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Guide to Childcare, Preschools and Private Schools in the Dallas Metroplex

childcare-preschools-private-schools-dallas-moms-blogAs a new mom, making that decision to enroll your child into their first “away” program can be overwhelming, stressful, and just plain hard — especially in DFW!

If you’re new to the game, you may not be aware that you have a LOT of options depending on your needs, child’s age, and the goals you have for your child’s education. There’s private childcare, daycares, Mother’s Day Out, preschools, transitional Kindergartens. You can choose between tradition, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Co-ops, or even homeschool.

Then, once you’ve done your research and made your decision, the wait begins. That’s right — the wait! MANY daycares, preschools, and private programs begin registering for the following year a year in advance. Even as this is being published, schools are hosting open houses for the 2017 school year.  We’ve written several posts (see below!) that can help you navigate through the enrollment process, but the most important part is making that initial decision. Where should I send my child? 

This is where we want to help! 

Dallas Moms Blog has a pulse in many communities across the Dallas Metroplex. We’ve compiled a list of featured programs and schools and personal recommendations to help you get started on your search! We can’t review them all, so we’ve included a small directory at the bottom of this post with local schools by area to help you continue your research a little further. 

Have a question about a school?? Leave a note in the comments and allow other moms to help! We hope this post will be our communities ULTIMATE guide to childcare, Mother’s Day Out, and Schools. 

ALCUIN SCHOOL

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Alcuin School, serving toddlers through 12th graders, is creating an educational evolution, which encompasses a strong Montessori and International Baccalaureate education, within a dynamic environment for the opportunity for students to become “innovative thinkers and passionate learners.”

Upcoming Open House :: Join Alcuin School for the Alcuin Open House :: Sunday, January 8, 2016 :: 12- 2 pm in the gym.

6144 Churchill Way
Dallas, TX 75230

LAKEHILL PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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Lakehill is staffed by passionate adults who are devoted to teaching and who model for students a lifelong love of learning. Our extremely talented faculty look for the individual potential of each child and encourage engagement in a broad range of academic, artistic, athletic, and extracurricular activities. All Lower School students take six specialty courses: Spanish, art, music, computers, library, and daily PE. At Lakehill, children explore their world, encounter new ideas, make new friends – and continue blossoming into their very best selves.

In order to continue the Lakehill standard of quality private education, constriction is underway to renovate 8,000 square feet of existing space and add an additional 16,000 square feet of new space to the original building on the Main Campus. The new facility will be ready for the start of school in 2017.

Upcoming Open Houses::

Admission CoffeeNovember 15, 8:30 a.m., Environmental Science Center
Upper School Preview: December 1, 6:30 p.m., Main Campus
Kindergarten Preview: December 6, 9:00 a.m., Main Campus
Admission Tea: January 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m., Environmental Science Center

2720 Hillside Drive
Dallas, TX 75214

FUSION ACADEMY

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Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private middle and high school where positive relationships unlock academic potential. We are a non-traditional community of learning with the smallest class size possible: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows us to personalize and customize curriculum for each student’s unique strengths, interests, and learning style. We are also able to personalize scheduling; students may enroll at any time (even mid-semester) and take classes at a time of day that works best for them.

Our supportive staff and campus environment provide a safe space for students to flourish emotionally, socially, and academically. While it’s impossible to put our students into categories, we generally serve students with the following backgrounds: ADHD, accelerated/gifted learners, dyslexia, mild learning differences, social challenges, school anxiety, or students with challenging schedules. Students who attend Fusion have one thing in common: traditional school isn’t working

8128 Park Lane
Suite 125
Dallas, Texas 75231

BISHOP LYNCH

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Bishop Lynch High School is a Catholic, co-educational learning institution (grades 9-12) located in Dallas, which is home to a vibrant mix of students with diverse backgrounds, talents and interests. BL provides an exceptional environment that promotes character and emphasizes values, as well as a wide-variety of educational and recreational programs that meet or exceed every measure of excellence.

Recognized for student achievement, leadership and innovation, Bishop Lynch continues to build on a rich tradition with renowned academic, athletic and art programs that prepare graduates for a lifetime of success. Proud of both its heritage and tradition, the mission of Bishop Lynch is to teach students to “strive for excellence, seek truth and work for justice in the world.”

Upcoming Open House :: Tour & Java – Thursdays: The Admissions Office offers tours every Thursday at 8:30 am. If you are interested in a tour, please check in with the front receptionist upon arrival. It is not required to RSVP for a tour, but it would be appreciated. You can RSVP to: [email protected] Tours last approximately 1 hour.

9750 Ferguson Road
Dallas, TX 75228

PARISH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

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At Parish Episcopal School, we know success comes from realizing and fostering individuals’ passions. Inspired by Wisdom, Honor and Service, the mission of our inclusive Episcopal community is to guide our young people to use those passions to become creative learners and bold leaders prepared to impact our complex global society. Our job is to cultivate and engage these individuals through authentic, meaningful work. With an innovative and balanced curriculum, Parish is reimagining the high-quality college preparatory experience and leading the shift to prepare life-ready, modern-day learners. As proactive participants in the learning process, students develop enduring habits of mind, showcasing that it’s not how much graduates know that matters; it’s what they can do with that knowledge.

Upcoming Informational Sessions :: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7), Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (Dec 7, Jan 18, Feb 8), Wednesday, Jan 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Open Houses :: Coffee with DAVE MONACO, Allen Meyer Family Head of School (For ALL prospective parents) : Tuesday, Jan 24 at 9:30 a.m. Hillcrest Campus, Wednesday, Feb 1 at 9:00 a.m. Midway Campus

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF PRESTONWOOD

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Primrose Schools® is a national system of accredited private preschools that provides a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. Our Franchise Owners, Leadership Teams and School Staff partner with parents to help build the right foundation for future learning and in life.

We’d love for your family to meet ours. Please fill out the form on our website and we’ll contact you about a tour. Or call us today at (469) 791-9131.

15237 Montfort Dr
Dallas, TX 7524

GREENHILL SCHOOL

Greenhill School is a co-ed, nonsectarian, independent school for students in prekindergarten through Grade 12. The School‘s mission is as follows: Greenhill School is a diverse community of learners that strives for excellence; values individuality; fosters a passion for learning; promotes the balanced development of mind, body, and character; encourages service; and instills a respect for others.

Upcoming Informational Sessions :: 

Admission Previews: Upper School: December 11 at 1:00 pm

Admission Coffees:  Middle & Upper School Coffee: November 30 at 9:00 am, 

Preschool & Lower School: January 11 at 9:00 am

GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

Good Shepherd Episcopal School inspires children to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage. Our mission is carried out by providing children with experiential learning and leadership opportunities from PreK through 8th grade. We know that rigorous academics don’t have to be taught in a mechanical and monotonous method and that children learn best through play, innovation, and experience. Good Shepherd offers the advantage of a learning environment which encourages children to take risks and stretch intellectually, physically, and spiritually without the added pressure of sharing a campus with high school students.

Upcoming Admission Previews :: Tues, Nov, 29th – Middle School (9:00 a.m.), Thurs, Dec. 8th – PreK – 4th Grade (9:00 a.m.), Thurs, Jan. 5th – All Grades (9:00 a.m.)

LEVINE ACADEMY

Ann & Nate Levine Academy is an inclusive Conservative Jewish Day School (located at 18011 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas 75252) which inspires a passion for learning and graduates confident, ethical, Jewish citizens and leaders.
• Early Childhood Education through Middle School
• Innovative STEM and Humanities Programs
• Transportation from South of LBJ
• Graduates Matriculate to Dallas’ Top Private Schools
• Tuition Assistance Available

HIGHLAND PARK PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL

Highland Park Presbyterian Day School partners with families to educate the whole child within a nurturing Christian environment. HPPDS believes that the years of early childhood are the most crucial to the establishment of sound educational practices and biblical values. The school strives to meet the needs of the whole child through a developmentally appropriate approach to learning. It is the task of the Christian educators at HPPDS to become partners with parents and to build a firm foundation for each child’s later learning and growth. HPPDS serves students ages 12 months – Kindergarten.

3821 University Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75205

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN

Providence Christian School offers an educational experience with rigorous academics, conservative Christian values, a nurturing environment, and like-minded families who share a desire to raise their children in an environment that promotes virtuous living. Our mission is to provide academically able, prekindergarten through eighth grade students with a challenging educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent, and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.

Upcoming Open House :: We offer campus tours most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

5002 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209

SCOFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Scofield Christian School (SCS) seeks to provide children preschool through sixth grade with an academically challenging education that is well-balanced, comprehensive, and integrated with Biblical truths and principles within a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Located in the popular Dallas Lake Highland’s neighborhood, we were voted Best Elementary School in the 2015 BubbleLife survey. Our students benefit from a rigorous curriculum that includes art, music, computer science, Spanish and physical education. The instructional program also includes many hands-on learning opportunities that allow students to discover and explore. We are fully accredited by ACSI and AdvancED SACS.

Upcoming Open Houses :: Learn more about Scofield Christian School on Dec. 7 at 8:15 a.m.

7730 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75231

THE EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF DALLAS

Founded in 1974, The Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. The four Hallmarks of an ESD Education are academic rigor and excellence, strong sense of community, an understanding of self, and faith-informed foundation of values.

ESD’s diverse and inclusive student population of 1,158 students in grades Beginner (age 3) through grade 12 enjoy small class sizes and an overall student/teacher ratio of 7:1. In addition to a robust, college preparatory curriculum, students attend daily chapel, participate in age-appropriate community service projects, and grow at Wolf Run, our 300+ acre outdoor education campus.

4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas 75229

RAINBOW CONNECTION PRESCHOOL

Our mission at Rainbow Connection Preschool is to provide your child a strong foundation for a Christian based education that feeds his curiosity and equips him for readiness into kindergarten. Our program offers a versatile developmental curriculum that encourages parent participation while at the same time emphasizes the value of education and fuels the child’s desire to learn.

1651 E. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75081

BUSY BEE PRESCHOOL

At Busy Bee Preschool, we are in the environment of laying the groundwork for kindergarten and promoting child development within a small group of children who have moved beyond toddlerhood. Busy Bee is an in-home licensed preschool led by a certified teacher in Early Childhood Development. Therefore, our program is geared towards children ages 3-5 year olds.

Fall Enrollment begins March 27. Preschool tours are available through appointments.

2217 Bent Brook Dr
Mesquite, Texas 75181

GRACE CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL

We are a preschool with ages Toddler thru Pre-K, offering both a part time school year program and a full time year round program. We offer a loving Christian environment with low classroom ratios and wonderful teachers. The children enjoy weekly chapel, music classes and computer class (3’s & 4’s only for computer). Grace Presbyterian Christian Day school has been serving Plano and surrounding communities for over 30 years. Please come visit our school.

4300 West Park Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093

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Allen Montessori Academy :: Allen
Alpha Montessori School :: Plano
American Montessori Campus :: Plano
ARKASO Preschool :: Plano
Beary Best Academy :: Frisco
Bluebonnet Learning Center :: Richardson
Breckinridge Montessori School :: Richardson
Bright Montessori Academy :: Plano
Camden Hill Montessori :: Carrollton
CARE Child Development Center :: Richardson
Carpe Diem Preschool :: Allen, Frisco, Richardson
Castleglen Private School :: Garland
Children’s Garden Montessori Academy :: Plano, Frisco
Children’s Treehouse Buckingham :: Garland
Children’s Village Development Center :: Dallas
Cliff Temple Baptist Church CDC :: Dallas
Clifton School :: Carrollton
Concordia Learning Center :: Garland
Cornerstone School :: Allen
Country Club Active Learning :: Garland
Creative Kids Home Care Academy :: McKinney
Creative World School :: Frisco
Crème de la Crème :: Allen, Plano, Frisco
Cuddly Kids Care :: Dallas
Daffodils Preschool :: McKinney
Dallas Spanish House :: Dallas
Dar-Lings Learning Center :: Carrollton
Eldorado Montessori :: Frisco
First Presbyterian Church Developmental Day School :: Dallas
First Step Learning Centre :: Dallas
For Kids Only Child Development Center :: Garland
Frisco Montessori Academy :: Frisco
FUMC Dallas Developmental Learning Center :: Dallas
German International School of Dallas :: Farmers Branch
Glen Oaks Day School :: Dallas
Good Street Learning Center :: Dallas
Hamilton Academy :: Farmers Branch
Heritage Learning Center :: McKinney
Holy Communion Christian Academy :: Dallas
Holy Family School :: McKinney
Highland Park UMC Day School :: Dallas
Holly Hill Day School :: Garland
Holy Trinity Academy :: Dallas
Imagination Station :: Garland
Ivy Kids :: Frisco
Jeanette’s Little Haven Christian Academy :: Dallas
Kiddin Around Playcare :: Plano, Frisco
KidsPlay Two :: Carrollton
KinderCare
King Arthur Montessori Academy :: Carrollton
Kreative Kids Academy :: Dallas
La Petite Academy :: Plano, Carrollton, Mesquite
Little Marvels Montessori :: Plano
LMNOP Childrens Academy :: Carrollton
Meadows Christian Learning Center :: Plano
Merryhill Preschool :: Frisco, McKinney
Montessori Children’s House :: Plano
Mt Hebron Christian Academy :: Garland
Munger Square Child Care :: Dallas
North Garland Montessori School :: Garland
Oak Creek School :: Garland
Oak Lawn Child Development Center :: Dallas
Oak Park School :: Garland
Our Savior Lutheran Preschool :: McKinney
Park Cities Day School :: Dallas
Parker-Chase Private Preschool :: Carrollton, Plano
Pebblecreek Montessori School of Excellence :: Allen
PREP School of McKinney :: McKinney
Preston Kiddie Kollege :: Frisco
Primrose Schools *DMB Approved!*
Rosewood Academy :: Carrollton, Frisco, Dallas
Trent Learning Center :: Frisco
Weekday Kids at First United Methodist :: Richardson *DMB Approved!*
Wesley Prep :: Dallas
White Rock Montessori School :: Dallas
Xplor :: Allen/Carrollton/McKinney

A Child’s Garden Montessori School :: Carrollton
Akiba Academy :: Dallas
Alcuin Montessori School :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
All Saints Catholic School :: Dallas
Allen Heights Baptist Church MDO :: Allen
Allen Montessori Academy :: Allen
Alpha Montessori School :: Plano
American Montessori Campus :: Plano
Apple Creek PreSchool :: Frisco
Arapaho United Methodist Church Day School :: Richardson
Ark Adventure Preschool :: Plano
ARKASO Preschool :: Plano
Ascension Day School :: Dallas
Aspiring Minds Montessori :: Frisco
Beary Best Academy :: Frisco
Bethany Child Development Center :: Dallas
Bethany Christian School :: Plano
Bethel Early Learning Center :: Dallas
Blue Ivey School :: Garland
Bluebonnet Learning Center :: Richardson
Breckinridge Montessori School :: Richardson
Bright Beginngings KDO at Cornerstone Community Church :: Frisco
Bright Montessori Academy :: Plano
Calvary Lutheran Church and School :: Dallas
Camden Hill Montessori :: Carrollton
Canyon Creek Christian Academy :: Richardson
Canyon Creek Day School :: Plano *DMB Approved!*
Care Child Development Center :: Richardson
Caring Little Friends of St. Francis Preschool :: Frisco
Carpe Diem Preschool :: Allen, Frisco, Richardson
Castle Hills Montessori :: Carrollton, Frisco, McKinney, Plano
Castleglen Private School :: Garland
Children’s Garden Montessori Academy :: Plano, Frisco
Children’s Treehouse Buckingham :: Garland
Children’s Workshop :: Plano
Christian Childhood Development Center :: Dallas
Claire’s Christian Day School :: Dallas
CLC at Prestonwood Baptist Church :: Plano, Prosper
Cliff Temple Baptist Church CDC :: Dallas
Clifton School :: Carrollton
Clubhouse Mother’s Day Out & Preschool :: McKinney
Concordia Learning Center :: Garland
Coram Deo Academy of Dallas :: Dallas/Plano
Cornerstone Christian Academy :: McKinney
Cornerstone School :: Allen
Country Club Active Learning :: Garland
Creative Kids Home Care Academy :: McKinney
Creative World School :: Frisco
Crème de la Crème :: Allen, Plano, Frisco
Crossing Point Christian School :: McKinney
Custer Road Christian Day School :: Plano
Daffodils Preschool :: McKinney
Dallas Bible Church MDO :: Dallas
Dallas Christian Academy :: Dallas
Dallas Christian School :: Dallas
Dallas Cooperative Preschool :: Dallas
Dallas International School :: Dallas
Dallas Spanish House :: Dallas
East Dallas Developmental Center :: Dallas
Eldorado Montessori :: Frisco
Episcopal School of Dallas :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Faith Lutheran School :: Plano
Faithbridge Presbyterian Preschool :: Frisco
Fingerprints Christian Preschool :: Frisco
First Baptist Academy :: Dallas
First Presbyterian Church Developmental Day School :: Dallas
First Step Learning Centre :: Dallas
For Kids Only Child Development Center :: Garland
Friends In Christ Preschool :: Frisco
Frisco Montessori Academy :: Frisco
German International School of Dallas :: Farmers Branch
Glen Oaks Day School :: Dallas
Goldberg Family ECC :: Dallas
Good Shephard PDO :: Dallas
Good Shepherd Episcopal School :: Dallas
Good Street Learning Center :: Dallas
Grace Academy of Dallas :: Dallas
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church Rainbow Corner Preschool :: Frisco
Grace Presbyterian Christian Day School :: Plano
Hamilton Academy :: Farmers Branch
Hayes School of Wonder :: Carrollton *DMB Approved!*
Hockaday :: Dallas
Holly Hill Day School :: Garland
Holy Communion Christian Academy :: Dallas
Holy Trinity Academy :: Dallas
Highland Park Presbyterian Day School :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Highland Park UMC Day School :: Dallas
Hunters Glen CLC :: Plano
Imagination Station :: Garland
Ivy Kids :: Frisco
Jeanette’s Little Haven Christian Academy :: Dallas
Kid Care at Cottonwood Creek Church :: Allen
KinderCare
King Arthur Montessori Academy :: Carrollton
Kreative Kids Academy :: Dallas
La Petite Academy :: Plano, Carrollton, Mesquite
Levine Academy :: Dallas  *DMB Approved!*
Little Acorns Child Development Center :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Little Angels Preschool :: McKinney
Little Marvels Montessori :: Plano
Meadowbrook School :: Dallas
Meadows Christian Learning Center :: Plano
Merryhill Preschool :: Frisco, McKinney
Montessori Children’s House :: Plano
Mt Hebron Christian Academy :: Garland
Nor’kirk Presbyterian Preschool :: Carrollton
North Garland Montessori School :: Garland
Northaven Cooperative Preschool :: Dallas
NorthPark Presbyterian Day School :: Dallas
Northwest Bible Church MDO :: Dallas
Oak Park School :: Garland
Our Lady of Perpetual Help :: Dallas
Our Redeemer Lutheran School :: Dallas
Our Savior Lutheran Preschool :: McKinney
Park Cities Baptist Church Preschool :: Dallas
Park Cities Day School :: Dallas
Parker-Chase Private Preschool :: Carrollton, Plano
Pebblecreek Montessori School of Excellence :: Allen
PREP School :: McKinney
Preston Royal Preschool :: Dallas
Prestonhollow Presbytarian Church PDO :: Dallas
Prestonwood Christian Academy :: Plano, Prosper
Prince of Peace Catholic School :: Plano
Providence Christian School of Texas :: Dallas
Rainbow Connection Preschool :: Richardson *DMB Approved!*
Redeemer Day School :: McKinney
Rosewood Academy :: Carrollton, Frisco, Dallas
Saint Michael Episcopal School :: Dallas
Shelton School :: Dallas
St Mary of Carmel Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Catherine of Siena Preschool :: Carrollton
St. Cecilia Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School :: Dallas
St. James Episcopal School MDO :: Dallas
St. John’s Episcopal School :: Dallas
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School :: Frisco
St. Monica Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Philip’s Episcopal Preschool :: Frisco
St. Rita Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School :: Dallas
The da Vinci School :: Dallas
The Guthrie School :: Allen
The Heights Child Development Center :: Richardson *DMB Approved!*
The Kessler School :: Dallas
Torah Day School of Dallas :: Dallas
Trent Learning Center :: Frisco
Trinity Christian Academy :: Addison *DMB Approved!*
Tyler Street Christian Academy :: Dallas
Vanguard Preparatory School :: Dallas
Waterview Christian Preschool :: Richardson
Weekday Kids at First United Methodist Richardson :: Richardson *DMB Approved!*
Wesley Prep :: Dallas
White Rock Montessori School :: Dallas
White Rock North School :: Dallas
Xplor :: Allen/Carrollton/McKinney
Zion Lutheran School :: Dallas

Akiba Academy of Dallas :: Dallas
Alcuin Montessori School :: Dallas
All Saints Catholic School :: Dallas
Alpha Montessori School :: Plano
American Montessori Campus :: Plano
Aspiring Minds Montessori :: Frisco
Bethany Christian School :: Plano
Blue Ivey School :: Garland
Brookhaven Academy :: Allen
Calvary Lutheran Church and School :: Dallas
Canyon Creek Christian Academy :: Richardson
Canyon Creek Day School :: Plano *DMB Approved!*
Carpe Diem Preschool :: Allen, Frisco, Richardson
Carrollton Christian Academy :: Carrollton
Children’s Garden Montessori Academy :: Plano, Frisco
Children’s Workshop :: Plano
Choices Leadership Academy :: Dallas
Christ The King School :: Dallas
Coram Deo Academy :: Dallas/Plano
Cornerstone Christian Academy :: McKinney
Cornerstone School :: Allen
Creative Kids Home Care Academy :: McKinney
Crème de la Crème :: Allen, Plano, Frisco
Custer Road Christian Day School :: Plano
Daffodils Preschool :: McKinney
Dallas Academy :: Dallas
Dallas Christian Academy :: Dallas
Dallas Christian School :: Dallas
Dallas International School :: Dallas
Dallas Spanish House :: Dallas
Episcopal School of Dallas :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Explore Horizons :: Plano, Garland, Frisco *DMB Approved!*
Fairhill School & Diagnostic Assessment Center :: Dallas
Faith Lutheran School :: Plano
First Baptist Academy :: Dallas
Friends In Christ Preschool :: Frisco
Frisco Montessori Academy :: Frisco
Glen Oaks Day School :: Dallas
Good Shepherd Episcopal School :: Dallas  *DMB Approved!*
Grace Academy :: Dallas
Great Lakes Academy :: Dallas
Greenhill School :: Addison  *DMB Approved!*
Heritage School of Texas :: Dallas
Hillier School :: Dallas
Hockaday :: Dallas
Holly Hill Day School :: Garland
Holy Trinity Academy :: Dallas
Lakehill Preparatory School :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Levine Academy :: Dallas :: *DMB Approved!*
KinderCare
King Arthur Montessori Academy :: Carrollton
Kreative Kids Academy :: Dallas
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy :: Plano, Mesquite
Meadowbrook School :: Dallas
Merit Academy :: Farmers Branch
Montessori Children’s House :: Plano
North Texas Academy :: Plano
Oak Hill Academy :: Dallas
Oak Park School :: Garland
Our Lady of Perpetual Help :: Dallas
Our Redeemer Lutheran School :: Dallas
Pebblecreek Montessori School of Excellence :: Allen
Preston Hollow Presbyterian School :: Dallas
Prestonwood Christian Academy :: Plano, Prosper
Prince of Peace Catholic School :: Plano
Providence Christian School of Texas :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Redeemer Day School :: McKinney
Scofield Christian School :: Dallas *DMB Approved!*
Shelton School :: Dallas
Southwest Adventist Junior Academy :: Dallas
St Mary of Carmel Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Cecilia Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School :: Dallas
St. James Episcopal School MDO :: Dallas
St. John’s Episcopal School :: Dallas
St. Joseph Catholic School :: Richardson
St. Mark’s School of Texas :: Dallas
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School :: Frisco
St. Monica Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Rita Catholic School :: Dallas
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School :: Dallas
The Cambridge School :: Dallas
The Covenant School :: Dallas
The Guthrie School :: Allen
The Kessler School :: Dallas
The Winston School and Testing & Evaluation Center :: Dallas
Torah Day School of Dallas :: Dallas
Trinity Christian Academy :: Addison *DMB Approved!*
Tyler Street Christian Academy :: Dallas
Ursuline Academy :: Dallas
Vanguard Preparatory School :: Dallas
Weekday Kids at First United Methodist Richardson :: Richardson *DMB Approved!*
Wesley Prep :: Dallas
White Rock Montessori School :: Dallas
White Rock North School :: Dallas
Wylie Preparatory Academy :: Wylie
Zion Lutheran School :: Dallas

Fusion Academy :: Dallas, Plano *DMB Approved!*
Great Lakes Academy :: Dallas :: Kindergarten – 12 grade
Heritage School of Texas :: Dallas :: 1st – 8th grade
Hillier School :: Dallas :: 1st – 8th grade
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy :: Plano, Mesquite :: Kindergarten- 11th grade
Merit Academy :: Farmers Branch :: PreK- 12th grade
Preston Hollow Presbyterian School :: Dallas :: Kindergarten-6th grade
Shelton School :: Dallas :: Early Childhood – 12th grade
The Winston School and Testing & Evaluation Center :: Dallas :: 1st-12th grade
Vanguard Preparatory School :: Dallas :: PreK – 12th grade

North Texas Home Educators Network
Plano Area Roman Catholic Homeschoolers (PARCH)
Shining Stars Homeschooling

Allen Heights Baptist Church :: 18 months-5 years
Allen Montessori Academy :: 6 weeks to 6 years
Brookhaven Academy :: Kindergarten -12th grade
Cornerstone School Allen :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Kid Care at Cottonwood Creek Church :: 12 months – 5 years
Pebblecreek Montessori School of Excellence :: 6 weeks – 6th grade
The Guthrie School :: PreK – 5th grade
Carpe Diem Preschool :: 3 months – 12 years
Crème de la Crème
Xplor :: 6 weeks – 5 years

A Child’s Garden Montessori School :: 18 months-3 years
Camden Hill Montessori :: 6 weeks – 6 years
Carrollton Christian Academy :: Kindergarten-12th grade
Clifton School :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Dar-Lings Learning Center :: 6 weeks – 12 years
Hayes School of Wonder :: 2 – 5 years *DMB Approved!*
KidsPlay Two :: 18 months – 12 years
King Arthur Montessori Academy :: 2 months – 2nd grade
LMNOP Childrens Academy :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Nor’kirk Presbyterian Preschool :: 2’s- PreK
St. Catherine of Siena Preschool :: 2 – 5 years
Rosewood Academy :: 6 weeks – 12 years
Castle Hills Montessori :: 12 months – 3 years
Parker-Chase Private Preschool :: Infants – 5 years

Bent Tree Child Development :: Addison :: 18 months – Kindergarten
Greenhill School :: Addison :: PreK – 12th grade  *DMB Approved!*

Akiba Academy of Dallas :: Pre-K – 8th grade
Alcuin Montessori School :: Toddler-12th grade *DMB Approved!*
All Saints Catholic School :: PreK-8th Grade
Ascension Day School :: 12 mos – 4 years
Bethany Child Development Center :: 2 years – 5 years
Bethel Early Learning Center :: Infant – PreK
Bishop Lynch High School ::
Calvary Lutheran Church and School :: Prek – 8th grade
Children’s Village Development Center :: 0 – 5 years
Choices Leadership Academy :: 5 – 8 grade
Christ The King School :: K – 8th grade
Christian Childhood Development Center :: 12 mos – 5 years
Claire’s Christian Day School :: 4 mos – 5 years
Cliff Temple Baptist Church CDC :: 6 weeks – 4 years
Coram Deo Academy of Dallas :: Prek – 12 Grade
Cuddly Kids Care :: 6 weeks – 12 years
Dallas Academy :: K-12 grade
Dallas Bible Church MDO :: 3 mos – 5 years
Dallas Christian Academy :: Pre-K – 12 grade
Dallas Christian School :: PreK – 12 grade
Dallas Cooperative Preschool :: 3-5 years
Dallas International School :: 2 years – 12 years
Dallas Spanish House :: 3 months – Elementary
East Dallas Developmental Center :: 6 weeks – 5 years *DMB Approved!*
Episcopal School of Dallas :: 3 years – 12th grade *DMB Approved!*
Fairhill School & Diagnostic Assessment Center :: 1-12 grade
First Baptist Academy :: Prek – 12 Grade
First Presbyterian Church Developmental Day School :: 6 weeks – 5 years
First Step Learning Centre :: 6 weeks to 5 years
Glen Oaks Day School :: Infant – 1st grade
Goldberg Family ECC :: 12 months – PreK
Good Shephard PDO :: 6 months – 4 years
Good Shepherd Episcopal School :: PreK – 8th grade
Good Street Learning Center :: 18 months – 12 years
Grace Academy of Dallas :: 3 years – 6th grade
Great Lakes Academy :: K – 12th grade
Greenland Hills Preschool :: 2 – 5 years *DMB Approved!*
Heritage School of Texas :: 1st – 8th grade
Hillier School :: 1st – 8th grade
Hockaday :: PreK – 12th grade
Holy Communion Christian Academy :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Holy Trinity Academy :: 2 years – Kindergarten
Highland Park Presbyterian Day School :: 12 months – Kindergarten *DMB Approved!*
Highland Park UMC Day School :: Birth – Kindergarten
Jeanette’s Little Haven Christian Academy :: 6 weeks – 13 years
Kreative Kids Academy :: 6 weeks – 6 grade
Lakehill Preparatory School :: Kindergarten – 12th grade *DMB Approved!*
Little Acorns Child Development Center :: Infant – 5 years *DMB Approved!*
Meadowbrook School :: 3.5 years – Kindergarten
Munger Square Child Care :: 8 weeks – 5 years
Northaven Cooperative Preschool :: 2 – 5 years
NorthPark Presbyterian Day School :: 18 months – 5 years
Northwest Bible Church MDO :: 12 months – PreK
Oak Hill Academy :: PreK – 12th grade
Oak Lawn Child Development Center :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Our Lady of Perpetual Help :: 3 years – 8th grade
Our Redeemer Lutheran School :: 2 years – 6th grade
Parish Episcopal School :: PreK – 12th Grade *DMB Approved!*
Park Cities Baptist Church Preschool :: 3-4 years
Park Cities Day School :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Preston Hollow Presbyterian School :: Kindergarten – 6th grade
Preston Royal Preschool :: 18 months – 5 years
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church PDO :: 10 months – 3 years
Providence Christian School of Texas :: Prek – 8th grade *DMB Approved!*
Saint Michael Episcopal School :: 3-5 years
Scofield Christian School :: PreK – 6th Grade *DMB Approved!*
Shelton School :: EC – 12th grade
Southwest Adventist Junior Academy :: 6th-8th grade
St Mary of Carmel Catholic School :: PreK – 8th grade
St. Cecilia Catholic School :: Prek – 8th grade
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School :: Prek – 8th grade
St. James Episcopal School MDO :: PreK – Kindergarten
St. John’s Episcopal School :: PreK – 8th grade
St. Mark’s School of Texas :: 1 – 12th grade
St. Monica Catholic School :: 3 years – 8th grade
St. Rita Catholic School :: PreK – 8th grade
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School :: PreK – 8th grade
Sunshine School :: Nursery – PreK *DMB Approved!*
The Cambridge School of Dallas :: 6 – 12th grade
The Covenant School :: K – 12 grade
The da Vinci School :: 18 mos – Kindergarten
The Kessler School :: 3 years – 6 grade
The Winston School and Testing & Evaluation Center :: 1st – 12 grade
Torah Day School of Dallas :: 18 months – 8th grade
Tyler Street Christian Academy :: PreK – 12th grade
Ursuline Academy of Dallas :: 9th – 12th grade
Vanguard Preparatory School :: PreK – 12th grade
Wesley Prep :: 6 months – 6th grade
Westminster Preschool & Kindergarten :: 12 months – Kindergarten *DMB Approved!*
White Rock Montessori School :: 3 years – 8th grade
White Rock North School :: 2 years – 6th grade
Zion Lutheran School :: PreK – 8th grade

German International School of Dallas :: 18 months – 5 years
Hamilton Academy :: Birth – Kindergarten
Merit Academy :: PreK – 12th grade

Apple Creek PreSchool :: 2-5 years
Aspiring Minds Montessori :: 6 months – 6 years
Beary Best Academy :: 6 weeks – 12 years
Bright Beginngings KDO :: 6 months – PreK
Caring Little Friends of St. Francis Preschool :: 2 – 5 years
Creative World School :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Eldorado Montessori :: 12 months – 9 years
Faithbridge Presbyterian Preschool :: 2-5 years
Fingerprints Christian Preschool :: 15 months – Kindergarten
Friends In Christ Preschool :: 1 – 5 year olds
Frisco Montessori Academy :: 18 months – 6th grade
Grace Avenue UMC Rainbow Corner Preschool :: 2-5 years
Ivy Kids Frisco :: 6 weeks – PreK
Merryhill Preschool :: 6 weeks – PreK
Preston Kiddie Kollege :: Infants – 5 years
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School :: 3 years – 6th grade
St. Philip’s Episcopal Preschool :: 30 mos – 5 years
Trent Learning Center :: 6 weeks – 5 years

Blue Ivey School :: 12 mos – Kindergarten
Castleglen Private School :: 6 weeks – 14 years
Children’s Treehouse Buckingham :: 18 mos – 12 years
Concordia Learning Center :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Country Club Active Learning :: 18 mos – 12 years
For Kids Only Child Development Center :: 6 weeks – 12 years
Holly Hill Day School :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Imagination Station :: 9 months – 5th grade
Mt Hebron Christian Academy :: 18 months – 2nd grade
North Garland Montessori School :: 18 months – 4th grade
Oak Creek School :: 6 weeks – 12 years
Oak Park School :: 18 months – 12 years

Alpha Montessori School :: 6 months – 8 years
American Montessori Campus :: 6 weeks – Kindergarten
Ark Adventure Preschool :: 2 years – 5 years
ARKASO Preschool :: Infant – 12 years
Bethany Christian School :: Prek – 12 Grade
Bright Montessori Academy :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Canyon Creek Day School :: 2 years – Kindergarten *DMB Approved!*
Children’s Garden Montessori Academy :: 3 months – 6 years
Children’s Workshop :: 3 years – 5th grade
CLC at Prestonwood Baptist Church MDO/Preschool :: 8 weeks – 5 years
Custer Road Christian Day School :: 18 months – 5 years
Explore Horizons :: K – 12th grade
Faith Lutheran School :: Prek-12th grade
Fusion Academy :: 7th – 12th grade*DMB Approved!*
Grace Presbyterian Christian Day School :: 1 – 5 years
Hunters Glen CLC :: 3 Months – Kindergarten
Kiddin Around Playcare :: 6 weeks – 13 years
La Petite Academy :: Infants – Kindergarten
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy :: K- 12th grade
Little Marvels Montessori :: 6 weeks – 5th grade
Meadows Christian Learning Center :: Infants – Kindergarten
Montessori Children’s House :: 18 months – 10 years
North Texas Academy :: 4th – 12 grade
Prestonwood Christian Academy :: 3 years – 12th grade
Prince of Peace Catholic School :: PreK – 8th grade

Arapaho United Methodist Church Day School :: Infant – 5 years
Bluebonnet Learning Center :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Breckinridge Montessori School :: Infants – Elem.
Canyon Creek Christian Academy :: 6 months – 12th grade
CARE Child Development Center :: 6 weeks – 5 years
Jubilee Junction Preschool :: 12 months – 6 years *DMB Approved!*
Primrose Schools *DMB Approved!*
Rainbow Connection Preschool :: 18 months – 5 years *DMB Approved!*
St. Joseph Catholic School :: K-8th grade
The Heights Child Development Center :: 2 months – 5 years *DMB Approved!*
Waterview Christian Preschool :: 1 – 4 years
Weekday Kids at First United Methodist Richardson :: 6 weeks – Kindergarten *DMB Approved!*

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12 Responses to Guide to Childcare, Preschools and Private Schools in the Dallas Metroplex

  1. DC November 22, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    This article and the links at to bottom still don’t answer what is the difference (pros and cons) between the different kinds of schools: private childcare, daycares, Mother’s Day Out, preschools, transitional Kindergartens, traditional, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Co-ops, or homeschool. Is there any kind of definition or description of each without having to research every type of school to help narrow the search to a type of school?

  2. Deb December 6, 2016 at 5:19 am #

    What a great list of preschools!! I’d like to share my in home preschool program, Busy Bee Preschool. If you are in the MESQUITE/FORNEY area, I own/operate a licensed in home Kindergarten Readiness Program for children ages 3-5. We are currently full, but we will have Fall enrollment in March.
    http://www.busybeepreschooltx.weebly.com

  3. Beth Guajardo December 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    UR Power Kids is a Mother’s Day Out, preschool and kindergarten. We are adding a first grade next year. We are a Christian, spirit-filled school. Our mission is to help kids grow into who they were created to be, while learning what they were created to do.
    http://www.powerkids.life
    [email protected]

  4. Andrea December 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    I am looking for a daycare for my 12 month old son. I live in the Lakewood area, so I would be looking for one close to home or in the medical district. Also it would need to have drop off areas around 7am. Thanks for your help!

  5. Ang February 8, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Hello mommas!
    My family and I recently moved to Dallas,TX. We are in Grapevine,TX. Unfortunetly my daughter had to be pulled out of kindergarden for the move and now I am so lost I am not sure what school I should put her in. If any of you know any great elementary schools please let me know. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you for your help

  6. Marshay Allen May 15, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    My family is planning to move to Dallas,TX in July 2018. During this time, my baby will be almost 3 years old. I am looking for a preschool that will help prepare her for kindergarten and that also teaches Christian principals. Any recommendations?

    • Krystal Hurst
      Krystal Hurst May 15, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

      Hi Marshay! It all depends on where in Dallas you’re looking for! Can you give a little more detail to what neighborhood you’ll be near?

      • Marshay Allen May 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

        I’m not 100% sure at this time, but more than likely it will be Fort Worth or somewhere not too far from Fort Worth.

  7. Ambreen June 7, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    Hi.. I’m a first time mommy and was wondering about schools in the colleyville area for my 15 month old.. all and any suggestions will help

  8. Taylor Mitcham August 14, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    Hello! My husband and I are due with our first child in March of 2018. I feel like it is super early for me to be concerned about finding childcare after maternity leave ends but I keep reading about starting sooner than later! We do not have family in the area that will be able to help us so it is very important that we find trustworthy and caring childcare for our little one, as we will both have to go back to work full time 3 months after birth. We live in Farmers Branch and would love to find some place close by. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  9. Brittany W. September 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    I live in Valley Ranch and send my sons to Coppell Child Development Center (CCDC) in Coppell. It’s honestly not far at all on 635 and I am absolutely in love with the school, the teachers and the director. The website is: http://www.coppellchild.com. I’m super picky and this school has just done wonders for my sons. 🙂

  10. Mariela October 5, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

    i need a phone call conversation please please!! Text me 214 881 1992

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