Plano private schools at a glance: Information on 23 local schools

Parents who choose to not send their children to a traditional public school have a variety of other education options in the Plano area. This noncomprehensive guide includes a list of private school options as well as information to help parents make the best decision for their children.

Montessori


These schools follow the Montessori method approach to education that is child-centered and typically includes a more hands-on curriculum.

1. Pebblecreek Montessori
Grades served: pre-K-6
Enrollment: 12
Tuition: $760-$1,100 monthly
Extracurricular activities: yoga, art, science (STEM), piano classes, Spanish, swimming, dance
8104 Coit Road
972-908-3797
www.pebblecreekmontessori.org

Religious-based


These schools are associated with a particular religion and may require families to also participate in that religion. Catholic schools, for example, will typically include chapel services and prayer in the curriculum, which may follow different standards based on accreditation.

2.  John Paul II High School
Grades served:  9-12
Enrollment: 696
Tuition: $18,550 annually
Extracurricular activities: sports, fine arts
900 Coit Road
972-867-0005
www.johnpauliihs.org

3. Bethany Christian School
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 115
Tuition: $3,690-$4,500 annually, $10,000 annually (international)
Extracurricular activities: athletics, music
3300 W. Parker Road
972-596-5811
www.planochristianschool.com

4. Coram Deo Academy
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 484
Tuition: $4,490-$9,465 annually
Extracurricular activities: volleyball, soccer, yell leaders, six-man football, cross country, track, basketball, baseball, visual arts, drama, band, choir, speech and debate, yearbook, Junior Classics League
9645 Independence Parkway, Plano
469-854-1300
www.coramdeoacademy.org

5. Faith Lutheran School
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 129
Tuition: $3,600-$9,930 annually
Extracurricular activities: co-ed soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, cross country, math competition
1701 E. Park Blvd.
972-423-7448
www.flsplano.org

6. Prestonwood Christian Academy
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 1,406
Tuition: $6,200-$21,835 annually
Extracurricular activities: fine arts, athletics, chess, foreign language, international student outreach, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, physics club, debate club, Student Ambassador League, Future Doctors of America
6801 W. Park Blvd.
972-820-5300
www.prestonwoodchristian.org

7. Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 790
Tuition: $6,520-$18,510 annually
Extracurricular activities: arts, athletics
4004 Midway Road
972-447-0532
www.popcs.org

8. Good Tree Academy
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 243
Tuition: $3,550-$7,950 annually
Extracurricular activities: after-school clubs, chess club, crochet, Quran class, STEM and robotics club, drama club
3600 K Ave.
972-836-6322
www.goodtreeacademy.org

9. New Hope Christian Academy
Grades served: pre-K-7
Enrollment: 65
Tuition: $9,100-$11,250 annually
Extracurricular activities: karate, band, art, physical education, Spanish, extra science courses
1501 H Ave.
972-656-9951
www.explorenewhope.org

10. Prince of Peace Catholic School
Grades served: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 836
Tuition: $7,985-$11,020 annually
Extracurricular activities: arts, athletics, robotics, chess, science club, drama
5100 W. Plano Parkway
972-380-5505
www.popschool.net

11. St. Mark Catholic School
Grades served: pre-K-8
Enrollment: 560
Tuition: $8,105-$11,135 annually
Extracurricular activities: athletics, choir, band, drama, robotics, student council, enrichment clubs, smart lab, scouts
1201 Alma Drive
972-578-0610
www.stmcs.net

Learning differences


These schools are for students with learning differences or disabilities, such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, or other developmental or social differences.

12. Windrose Academy
Grades served: pre-K-12
Enrollment: 25
Tuition: Individualized
Extracurricular activities: none
1717 W. Plano Parkway
972-599-1400
www.windroseacademytx.org

13. St. Timothy Christian Academy
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: not provided
Tuition: $21,700-$22,200 annually
Extracurricular activities: adaptive physical education, computers, music, art, communication arts, sign language, Spanish, job skills program for junior and senior students
6801 W. Park Blvd.
972-820-5460
www.staplano.org

14. Great Lakes Academy
Grades served: 3-12
Enrollment: 100
Tuition: $17,400-$19,500 annually
Extracurricular activities: kickball, soccer, basketball, Minecraft club, Roblox club
6000 Custer Road, Ste. 7
972-517-7498
www.greatlakesacademy.com

Traditional


These tuition-based schools may focus on more rigorous college-preparatory coursework and higher academic standards.

15. Spring Creek Academy
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: 125
Tuition: $8,600-$11,520 annually
Extracurricular activities: none
6000 Custer Road, Bldg. 5
972-517-6730
www.springcreekacademy.com

16. Yorktown Education
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: 100
Tuition: $15,000 annually
Extracurricular activities: music lessons, music theory, music engineering, Mandarin Chinese, scuba
5170 Village Creek Drive
972-733-0800
www.yorktowned.com

17. The Children’s Workshop
Grades served: pre-K-5
Enrollment: not provided
Tuition: not provided
Extracurricular activities: music, Mandarin Chinese
1409 E. 14th St.
972-424-1932
www.cwsplano.com

18. The Einstein School
Grades served: 5-12
Enrollment: 180
Tuition: $14,750 annually
Extracurricular activities: golf, various clubs
4011 W. Plano Parkway, Ste. 132
972-564-8040
www.theeinsteinschoolplano.com

19. Willow Bend Academy
Grades served: 5-12
Enrollment: 80-90
Tuition: $6,000 annually (home study), $11,200 annually (on-campus half day), $20,000 annually (international)
Extracurricular activities: yearbook, newspaper, video club, robotics
2220 Coit Road, Ste. 500
972-599-7882
www.willowbendacademy.com

20. Fusion Academy Plano
Grades served: 6-12
Enrollment: 67
Tuition: individualized
Extracurricular activities: yoga, art program, forensics, recorded arts, music
2400 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 180
972-403-9018
www.fusionacademy.com

Arts


The application process may require students to perform in an audition. These schools may include advanced fine arts courses in areas such as theater, dance or music.

21. North Texas Performing Arts Academy
Grades served: 6-12
Enrollment: 45
Tuition: $4,800-$7,200 annually
Extracurricular activities: The school will put on two junior musicals, two plays and two full-length musicals.
6121 W. Park Blvd., Ste. B216
972-422-2575
www.northtexasperformingarts.org

Charter schools


Charter schools are different than both traditional public and private schools. In Texas, charter schools are public schools open to any student, and these schools may not charge tuition, according to the Texas Education Agency. These schools do receive state funds based on their average daily attendance of students, and they may also accept donations from private or public sources, according to the TEA. Charter schools also administer the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR.

22. Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: 352
Extracurricular activities: arts, athletics, choir, chess, band, basketball, track
601 Accent Drive
469-998-0213
www.legacypreparatory.com

23. Lone Star Language Academy
Grades served: K-5
Enrollment: 165
Extracurricular activities: third-party groups are contracted for activities such as arts and athletics
5301 Democracy Drive
972-244-7220
www.lonestartx.org
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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