Dallas Academy

950 Tiffany Way,
Dallas, TX, 75218-0752
     Tel: (214)324-1481
Grades: 1 - 12 | 197 students
Dallas Academy restores the promise of full academic enrichment to students with Learning Differences.
We establish a meaningful connection with each student to overcome barriers to success.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, dysgraphia, math processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, mild Asperger
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 197 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Dallas Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes $11,000-19,000 depending on grade and payment plan.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Admissions Director Jim Richardson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFootball,
GolfSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), InterAct Club (Rotary), PHotography Club, Service "DAwgs", Student Council Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA),
InterAct Club (Rotary),
PHotography Club,
Service "DAwgs",
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Dallas Academy is a grade 1-12 private school on the on the shores of White Rock Lake in Lake Highlands.  Dallas Academy’s mission is to restore the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences.  A meaningful connection with each student is established to overcome barriers to success.  Dallas Academy offers students and parents the best of both worlds by providing an effective program and strategies to meet the special educational needs of bright students with learning differences, while including the activities of a larger, more traditional school.  Founded in 1965, by former Dallas Mayor Wallace Savage and his wife, Dorothy, Dallas Academy offers a structured, multisensory program for students to achieve success both in and out of the classroom.  Organizational skills, self-discipline, time management, and solid academics instill students with genuine self-esteem.  Students are mentored by a dedicated, experienced staff of teachers who continuously raise expectations while providing the tools and support necessary for success.  Classes are small, with students to be encouraged, praised, and guided toward achieving their goals.a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1.  Every student on campus is known by all teachers, making it easy for Dallas Academy emphasizes college preparation.  Typically, 80-90 percent of graduates continue their education in either two-year or four-year college programs.  Recent graduates have attended SMU, University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, Texas A&M, and the College of Santa Fe - among many other universities.  Dallas Academy students continue to achieve success both academically and in extracurricular programs.  Students are encouraged to participate on school athletic teams, in musical and theatrical productions, on the award winning yearbook staff, or be a member of the numerous clubs and activities that Dallas Academy offers. Dallas Academy’s diagnostic testing center offers full battery evaluations to students throughout the community.  Dallas Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  Dallas Academy welcomes visitors to campus to tour their beautiful new facility, which was a 2009 AIA Design Winner for architects Good, Fulton & Farrell.

Profile last updated: 10/01/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Lynch High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Johns Episcopal School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is White Rock Montessori School (1.8 miles away)
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  • DallasWhite Rock Montessori School
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    DallasTX75228
    (214)324-5580
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  • DallasSt. James Episcopal School Of Dallas
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  • DallasThe Highlander Carden School
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    DallasTX75238
    (214)348-3220
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  • DallasBishop Lynch High School
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    DallasTX75228
    (214)324-3607
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    2.2 mi | 1095 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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