2013 School Guide

Each year, thousands of Tarrant County parents begin their hunt for the perfect private school. Filling out application after application, setting up interviews and making multiple visits to schools, these diligent and dedicated parents seek an answer to an age-old question: Where will my child excel academically, grow personally and truly enjoy learning?

Whether you’re seeking a private school for a specific teaching methodology or prefer that your child learn in a religious environment at a school that shares your family’s vision, the search can seem daunting. Things can get especially tricky if you are enrolling more than one child into private school—one size doesn’t fit all, and it’s difficult to find just the right match. Extensive research is often required, and critical questions will arise regarding tuition costs, test assessments, personal interviews and the application process, among others. When it comes down to it, choosing a private school for your child is no easy task, to say the least.

On the following pages, you will find a comprehensive list of private schools in Tarrant County. From fine arts academies and faith-based schools, to Montessori academies and schools focused on accelerated learning for the gifted and talented, the 2013 Private School Guide gives parents an in-depth look at each school, including accreditation, student-to-teacher ratio, cost of tuition and teacher requirements.

We hope you will find this quick reference to the area’s private schools helpful as you explore the possibilities of your child’s private school education.


Preparing for college is a tricky process. It's important to visit different college campuses, apply for the right loans and take the required tests for admission. To assist our readers, in addition to the school charts this month, we assigned writer Courtney Dabney to provide an online guide on how and when you should start preparing for college. CLICK HERE to see her suggestions for setting out on the road to higher education. Dabney suggests preparing early so you don’t wake up in a panic in the middle of your senior year.