CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GUIDE 2020 - 2021 ADMISSIONS
Dear Future Catholic High School Family,
Dr. Matthew Vereecke Superintendent
Within the Diocese of Dallas, we have two very important goals for Catholic schools: we want to make sure that every student entrusted to our care has the ability to reach college and heaven. There is no better time to assess those goals than at our high school graduations each spring. It is impossible to avoid being moved by watching the next generation of leaders beginning to put their faith and education into action, and to hear of their awards, accolades and acceptances to top colleges, seminaries and service academies. Whether it is record-setting scholarship offers at John Paul II and Bishop Lynch, 37 students at Bishop Dunne being the first in their family to attend college, or our first graduating class at Cristo Rey walking across the stage at the Meyerson Symphony Center, the accomplishments of our Catholic school graduates are evidence of all that their parents, teachers, and administrators have done to set these students on the path to college.
Dr. Veronica Alonzo Associate Superintendent
But, the most inspiring aspect of our high school graduations is not metrics and test scores. The most inspiring moments are when our valedictorians give their remarks and addresses- they donâ€™t point to double-digit acceptances to college, or ACT scores, or grades as the measure of their time spent in Catholic school. They talk about friendships, teachers, mentors, personal growth, encounters with God, and authentic experiences of serving others. Itâ€™s the moments that brought them closer to heaven that they remember most. Every student in our Catholic High Schools will receive a fantastic preparation for college; however, it is the preparation for life beyond college that sets these four years apart. We couldnâ€™t be more excited that your family is considering taking the next steps on the journey to college and heaven in one of our Catholic High Schools. Sincerely in Christ,
Matthew T. Vereecke, Ed.D.
TA B LE O F CON T E NTS COEDUCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS Bishop Dunne Catholic School ……………………………………..…………………….…………...…….… 2 Bishop Lynch High School ……………………………….………………………………..……….…………….… 3
Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep ……………………………………………………………………….…………. 4 John Paul II High School ………………………………………………………………………………………….….. 5 The Highlands School …………………………………………………………………………………………………... 6 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL Ursuline Academy of Dallas ………………………………….…………………………………………………… 7 BOYS HIGH SCHOOLS Cistercian Preparatory …………………………………………..…………………….……………………..…..….. 8 Jesuit College Preparatory School ………………..……………………………………………………..… 9
Quick Guide to Admissions ..…………………...………………………………………………………..…….. 10 General Information …………………..…………………...…………………………………………….……….…… 11
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BISHOP DUNNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL 3900 Rugged Drive Dallas, Texas 75224 T: 214-339-6561 x 4050 | F: 214-339-1438 www.bdcs.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Brian Muth, Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org TUITION (2019-2020) $16,250 High School $12,525 Middle School FEES $100 Application fee $500 Registration fee APPLICATION (Ravenna) Apply online at www.bdcs.org Application Due: January 10, 2020 Supplemental Docs: January 24, 2020 ADMISSIONS TEST (ISEE accepted) ISEE Testing at Bishop Dunne: December 7, 2019 January 11 & 25, 2020 February 15, 2020 March 28, 2020 April 25, 2020 School Code: 441785 PREREQUISITES Online Application & Short Answers Report Card (7th grade & 8th 1st sem.) Online Principal or Counselor Rec Online Math & English Teacher Recs ISEE Test Results Family Interview INTERVIEWS Saturday, February 1, 2020 morning Tuesday, February 4, 2020 afternoon Families will receive an email invitation to sign-up for the interview online.
MISSION Founded in 1901 as Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bishop Dunne Catholic School is a sixth through twelfth grade, Catholic college preparatory school that serves a diverse, multicultural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Bishop Dunne Catholic School empowers each student to explore, inquire, lead, and serve through a college preparatory education in a joyful community of faith. VISIT Campus Tours: Most Tuesdays-Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. or by appointment. Contact Norma Echavarria, 214-339-6561 x4073 to schedule a tour, or visit www.bdcs.org/apply/visit-bishop-dunne to register for a tour online. Falcon for a Day: Most Tuesdays-Thursdays beginning at 8:30 a.m. Students shadow a Bishop Dunne student during the school day. Register at www.bdcs.org/apply/visit-bishop-dunne. Open House: October 27, 2019 from 2:00â€“4:00 p.m. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Aid is available on the basis of need and merit. Priority is given to those completing the FACTS application by February 18, 2020. Visit www.bdcs.org/apply for more info.
