best private schools in the Dallas metroplex, Dallas International School offers a unique education for students from preschool through high school in English and French. We are the only international school in Dallas and our rigorous academic program, administered in multiple languages, successfully integrates the renowned French national curriculum, the best practices of American education, and the comprehensive International Baccalaureate program. Dallas International School's multicultural environment and active community of students, teachers, staff, and parents creates more than an education — it creates experiences for a lifetime of success.

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UNT Dallas Mission: Transforming the lives of students, families and communities by providing high quality, student-focused education to enable personal and career well-being.

UNT Dallas Vision: To create a valuable center of enrichment where students are inspired to learn, and faculty, students and the community develop their full potential.

UNT Dallas Core Values: Integrity, Civility, Reasoning, Responsibility

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Every child has dreams, dreams of a future filled with success. For learning-different students, those dreams can seem frustratingly far away. Fairhill School is dedicated to bringing those dreams to life. When parents and teachers believe in a child and his/her natural talents, that child begins to believe too. At Fairhill, we show students how to maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses, inspiring them to realize their full potential, as students and as individuals. Through a multi-faceted approach, students acquire learning skills that work for them—skills that help them grow, not only in the classroom, but throughout their lives.

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Leaping out of the car to begin another day of learning adventures, children at Lamplighter know that they are in a very special place, an environment that nourishes their appetite for learning, that nurtures their joy in discovery, and that strengthens their engagement in the world around them.

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Welcome to Parish Episcopal School. At Parish, we understand the importance of your decision regarding the selection of a school. We are pleased and honored that you would consider making Parish part of your future.

“At Parish, we focus on a vigorous learning experience that energizes and engages the learner.”

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Shelton School serves close to 850 students with learning differences, including dyslexia and related disorders. Students with dyslexia have challenges with reading decoding, spelling and written expression. Other students with related disorders may or may not have dyslexia, but do evidence difficulty with reading comprehension, math, written expression and often have struggles with organization and attention. The school provides specific instruction/remediation for students pre-school (3 years of age) through 12th grade in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. Drama, music, art, library and PE/athletics enhance the total school program. Linda Kneese is Shelton's Head of School.

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The quiet of the campus belies the excitement that lives beneath the surface. Expectation shines in the eyes of the students as they walk the familiar paths of the campus, returning from their summer vacations with sharpened pencils in hand.

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The mission of St. Monica Catholic School is the development of the whole child by fostering the love of God, respect for self and others, and belief in gospel values, according to Roman Catholic principles, in an atmosphere of academic excellence.

It is the mission of our school to encourage self-confidence and school pride in a culturally diverse community, through a caring and disciplined partnership of Church, school and home.

It is the mission of our school to graduate students who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith, academically prepared to continue their education, and ready to be the future of our Church, community and country.

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The Winston School is a small college preparatory school designed to maximize the potential of bright students who learn differently.® Through individualized learning strategies, our students are empowered to meet confidently the challenges of tomorrow.

Public Schools

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The Allen Independent School District serves the rapidly growing city of Allen, Texas, a suburban community located 23 miles north of Dallas. Student enrollment has more than doubled since 1989, bringing the current number of students to more than 20,000 in grades K-12. Students attend one of 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, one freshman center and one high school.

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It is our mission to provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning in a safe and positive environment. We believe all children can learn and excel with developmentally appropriate materials, practices, and strategies. School is not just about children: it encompasses families, parents, community, stakeholders, society, the environment and beyond.

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Dedication runs strong throughout the Dallas Independent School District with more than 19,000 employees working toward realizing our vision of becoming the best urban district in the United States. To truly impact the lives of students and govern our day-to-day actions, the Dallas Board of Trustees adopted its core beliefs and Principles of Public Service for the district to follow. These principles and beliefs serve as a guidepost to everything we do.

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Denton Independent School District has been committed to providing a quality education since it was founded in 1882. The district – located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth – encompasses 180 square miles and contains all or parts of 16 cities, communities or major developments.

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Because many are choosing to plant roots in the Frisco area, Frisco ISD is at the top of the fastest growing school districts in the state and nation growing by 7-30 percent annually since the early 90s. The district continues to add 2,500-3,500 students each year. As of March 2014, we had enrolled 46,464 students.

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Vision: We are a cohesive, diverse community providing engaging learning experiences for all.

Mission: We will provide engaging learning experiences so students can become effective communicators, quality contributors, and socially responsible citizens.

