Lakehill Preparatory School

2720 Hillside Drive
Dallas, TX 75214-0752
     Tel: (214)826-2931
Grades: K - 12 | 400 students
Lakehill Preparatory School is an academic community dedicated to the whole student.
Lakehill combines a robust, college preparatory curriculum with opportunities for personal growth, individual enrichment, and community engagement.
From kindergarten through high school, every Lakehill student is encouraged to strive, challenged to succeed, and inspired to excel.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 400 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Lakehill Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Physics B, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, 
Average SAT score 1664
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,303
% on Financial Aid 19%
Admissions Director Holly Walker
Admissions Associate Lindsay Vega


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Club (1-4), Choir, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Dance and Acrobatics, Debate Club, Drama Club, Environmental Science Club, Film Society, Fine Dining Club, French Club, French Honor Society, Geography Club, International Thespian Society, Keyboarding Club, Lakehill Student Ambassadors, Magic Club (3-4), Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Pan American Student Forum, Philosophy Club, Roots and Shoots, Scouting (K-12), Sisteens, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, Video Gamers Club Art Club, Choir, Computer Club, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Film Society, French Club, Geography Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Sisteens, Chess Club (1-4),
Dance and Acrobatics,
Environmental Science Club,
Fine Dining Club,
French Honor Society,
International Thespian Society,
Keyboarding Club,
Lakehill Student Ambassadors,
Magic Club (3-4),
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Pan American Student Forum,
Philosophy Club,
Roots and Shoots,
Scouting (K-12),
Spanish Honor Society,
Student Council,
Video Gamers Club,

School Notes:

Lakehill challenges highly motivated students by providing them with a robust academic curriculum and by cultivating their unique talents. Whether these talents are in the writing lab, on the athletic field, in math, science, or the arts, every child is encouraged to discover new and exciting abilities. Lakehill is celebrated for the breadth of activities it provides. Extensive academic, fine arts, athletic, and community service programs expose every child to new experiences. Students are encouraged to participate and are challenged to excel where they may not have thought possible.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Vanguard Preparatory School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lakewood Montessori School (1 miles away)
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  • Dallas St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School
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  • DallasLakewood Montessori School
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    DallasTX 75214
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    1 mi | 62 students | Gr. PK-6                      
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School Reviews

1 year ago
Our kids have been at Lakehill through elementary and middle school. We find the school to be academically rigorous, but not overwhelming. The core academic teachers are extremely talented and caring. The PE coaches are incredible, and the opportunities for our children have been tremendous overall. We appreciate the AP offerings, the PE offered daily, and the attention to behavior in the halls and classrooms. We have noticed a very positive change in this school over the last few years, with a few new teachers and new students. The student body is growing and improving. The administration does not tolerate bad behavior or bullying whatsoever. As parents, our observation is that students at Lakehill who want to do well, do, in fact, perform well. Teachers are there when you need them. It is a very friendly and family-oriented environment. We find Lakehill to be very down to earth and low key, yet upbeat and challenging. Our kids love to go to school, and their confidence has blossomed.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
This is the best private school in Dallas! It has a neighborhood feel, but students drive from many locations just to attend. It is diverse, open, and welcoming. Our children attended lower and middle school, and will soon matriculate into high school. The 2013 graduates are going to colleges such as Harvard, Brown, Tufts, and USC among many other quality schools. We are so impressed with the individualized attention, zero tolerance for bad behavior, and administrators who care. Most of the parents at Lakehill are willing to sacrifice a large environment for the fine balance Lakehill offers between academics and a quality social life. The AP courses are outstanding, and the quantity of courses and sports is impressive for a school of this size. Our children have matured into thoughtful, motivated, and diligent students. We could not be happier!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
What a wonderful college preparatory school nestled in the Lakewood community in Dallas, Texas. My son drove all the way from Plano to attend this well directed college preparatory school! The administrative and academic leadership is fantastic. The school''s academic program is challenging and offers upper school students a variety of quality AP courses. The student body is very inclusive and fun! My son was able to fit immediately which is a testament to the school. The school''s community service programs are wonderful! Students giving back to the community are a tradition at the school. In addition, there are all kinds of competitive sports teams available for students. The school''s baseball coach was awesome with his players, too!! Way to go R.C.! I can''t say enough good things about this school!!! Thank you Headmaster, Perry!
- Posted by Parent

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