DECISION LETTERS Mailed March 13, 2020
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BISHOP LYNCH HIGH SCHOOL 9750 Ferguson Road, Dallas, Texas 75228 T: 214-324-3607 x4127 | F: 214-324-3600 www.bishoplynch.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Tricia Roos, Director of Admissions Tricia.Roos@bishoplynch.org TUITION (2019-2020) $18,000 (Monthly payment option available) FEES $100 Application fee $500 Enroll. fee due upon acceptance $500 Deposit due upon acceptance APPLICATION (Ravenna) Apply online at www.bishoplynch.org Application Due: January 17, 2020 Supplemental Docs: January 24, 2020 ADMISSIONS TEST (ISEE) ISEE Testing at Bishop Lynch: December 14, 2019 January 18, 2020 January 25, 2020 School code: 441718 PREREQUISITES Online Application Transcripts (7th grade & 8th 1st sem.) Online Recs– Principal, Math & English ISEE Admissions Test 7th & 8th standardized test results Family Interview Immunization Records INTERVIEWS February 10, 12, 20, 22,and 25 Sign up online through Ravenna DECISION LETTERS Mailed and emailed March 13, 2020
MISSION Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. VISIT Campus Tours: To schedule a tour of BL, email email@example.com. Eighth Grade Visit: 8th graders at Diocesan Catholic elementary schools visit BL as a class and will be assigned individual dates. Shadow Days: 8th grade students are invited to spend a day attending classes and activities with a current BL student. Register in Ravenna. Coffee, Tea and Tour– November 15, 2019, 9:00a.m. Enjoy breakfast, gain insight into the BL experience from current parents, and take a tour.
BL Sunday Open House: December 8, 2019 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS FACTS tuition aid application is due on February 14, 2020. Financial aid is available on the basis of need and merit. Visit www.bishoplynch.org.
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CRISTO REY DALLAS COLLEGE PREP 1064 N St. Augustine Drive, Dallas, TX 75217 T: 469-844-7956 | F: 469-327-2677 www.cristoreydallas.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Susy Pérez, Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org Ana Ponciano, Admissions Coordinator email@example.com TUITION (2019-2020) Sliding scale between $500-$2,500/year based on family income and size FEES $40 Application Fee (incl. testing fee) $100 Non-refundable enrollment fee APPLICATION Apply online: www.cristoreydallas.org Priority deadline: January 31, 2020 ADMISSIONS TEST (MAP test) Friday, January 17, 2020 Saturday, February 29, 2020 Scheduled during application process PREREQUISITES Online application (TADS) Report Card (7th grade & 8th 1st quarter) 8th grade Math & English Teacher Rec Admissions Test Admissions Interview INTERVIEWS Saturday, February 22, 2020 Scheduled during application process DECISION LETTERS Emailed and mailed via UPS Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
MISSION Cristo Rey Dallas is a private, independent Catholic high school to be accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference (TCCED), located in the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas. It is the 30th school in the Cristo Rey Network, which uses a proven, revolutionary model of college preparatory high school curriculum accessible to those of limited financial resources. All of our students earn an average of $8,900 of their own tuition working five days a month with one of our job partners. VISIT Coffee with Cristo Rey: (parent visit with info session, campus tour, and student panel) 9:00–10 a.m. Fridays November 8 & 15, December 13 & 20, January 24 & 31 Shadow Day Visits: Dates available during application Process. Open House: January 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Financial need is the first criteria for admission and decided according to the Cristo Rey Network standard. "Cristo Rey schools serve only students with limited economic resources and is open to students of various faiths and cultures." Our annual income guidelines are outlined below. Please call the admissions office if you are not sure that your family meets this criterion. Household Size Annual Income 2 $ 45,252.00 3 $ 51,228.00 4 $ 68,304.00 5 $ 85,380.00 6 $ 102,456.00
Cristo Rey Dallas accepts 130-135, 9th graders each year and a limited number of transfer spots for 10th grade.
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JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL 900 Coit Road, Plano, Texas 75075 T: 972-867-0005 | F: 972-867-7555 www.johnpauliihs.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Mrs. Katie Schiele Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org TUITION (2019-2020) $18,550 FEES $100 Application Fee $600 Registration Fee $325 Technology Fee APPLICATION (Ravenna) Apply online: www.johnpauliihs.org Application Due: January 7, 2020 Supplemental Docs: February 22, 2020 ADMISSIONS TEST (ISEE) ISEE Testing at JPII: Saturday, January 18, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 School code: 447590
MISSION John Paul II High School is a coeducational, Catholic, college preparatory school, sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas, that opened its doors in 2005. Our community is a diverse body of students and educators that strives for excellence, values individuality, fosters a passion for learning, encourages Christian Service, and instills a respect for others. VISIT Information Nights: 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Campus Tours: Every Thursday at 9:45 a.m. or by appointment. Shadow Days: November 5-8, February 18-21, March 1619. Must have a current application on file.
PREREQUISITES Online Application Transcripts (7th grade & 8th 1st sem.) Two Teacher Recs (online)- Math or Science & English or Social Studies ISEE Admissions Test Student Interview Student Extended Response
To schedule, contact Alyssa Donovan at 469-229-5187 or email@example.com
INTERVIEWS February 1 and 15, 2020 Parents may schedule date & time upon submission of online application
ISEE Test Prep: 6 week course October through December with members of JPII National Honor Society. Visit www.johnpauliihs.org to register or call 469-229-5195.
DECISION LETTERS Mailed & in Ravenna March 6, 2020
Eighth Grade Visits: Scheduled in advance with each eighth grade class. To register for an Open Eighth Grade Visit Day, visit www.johnpauliihs.org or 469-229-5195. Open House: November 20, 2019 from 6:00â€“8:30 p.m.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Complete an application & submit 2019 tax information in FACTS Grant & Aid by March 2, 2020 to be considered for need-based tuition assistance.
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THE HIGHLANDS SCHOOL 1451 East Northgate, Irving, Texas 75062 T: 214-614-2942 | F: 972-721-1691 www.thehighlandsschool.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Jennifer Denney Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org TUITION (2019-2020) $16,000 (High School) 10-month payment option
FEES $100 Application Fee 10% Tuition Deposit Athletic Fees (if applicable) APPLICATION Apply online: www.thehighlandsschool.org Application Due: January 10, 2020 Supplemental Docs: January 24, 2020
MISSION The mission of The Highlands School is the formation of Christian leaders who will transform society. The Highlands has a staff of 8 full-time religious men and women whose focus is the personalized character and spiritual development of each student. Highlighting this is the recognition we have received being named to the National Catholic Education Honor Roll (CEHR) every year since 2004. VISIT Tours: Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour.
ADMISSIONS TEST (ISEE) Any Metroplex location School code: 443556
Shadow Days: Scheduled on an individual basis. Must have a current application on file.
PREREQUISITES School Transcript Online Application & Fee Two Teacher Recs (online)- English and Math or Science ISEE Admissions Test Family Interview Immunization Records/Birth Certificate
Eighth Grade Visit Day: All Current 8th graders are invited to visit on October 24, 2019. RSVP is required.
INTERVIEWS Family Interviews scheduled by invitation upon completion of application. DECISION LETTERS March 1, 2020
Preview Mornings: October 2, November 6, and December 4, 2019. Register for all events: 972-554-1980 or email@example.com. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Aid is available and is determined after admission through FACTS. Application is due March 2, 2020. Terrae Altae Scholarship: Incoming freshmen from diocesan schools. Brendan Behan Memorial Scholarship Fund: Incoming freshmen from other parochial, public, or home schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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URSULINE ACADEMY OF DALLAS 4900 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 T: 469-232-1800 | F: 469-232-1836 www.ursulinedallas.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Ashley Rae Jackson, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management firstname.lastname@example.org TUITION (2019-2020) $22,900 11-month payment option
FEES $100 Application Fee $1,000 Registration Fee $2,500 est. Laptop Cost
MISSION Founded in 1874, Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic, college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community. Ursuline Academy educates young women for leadership in a global society.
APPLICATION (Ravenna) Apply online: www.ursulinedallas.org Application Due: January 10, 2020 Supplemental Docs: January 17, 2020
VISIT Open House: November 3, 2019 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. Register at www.ursulinedallas.org/open-house.
ADMISSIONS TEST (ISEE) January 11, 2020 at Ursuline School code: 441825
Eighth Grade Visits: Sign up with your Catholic school or attend an open visit day on October 17, 2019 or November 13, 2019. Register at www.ursulinedallas.org/ admissions/visit.
PREREQUISITES Online Application through Ravenna Transcripts (7th grade & 8th 1st sem.) Teacher Rec 8th Grade English & Math ISEE Admissions Test Student Interview
Meet the Administrator Coffees: 7:45AM Monday, October 7, 2019 and 7:45AM Monday, November 18, 2019 Register at www.ursulinedallas.org/admissions/visit
INTERVIEWS January 18 and January 25, 2020 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Schedule interview through Ravenna after submission of online application.
UA Athletes in Action!: Volleyball DPL/Middle School Night is October 3, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Register at www.ursulinedallas.org/the-ursuline-experience/athletics
DECISION LETTERS Emailed March 13, 2020
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Financial assistance is available on the basis of need. Apply for financial assistance through FACTS. FACTS application is due January 13, 2020. Financial Assistance letters will be mailed with acceptance packets on March 13, 2020.
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CISTERCIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL 3660 Cistercian Road, Irving, Texas 75039 T: 469-499-5400 | F: 469-499-5440 www.cistercian.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Fr. Anthony Bigney, Admissions Director email@example.com TUITION (2019-2020) $20,750 Upper School $21,850 Middle School FEES Registration Fee included in Tuition $125 Application Fee (testing included) $650 est. books, fees, uniforms APPLICATION (Ravenna) Apply online: www.cistercian.org All Application Materials Due by January 13, 2020 ADMISSIONS TEST (In House) Grades 5-9: Standardized Admissions Test Grades 10-11: Department Tests January 25, 2020 (5th & 6th grades) February 1, 2020 (7th-11th grades) PREREQUISITES Application School Transcript by January 25 Teacher Evaluations by January 25 End of Year Transcript by June 30 Cistercian Admissions Test Informal Interview INTERVIEWS Conducted by faculty members on the morning of the admissions test
MISSION Cistercian Preparatory School was founded with the aim of preparing talented boys for the colleges of their choice by challenging their minds with excellent academic programs, molding their characters through the values of Catholic education, and offering them guidance with both understanding and discipline. VISIT Tours: Please call the school to make an appointment to tour the campus.
Open House: October 3, 2019 from 8:30a.m.-2:45p.m. Middle School Open House: March 4, 2020 from 8:30a.m.– 11:45a.m. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Financial assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need after admission. Apply for financial assistance by completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) from The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) by March 30. Visit school.cistercian.org/admissions for more information.
DECISION LETTERS Mailed last week in February
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JESUIT COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75244 T: 972-387-8700 x415 | F: 972-980-6707 www.jesuitdallas.org
ADMISSIONS CONTACT Tim Host, Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org TUITION (2019-2020) $19,950 FEES $100 Application Fee $350 Registration Fee APPLICATION (Ravenna) Apply online: www.jesuitdallas.org Application Due: January 10, 2020 Supplemental Docs: January 24, 2020 ADMISSIONS TEST (ISEE) Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Jesuit Must be taken by February 2, 2020 School code: 441755 PREREQUISITES Application School Transcript Teacher Recs Math & English ISEE Admissions Test Student Interview Personal Recommendation INTERVIEWS Saturday, January 11 and 18, 2020
DECISION LETTERS Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
MISSION Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas (Jesuit Dallas) was founded in 1942 as a private Catholic institution for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus. Located on a 27-acre campus in North Dallas, the school provides a rigorous studentcentered Jesuit education to approximately 1,100 students in grades 9-12 with a 9:1 student-teacher ratio. Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas offers young men an excellent, Catholic education in the classical Jesuit tradition with the purpose of forming a community of men with high moral principles and service to others. VISIT Tours: Schedule an individual campus tour online at www.jesuitdallas.org/admissions. Eighth Grade Visits: Scheduled with each parochial school. Open House: November 10, 2019, 1:00â€“3:30 p.m.
Parent Coffees: Meet administrators and program directors, then take a campus tour. Find dates and sign up at www.jesuitdallas.org/admissions. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS Financial assistance is available on the basis of need. Awards are issued with acceptance notification.
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QUICK GUIDE 2020-2021 ADMISSIONS
Financial Aid Deadline
Admission Decisions Shared
Apply in Ravenna
Part of Application
JOHN PAUL II
Apply for Eligible for Financial Aid HALO in FACTS Financial Aid
ISEE Test Accepted
Alternate Immunization Admissions Required Test
ALL GIRLS URSULINE ALL BOYS
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M OR E I N FORM AT I ON RAVENNA ONLINE APPLICATION Ravenna HUB is an online tool that allows families to apply for admissions to as many schools as you choose. For any of our Catholic schools that use Ravenna, families can submit required application materials, track application status, and view decisions all from the same account. You can create an account at www.ravenna-hub.com, or by following the unique Inquiry Form links found on individual schools’ admissions webpages. ISEE ADMISSIONS TEST The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) guides schools and families on admissions decisions. It may be taken at any location in the metroplex, and students applying to multiple schools should include school codes for all of their schools of interest so their results can be shared. Visit www.iseetest.org for more information and to register. FACTS GRANT & AID The FACTS Grant & Aid system is used by many schools to determine family financial need. Families create an account, complete an application, and upload required tax documents. For each student, families are asked to select a “primary” school, as well as any other schools where they would like to be considered for aid. Contact your school for more information. THE HALO INITIATIVE Students at diocesan schools (Bishop Dunne, Bishop Lynch, and JPII) are eligible for Financial Aid through The HALO Initiative, which supports diocesan Catholic schools. Complete the FACTS application for your school by April 1, 2020 to be considered for tuition assistance from HALO. To learn more, visit www.thehaloinitative.org.