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Plano ISD serves the residents of approximately 100 square miles in southwest Collin County. This area includes 66 square miles in the City of Plano, with the balance including northern portions of the cities of Dallas and Richardson and parts of the cities of Allen, Carrollton, Garland, Lucas, Murphy, Parker and Wylie.

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Richardson ISD covers 38.5 square miles and includes most of the city of Richardson, and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland (60 percent of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland). RISD is comprised of 55 campuses that serve almost 38,000 students. Including administration and support, RISD maintains 70 facilities covering more than 6 million square feet with 35 million square feet of grounds.

Higher Education

City of Lewisville

A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas. SMU’s 11,000 students benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and innovative programs.

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Our Mission: To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

Our Vision: To be a world-class, values-centered university.

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Our Mission: The University of Dallas is dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, of truth, and of virtue as the proper and primary ends of education. The University seeks to educate its students so they may develop the intellectual and moral virtues, prepare themselves for life and work in a problematic and changing world, and become leaders able to act responsibly for their own good and for the good of their family, community, country, and church.

Our Vision: The University of Dallas aspires to be recognized regionally and nationally as a premier Catholic, liberal arts school and a first-choice institution for practice-oriented, professional business education.

Our Core Values: The University of Dallas is committed to the study and development of the western tradition of liberal education, and the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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UNT Dallas Mission: Transforming the lives of students, families and communities by providing high quality, student-focused education to enable personal and career well-being.

UNT Dallas Vision: To create a valuable center of enrichment where students are inspired to learn, and faculty, students and the community develop their full potential.

UNT Dallas Core Values: Integrity, Civility, Reasoning, Responsibility

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The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.

UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 133 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.

The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.

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Our Mission: To improve health care in our community, Texas, our nation, and the world through innovation and education.

To educate the next generation of leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention.

To conduct high-impact, internationally recognized research.

To deliver patient care that brings scientific advances to the bedside — focusing on quality, safety, and service.

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Welcome to El Centro College!

El Centro College became the flagship college of the district. Its name reflects the center of the downtown area. El Centro first opened its campus doors in 1966.

Its central location allows students from all parts of Dallas County to take advantage of core educational courses transferable to four-year institutions, as well as career training in more than 50 exciting fields and a variety of continuing/workforce education courses. Students at El Centro are of all ages and come from all walks of life eager to take advantage of the many exciting and popular programs offered here.

El Centro was the first college of the DCCCD to offer a nursing program and has established relationships with several top-notch hospitals in the Dallas area. It is also the only college within DCCCD that offers a Food & Hospitality Program.

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Our Mission: Baylor College of Dentistry shapes the future of dentistry by developing exemplary clinicians, educators and scientists. We improve oral health by caring for the needs of a diverse community; seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery; and serving as leaders in health professions education.

Our Vision: Following a century of excellence, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry will continue to be a leader in dental education by:

Educating exemplary clinicians who deliver evidence- based care.
Fostering translational and clinical research to improve patient care and delivery.
Providing high quality service to students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.
Increasing access to dental care through cultural competence, diversity and community based care.

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At Brookhaven College, a public, open-door, two-year institution dedicated to student success, we provide quality educational programs by offering a broad range of programs, learning opportunities and experiences. We prepare our students to value the individuals and organizations within our diverse community and to face the challenges as responsible and productive members of society. We achieve our mission through our goals and strategic directions.

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For over 40 years, Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District has focused on teaching, learning and community building. In recognition of these efforts, the White House and the Dept. of Commerce named Richland a 2005 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the only community college to have received this award.

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The seven independently accredited colleges of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) include Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.

DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the state. Since 1965, we have served more than 1.5 million people.​

The colleges of DCCCD equip students for successful living and responsible citizenship. In addition, we provide economic benefits to business, taxpayers and the community.

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Collin County Community College District is a student and community-centered institution committed to developing skills, strengthening character, and challenging the intellect.

City of Lewisville

Mission Statement: The purpose of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.

Vision Statement: Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming the world.

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The mission of Northwood University is to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.

We believe in:

The advantages of an entrepreneurial, free-enterprise society.
Individual freedom and individual responsibility.
Functioning from a foundation of ethics and integrity.
Promoting and leveraging the global, diverse and multi-cultural nature of enterprise.

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Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.

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Our mission at Texas Wesleyan University is to develop students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community.

Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890 in Fort Worth, is a United Methodist institution with a tradition in the liberal arts and sciences and a focus on professional and career preparation.

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Texas Woman’s University builds on its long tradition as a public institution primarily for women by educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives. TWU prepares women and men for leadership and service through high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on campus and at a distance. A TWU education ignites potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit.