Cistercian Preparatory School

3660 Cistercian Road
Irving, TX 75039-0750
Tel: (469)499-5400
Grades: 5-12 | 352 students
The Cistercians came to Texas with a vision: to build a secondary school that would combine academic excellence with Christian faith, morals, and spirituality.
The Cistercians' outlook on life served as the basis for their educational philosophy.
Foremost in their minds was the conviction that the search for God was the purpose of every human life.
They also sought to promote all human values and integrate all forms of learning into the journey toward God.
Our school's motto is Ardere et Lucere, to be enkindled and to enlighten.
At its best, Cistercian Preparatory School is a community in which every boy's natural capacity to know and to work for the good of others is enkindled so that he can then go forth and enlighten the world in which he will live.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 5-12
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 352 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Cistercian Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2104
Average ACT score 31
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,995
Tuition Notes Tuition is $15,995 for MS and $16,995 for US.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jim Taylor
Admissions Associate Lisa Richard


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • The curriculum of the Upper School presupposes what is offered in lower grades, while the curriculum of the first years anticipates and prepares for what is offered on more advanced levels. Several of the courses in the Middle School, especially in the Third and Fourth Forms, cover material that is elsewhere routinely taught at the high school level. Thus, compared to the traditional junior and senior high school programs, ours is increasingly accelerated and, in fact, culminates in college-level courses and the opportunity to earn a substantial amount of college credit by the time of graduation from Cistercian.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Highlands School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Miss Bloomingdales Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Miss Bloomingdales Academy (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Irving
    Miss Bloomingdales Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 40 students
    0.4 miles
    5100 Riverside Dr
    Irving, TX 75039
  • Irving
    The Highlands School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 464 students
    0.9 miles
    1451 E Northgate Drive
    Irving, TX 75062
  • Irving
    Grades: K-6 | 163 students
    1.5 miles
    2700 Warren Cir
    Irving, TX 75062
  • Irving
    Grades: PK-K | 106 students
    1.6 miles
    4961 N O Connor Rd
    Irving, TX 75062
  • Irving
    The Sloan School
    Grades: PK-5 | 162 students
    1.8 miles
    3131 N O Connor Rd
    Irving, TX 75062

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