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Enrolling in a Catholic School is about more than choosing a better education. Itâ€™s about choosing a better life.
PRESCHOOL The journey to college begins in preschool, where our full and half-day programs prepare little learners for Kindergarten and beyond!
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Our Catholic elementary schools are more than just academic institutions; they are safe & nurturing communities where your child can grow into the best version of themselves.
The Catholic high school experience is not only one of exemplary preparation for college and career, but one of human and spiritual formation that inspires students to be forces of good in their communities and in our world.
Elementary Schools (PK-8)
St. Cecilia 635 Mary Cliff Drive, Dallas
St. Thomas Aquinas Upper School 3741 Abrams Rd., Dallas
All Saints Catholic School 7777 Osage Plaza Pkwy, Dallas
St. Elizabeth of Hungary 4019 South Hampton, Dallas
St. Thomas Aquinas Lower School 6255 East Mockingbird Ln., Dallas
Christ the King Catholic School 4100 Colgate, Dallas
St. Joseph (K-8) 600 S Jupiter Rd, Richardson
Mount St. Michael (K-8) Private 4500 W Davis St., Dallas
10 9750 Ferguson Rd., Dallas
Good Shepherd 214 S. Garland Ave, Garland
St. Joseph 506 E. Marvin, Waxahachie
The Highlands School (K-12) Private 1451 E. Northgate Dr., Irving
Holy Family 2323 Cheyenne, Irving
St. Mark the Evangelist 1201 Alma, Plano
Holy Trinity 3815 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas
St. Mary (K-8) 713 S. Travis, Sherman
Angel Creek Preschool 180 Samuel Blvd., Coppell
13 1054 B N. St. Augustine, Dallas
Immaculate Conception 400 N.E. 17th St, Grand Prairie
St. Mary of Carmel 1716 Singleton Blvd, Dallas
Ark Adventure Preschool 3100 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano
14 12345 Inwood Rd., Dallas
James L. Collins Catholic 3000 West Hwy. 22, Corsicana
St. Monica 4140 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas
Caring Little Friends of St. Francis 8000 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco
BB 1451 E. Northgate Dr., Irving
Mary Immaculate (K-8) 14032 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch
St. Patrick 9635 Ferndale Road, Dallas
Gabrielâ€™s Little Angels Preschool 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney
16 4900 Walnut Hill, Dallas
Our Lady of Perpetual Help 7625 Cortland Ave, Dallas
St. Paul the Apostle 720 S. Floyd, Richardson
Little Disciples Early Learning 600 S. Jupiter Road, Richardson
Prince of Peace 5100 Plano Parkway West, Plano
St. Philip & St. Augustine 8151 Military Pkwy, Dallas
Little Saints and Scholars 404 N. Ballard Ave., Wylie
Santa Clara of Assisi 321 Calumet, Dallas
St. Pius X 3030 Gus Thomasson, Dallas
St. Pius X Early Care and Education 1620 Oates Drive, Dallas
St. Bernard of Clairvaux 1420 Old Gate Lane, Dallas
St. Rita 12525 Inwood Rd, Dallas
Sunshine & Rainbows Early Learning 1515 N. Greenville Ave., Allen
Private Catholic Preschools
High Schools (9-12) 9
Bishop Dunne (6-12) 3900 Rugged Dr., Dallas Bishop Lynch
John Paul II 900 Coit Road, Plano Cistercian Preparatory (6-12)
12 3660 Cistercian Rd., Irving Cristo Rey College Prep
Jesuit College Preparatory
The Highlands School (K-12)
Students with Special Needs (ages 6-21) 17
Notre Dame School of Dallas 2018 Allen, Dallas
3725 Blackburn Street Dallas, TX 75219 214-379-2830 www.csodallas.org